Month: August 2018

Drooling is common in young children, especially while their teeth are coming in. It is usually nothing to worry about. However, excessive saliva can sometimes irritate a baby’s skin and cause drool rash. Drool rash can be uncomfortable for a baby, but parents and caregivers can help them get relief with some simple home remedies.
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People have used black seed oil for its therapeutic benefits for thousands of years. Studies suggest that this oil may offer many health and cosmetic benefits, such as aiding weight loss, improving skin conditions, and even treating cancer and diabetes. In this article, we look at the science behind black seed oil’s benefits and explore
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Food cravings are intense, sometimes irresistible urges to eat. A person usually desires a specific food or taste. Foods high in sugars or other carbohydrates commonly cause cravings, and these can be especially difficult to control. Sweet foods and those rich in other carbohydrates fire off feel-good chemicals like serotonin, dopamine, and other relaxing endorphins
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While minor bumps and bruises are common during childhood, experiencing neck pain as a child can be startling. A range of things can cause neck pain in children, and it is vital to identify the cause to determine the best course of treatment. Neck pain is often temporary and clears within 1 or 2 days
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study published in The Lancet suggests that liberal oxygen therapy provided to patients may be linked to increased death. Adults brought to the hospital in critical condition are always checked for vitals. When health professionals determine that a patient’s oxygen levels in the blood are low,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A new study determined the effects of first exposure to antipsychotics on weight gain and insulin sensitivity in children and teenagers. Antipsychotics are medications primarily used to manage symptoms of psychosis such as delusions, hallucinations, and paranoia associated with schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Antipsychotics are a well-established treatment
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Cancer never rests — and neither do those who have devoted their lives to finding new ways to battle this deadly disease. In this Spotlight, we look at some of the most promising cancer studies from the past month. Researchers continue to attack cancer from all sides. Many of the most promising investigations into novel
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In the largest study of its kind, researchers conclude that stroke doubles the risk that an individual will eventually develop dementia. A new study inspects the link between stroke and dementia risk. In the United States, somebody has a stroke every 40 seconds. Stroke kills an estimated 140,000 people each year. Stroke is responsible for
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Many breastfeeding women who are recovering from childbirth will experience aches and pains, such as uterine cramps and muscle soreness. Ibuprofen may help relieve these pains. Some types of medication are not suitable to take while breastfeeding, so women may wonder whether or not taking pain relievers is risky. In most cases, ibuprofen is safe
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Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune condition that causes inflammation in the lining of the joints. People who have rheumatoid arthritis sometimes develop other conditions, such as anemia. Anemia is a condition that causes a low red blood cell count and insufficient levels of hemoglobin, a protein that carries oxygen. Anemia can cause symptoms that might
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A better understanding of metabolism in tumor cells that evade drugs could improve cancer treatments, according to new research from the University of Cincinnati in Ohio. Could we use cell metabolism in the fight against hard-to-treat tumors? Some tumors are hard to treat because while at first they respond to cancer drugs, some cells are
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One day, it might be possible to harness the immune system and coerce it into tackling Alzheimer’s disease. A recent study brings us one step closer to making this a reality. A study finds new ways to destroy Alzheimer’s plaques (depicted here). Alzheimer’s disease is a neurodegenerative condition that affects around 5.7 million individuals in
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Many with people with rheumatoid arthritis are familiar with stiff joints in the morning. But what causes this morning stiffness, and how can people get rid of it? Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is an autoimmune condition that attacks the joints, causing inflammation, pain, and stiffness, including morning stiffness. Morning stiffness is a widespread problem among those
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Respiratory syncytial virus, or RSV, is a viral infection that can cause significant symptoms in infants under the age of 2 years old. However, most infants who get the virus experience cold-like symptoms and recover without issue. RSV can have serious consequences in certain groups, however, including: babies younger than 6 months babies born prematurely
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For people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), exercise can be hugely beneficial for relieving pain and joint stiffness. Exercising and stretching can be particularly helpful during a flare. People with RA who exercise may find that they have less pain that those who do not. Exercise can reduce painful symptoms, improve joint function and flexibility, increase
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Red spots on the breast are usually symptoms of a rash or other skin condition. Less commonly, they can also be a visual sign of breast cancer. Being able to recognize the early signs of breast cancer can allow for earlier diagnosis and treatment and improve a person’s outlook. In this article, we look at
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Some people believe that the rate of the fetus’ heartbeat, as heard during an ultrasound scan, can indicate its sex. Research shows no evidence for this, and similar beliefs tend to be myths. Many people claim that they can predict a baby’s sex using signs such as the size of the mother’s breasts or the
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