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What are the treatments for plantar fibroma?

What are the treatments for plantar fibroma?

A plantar fibroma is a mass of fibrous tissue that develops in the arch of the foot. The growth often causes pain and discomfort even though it is benign. Plantar fibromas affect males more often than females and tend to occur in people of middle age or older. Less commonly, some people may develop several […]

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Umbilical granuloma: When to see a doctor

Umbilical granuloma: When to see a doctor

An umbilical granuloma is one of the most common umbilical abnormalities in newborns. The granuloma looks like a ball of moist, red tissue on the bellybutton. They most frequently occur in newborns once the stump of umbilical cord has fallen off. The umbilical cord connects the baby to the placenta during pregnancy. Containing arteries and […]

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Are people with diabetes, obesity predisposed to stress?

Are people with diabetes, obesity predisposed to stress?

Individuals with obesity and type 2 diabetes or prediabetes have insulin resistance — which means that their bodies are unable to regulate blood sugar levels. But do these imbalances also mean that their emotional responses to negative stimuli are increased? Insulin resistance may contribute to rendering people with obesity and diabetes more prone to stress. […]

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How walnuts benefit your gut bacteria and overall health

How walnuts benefit your gut bacteria and overall health

Walnuts have been shown to have wide-ranging health benefits — from strengthening our hearts to reducing our risk of cancer. Now, new research sheds light on the mechanisms that may explain these benefits. New research explains why walnuts are so great for our all-round health. In case you didn’t know, walnuts are a veritable treasure […]

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Even mild TBI might raise dementia risk

Even mild TBI might raise dementia risk

Concussion does not have to result in loss of consciousness for it to be followed by a higher risk of developing dementia. A recent study investigates the links between concussion and dementia in new depth. This was the conclusion of a large study of veterans in the United States that found that the risk of […]

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Why do I wake up gasping for air?

Why do I wake up gasping for air?

While waking up gasping for air is not uncommon, it can be extremely frightening. Some causes, such as post-nasal drip, are easily treated. Others may require medical attention and a long-term treatment plan. In this article, we describe why a person may wake up gasping for air, tools and medicines that can help, and when […]

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What causes burning eyes?

What causes burning eyes?

Burning eyes can be both uncomfortable and concerning. In most cases, burning eyes can be diagnosed quickly and treated with over-the-counter medications. However, there are some rare causes of burning eyes that may require specialized treatment. In this article, we look at the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of burning eyes. Causes Dry eyes, sunburn, and […]

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Moles

Moles

Is it possible to prevent moles? Since we cannot change our own genetics, it is not possible to prevent all moles. The following prevention measures focus on sun avoidance and sun protection and include using sunscreens with SPF (sun protection factor) 50; using wide-brimmed hats (6 inches); using sun-protective clothing (shirts, long sleeves, long pants); […]

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Is Integrative Medicine Right for You?

Is Integrative Medicine Right for You?

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, May 8, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Any approach that differs from conventional — or Western — medicine is typically considered complementary and alternative, or CAM. But these practices have become much more mainstream, leading to growth in the health care approach called integrative medicine, which […]

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Generic Drugs Don’t Always Push Prices Down

Generic Drugs Don’t Always Push Prices Down

Latest Prevention & Wellness News MONDAY, May 7, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Generic drugs tend to trigger big drops in the cost of their expensive, brand-name counterparts, but that has not been the case with the cancer drug commonly known as Gleevec (imatinib). There’s been only a small drop in the price of imatinib since […]