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What is this bump on my eyelid?

What is this bump on my eyelid?

An eyelid bump can be painful or irritating but is usually harmless. Although bumps can disappear on their own, simple treatment at home often speeds up healing. We find out more about different types of eyelid bump and what can cause them. Eyelashes protect the eyes from tiny objects, such as dust, that can irritate […]

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Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

Could a bacterium found in milk trigger rheumatoid arthritis?

New research suggests that a bacterium found in cow’s milk and beef may lead to rheumatoid arthritis in people who are already genetically predisposed. The bacterium may be a common trigger for both rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. A bacterium found in milk may trigger rheumatoid arthritis in genetically predisposed people, suggests new research. Rheumatoid […]

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How to improve circulation

How to improve circulation

Circulation is the process by which the heart pumps a person’s blood around their body. Good circulation is vital to a person’s health. So, how can someone improve their circulation? As the blood circulates, it delivers oxygen and nutrients to the body’s cells and takes away waste products. This article discusses six ways to improve […]

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Alzheimer’s: Brain implant could improve cognitive function

Alzheimer’s: Brain implant could improve cognitive function

Researchers report the success of a clinical trial that tested the effectiveness of deep brain stimulation for slowing function-related cognitive decline. This enables people affected by Alzheimer’s to keep living independently for longer. The success of a recent phase I clinical trial seems to indicate that a brain implant could slow down cognitive decline in […]

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Understanding anhedonia: What happens in the brain?

Understanding anhedonia: What happens in the brain?

Anhedonia, or the inability to feel pleasure during pleasurable activities, occurs as a part of a number of conditions. It is also considered a central feature of depression. In this Spotlight feature, we explore what’s happening in the brain. Anhedonia accompanies a range of neuropsychiatric conditions. Most people will, at some point in their life, […]

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What can be done about eczema on the scalp?

What can be done about eczema on the scalp?

The shedding of white skin flakes is often the most noticeable symptom of scalp eczema. It is often accompanied by itchy, red, and sometimes inflamed skin that is typical of different kinds of eczema. The type of eczema that most often affects the scalp is called seborrheic dermatitis. In babies, it is known as cradle […]

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How to prevent and improve crepey skin

How to prevent and improve crepey skin

The term crepey skin refers to when the skin looks thin and wrinkled and similar in appearance to crepe paper. Although it is similar to wrinkles in many ways, crepey skin is not necessarily linked to old age. However, as people age, their skin can become more loose and flaccid. Crepey skin typically affects large […]

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Blood vessel discovery may prevent diabetes

Blood vessel discovery may prevent diabetes

New insights from research on how insulin exits the bloodstream to metabolize glucose in cells could lead to new treatments for insulin resistance, a condition that usually precedes type 2 diabetes. Tracking insulin’s journey through the bloodstream could yield new treatments for insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes. In a paper that was published in […]

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What causes Battle’s sign?

What causes Battle’s sign?

Battle’s sign is a bruise that appears after a person breaks a bone at the base of their skull. This type of break is known as a basilar skull fracture. Basilar skull fractures can lead to permanent brain injury, meningitis, or other complications. Minor basilar fractures, however, have a good outlook if the person receives […]

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Odynophagia: Symptoms, causes, and dysphagia

Odynophagia: Symptoms, causes, and dysphagia

Odynophagia is when it is painful to swallow. This pain may occur in the throat, mouth, or food pipe and has a variety of potential causes. Over time, painful swallowing can lead to damage to the throat, unintended weight loss, and other complications. In this article, we look at the common causes of odynophagia and […]