As a health writer, I tend to read about a lot of different health studies. Occasionally I read about a new study and think, “Really, you needed to do a study to find that out?” When I came across an article on NBC News entitled, “Stress is no good for your sex life, study suggests,” it was one of those moments. Really? You... Read more
Common warts are small growths on your skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). They are generally harmless and painless and often disappear within 2 years without treatment. While they are often found on the hands, fingers, knees and elbows they can grow anywhere on the body and are more common in children.
Most warts are raised, round... Read more
Capsaicin is the main ingredient in a group of plants - cayenne pepper, jalapeno pepper, paprika and other hot peppers. Besides being included in a number of foods, this ingredient is available in a topical cream, used as a pain reliever for arthritis and muscle pain. Throughout the years, capsaicin has been touted as having many beneficial health... Read more
The majority of adults with autism are unemployed. It isn’t that they don’t have the intelligence or the ability to do the work. Often, it is because they don’t have the social skills - they can’t get past the interview process or, when they do, they don’t interact well with coworkers. They have a hard time navigating... Read more
Panic disorder, a type of anxiety disorder characterized by unexpected and repeated episodes of intense fear, is thought to caused by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Approximately 6 million people in the United States suffer from panic disorder, although it is more common in women than in men. For some, the fear of having a... Read more