FSH levels: Testing for menopause and fertility

Follicle-stimulating hormone is a gonadotropin. This is a type of hormone that stimulates the gonads. The gonads are the ovaries in women and the testes in men. Follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) is secreted from a small gland in the brain called the anterior pituitary. This article explores what FSH levels are…

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Exposure to heavy metals may increase risk of autism 

While it is not yet known what causes autism, researchers believe that a complex interaction between environmental factors and genetics is responsible for the condition. Separating these factors, however, can be a challenge. But a new study may have found a way to isolate genetics from environmental contributors to the…


Ulcerative colitis: Natural remedies for managing symptoms 

Ulcerative colitis: Natural remedies for managing symptomsWritten by Zawn VillinesReviewed by Debra Rose Wilson, PhD, MSN, RN, IBCLC, AHN-BC, CHTLast reviewed: Sat 3 June 2017email3.536SHAREUlcerative colitis is the most common type of inflammatory bowel disease. The symptoms can make even mundane daily activities seem daunting and may affect self-esteem, relationships,…


Tuberculosis skin test: What to expect 

Tuberculosis is an airborne disease caused by an infection of the Mycobacterium tuberculosis bacteria. A TB skin test is the first method a doctor will use to try to determine if a person has TB. This article explores what happens during a TB skin test, what the results might mean,…


Facial recognition not as complex as previously thought

Facial recognition has baffled scientists for generations. How can the human brain commit so many individual faces to memory with such ease? A study published this week in the journal Cell finds that facial recognition may actually be much simpler than we thought. Breaking research unlocks the secrets of facial…


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Laughter releases ‘feel good hormones’ to promote social bonding

Even in the hardest of times, laughter has a steadfast ability to bring people together. A new study reveals how laughter affects the brain, which may help to explain why having a giggle plays such an important role in social bonding. Researchers say that laughing releases ‘feel good hormones,’ which…


Nausea after eating: Symptoms, causes, and treatment 

Many people will experience feelings of nausea after eating too much food in one sitting. However, feeling nauseated after eating on a regular basis can be related to a variety of conditions. The conditions that cause nausea after eating range from mild to severe. This article will outline: what these…



Airborne diseases: Types, prevention, and symptoms 

Many airborne diseases affect humans. Understanding diseases that spread through the air, and how to prevent and avoid them, is important. There are several treatment options, as well, which people need to know if they catch an airborne disease. Simple measures, such as staying home when sick, reducing contact with…


Latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction: What to expect 

Latissimus dorsi flap After having a breast or breasts removed, many women choose to undergo reconstructive surgery. While there are several reconstructive options available, latissimus dorsi flap reconstruction is a good option for many women who are not candidates for other reconstructive procedures. In this article, we take a look…