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What causes boils on the inner thigh?

What causes boils on the inner thigh?

A boil or furuncle is a skin infection caused by the bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. It tends to thrive in warm, moist areas of skin, most commonly the nostrils, armpits, the crease between the buttocks, and the inner thighs. Boils can also spread under the skin and cluster. If this happens, the clusters form deeper abscesses […]

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What to eat if you have multiple myeloma

What to eat if you have multiple myeloma

Multiple myeloma is a type of blood cancer that forms in bone marrow. It occurs when a type of blood cell called a plasma cell becomes cancerous and forms a tumor, usually within the bone. If more than one tumor forms, it is known as multiple myeloma. Cancerous plasma cells can cause anemia and lead […]

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What foods are good for an enlarged prostate?

What foods are good for an enlarged prostate?

The prostate gland is a small, walnut-shaped gland that sits behind the bladder in men. During sexual activity, the prostate gland helps produce semen, the nutrient-rich fluid that carries the sperm during ejaculation. As some men get older, the prostate gland can become enlarged, a condition known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. In this […]

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Why are my lips swollen?

Why are my lips swollen?

Lips can become swollen if fluid builds up in the skin tissue or if there is underlying inflammation. This causes them to appear larger than usual. Swollen lips have a range of causes, which vary from normal to potentially dangerous. In this article, we look at what causes swollen lips, how to treat them, and […]

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Now too much standing is bad for us, says study

Now too much standing is bad for us, says study

My standing desk arrived earlier this month. Having written many articles about the harms of prolonged sitting, I was very excited to give it a go. So, imagine my dismay when I see this latest study: standing desks might not be so beneficial after all. Researchers suggest that standing desks may not be as beneficial […]

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What causes labia swelling?

What causes labia swelling?

The labia are located on the vulva, which is the exterior part of a woman’s genitals. They protect the clitoris, vagina, and urethra from infection and damage. A variety of conditions can cause swollen labia, including infections and cysts. The labia are sometimes called the vaginal lips. There are two pairs of labia — the […]

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Larger waist, hips may raise women’s heart attack risk

Larger waist, hips may raise women’s heart attack risk

It is known that obesity raises the risk of heart attack in both men and women, but recent research published in the Journal of the American Heart Association finds that for women, the size of their hips and waist may be the best indicators of risk. For women, their waist size and waist-to-hip ratio may […]

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Parkinson’s disease: Why do brain cells die?

Parkinson’s disease: Why do brain cells die?

Researchers have discovered that a molecule already known to be important for other cell functions may also serve as a target against Lewy bodies, which are the toxic protein deposits that build up in the brain in Parkinson’s disease. Understanding why brain cells die is key for treating Parkinson’s. The molecule, called cardiolipin, is an […]

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What are hypnagogic hallucinations?

What are hypnagogic hallucinations?

Hypnagogic hallucinations are imagined sensations that seem very real. They occur as a person is falling asleep, and are also referred to as sleep hallucinations. The term hypnopompic describes the period when a person wakes up. Hypnagogic defines the period when a person falls asleep. A hallucination is anything that can be sensed but is […]