What is Trichomoniasis?

What is Trichomoniasis? Trichomoniasis is the number one cause of vaginal infections spread through sex. Each year, about five million American females get this sexually transmitted disease (STD). Most males with "trich" do not have symptoms so they do not get treated. That's why it's common for men to re-infect their partner(s). This STD can cause problems during pregnancy. "Trich" is caused by a tiny parasite called Trichomonas vaginalis. It lives in moist, dark parts of the body. You can get this STD by having unprotected sex with someone who is infected. Unprotected sex is when you have sex without a condom. This includes oral, vaginal and anal sex. The most common symptom is fluid from the vagina in women or the urethra (opening in the penis) in men. This fluid is called a discharge. Most women have symptoms... read more

Study Finds Why Women Are More Vulnerable To Migraines

Study Finds Why Women Are More Vulnerable To Migraines A new study has found the reason, why females are more vulnerable to migraines and other certain stress-related and allergic diseases and concluded that this is because of the distinct differences found in mast cells, a type of white blood cell that is part of the immune system. Mast cells play a key role in stress-related health issues that are typically more common in women.The study was published in the journal Biology of Sex Differences.Mast cells play a prominent role in such issues The stress-related health issues, which are common in women include allergic disorders, auto-immune diseases, migraines and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and since mast cells play a prominent role in such issues, they are an important category of immune cells. The genes act vary immensely between the sexe... read more

Irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome

Irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month, so we have compiled our articles discussing migraines and headaches as well as related factors like irritable bowel syndrome, fibromyalgia, and carpal tunnel syndrome. The articles below examine issues surrounding migraines and headaches independently and in relation to other health conditions, too. We hope you enjoy these informative articles and that you gain a greater awareness with regards to migraines and headaches that plague so many Americans. Migraines, tension headaches, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) have been found to share a common genetic link. Irritable bowel syndrome is a gastrointestinal disorder that affects nearly 45 million people in the U.S. The exact cause of IBS is still unknown and many patients can go undi... read more

15 All Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies

15 All Natural Mosquito Bite Remedies It’s finally a mild sunny day, so you pull out your shortest shorts and thinnest strappy tank and hit the park. But within five seconds it seems, you are being eaten alive by mosquitoes! With all that exposed skin comes mosquito bites with the burning, the stinging and the itching, itching, itching! Now you know you shouldn’t scratch, because that is only going to make the bite worse and if you break the skin, there is a possibly for infection. Not scratching at them, however,  is driving you up the wall. You need relief and you need it fast! Luckily for you, there are several natural options for relieving the burn, swelling and itching of those pesky mosquito bites. Click through the gallery for 15 natural mosquito bite remedies: Green Tea Bag Dampen a green or calamine tea bag an... read more

Migraine, Tension Headaches and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Linked?

Migraine, Tension Headaches and Irritable Bowel Syndrome Linked? Irritable bowel syndrome is the most common gastrointestinal disorder worldwide and affects up to 45 million people in the United States. Many people remain undiagnosed and the exact cause of the chronic condition is not known. Common symptoms include abdominal pain or cramping, a bloated feeling, gas and diarrhea or constipation. “Since headache and irritable bowel syndrome are such common conditions, and causes for both are unknown, discovering a possible link that could shed light on shared genetics of the conditions is encouraging,” said study author Derya Uluduz, MD, of Istanbul University in Turkey. The study involved 107 people with episodic migraine, 53 with tension-type headache, 107 people with IBS and 53 healthy people. Migraine and tension headache participants were examine... read more

The Relationship Between IBS and Migraines

The Relationship Between IBS and Migraines Sign Up for Our Digestive Health NewsletterThanks for signing up!Sign up for more FREE Everyday Health newsletters.SubmitWe respect your privacy.Carol Stevens has had symptoms of IBS for as long as she can remember. Then, when she was in her thirties, she started getting migraine headaches as well. “The pain would last for days and sometimes a couple of weeks,” said the now 60-year-old public relations professional in Westchester, N.Y.IBS is a common, chronic disorder with abdominal pain or discomfort, and diarrhea, constipation, or both. “Many IBS patients, especially women, also report symptoms unrelated to digestion such as fatigue, muscle pain, sleep disturbances, and sexual dysfunction,” said Bethany DeVito, MD, gastroenterologist at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasse... read more