Scottsdale, Arizona - Eighty percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetime, according to the National Institutes of Health. A recent study found more than a quarter of adults reported having low back pain during the past three months. And those are just complaints about the lower back.

Rochester, Minnesota - Psoriasis has a tendency to run in families, and exacerbations often are linked to the body’s immune system responding to certain internal or external factors. The exact cause of psoriasis is not easy to determine. Treatment depends on how severe the psoriasis is and how responsive it has been to previous treatment. Treatment usually starts with mild approaches and proceeds to stronger remedies but only as they are needed.

Washington, DC - Scientists and clinicians from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health, and the California Institute of Technology discuss key considerations for developing a universal influenza vaccine in a meeting report appearing in the October 17 issue of Immunity. The report summarizes discussions from a workshop NIAID held June 28-29, 2017, in Rockville, Maryland, entitled, “Pathway to a Universal Influenza Vaccine.”

Scottsdale, Arizona - Your oral health is more important than you might realize. Get the facts about how the health of your mouth, teeth and gums can affect your general health.

Did you know that your oral health offers clues about your overall health - or that problems in your mouth can affect the rest of your body? Protect yourself by learning more about the connection between your oral health and overall health.

Dallas, Texas - Men develop a type of irregular heartbeat, known as atrial fibrillation, about a decade earlier than women on average, and being overweight is a major risk factor, according to a large new study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation.