Menopause A(HealthDay News) — A new study suggests a possible link between certain menopause symptoms — moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats — and higher rates of hip fractures and weaker bones Hot flashes are common during menopause, affecting about 60 percent of women. The hormonal changes during menopause...
Alzheimer's disease, the most common type of dementia, damages parts of the brain involved in memory, intelligence, judgment, language, and behavior. Almost half of people afflicted with Alzheimer's are between 75 and 85, although a rare, inherited form of the disease can affect people in their 40s. While the loss...
Asthma Asthma is a lung condition that affects 23 million Americans, including 6 million kids. People with asthma may cough, wheeze, or have trouble breathing. 9 Ways to Fight Asthma and Allergies Here are commonly used medications to treat asthma and the allergies that can trigger symptoms. How to beat asthma If you have...
Birth Control There are more-and safer-birth control options than ever before. While any birth control method can fail (except abstinence), the risk of failure per year is less than 1% for many methods, as opposed to the 85% chance of pregnancy if you don’t use birth control. You at every age Staying...
Your body needs some cholesterol. But if you have too much-of the wrong kind-it starts to build up in your arteries. Cholesterol is produced naturally by the liver, and also comes from eating certain foods, such as eggs and red meat. Too much of the bad kind, LDL cholesterol, raises...
What Is Chronic Pain? About 100 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, defined as pain that lasts longer than six months. Chronic pain can be mild or excruciating, episodic or continuous, merely inconvenient or totally incapacitating. With chronic pain, signals of pain remain active in the nervous system for months or...
You’ve got a stuffy nose, a sore throat, and a pounding headache, but how do you know if it’s a cold or the flu? Beauty Tips for Cold and Flu Season Cold, dry weather can wreak havoc on your skin. Add in an actual cold—achoo!—and it can ratchet up the misery....
Depression Everybody feels sad once in a while. Depression, on the other hand, is a complex condition characterized by profound sadness, lethargy, feelings of worthlessness, and a loss of interest in social activities. About 15 million people in the U.S. are diagnosed with clinical depression each year. Depression-fighting tips Medication can help...
Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes can have a slow onset, and early symptoms can be confused with signs of stress, being overweight, or a poor diet. But the arsenal of tools to combat diabetes grows every year Diabetes symptoms Diabetes affects 24 million people in the U.S., but only 18 million...
Headaches and Migraines Fibromyalgia is a chronic pain disorder with often debilitating symptoms such as muscle, tendon, and joint pain, in addition to fatigue. Because symptoms often overlap with other diseases and the condition is not well understood, it can take years for fibromyalgia to be diagnosed. What Is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a...
Headaches and Migraines If your head hurts, the first step in making the pain going away is to find out why your head hurts. Your headache could be a tension, cluster, sinus, or rebound headache-or even a migraine. The more you know, the easier it is to stop or prevent...
Osteoarthritis Achy joints? It could be osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, is a condition caused by wear and tear on the cartilage of your joints. This strong tissue usually cushions joints, but can wear down over time, causing joints to ache, and become stiff and painful. There’s...
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