At some point in a woman’s life, she will go through the life transition of menopause. Menopause is when a woman has not had a menstrual cycle for one year. It is a normal condition all women will experience as they age and will mark the end of her reproductive years.
As a parent, there are few things worse than getting a call saying your young-adult child is being taken to the emergency room. Now imagine getting that call, but the doctors and nurses won’t tell you anything about your child’s condition. Consumer Reports tells us how privacy laws make that scary scenario very real for
Ruff news: Man’s best friend may keep you from fetching sleep. That’s the takeaway of a small but provocative study titled “The Effect of Dogs on Human Sleep in the Home Sleep Environment” in the September issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings. Investigators studied 40 healthy adults with pooches but no sleep disorders over five months.
A small study has found that a plant-based diet is just as effective as proton pump inhibitors in treating laryngopharyngeal reflux, or LPR. LPR is a disease in which stomach acid comes up into the throat to the level of the laryngopharynx. It is not the same as gastro-esophageal reflux, or GERD, which involves a
Misophonia, also known as “selective sound sensitivity syndrome,” is the psychological condition that causes people to have strong feelings of rage, hatred, fear and distress when met with certain “trigger” sounds like chewing or incessant pen clicking. The recognition of the disorder is relatively new so treatment is in the early stages. But, there are
Dotted around Houston, hidden in overgrown backyards and piles of old tires, are what look like 10 tiny models of Hollywood’s iconic Capitol Records building. They are full of recording gear, but not to capture the vocals of Frank Sinatra or the Beastie Boys. These high-tech devices catch mosquitoes — though not in big batches,
If you’re ready to declare war on Alzheimer’s disease, Dr. Richard Isaacson knows the weapons you need. Arm yourself with a stalk of broccoli. Or a tasty nicoise salad. Or a glass of grape juice. How much can these healthy dietary choices protect you from Alzheimer’s? Here’s an example: Recent studies have shown people who
Hatha yoga is a gentle, introductory form of basic yoga that promotes relaxation. Studies have showed it can ease symptoms of major depression after patients engaged in a practice for about three to six months, a new study says. The research team randomly split volunteers who were taking antidepressants into two groups. Half started taking classes
Technology is bringing relief to people who suffer from sleep apnea. Instead of a big, loud, clunky mask, a small implant in the chest is helping patients get a better night’s sleep. Joe Truglio tried everything to cure his sleep apnea. “I was stopping breathing 30 times an hour, now I don’t at all,”
Your speed of recovery in a hospital is related to many things. Among them is one you might not consider: the condition of your roommate. A recent study published in the American Journal of Health Economics found that hospital patients who are assigned healthier roommates require less care and are discharged more rapidly, with no