What Causes Insomnia?

“O sleep, O gentle sleep,Nature’s soft nurse, how have I frighted thee,That thou no more wilt weigh my eyelids downAnd steep my senses in forgetfulness?”William Shakespeare, Henry IV Insomnia is an experience that is surely familiar to all humans. At one time or another, we’ve all been there: it’s 3:00 AM, you’re staring at the […]

Syphilis: Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment, Prevention,& More

Syphilis is a serious condition typically spread by sexual contact. It is caused by a bacteria known as Treponema pallidum. It is rare to contract syphilis outside of sexual contact, and it is classified as a sexually transmitted infection (STI) or sexually transmitted disease (STD), depending on medical terminology. In the early 1900s, syphilis was […]

Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS): Symptoms, Causes, Tests, and Treatment

It’s estimated that polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) affects roughly 1 in 10 women in the United States. PCOS is a condition that is classified as a hormonal imbalance. Overall, it can affect a woman’s appearance, but it can cause underlying health problems as well, such as affecting fertility. Beyond that, it can cause more serious […]

Anemia: Causes, Symptoms, and Treatments

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), anemia affects nearly a quarter of the world’s population; which equates to over 1.6 billion people. Sadly, the demographic group with the highest prevalence is preschool-aged children. It is a condition that is similarly correlated with malnutrition around the world, principally due to the role of iron deficiency […]