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Adult diaper rash: What you need to know

Adult diaper rash: What you need to know

Adult diaper rash often occurs as a result of wearing adult diapers, incontinence briefs, or pads. Diaper rash begins as small, pink patches of irritated skin and progresses to larger patches of red, raised, painful bumps with a surrounding rash. Diaper rash can be uncomfortable and painful, but most cases can be treated using over-the-counter […]

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Which essential oils can help with rheumatoid arthritis?

Which essential oils can help with rheumatoid arthritis?

Rheumatoid arthritis can cause chronic inflammation and pain in the joints. Many people use essential oils to relieve these symptoms, but do the oils really work? Essential oils cannot cure this condition, but evidence suggests that they can relieve major symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and osteoarthritis, especially inflammation, swelling, stiffness, and pain. Read on, […]

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This ‘metastasis-blocking’ compound may stop the spread of cancer

This ‘metastasis-blocking’ compound may stop the spread of cancer

Using a new approach, scientists have located a compound that stops the spread of breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancers in mice. Cancer metastasis could one day be halted by metarrestin. The compound — which they call metarrestin — destroys a unique structure inside the nucleus of cancer cells that can spread and form new tumors. […]

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Increasing exercise over 6-year span protects the heart

Increasing exercise over 6-year span protects the heart

With heart failure, the cardiac muscle is unable to pump blood at the normal rate, resulting in persistent tiredness, breathlessness, and swollen legs. The condition can appear with age and tends to worsen over time. Can increasing exercise protect heart health? And how much would you need to increase it by to benefit? A new […]

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Foods for bladder health

Foods for bladder health

An overactive bladder occurs when the muscles of the bladder start to contract involuntarily, even when the amount of urine in the bladder is low. This leads to frequent and sudden urges to urinate. An overactive bladder (OAB) can cause considerable disruption to everyday life. People with an OAB may experience urinary incontinence and wake […]

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Do eyelashes grow back? What you need to know

Do eyelashes grow back? What you need to know

People lose their eyelashes for many reasons, from burns to chemotherapy. Although it may take a while, the eyelashes usually grow back. Similar to the hair on the scalp, eyelashes also go through growth cycles, so shedding a few is usually no cause for concern. However, many injuries and illnesses can cause many or most […]

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How do I stop my hair from being dry?

How do I stop my hair from being dry?

Dry hair does not absorb or retain enough moisture to keep its texture and brightness, so it may look lacklustre and be fragile and brittle. Although it may look unhealthy, most of the time, it is unlikely to be a health problem that causes dry hair. Dry hair can be caused by factors, including: nutritional […]

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How to deal with chafing

How to deal with chafing

Chafing is an annoying skin condition that often occurs when skin rubs against skin or clothing. The best way to avoid chafing is to take preventive measures. Luckily, there are many ways to both treat and prevent chafing. Tips for prevention Wearing suitable clothes when exercising may prevent chafing. The best way to avoid chafing […]