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Heart disease risk increased fivefold for bald and graying men

Heart disease risk increased fivefold for bald and graying men

New findings show that male pattern baldness and getting gray hair prematurely puts men under 40 at risk of heart disease. In fact, these men are five times likelier to develop the condition, representing a risk higher than the one posed by obesity. Young men with hair loss may need to be screened for heart […]

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What you should know about hairy tongue

What you should know about hairy tongue

Hairy tongue is a medical condition where the surface of the tongue takes on a discolored and furry appearance. Although it may seem unpleasant, hairy tongue is a relatively harmless condition that can be easily dealt with in most cases. Here, we will discuss what hairy tongue is, how it can be triggered and how […]

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Migraine breakthrough: New drug halves attacks

Migraine breakthrough: New drug halves attacks

The results of a recent study represent an “incredibly important step forward” for migraine treatment, say researchers, after it was revealed that a drug called erenumab could more than halve the number of migraine attacks for people with the condition. The erenumab drug was found to cut the number of migraine days by more than […]

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Can apple cider vinegar treat erectile dysfunction?

Can apple cider vinegar treat erectile dysfunction?

Erectile dysfunction can be a frustrating and demoralizing condition, particularly when standard treatments do not work. There is little scientific evidence that apple cider vinegar can treat erectile dysfunction. Apple cider vinegar may, however, treat some of the medical conditions that can lead to erectile dysfunction (ED). Anecdotal evidence and folk medical tradition both suggest […]

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Mysterious anaphylaxis explained: Red meat to blame

Mysterious anaphylaxis explained: Red meat to blame

New research, conducted by scientists at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, suggests that rare cases of unexplained anaphylaxis may, in fact, be caused by an allergic reaction to a molecule found in red meat. Red meat might be to blame for cases of anaphylaxis that have so far eluded an explanation. Anaphylaxis […]

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New Migraine Drugs Show Promise

New Migraine Drugs Show Promise

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 29, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Two new migraine drugs have shown promise in late-stage clinical trials. The drugs were designed specifically to target a pathway believed to be important in these headaches. In stage 3 clinical trials, the drugs were found to work exceptionally well for […]

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U.S.-Funded HIV Prevention Effort Reaps Rewards in Uganda

U.S.-Funded HIV Prevention Effort Reaps Rewards in Uganda

Latest HIV News THURSDAY, Nov. 30, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A program that includes male circumcision and antiviral drug treatment led to a sharp drop in HIV infection rates in a high-risk region of Uganda, researchers report. Their study of a U.S.-funded HIV prevention program in the rural Rakai District on the shore of Lake […]

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Chronic back pain: A 10-minute treatment leaves patients pain-free

Chronic back pain: A 10-minute treatment leaves patients pain-free

More than 80 percent of people with chronic low back pain who received a single, 10-minute pulsed radiofrequency treatment are pain-free after 1 year, a new study reveals. Researchers say that their CT-guided pulsed radiotherapy technique could help to alleviate chronic low back pain. The new and minimally invasive treatment was tested on 80 people […]

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Black toenail: Causes and treatment

Black toenail: Causes and treatment

Black toenails can be unsightly and sometimes painful. While there are several potential causes of black toenails, many are easy to treat or may clear up on their own. In this article, we look at six potential causes of a black toenail, in addition to treatment options and tips for prevention. Six causes of a […]

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Tardive dyskinesia: What you need to know

Tardive dyskinesia: What you need to know

Tardive dyskinesia is a side effect of certain medications that causes unintended muscle movements, usually in the face. These movements are jerky, stiff, and cannot be controlled. Tardive dyskinesia is not related to other disorders that cause involuntary movements, such as Parkinson’s disease or tic disorders. In this article, we look at the causes and […]