Nearly 65% of prisoners at women’s jail ‘show signs of brain injury’

Call for screening as women tell study their injuries were caused by domestic violence Nearly 65% of prisoners at a women’s jail may have suffered traumatic brain injuries at some point in their lives, a study has found. Research by the Disabilities Trust and Royal Holloway, University of London, found that of the 173 women…

16 Ways to Imagine What Fibromyalgia Disorder Feels Like

1. “Imagine the worst sickness, fatigue and pain and your head is in a deep fog where it made you think to go to the hospital. Now imagine feeling like that every day and knowing if you go to the hospital they will likely find nothing wrong and send you home and tell you to see…

A Comic to Anyone Who Doesn’t Understand Fibromyalgia.

One of the most frustrating aspects of fibromyalgia is how little it is understood by others — and how difficult it can be for patients to describe the challenges they’re dealing with. To help more people understand, the University of Dundee in Scotland is trying a new approach: creating a comic to tell the “story” of fibromyalgia. The comic,…

17 Health Benefits of Cayenne Pepper.

Many societies, especially those of the Americas and China, have a history of using cayenne pepper therapeutically. A powerful compound with many uses, cayenne pepper is currently gaining buzz for cleansing and detoxifying regimes such as the Master Cleanse, which uses the spice to stimulate circulation and neutralize acidity. Cayenne pepper has been used for a…

Do I have fibromyalgia or rheumatoid arthritis?

Fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis share some symptoms, such as pain and exhaustion. If a person has both conditions, the symptoms may be difficult to distinguish. However, fibromyalgia and rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are unrelated and have different causes. While many natural remedies are similar, medical treatments for these conditions are usually different. In this article, we highlight differences in symptoms…

Discovery of blood vessel system in bones

A chemical process that makes bones transparent enables scientists to view the structures inside them. Young researcher Dr. Anika Grüneboom discovered the so-called trans-cortical vessels (white arrows) – they connect the blood supply of the bone marrow with the periosteum. Credit: UDE/Matthias Gunzer, Anika Grüneboom A network of very fine blood vessels that connects bone…

These Blood Tests May Be Able to Diagnose Fibromyalgia.

If it’s taken you some frustration and missteps to finally get a fibromyalgia diagnosis, you’re certainly not alone. Some experts estimate it takes patients an average of five years to a get a diagnosis. But as some of you probably know it can take much longer. A definitive fibro blood test, however, could change all of this. Fibromyalgia…