Personal Health

Researchers find answers as to why some people are at risk of gout

University of Otago researchers have helped characterise a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease. Gout is caused by persistently elevated levels of urate in the blood, which causes severe joint pain and swelling, especially in peoples’ toes, knees, elbows, wrists […]

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Revealed: How blue pills can work better than red ones

Why blue pills can work better than red ones  How blue-coloured pills can work better than red ones – even if they are placebos Non-drug treatments such as yoga and herbs are often dismissed as no better than placebos by sceptics. But such methods have just acquired a heavyweight champion who claims in a new […]

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Why the children of the identical twin couples will be SIBLINGS

Why the children of the identical twin couples will be SIBLINGS Why the children of the identical twin women that married identical twin men will be genetic SIBLINGS Identical twin sisters Brittany and Briana Deane married identical twin brothers Josh and Jeremy Salyers earlier this month in Twinsburg, Ohio Identical twins share 100 percent of […]

Health Problems

Why do we get nose bleeds?

Nose bleeds, or epistaxes, are often a mystery to the 60% of us who have had at least one in our lifetime. Suddenly, and without obvious cause, bright red blood starts streaming from one nostril. Usually they’re not something to worry about, but why we get them is not always clear. What causes nose bleeds? […]

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Snap, Polish, Post: Why Selfies May Be Bad for Your Health

TUESDAY, Aug. 7, 2018 — Photo-editing tools that make people look more perfect online than in real life may be a health threat, medical experts warn. The tidal wave of altered photos on social media is changing perceptions of beauty. And that can trigger a preoccupation with appearance that leads to risky efforts to hide […]