Can adults get ear infections?

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) Some medical incidents are inextricably linked to the childhood experience: Children vomit a lot for some reason they scrape their knees, they have their tonsils removed and get ear infections. Of course, these things can also happen to adults, but it’s much less common. Yet, because some illnesses are so closely associated … Read more

How to know if your symptoms are severe enough to see an allergist

Photo: Budimir Jevtic (Shutterstock) So you’re sneezing and rubbing your eyes this allergy season. Who is not ? Allergies are common enough that many of us can manage their symptoms with over-the-counter medications and avoidance strategies like spending less time outdoors on days with high pollen counts. But when are allergies serious enough that you … Read more

How to know if your symptoms are severe enough to see an allergist

Photo: Budimir Jevtic (Shutterstock) So you’re sneezing and rubbing your eyes this allergy season. Who is not ? Allergies are common enough that many of us can manage their symptoms with over-the-counter medications and avoidance strategies like spending less time outdoors on days with high pollen counts. But when are allergies serious enough that you … Read more

CDC warns doctors to look for mysterious liver disease in children

Photo: Getty (Getty Images) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning doctors to keep an eye out for mysterious cases of hepatitis affecting young children in the United States and elsewhere. In the United States, two children became so ill that they needed liver transplants. Officials in Europe and Israel have reported similar … Read more

CDC warns doctors to look for mysterious liver disease in children

Photo: Getty (Getty Images) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning doctors to keep an eye out for mysterious cases of hepatitis affecting young children in the United States and elsewhere. In the United States, two children became so ill that they needed liver transplants. Officials in Europe and Israel have reported similar … Read more

Children in the United States and Europe suffer from mysterious liver damage

Photo: Getty (Getty Images) A spate of cases of severe hepatitis in children has spooked doctors on both sides of the pond. Dozens of children in the UK and Europe, as well as some in the United States, came down with symptoms of hepatitis not currently explained by known causes. Outbreak theories include resurgence of … Read more

Children in the United States and Europe suffer from mysterious liver damage

Photo: Getty (Getty Images) A spate of cases of severe hepatitis in children has spooked doctors on both sides of the pond. Dozens of children in the UK and Europe, as well as some in the United States, came down with symptoms of hepatitis not currently explained by known causes. Outbreak theories include resurgence of … Read more

Promising data suggests a new multiple sclerosis treatment could stop or reverse symptoms

An MRI image of the brain showing multiple sclerosis plaquesPicture: Getty (Getty Images) Early clinical data looks promising for an experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis. The treatment, which targets a virus closely related to MS called Epstein-Barr virus, has been shown to be safe and possibly effective in stopping the progression of symptoms in some … Read more

Promising data suggests a new multiple sclerosis treatment could stop or reverse symptoms

An MRI image of the brain showing multiple sclerosis plaquesPicture: Getty (Getty Images) Early clinical data looks promising for an experimental treatment for multiple sclerosis. The treatment, which targets a virus closely related to MS called Epstein-Barr virus, has been shown to be safe and possibly effective in stopping the progression of symptoms in some … Read more

How common are headaches?

Photo: Getty (Getty Images) Around half of the world’s population suffers from headaches and migraines every year, according to a new study this week, while around one in seven people suffer from headaches on any given day. The results could suggest that migraines in particular have become more common over time, but the authors caution … Read more