Insomnia (sleeplessness) is a common sleep disorder in which people having trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or getting enough sleep. People with insomnia often have trouble functioning the next day due to fatigue and are at greater risk of developing… Read More »Insomnia (sleeplessness): Definition, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, and treatments
White nose syndrome (WNS) is a deadly fungal disease that has been spreading among bats in the northeastern United States since 2006, leaving millions of bats dead or in hibernation as winter approaches. Its name comes from the white fungus… Read More »White nose syndrome: Causes, symptoms, history, transmission, diagnosis and treatment
Endometriosis is a condition that affects many women around the world. It’s characterized by the presence of endometrial tissue – the tissue that lines the uterus – outside of the uterus, in places where it’s not supposed to be, such… Read More »What is endometriosis? Causes, symptoms, diagnosis, risks and treatment
The uterus, or womb, is an organ that sits in the lower abdomen just above the vagina and below the bladder. The upper part of the uterus, called the fundus, has two horns called fallopian tubes that lead to the… Read More »Uterine cancer: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, prevention and treatments
Heart arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, is often overlooked because it does not cause any physical symptoms in the majority of patients. However, it can be dangerous to your health if left untreated, so it’s important that you know what is… Read More »Heart arrhythmia (irregular heartbeat): Causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments
The term night eating syndrome may sound like it’s referring to your binge-eating habits after watching re-runs of Friends, but the reality is much more serious. Night eating syndrome (NES) refers to a rare but severe form of sleep disorder… Read More »Night eating syndrome: Causes, symptoms, treatments, dieting tips
Aortic aneurysms are enlarged blood vessels in the chest area, usually near the heart, that have been weakened by degenerative changes due to aging or high blood pressure. Aneurysms can be congenital or develop over time; those that develop over… Read More »Aortic aneurysm: Symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatments
Sickle cell disease (SCD) is an inherited blood disorder that prevents red blood cells from being shaped normally. When these misshapen cells travel through the body, they can clog the blood vessels and deprive organs of the oxygen they need… Read More »Sickle cell disease: Causes, symptoms, risks and treatments
Polycystic ovary syndrome(PCOS) is a common endocrine disorder that affects the reproductive system of women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, up to 10 percent of women in the United States have PCOS, making it one of… Read More »Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS): Everything you need to know!
Atopic dermatitis, also known as atopic eczema, is an inflammatory skin condition that can be very irritating and painful. It’s very common in infants and young children, but some adults may also be affected by it. Though the exact cause… Read More »Atopic dermatitis (eczema): How to treat it?