Mycobacterium leprae is the bacterium that causes leprosy. It damages nerves, perhaps by reprogramming Schwann cells or by hijacking macrophages in the immune system.
Spinal taps can make diagnoses that save lives, but they can have painful side effects. Watch out for these signs that you might be suffering from a post-dural headache.
Even physicians sometimes fail to manage depression appropriately. 10 years into treatment, this is my story.
Tangles of alpha-synuclein fibrils in the brain are a feature of Parkinson's disease. Under some circumstances, the substance also appears in nerves surrounding the gut. Evidence suggests that it can travel from the gut to the brain, where it may cause or contribute to Parkinson's disease.
Lysozyme is an antibacterial enzyme in body secretions that helps to protect us from infections. It's also present in eggs, where it may cause allergies.
As these seven people can attest to, it's never too late to try something new, and you are never too old to do great things.
On September 13, 2016, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. This is my story, with my tips for coping with your own breast cancer diagnosis.
Thinking of making the switch to a menstrual cup? You'll be glad you did! It's healthier, more comfortable, and you'll save both your money and the environment!
Scabies mites burrow under the surface of the skin, causing a very itchy disease. Demodex skin mites are often harmless but may cause rosacea or blepharitis.
In only 3 minutes a day, Movement Notation helps you cure all posture and strain related neck & shoulder pains, even headaches!
Hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome is a rare but serious, sometimes deadly, respiratory disease that has been found mostly in rural areas of the western U.S. The disease is caused by a hantavirus that is carried by rodents and passed on to humans through infected rodent body fluids and droppings.
In some cases of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a protein called SOD1 is misfolded due to a gene mutation. In mice, a copper compound can prevent the misfolding.
Pareidolia is a condition in which one perceives familiar patterns in inanimate objects. One of the most common examples is seeing faces. This is known as facial pareidolia.
When your spouse passes away, you may experience broken heart syndrome, which puts you, as the grieving mate, at a higher risk for cardiovascular events. Tips for the bereaved spouse along with suggestions for family and friends to help get through the grieving process are included.
Lupus is a unique, sometimes deadly auto-immune that presents differently for everyone. This article focuses on the many ways that lupus can manifest in each individual and provides patient insight into this disease.