Tag Archives: Symptoms

Scarlet fever strikes UK: Hundreds of children report rash – what are the symptoms?

Scarlet fever is a highly contagious infection which causes a number of symptoms. The illness most commonly affects children, but in rare cases can also affect adults. Scarlet fever is a bacterial illness caused by Streptococcus pyogenes bacteria. The illness commonly affects children, and often results in a fever and a large red rash on… Read More »

Mediterranean Diet Can Help Ease Sleep Apnea Symptoms

According to research, choosing a Mediterranean diet in addition to physical activity could help to ease certain sleep apnea symptoms. The study examined the effect a Mediterranean diet could have on sleep apnea symptoms in obese individuals with sleep apnea, in comparison to individuals on a prudent diet plan.[1] Obstructive sleep apnea results in frequent… Read More »

Neurokinin Receptor Antagonists for the Treatment of Menopausal Symptoms

About 80% of women experience vasomotor symptoms (VMS) – hot flashes and night sweats — as they transition into the menopause phase.  For most, the symptoms are manageable, but for a sizeable subset of midlife women, these symptoms can negatively affect sleep, mood, and quality of life.  While clinical guidelines suggest that menopausal vasomotor symptoms… Read More »

In Brief: CBT Effective for Menopausal Symptoms, Including Depression

Up to 80% of women experience symptoms as they transition into the menopause, including vasomotor symptoms, sleep disturbance, and depressive symptoms.  While hormone replacement therapy and certain medications may be helpful, these interventions may have side effects.   In a recent study, 71 peri- or postmenopausal women who were seeking treatment for menopausal symptoms, including vasomotor… Read More »