When chest pain isn't a heart attack

Aside from injuries, the second most common reason adults in the United States go to the emergency department is chest pain, accounting for more than 6.5 million visits annually. Despite the growing prevalence of cardiovascular ...


Sudden chest pain: What is angina pectoris?

That feeling of crushing pain in your chest can be a medical emergency, but it can also be angina pectoris, or "stable angina"—a symptom of coronary heart disease that can be managed with medication.

Psychology & Psychiatry

COVID-19 stress may be worsening endometriosis symptoms

Patients with endometriosis reported worse symptoms and impaired mental well-being, during the first months of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in Reproduction and Fertility. The research indicates that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Three reasons why strong perfumes give you a headache

Humans can smell over 1 trillion odours. But no two people will react in quite the same way to the same smell. While there are some smells almost everyone agrees are unpleasant (such as paint thinner or rotten food), our ...

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