What Causes Heart Palpitations?

Seemingly out of nowhere, it feels like your heart is skipping beats. Or, as the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute further describes, it’s “fluttering, pounding, or beating too hard or too fast.” You’re not sure what to think and it freaks you out. You…

Does Having Your Appendix Removed Cause Parkinson’s?

There’s a link between appendicitis and Parkinson’s disease, according to a study published this week. The new research, set to be presented at a conference next weekend, says a person is nearly three times as likely to develop Parkinson’s disease if they’ve had their appendix…

9 Questions That Will Help You Decode That Skin Rash

Having a skin rash can feel like you’re in a bizarre, dermatological version of Invasion of the Body Snatchers. Your skin is unhappy for some reason, and instead of doing the polite thing—chilling out—it’s going to express its displeasure. Boldly. Meet your new rash. 1….

UK Patient ‘Free’ Of HIV After Stem Cell Treatment

A UK patient’s HIV has become “undetectable” following a stem cell transplant – in only the second case of its kind, doctors report in Nature. The London patient, who was being treated for cancer, has now been in remission from HIV for 18 months and…

Cannabis Use In Teens Linked To Depression

Parents should not be complacent about the risks of teenagers using cannabis, experts are warning. UK and Canada researchers said they had found “robust” evidence showing using the drug in adolescence increased the risk of developing depression in adulthood by 37%. They said the findings…