Syda Productions/Shutterstock By Andra Picincu/Sept. 7, 2021 6:32 pm EDT Does your throat hurt when you swallow? Do you also have a fever, joint pain, or swollen lymph glands in the neck? Depending on your symptoms, you may be dealing with a common cold or something more serious, such as strep throat. But the cause is
Andrey_Popov/Shutterstock By Sam Ramsden/Sept. 7, 2021 12:29 pm EDT Because they provide one of the most important functions of the human body, experiencing pain in your eyes can be a very alarming experience. Thankfully, the majority of discomfort in the eyes is usually down to a temporary condition. But, what does it mean when your right eye
Olena Yakobchuk/Shutterstock By Sam Cohen/Aug. 31, 2021 7:35 pm EDT Breast health is incredibly important, as certain conditions are more easily treatable if they’re caught and identified early. This is one of the main reasons why women are advised to perform their own monthly breast exams to ensure the tissue is free from lumps, as these
The old saying, “Home is where the heart is,” has some new science to back it up. A study has found photos of a person’s living space can accurately point at personality traits and the mood of the people who live there, especially as a person gets older. For the study, scientists at The University
While it may not affect a particular age group of kids, doctors warn children with "pre-existing chronic conditions like heart disease, chronic lung disease, diabetes type 1, kidney failure, obesity, may require hospital admission if they acquire infection". For a while now, a potential third wave of the Covid infection, and its impact on children
Periods are a pain in the abs — the lower abdomen, to be specific. As if the pain wasn’t bad enough, you also have to commit to changing a tampon every few hours or wearing a bulky pad to get through the day. Breaking up with pads and tampons for good sounds amazing, doesn’t it?
Many times our dreams may seem completely random, or else they’re just some mishmash of events from our waking life mashed up with any movies or TV shows we’re recently seen. Like, you know, that one where you’re riding on a bus with Piglet from the Masked Singer and he takes off his mask and
Since our ancestors infected themselves with retroviruses millions of years ago, we have carried elements of these viruses in our genes—known as human endogenous retroviruses, or HERVs for short. These viral elements have lost their ability to replicate and infect during evolution, but are an integral part of our genetic makeup. In fact, humans possess
If you are a hiker or camper and often have to consider how to keep your food and supplies (and self) safe from bears, then dreaming about bears could simply be a reflection of your anxieties and experiences of your everyday life, much like a student dreaming about failing a test. After all, bears are
Dreaming about a situation as chaotic as a plane crash will likely make you ponder your mental state at the time of the dream. Despite their scary and chaotic nature, nightmares do not often reveal anything sinister about your mental health, aside from the fact that they might point to the fact that you are
You’ve heard the saying “a dream come true” for most of your life but have never actually taken it literally. It typically has a figurative meaning and refers to something you’ve wanted in your fantasies but never really believed could become a reality. But some people really find that dreams they have while they sleep
Reusable water bottles have been a game-changer for a lot of people. Not only are they pocket-friendly, but they are also good for the environment. As you may know, tons of waste ends up in the ocean, which can be dangerous to marine life. Piles of trash accumulate, which can also make the planet dirty
If there’s one thing Doritos knows how to do, it’s deliver hot new snacks—and their recent releases have been no different. By giving us a Tangy Pickle flavor along with the revival of 3D Doritos, they’re crushing 2021. And now, the beloved chip brand is bringing back another favorite amongst fans: Doritos Roulette. Starting April
There are many theories and stories surrounding the origins of Earl Grey tea and its namesake, Earl Charles Grey, who was British Prime Minster in the early 1830s (via World Tea News); however, the truth of his association with the tea is unknown. What we do know, is that Earl Grey is no ordinary black tea.
Most everyone has experienced itchy skin on their legs at some point in their lives. It’s uncomfortable and annoying, and can make you feel self-conscious. Most of the time, itchy legs aren’t a cause for concern, but that doesn’t mean you should ignore them. The simplest explanations include dry skin (hello, endless months of winter!), a
Machine learning can be used to comb through online reviews of substance use treatment facilities to home in on qualities that are important to patients but remain hard to capture via formal means, such as surveys, researchers from the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania show. The researchers found that professionalism and
There is no stronger risk factor for cancer than age. At the time of diagnosis, the median age of patients across all cancers is 66. That moment, however, is the culmination of years of clandestine tumor growth, and the answer to an important question has thus far remained elusive: When does a cancer first arise?
When you’re in a relationship with someone who’s depressed, watching them struggle can also hit you hard. You’re 100 percent committed to being there for your partner and showing them that you care, but you’re unsure about how to support them in a way that is actually helpful and also respects their boundaries. It doesn’t
Patients with dementia may benefit from being referred to specialist palliative care—a branch of medicine that focuses on optimizing quality of life and providing relief from symptoms—but who should be referred, and when? A recent analysis of published studies on the topic found a lack of consensus regarding referral criteria for palliative care in patients
Housing instability and homelessness are widely understood to have an impact on health, and certain housing problems have been linked to specific childhood health conditions, such as mold with asthma. But it has not been clear how overall housing quality may affect children—especially those who are at risk from other social determinants of health such