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Eggplant allergy: What you need to know

Eggplant allergy: What you need to know

Eggplant is a common, nutrient-rich food that can be found in many different recipes. Unfortunately, some people develop an allergy to eggplant that can drastically affect their diet, depending on the severity of their reaction. Allergies to eggplant, or aubergine, are fairly uncommon. Eggplants are a member of the nightshade family of plants, whose members […]

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Aspirin slashes risk of gastrointestinal cancer

Aspirin slashes risk of gastrointestinal cancer

A large-scale study finds that the long-term use of aspirin cuts the chances of developing digestive cancers almost in half. Aspirin could prevent digestive cancers, especially in the elderly, suggests new research. Gastrointestinal cancers include colorectal cancer, stomach (or gastric) cancer, liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, esophageal cancer, and small intestine cancers, among others. Of these, […]

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How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the skin?

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the skin?

Rheumatoid arthritis causes joint pain, swelling, inflammation, and nodes or hard lumps under the skin. Often associated with deformities in the hands and other extremities, rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory autoimmune disorder that requires medical interventions to help alleviate symptoms and prevent joint damage. While around 1 in 100 people has RA, only […]

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Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate) Quiz

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (Enlarged Prostate) Quiz

The prostate is about the size of a _____________. The prostate is a small organ about the size of a walnut. It lies below the bladder (where urine is stored) and surrounds the urethra (the tube that carries urine from the bladder). Pea Dime Walnut Grape What is a gland? A gland is a… A […]

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Kids’ High Blood Pressure Often Overlooked

Kids’ High Blood Pressure Often Overlooked

Latest High Blood Pressure News MONDAY, Oct. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — One in every 30 children in the United States has high blood pressure. Now, new guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics may help doctors screen children 3 years and older for the condition. “We are seeing it at far younger ages than […]

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High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia) Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

High Cholesterol (Hyperlipidemia) Quiz: Test Your Medical IQ

Images provided by: 1. iStockPhoto 2. Big Stock Photo 3. iStockPhoto 4. Big Stock Photo 5. iStockPhoto 6. iStockPhoto 7. iStockPhoto 8. iStockPhoto 9. iStockPhoto Sources: National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. What is Cholesterol?<http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/health-topics/topics/hbc> NIH. Senior Health. High Blood Cholesterol.<http://nihseniorhealth.gov/highbloodcholesterol/whatishighbloodcholesterol/01.html > CDC. About High Cholesterol.<http://www.cdc.gov/cholesterol/about.htm > National Heart Lung and Blood Institute. What is […]

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Health Tip: Have Fun on Halloween, Despite Asthma

Health Tip: Have Fun on Halloween, Despite Asthma

(HealthDay News) — Halloween is a favorite holiday for children, but kids with asthma need to take special precautions. Latest Asthma News The American Lung Association suggests how to keep your asthmatic child safer during Halloween: Avoid fright fests — Activities such as hayrides, corn mazes and visiting haunted houses can trigger an asthmatic episode. […]

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Botox May Offer New Hope for Young Migraine Sufferers

Botox May Offer New Hope for Young Migraine Sufferers

Latest Migraine News FRIDAY, Oct. 27, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Botox injections may help bring relief to children suffering from migraines, a small study suggests. Botox (botulinum toxin) appears to reduce the frequency of migraines and shorten the length of episodes when they do occur, while also diminishing migraine pain. At the moment, Botox is […]