Are you experiencing groin pain without a known injury? Do you have urinary hesitancy, urgency or frequency? Have you been diagnosed with prostatitis, and given antibiotics but achieved little to no relief? You may have Category IIIB chronic prostatitis or chronic pelvic pain syndrome (CPPS). Chronic prostatitis or CPPS are not caused by an infection…

A groundbreaking study says that being able to build a relationship with your doctor over time is crucial for your health. Researchers at St Leonard’s Practice in Exeter and the University of Exeter Medical School — both in the United Kingdom — have conducted a systematic review into the link between continuity of care (seeing…

Most people will experience occasional minor bleeding into the skin or bruising, often following an injury. This is usually no cause for concern and is possible to treat at home. However, if the skin bleeding is severe, spontaneous, or chronic, it will generally require medical attention to prevent serious complications. In this article, we look…

A new study reveals that eight weeks of mindfulness meditation may help to prevent major depressive disorder in people with subclinical depression. Researchers suggest that mindfulness meditation could help to prevent major depression. Subclinical depression, which is also referred to as subthreshold depression, is defined as the presence of depressive symptoms that are not yet…

From stand-up comedy to knitting teddy bears, some physicians have unique ways to unwind from daily stress and keep the looming threat of burnout, which hangs over the medical profession, at bay. Can hobbies help to stave off burnout? Burnout rates among physicians in the United States are at an all time high. In fact,…

The American Academy of Neurology have updated their clinical practice guidelines for the care of people with mild cognitive impairment to recommend that they take regular exercise. Updated guidelines suggest that regular exercise could help to improve ‘cognitive measures’ in people with MCI. The guidelines were updated after a systematic review of published scientific evidence…

The first-year results of a clinical trial have shown that almost half of people partaking in an intensive weight management program delivered through primary care achieved remission of their type 2 diabetes without medication. A trial has shown that type 2 diabetes is reversible if weight is lost and kept off. The trial, which is…

Bruising is a normal response to an injury. Tiny blood vessels beneath the skin can be damaged by even a small impact, leaving behind blood trapped beneath the skin. This trapped blood is eventually reabsorbed by the body as the injury heals. In the meantime, it can leave a gray, bluish, or purple patch that…

When people are prescribed pain medication to help them manage chronic pain, they may experience sudden, intense spikes of pain. These spikes are known as breakthrough pain. Breakthrough pain is also known as a flare-up or flare. It tends to occur in waves, peaking quickly then decreasing in intensity. It can last anywhere from minutes…

A study that examined trends over 20 years in a large Canadian population revealed that people with schizophrenia were three times more likely to die than people without it. Those with the disorder were also found to have a lower life expectancy. Researchers have found a large life expectancy gap between people with schizophrenia and those…