Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Prevent illness by preventing tick bites

Ready or not, ticks are out. Lyme disease is the most common tick-borne illness, but it's not the only concern, says Dr. Bobbi Pritt, a parasitic diseases expert at Mayo Clinic.

Health

Melons are powerhouses in taste, nutrition

(HealthDay)—If you're looking for a tasty way to hydrate in warm weather, a juicy melon is the ticket. Melons are low-calorie, high-water content foods that also provide high doses of certain vitamins, minerals and important ...

Oncology & Cancer

Douching: more harmful than helpful

(HealthDay)—Douching is the age-old practice of using a solution to attempt to clean the vagina, but there's only downsides to it.

Health

For an energizing workout, take it outside

(HealthDay)—As the weather starts to warm up, you might be excited to restart a swimming routine, but swimming isn't the only water sport that's also fun exercise. Many activities that used to be vacation-only pastimes ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

UAH nurses give tips for preventing Hepatitis, Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is on the rise in Alabama. In December, the Alabama Department of Public Health sounded the alarm about a Hepatitis A (Hep A) outbreak in Jackson County, the north easternmost county in the state. Hep A is contracted ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Will the arrival of El Niño mean fewer mosquitoes this summer?

Once the warm weather arrives, you know mosquitoes won't be far behind. Spring heatwaves associated with the impending arrival of El Niño to the east coast of Australia may mean we'll get an early taste of summer, but what ...

Neuroscience

How the brain might compensate for stress during learning

When people have to assess a situation within seconds, it helps to draw on learned categories. Psychologists from the Ruhr-Universität Bochum used electroencephalography (EEG) to study how well such category learning works ...

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