general health

4 Proven Ways to Treat Psoriasis

Psoriasis is a skin condition that affects approximately 7.5 million people in the United States, according to the American Academy of Dermatology. The telltale symptoms are patches of skin that look pink or red and scaly with a silver coloring on top. The most common type is called plaque psoriasis and usually occurs on body parts like the knees, elbows, and/or scalp. Scalp psoriasis, in particular, has some unique treatments

How much should seniors exercise to improve brain function?

To boost their reasoning skills and the brain’s processing speed, seniors may need to exercise for 52 hours over a period of 6 months, concludes a new study. The good news is that low-intensity exercise such as walking has the same benefits — as long as it’s carried out for this length of time. As more and more research keeps pointing out, exercise does wonders for our brain. For instance,

biotechnology

Technology and healthcare are intertwined in very unusual ways. Advances in medical technology will almost always affect the way we receive healthcare and how healthcare is delivered. Medical technology is undergoing an incredible transformation thanks to the rise of artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and many other advancements. What we are seeing today is a shift towards more personalized medicine and greater preventive care. When you can easily predict

PTSD

Stress is something that affects us all, but for most people, stress and anxiety come and go. For some others, they can experience near-constant anxiety and stress (chronic stress), or get a sudden attack when the right triggers are present (acute stress). There are ways to help relieve the feelings of both anxiety and stress, but first, you must learn to recognize the symptoms of stress and anxiety. The symptoms

Eating eggs might be good for your heart

For decades, experts warned that eating eggs raises levels of unhealthy cholesterol. But a study published on April 22, 2018, said an egg a day may actually reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. While outside experts cautioned against reading too much into the study, its authors claimed that Chinese adults who ate an egg every day had a lower risk of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Studying half-a-million healthy adults

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