Have you ever had a bad chest cold and then, for weeks after, spent much of your day coughing and hacking? After a week or so, you may have wondered, “How long does a cough last?”—and whether something was really wrong. In the meantime, the cough disturbs your sleep and
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Fatigue is a common symptom in people with medical conditions like cancer and diabetes, mood disorders like depression and anxiety, and even in people who are otherwise “healthy.” Yet despite how prevalent it is, medical researchers still do not completely understand what happens in the body to cause fatigue. They
As we mentioned in Chapter 1, stress differs for everyone. What someone might see as a non-event (kids arguing over a toy, for instance), another might view as a heart-pounding, tension-inducing annoyance. The one thing we can agree on: Stress exists, and it doesn’t always feel good. While its causes
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Non-Invasive Treatment May Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients
Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (dTMS) has shown promise in the treatment of depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and other mental health disorders, and a study has found that this non-invasive treatment also may be effective in alleviating multiple sclerosis (MS) symptoms. Treatment with dTMS involves placing
During your latest doctor’s appointment, your physician breaks the news that you have prediabetes. It means your blood-sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. You’re surprised not only by the diagnosis, but also by the fact that you experienced no prediabetes symptoms. After
If you suffer from fatigue, you are not alone. Estimates of how common it truly is vary widely, but overall, about 20% of all patients complain of fatigue, and 5% to 10% of patients presenting to their primary care…
Only a Third of People Diagnosed with Depression Actually Start Treatment
Only about one-third of people diagnosed with depression actually start their treatment, according to a study published recently in the Journal of General Internal Medicine. Researchers found that in a study of 240,000 Americans who received a diagnosis of depression
DASH + Low-Salt Diet Best for Hypertension
Reducing sodium consumption while following the heart-healthy DASH diet substantially lowers systolic blood pressure (the top number in a blood pressure reading), according to a study published Nov. 12, 2017 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Study participants had either prehypertension
“Disneyland shuts down cooling towers over Legionnaires’ cases” was the headline on Nov. 12, 2017, at CNN’s website—a news story that quickly hit all the major media outlets. To date, 12 people in the Anaheim, Calif., area were confirmed to have contracted Legionnaires’ disease, a serious and potentially lethal pneumonia.
Few studies until now have examined the effects of Asian ginseng on fatigue, but new research identifies ginseng benefits people with “unexplained” fatigue lasting more than six months.