As much as 16 percent of the population suffers from trypophobia, which makes them uneasy at the sight of holes clustered together, as in a honeycomb. Two experts and a sufferer discuss this phobia, which can be remarkably debilitating.
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Government reports say more than 265 million healthcare records have been stolen, lost, or improperly disclosed in the last decade. It may create a financial risk, but it could also mean your health conditions and secrets are all over the internet. One of the nation’s top health data experts discusses.
More people die of lung cancer than breast, prostate, and colon cancer combined. A decade ago, a lung cancer diagnosis was often a death sentence. But now treatments are being developed that mean it can often be treated, especially if screening detects it early. A patient/advocate and researcher discuss.
Success of Covid-19 vaccines depends on about 75 percent of people getting them, but distrust of medicine and of vaccines among African-Americans means they may not come close to that milepost. Two experts discuss historical reasons for distrust, how the system will have to come through in ways it has not in the past, and how community leaders will make a …
Rheumatoid diseases number around 100, though arthritis is the most well known. They can be crippling and sometimes even fatal, but good treatments exist. The key is early detection, as an expert explains.
Millions of Americans believe they are allergic to penicillin. However, most of them are wrong.
Studies show that a large proportion of college students are at least occasionally “drunkorexic,” avoiding food when they know they’ll be drinking later in order to get a better buzz or to keep from gaining weight.
Experts discuss how penicillin allergy misdiagnoses happen and what results when so many of us avoid the most effective, yet cheapest antibiotic.
The newly appointed director of the world's only research center devoted exclusively to bladder cancer discusses risks and treatments.
Restless legs syndrome strikes people at night, creating some of the worst sleep conditions known by any patients. Experts discuss identifying and treating the syndrome.
Cancer biopsies traditionally require surgery to remove a piece of tumor. But doctors are increasingly able to find evidence of cancer in the blood, eliminating the need for surgery. Researchers hope to eventually be able to use these liquid biopsies for cancer screening and early diagnosis. Experts discuss.
This disorder, misophonia, is largely unknown, but researchers believe audio processing of these sounds is misrouted to rage centers in the brain. Experts and a sufferer discuss the syndrome.