A New Drug-Free Option For Migraine Prevention

Image by Robin Higgins @Pixabay In a recent clinical trial, scientists have discovered a potential new drug-free option for migraine prevention called remote electrical neuromodulation (REN).1  Migraines affect about 14% of the global population or more than one billion people worldwide.2 Unfortunately, there may be more people suffering from migraines than we realize because they […]


Once-Daily ADHD Treatment for Children

Image by Chen @Pixabay Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurodiversity conditions in children.1 Living with ADHD poses challenges for the person with the condition and those in their lives. According to the ADHD Institute, it’s estimated that 2.2% of children worldwide are living with the condition and will require ADHD […]


What Is Guillain-Barré Syndrome?

Image by Irfan Ullah @Pixabay Guillain-Barré syndrome is an autoimmune disorder where the body’s immune system attacks healthy tissues.1 In Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), the immune system attacks the peripheral nervous system. The peripheral nervous system controls the information sent from organs and other parts of your body back to your brain, and vice versa, like […]

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Human Papillomavirus (HPV)

Photo by Natalyia Vaitkevich @Pexels What is HPV? The human papillomavirus (HPV) is a direct contact sexually-transmitted agent. There are roughly 150 known types of HPV.1 Between 2012 and 2016, an estimated 34,800 HPV-related cancers occurred annually in the United States.1  The human papillomavirus can cause warts in the genital area, respiratory tract, and even […]


A New Blood Test for Endometriosis Detection

Image by Andrea Piacqquadio @Pexels No typical presentation exists, but a new blood test could detect endometriosis. Endometriosis is a disease affecting millions of women. Endometriosis and its symptoms are varied and cause some women intense pain and problems conceiving children.1  Current standards require surgery for a final diagnosis of this disease. Doctors have been […]


Is There A Dementia Prevention Diet?

Image by Gerd Altmann @Pixabay Dementia is a leading disability and the seventh cause of death in the elderly.1 In 2015, 47 million people were diagnosed, and this number is estimated to triple in the next 30 years.2 With the high prevalence of this disease and no effective treatments, special attention is paid to identifying […]


Risks and Regulations of Online Pharmacies

Image by Jukka Niittymaa @Pixabay The demand for online pharmacies (e-pharmacies) and product access has grown significantly between 2014 to 2023 worldwide, with a reported 98 billion dollars in sales.1, 2  Online pharmacies have existed for years, but the expansion of access has grown substantially since the COVID-19 pandemic. Alongside the growth of access comes […]


Five At-Home Health Tests for Women

Minimally invasive sampling and the accuracy of results enables various women’s home health tests to be accessible, convenient, and effective. At-home health tests for women allow the monitoring of specific health needs from the comfort of your own home. Testing kits allow women to assess their risk levels for conditions such as infertility, thyroid dysfunction, […]


The Link Between Viruses and Neurodegenerative Diseases

Image by Gerd Altmann @Pixabay Certain viruses can increase the chances of developing neurodegenerative diseases (NDDs). New research has found evidence that viruses may increase susceptibility to diseases like Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, generalized and vascular dementia, and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).1  Neurodegenerative disease risk Researchers searched a massive repository of health information scouring […]

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Options for Relief of Menopause Symptoms

Photo by Silvia @Pixabay With around half of the female population experiencing symptoms related to menopause,1 options for relief of menopause symptoms is in demand. Symptoms vary almost as much as the potential treatments and range from non-medical to medical. Symptoms of menopause like night sweats and hot flashes plague many women due to hormonal fluctuations.1 […]


Can Aging Be Cured?

Photo by Sai Balaji Gadhiraju @Unsplash Aging has the potential to alter the proteins making up our genetic code and break our DNA. However, a new anti-aging study focusing on the cellular promoters of aging may bring scientists closer to finding ways to cure aspects of growing older. Gene expression All organisms contain a specific […]


Proprioception and Chronic Pain

Photo by Ahmad Odeh @Unsplash There appears to be a link between proprioception and chronic pain. Non-specific low back pain and neck pain are two of the most common chronic pain complaints1 with reasons often being a lack of muscle (and functional tissue) balance in the body coupled with muscle activation problems.2 Chronic painful conditions […]


Fibromyalgia Myths

Photo created by DALL*E There are opposing discussions between clinicians, researchers, and stakeholders on the legitimacy and classification of fibromyalgia (FM) as a disease. In addition, because the fibromyalgia symptoms are many and don’t have conclusive diagnostic criteria, there is confusion despite the number of patients suffering.1 This is why myths exist regarding the disease. […]


A New Opioid Addiction Treatment?

Image by Reno Beranger @Pixabay The battle to find an opioid addiction treatment is not going well. Previous to the COVID-19 pandemic, the death rates from opioid overdoses were terrible. Since the pandemic, the number of overdoses has skyrocketed, with the United States recording over 80 000 opioid-related deaths.1 Fentanyl is one of the troublesome […]


Is Fluoride in the Water Bad?

Image by Jenny Friedrichs @Pixabay Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral in water, soil, and air.1  Water is a primary source of dietary fluoride. Still, it’s also present in tea, seafood containing bones or shells, and supplements.2  Other sources include oral hygiene products like fluoridated toothpaste and mouthwash.1  Fluoride and dental health  Fluoride can lead […]