general health

Pregnancy not a long-term cause of weight gain

The “commonly held” notion that pregnancy is a cause of long-term weight gain has been challenged by new research, which suggests unemployment and depression are instead likely factors. A study from the University of Canberra tracked the weight of 8,000 young women over 15 years, comparing the results of those who became mothers with those who did not. “The common perception in laypeople, but also researchers, is that pregnancy probably

Scientists discover 30 new genes linked to depression

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

Infographic : Back Pain Nutrition

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

Colon Polyp Type May Be Key to Cancer Risk

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

7 Health Problems Your Hands Can Predict

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.

The Revolutionary Method to Treat Pain

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