Of Spring, Sex, and Somatic Symptom Disorder

Something just as crippling as an infection, also transmitted sexually.

No Walking Away from the Pain of Depression

Despite the impact of depressive symptoms on the experience of OA knee pain, the condition is not recognized by adequate numbers of rheumatologists and orthopedists.

Well, You Might As Well Eat That Donut

In the real world, the findings suggest, even a woman’s smart dietary choices may not be enough to neutralize the harm done by a day filled with stress.

Internet Pain Relief

Let’s hear it for the laying on of the latest operating system.

Treatment for Fibromyalgia: Nice Work When It Works

The commercials tell us it works. The studies say it works. And now the analyzers of the studies agree. If only it worked for everyone.

Treating Lyme Disease: Mouse as Weapon of Mass Destruction?

Many readers have expressed their concerns regarding the negative impact that infection with Lyme disease has had on their lives.

Sex Without Urinary Tract Infection: Keeping It Clean

A study challenges the idea that cranberry juice prevents or cures UTIs.

Picking a Winner

These new research results should be of interest to those who suffer from chronic joint pain.

Like Kryptonite for Kratom

The American Kratom Association (aka, AKA) raised $400,000 from its newly motivated membership—its usual intake being $80,000 a year—to fund an army of lobbyists and keep kratom.

Complement This

If conventional therapies don’t work, and complementary therapies cease to complement anything, then maybe, just maybe, we start to face failure.

Kratom:The Legal High That Treats Chronic Pain and Addiction

A motley crew consisting of haggard-looking scientists in their white coats and millennials with runny noses, patiently standing in the queue at the local GNC.

A Cue In on Coenzyme Q10

A prominent reduction in generalized pain, fatigue, and morning tiredness, as well as an important reduction in the pain visual scale and a reduction in tender points.

The Pill's Role in the Pain of the Pain-Pleasure Principle

What is consistent is that many women suffer, in many ways, when they assume the burden of contraception in a relationship.

The Chronic Pain of Contraception

It is of concern that adolescents in this research seemed more vulnerable to this risk than women 20 to 34 years old; this is a population often more at risk.

When Blaming the Messenger Pays Off

The authors of the paper conclude that these findings underscore the importance of the mind-body relationship and have important clinical implications.

Dammed if You Do, Damned if You Don't

When actor Michael Douglas announced that he suffered from HPV-related throat cancer in 2013, he alerted the world that HPV poses a threat to both women and men.

When Sharing Is Not Such a Good Idea

If only someone could take back the real Original Sin: the lack of common sense.

Do Vitamins Cause Autism?

Most striking were the 21 mothers who had “excess” levels of both vitamins. In this group, 10 had children who were diagnosed with autism. In other words, almost one-half.

I Am a Thin Person in an Obese Body. Not.

Climbing out of the quicksand of slow metabolism.

Marijuana for Chronic Pain

The historians tell us that, as early as 5,000 years ago, Chinese texts documented the medicinal benefits of Cannabis sativa extracts unrelated to its psychoactive properties.

Mindfulness and Depression

Patients receiving MBCT had a significantly reduced risk of depressive relapse within a 60-week follow-up period compared with those who received usual care.

Of High Colonics and Ejaculation

The publication provides greater detail on a finding presented at a meeting last year: that men might be able to lower their risk for prostate cancer by ejaculating frequently.

The Health Dangers of Daylight Saving Time

Actually, this is not so surprising: prior studies have shown that disruptions in an individual’s internal body clock increase the risk of cardiovascular events.

Like Penis Size, Hands Do Matter

It has been reported that the length of a man’s ring finger is a fairly accurate indicator of his organ size.

Mindfulness and Chronic Pain

As patients practiced mindfulness meditation and tried to stay more focused on the present moment, participants found they experienced less pain.They also saw short-term benefits.

Worshipping Ancestors, Resenting Parents

In fact, one in two Chinese-American adults experience symptoms of depression and anxiety as a result of caring for elderly parents, according to a report on filial piety.

Haunted by the Demon of Maladaptive Psychophysical Habits

Most of us are not as completely aware of our Self as we interact with, and attempt to impact, the world beyond our skin.

The Sexual Call of the Holidays

Grindr, an app for gay men, had a 15% rise in activity on Thanksgiving and usually experiences a 30% to 50% increase on Dec. 25, according to an article on "Marketwatch.com."

Holiday Fat Facts

One study showed that the period between mid-November and early January was the main time period during which significant weight gain occurred for the year.

Like Chocolate for Immortality

But now, two great American institutions, Harvard University and Mars, Inc., are—unintentionally, I assume-- embarking on discovering a medical raison d'être for chocolate lovers.