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Can humans have mange?

Can humans have mange?

Mange is a generic term used to describe skin conditions caused by certain species of mites in animals. When these mites affect a human, the condition is called scabies. Mites are microscopic, eight-legged parasites that can live on animals, including dogs, cats, and humans. They either burrow into the skin or into hair follicles to […]

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Is my pimple infected?

Is my pimple infected?

Infected pimples are typically caused by a bacterial infection. They may require different treatment than regular pimples or acne. Pimples develop when pores on the skin become clogged with too much oil (sebum), dead skin cells, or bacteria. Acne tends to occur most often during puberty when the sebaceous glands typically produce more sebum but […]

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How to get rid of an allergic reaction on the face

How to get rid of an allergic reaction on the face

Allergic reactions that affect the face can lead to raised welts, swollen lips, and watering eyes. Beauty products or hay fever often cause these reactions. A person can treat and prevent their allergies, once they know what is causing them, even though they are annoying when they happen. Allergies may be especially common on the […]

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Are random erections normal?

Are random erections normal?

Males often experience erections, sometimes called boners, without physical or psychological stimulation. While it is usually not a cause for concern, it can feel embarrassing. Random erections are normal in adolescents and adults, especially when waking up. Fluctuations in testosterone may be responsible. In this article, we explore the causes and management of random erections, […]

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New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

Two recent papers attack two cancer-related problems using the same drug. They hope that it might improve survival in breast and lung cancer and halt obesity-related cancers. Research gives a deeper insight into the molecular changes associated with cancer. Researchers from Michigan State University in East Lansing are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. […]

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Childhood friends may protect your adult health

Childhood friends may protect your adult health

Remember that childhood friend you used to hang out with till it got so late your parents had to drag you back to the house? Or that high school confidante you’d spend ages with chatting on the phone? The comfort these friends brought you then might extend well into your adulthood and keep you healthy […]

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How to treat whiteheads on the nose

How to treat whiteheads on the nose

Whiteheads are a common form of acne. They present as a white bump under the skin’s surface. These blemishes are firm and do not pop when squeezed because the pore is closed. Acne is a skin condition that affects up to 80 percent of people between 11 to 30 years old. As with all forms […]

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What causes an enlarged clitoris?

What causes an enlarged clitoris?

There is no standard size for a clitoris, but it usually grows with sexual arousal. When a person is not aroused, a hormonal imbalance or another medical condition can cause enlargement of the clitoris. The clitoris is a female sexual organ. It is located just above the urethra, where urine is released from the body. […]

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What to expect after a vaginal hysterectomy

What to expect after a vaginal hysterectomy

A vaginal hysterectomy is a procedure that surgeons perform through the vagina to remove the uterus. A woman can often go home the same day or within 24 hours of the surgery. She can also return to normal activity after 6 weeks, though a hysterectomy has lifelong effects. A hysterectomy through the vagina is minimally […]

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Guideline Urges Hormone Test for Women With Unwanted Hair

Guideline Urges Hormone Test for Women With Unwanted Hair

Latest Womens Health News FRIDAY, March 30, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Women with dark, coarse hair growth on the face, chest or back should be tested for polycystic ovary syndrome and other underlying health problems, a new Endocrine Society guideline says. Hirsutism — the growth of unwanted hair in places where men typically grow hair, […]