Scientists Grew a Mini-Brain in a Dish, And It Connected to a Spinal Cord by Itself

Lab-growing the most complex structure in the known Universe may sound like an impossible task, but that hasn’t stopped scientists from trying. After years of work, researchers in the UK have now cultivated one of the most sophisticated miniature brains-in-a-dish yet, and it actually managed to behave in a slightly freaky fashion. The grey blob…

5 types of Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lower gastrointestinal tract. There are five types of Crohn’s disease, each one impacting a different area of the digestive tract, and some causing unique symptoms. Doctors have yet to find a cure for Crohn’s disease. However, people can manage their symptoms with a combination of lifestyle…

Tips for Sleeping Through an Endometriosis Flare-Up

Endometriosis is a painful condition that affects 10 to 20 percent of the American female population. The condition can cause infertility, but it is most commonly associated with the pain it causes women during a flare-up. There is no definitive cure, so learning how to rest and sleep through a painful episode is essential for…

‘Hamilton’ star’s 3-year-old daughter dies from severe form of epilepsy.

The daughter of Miguel Cervantes died from a severe epilepsy condition that was first diagnosed when she was 7 months old. Hamilton” star Miguel Cervantes and his wife, Kelly, have had their “hearts shattered” by the loss of their 3-year-old daughter, who died over the weekend from a severe form of epilepsy that was first diagnosed when…

Surprising PCOS Symptoms Women Often Ignore

Would acne and excess hair growth trigger the thought that you could have a hormonal disorder? How about if your periods were irregular? While these can occur due to diet and nonserious hormonal shifts, they are also symptoms of polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which is caused by a hormonal imbalance and affects one in 10 women of…

FDA approves multiple sclerosis drug from Biogen and Alkermes

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Vumerity (diroximel fumarate; Biogen) for the treatment of relapsing forms of multiple sclerosis (MS), to include clinically isolated syndrome, relapsing-remitting disease and active secondary progressive disease.. Vumerity contains diroximel fumarate which rapidly converts to monomethyl fumarate in the body, the same active metabolite of dimethyl fumarate. The approval was based…

5 Ways To Support A Partner With PCOS

 September is polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) awareness month and it is important for everyone to understand what living with the condition feels like.  PCOS is not only a hormonal disorder but also a metabolic and reproductive disorder that affects both women and girls. Being the leading cause of female infertility and a precursor for several health…

Long battle with Lyme disease inspired her to start a program to help others

Lisa Najarian sipped her chamomile tea in the sunny kitchen of her Grant home Monday and sighed. “September’s a bad month for me,” she said. The symptoms of the Lyme disease she has suffered for 19 years were affecting her. She acknowledged them — fatigue and brain fog — and then pushed them aside to keep…

Connection Between Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and Diabetes?

It’s long been suspected that there’s a link between polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and type 2 diabetes mellitus. Increasingly, experts believe that these conditions are related. The disorder PCOS disrupts a woman’s endocrine system and increases her levels of androgen, also called male hormone. It’s believed that insulin resistance, specifically, may play a part in causing PCOS. Insulin…