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8 Uncommon Causes of Hives

Wonder what caused your hives? It could be something you didn't expect – like water, sweat, heat, or stress. Learn about some uncommon causes of hives.

By Marisa Zeppieri-Caruana

Dense Breast Advocate Nancy Cappello Dies

Nancy Cappello's advocacy for breast density notification in mammogram reports resulted in legislation in 36 American states, a move that saves lives.

By Stephanie Stephens

The Future of Bladder Cancer Detection? Pee in a Cup

Researchers have developed a way to scan urine to detect the signature features of cancerous cells, a non-invasive method to check for bladder cancer that could make screening easier.

By Karen Gaudette Brewer

Health Agencies Report a Global Spike in Measles Cases

According to a report from the Measles and Rubella Initiative, the number of measles cases surged in 2017, resulting in an estimated 110,000 deaths worldwide.

By Diane Domina

Top Migraine Questions & Answers

Interested in an overview of the different kinds of migraine, the symptoms, and treatments? This Q and A touches on a bit of everything, providing basic knowledge.

By Eileen Bailey

Symptoms of Advanced Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Acute myeloid leukemia enters the blood quickly and spreads to various areas around the body, such as bones, joints, and vital organs, within months.

By Eileen Bailey

Is it Hypothyroidism, or Something Else?

The best way to know if you have hypothyroidism, or any thyroid condition, is to get bloodwork done. But if you have a hunch that you have hypothyroidism, check out these symptoms, diagnosis details, and treatment options.

By Mary Shomon

Could MRI Scans Predict Dementia?

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans could one day be used to predict whether older adults will develop dementia, suggests a small study.

By Diane Domina

Leukemia Patient Tips: Getting the Best Care

As a medical journalist with chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Andrew Schorr shares his tips for how leukemia patients can find the best care for themselves.

By Rachel Zohn

Even Your Doctor Might Not Understand Chronic Hives

Despite comprehensive testing, doctors are unable to determine the cause of chronic hives 80 to 90 percent of the time. The good news is chronic hives is less difficult to manage now compared to 20 years ago. The key is knowing your trigger points.

By James Thompson, M.D.