A study of nearly half-a-million people has uncovered 30 new genes linked to depression, tripling the number known to play a role in the debilitating disease. The same enlarged basket of depression genes also underpins other psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia. “This is a game changer,” said Patrick Sullivan, director of the Center for Psychiatric Genomics at the University of North Carolina and co-leader of the research. The findings, published
Back pain is a leading cause of missed work. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, nearly all adults suffer from some form of back pain in their lives. As reported by The American Chiropractic Association, Americans shell out upwards of $50 billion a year to treat various forms of back pain. Inflammatory back pain happens when the joints in the spine become inflamed. The sacroiliac joints
TUESDAY, May 15, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The type of colon polyp that’s spotted during a colonoscopy may help predict the likelihood of colon cancer, new research shows. These polyps — also called adenomas — can be labeled advanced or non-advanced, explained researchers at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Their study of almost 16,000 patients who underwent colonoscopy found that the long-term risk for colon cancer was 2.5
Whether it’s the risk of heart attack, deficiencies of nutrients, or thyroid function, your hands can provide a variety of clues about your health. Sometimes, all you need to do is look down at your own hands for clues about your health. Your palms, skin texture, fingernails, sweat glands, and pigment can help predict potential deficiencies and conditions. Here are seven of them you can look for right now: 1.
Sixteen billion dollars. That’s the amount spent on cosmetic surgeries in 2016. What’s even more astonishing is that this number only covers the United States. That’s the most Americans have spent in elective surgeries in recorded history The American Society of Plastic Surgery (ASPS), predicts that in 2018 this number will only grow. Elective surgeries are at an all time high. Plastic surgery used to be a somewhat secretive thing.
For a long time, there was a particularly negative connotation associated with using marijuana. Society wanted to depict those who used it as lazy or potential addicts for falling into the trap of hard drugs. As science has developed and research has been performed on the medical properties that marijuana can be used for, these negative connotations and stereotypes have slowly begun to fall away. There are two elements of