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Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum Contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum facts A viral infection of the skin causes molluscum contagiosum, a mild skin disease. Risk factors include direct and indirect contact with an infected person’s skin. Symptoms and signs include painless pinkish raised nodules or bumps on the skin. A doctor’s physical exam presumptively diagnoses most molluscum contagiosum infections; tissue biopsy offers a […]

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Night Sweats (In Men and Women) Causes, Remedies, and Treatments

Night Sweats (In Men and Women) Causes, Remedies, and Treatments

Night sweats definition and facts Night sweats, or excessive sweating during sleep, are a common symptom in women and men. Many medical conditions and diseases can cause them. Examples include women in perimenopause or menopause; medications, hormone problems (Low-T), low blood sugar, and neurological problems. You may have other symptoms like chills, or shaking with […]

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Bruises

Bruises

Bumps and bruises facts A bruise is medically referred to as a contusion. Bruises occur when tiny blood vessels are damaged or broken. The injury required to produce a bruise varies with age and certain medications. Individual bruises change in appearance over time. Spontaneous bruising can indicate a serious bleeding tendency. What is a bruise? […]

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CBD Oil: All the Rage, But Is It Really Safe and Effective?

CBD Oil: All the Rage, But Is It Really Safe and Effective?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Cannabidiol (CBD) oil has become the hot new product in states that have legalized medical marijuana. The non-intoxicating marijuana extract is being credited with helping treat a host of medical problems — everything from epileptic seizures to anxiety to […]

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Racial Divide Narrows in Opioid Prescribing in U.S.

Racial Divide Narrows in Opioid Prescribing in U.S.

Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Black Americans are no longer less likely than whites to be prescribed opioid painkillers — but that means their risk of addiction to the narcotics has increased, researchers say. “To our knowledge, this is the first evidence of a potential narrowing of the divide […]

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Too Much Social Media May Harm a Woman’s Body Image

Too Much Social Media May Harm a Woman’s Body Image

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News FRIDAY, May 4, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest may not be good for women’s self-esteem, a new study suggests. Women are less likely to be happy with their bodies if they spend more than an hour a day on social media, the findings showed. […]

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Puberty

Puberty

Puberty facts Puberty is the period of sexual maturation and achievement of fertility. The time when puberty begins varies greatly among individuals; however, puberty usually occurs in girls between the ages of 10 and 14 and between the ages of 12 and 16 in boys. Both genetic and environmental factors are involved in the timing […]

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Injured Kids Can Have Lasting Mental Scars, Too

Injured Kids Can Have Lasting Mental Scars, Too

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If your child lands in the hospital with an accidental injury, new research suggests you should watch for signs they may be struggling with what happened to them. Investigators found that among children treated for serious injuries at one pediatric […]

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Strict Gun Laws Spare Young Lives: Study

Strict Gun Laws Spare Young Lives: Study

Latest Healthy Kids News SATURDAY, May 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fewer young Americans are killed by guns in states with stricter gun laws, a new study finds. “Injuries due to firearms are the nation’s third-leading cause of pediatric death,” said study author Dr. Monika Goyal. She is director of research in the division of […]