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12 Signs Your Back Pain Is Actually Ankylosing Spondylitis

Richman Photo/Shutterstock More than 2.7 million persons live with the pain and stiffness of an inflammatory form of arthritis in the spine. It’s called ankylosing spondylitis or AS (pronounced ank-kih-low-sing spon-dill-eye-tiss), and it’s an autoimmune disease: This means that your own immune system attacks healthy tissues; in the case of AS, the target is your… Read More »

If you have 'stomach flu,' chances are it's actually norovirus: What you should know

If you’ve ever gotten sick from eating something “bad,” you may have had an encounter with norovirus. Sometimes called a “stomach bug” or “stomach flu” — though it’s not related to the flu — norovirus is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States, causing between 19 million and 21 million cases of… Read More »

GMO food opponents think they know the most, but actually know the least: Study

New research suggests that people’s illusion of knowledge could be fueling the broader population’s opposition to genetically modified (GM) foods. “Extreme views often stem from people feeling they understand complex topics better than they do,” said Phil Fernbach, the lead author of the study, in a press release. The study, titled “Extreme opponents of genetically… Read More »