Nearly 90% of women who could become pregnant but don't want to use contraception – which may worsen a preexisting autoimmune disease.
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A new treatment cured 100% of mice from brain cancer after tumor removal. Can science reverse a bad diet? Birth control is becoming gender neutral. And more.
The World Health Organization reports that the pandemic fueled the largest drop in childhood vaccination rates in the last thirty years.
Everyone grieves differently, but some can become completely debilitated by their sorrow for years. The American Psychiatric Association recently recognized this type of grief as a diagnosis called prolonged grief disorder.
For those left behind when a loved one dies of suicide, recovery can be difficult. Stigma, guilt, and blame are exceptionally common. They need more support, but often get less, and their own risk of suicide is elevated. Experts—one a suicide survivor herself—discuss the difficulties and ways survivors can cope.
Autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and lupus carry a genetic predisposition, but need an environmental trigger to take hold. Triggers are poorly understood, but some women claim their disease is a result of contraceptives, including birth control pills and IUDs. Experts and one women suffering from autoimmune disease discuss the issue.
The authoritative DSM-5 manual used by psychiatrists does not accept sex addiction as a real addiction, yet many doctors insist it’s as real as any other compulsion. Experts and an admitted former sex addict discuss the disorder, its treatment, and the wreckage it leaves behind.
Experts discuss how much exercise is enough and how to make the most of light exercise.
Freezing eggs in their 30's allows women to preserve fertility well into their 40's. Experts discuss the procedure and its uses.
Infertility is often due to poor egg quality, or chromosomal damage. Some of this damage may occur in the egg's mitochondria, the cell's powerhouse. A new procedure seeks to replace mitochondria in old eggs with fresher mitochondria to improve egg quality. However, some doctors say there haven't been enough studies to know if the procedure is either safe or …
When AIDS first became widespread in the 1980's, it was a death sentence. A doctor who has spent her entire career on the front lines of HIV recounts the gloom and desperation of the early days and the transition of HIV into a treatable chronic disease.
Many diseases have a genetic trigger, but a noted researcher concludes that alteration of the diet can override that programming. He discusses how disease doesn't have to be preordained.