Gastroenterology

Q&A: Functional dyspepsia can significantly affect quality of life

DEAR MAYO CLINIC: I have dealt with digestive issues for much of my 30s. Ulcers run in my family. My doctor said that while I could have an ulcer, testing could determine if it is functional dyspepsia. What is the difference, ...

Medical research

The benefits of exercise in a pill? Science is closer to that goal

Researchers at Baylor College of Medicine, Stanford School of Medicine and collaborating institutions report today in the journal Nature that they have identified a molecule in the blood that is produced during exercise and ...

Medications

The unsuspected virtues of hot pepper

It adds punch, heat, personality. It injects flavor, color, aroma. It goes by many names—habanero, cayenne, jalapeño, poblano, bird's eye—but hot pepper by any name always gets a reaction.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could leg pain be due to varicose veins?

Patients experiencing an achy, heavy feeling or a burning sensation in their legs may be feeling the symptoms of varicose veins. These twisted, enlarged veins often develop as people age, but they also can begin when people ...

Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Vision problems may be common in people with Parkinson's disease

Vision and eye problems like blurry vision, dry eyes, trouble with depth perception, and problems adjusting to rapid changes in light are much more common in people with Parkinson's disease than in people without the disorder, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Could your indigestion be GERD?

(HealthDay)—Heartburn. Millions of people suffer from it. But what exactly is it and, most important, could it actually be something serious?

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