Doctors use the Schirmer's test to work out if a person's eyes make enough tears to keep the eyes moist. If the eyes don't produce enough moisture, a doctor may choose to treat the patient for dry eye. This article will look at exactly what the test entails
A new study suggests severe gum disease - also known as periodontitis - may be an early marker of type 2 diabetes. New research suggests there may be a link between gum disease and diabetes. According to the latest data, diabetes affects approximately 422 million people worldwide, and this number
Research, published this week in Thorax, finds a link between eating greater quantities of fruits and vegetables and lung health. They found it lowered the risk of developing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in former and current smokers.Consuming more fruit and veg might stave off lung disease. The health benefits of
Children born to mothers who have active genital herpes during pregnancy may be at twice the risk of developing autism spectrum disorder, new research suggests.Researchers suggest a link between active HSV-2 in early pregnancy and autism risk in offspring. Lead author Milada Mahic, of the Center for Infection and Immunity
Preeclampsia is a blood pressure disorder that can occur during pregnancy. A new study suggests mothers with preeclampsia may have an increased risk of developing heart disease later in life. A new study suggests physicians should inform pregnant women with preeclampsia of the heart health risks associated with the condition.
Using a novel approach, scientists predict that life expectancy will continue to increase in developed countries, potentially exceeding 90 years for women in South Korea in 2030. The United States - where life expectancy is already among the lowest of high-income nations - is projected to fall further behind.The researchers
Researchers from Oregon State University have discovered a subset of circadian genes that only become active as an organism ages or during times of stress. They could provide a new lens through which to view the process of cellular aging.A new set of circadian genes that become active during aging
Breast cancer survival rates are very high compared with other forms of cancer, but in some cases, the cancer does comes back. New research highlights key recommendations that breast cancer survivors can incorporate into their lifestyle so as to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. New research recommends physical