Rare Cases of Bubonic Plague Reported in Idaho
In the past week, reports have emerged from Idaho of a young boy who contracted bubonic plague. Here, we cover all the details and relay the official safety advice. . . Read More
Brain ‘Support Cells’ Play Active Role in Memory and Learning
New research provides further evidence that glial cells do more than support and nourish neurons, which were traditionally said to be the cells responsible for brain functioning. . .Read More
What to Know about Lipase Tests and the Pancreas
If a doctor suspects that someone has pancreatitis, they will perform a simple blood test to check for elevated levels of lipase, an enzyme, in the blood. . .Read More
Are you Getting Enough Vitamin D?
Vitamin D is beneficial to health, but guidelines on how much to take are not always clear. Some people will be able to get enough vitamin D from sunlight alone, but others may need to make lifestyle changes or take supplements. . . Read More
What is Causing this Rash on my Wrist?
Rashes are common ailments with many possible causes. The wrist is a common place for rashes because it the skin is sensitive and exposed to the elements. . . Read More
Catatonic Depression: What to Know
Depression or major depressive disorder is a medical condition that causes a person to experience a very low mood. Sometimes, depression can be accompanied by catatonia, which is when a person does not respond to the world around them. . .Read More
What Does it mean if you have shaky hands?
Tremors in the hands can occur without a cause or as a symptom of an underlying condition. Shaky hands is not a life-threatening symptom, but it can have an impact on daily activities. . . Read More