November 15-21, 2011 - Original Health Articles

Asthma and Depression: It's Not Just in Your Head

It's normal to feel sad every once in a while, but if you have asthma and you find yourself struggling with depression on a regular basis, you could be one of the many people who find that these two conditions are difficult to separate. Until recently it was thought to be a coincidence when asthma and depression co-existed, but researchers from the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research in Israel have now determined that a strong link exists between asthma and depression.

The Facts About Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EoE)

Eosinophilic Esophagitis (commonly referred to as EoE) often looks and feels like acid reflux disease, but it doesn't respond to the common treatments. Your doctor might not be able to tell the difference between the two conditions without running some telltale diagnostic tests.

Jackie Warner: Exercise With The Skin You're In

For some, exercise is like brushing teeth—a regular part of their day routine. But for people with psoriasis—an autoimmune disease that impacts the skin and restricts range of motion—fitting in just a few jumping jacks into the day can be challenging.

A Cure for Peanut Allergies Could Mean a Cure for Food Allergies

Researchers from Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine have developed a groundbreaking strategy that can potentially end peanut allergies. In a preclinical trial performed on mice, they used a new type of immunotherapy to turn off the immune system response and this allowed it to tolerate the peanut protein with no ill-effects.

How to Handle Tension Headaches

Got stress? Then you're probably no stranger to stress or tension headaches. According to the Cleveland Clinic, about 30 to 80 percent of Americans are plagued by occasional tension headaches, which afflict women two times more than men. These headaches cause considerable pain and can be debilitating.

American Idol's Casey Abrams: Living Well With Inflammatory Bowel Disease

American Idol contestant Casey Abrams was a freshman at a large college who was slowly adjusting from a small high school when he developed worrisome and painful symptoms in his stomach. He was losing weight, running to the bathroom up to a dozen times a day, and was generally feeling unwell.

Ryan Schafer: Bowling for Diabetes

Pro-bowler Ryan Shafer, who's had type 1 diabetes since age 19, shares his time and talents to help others with this disorder. As part of National Diabetes Month for November, he's hosting a tournament at a bowling alley in his hometown of Horseheads, NY as part of an effort called Reason to Believe, and he'll also be out in Vegas for a national bowling tournament.

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