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Can dehydration affect pregnancy?

Can dehydration affect pregnancy?

Dehydration is more common during pregnancy than at other times. Most cases of dehydration in pregnancy are mild, but severe dehydration can be dangerous for both the mother and the baby. The fetus places intense demands on the body, and pregnant people need to consume extra nutrients. Morning sickness, as well as conditions that cause […]

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How to get debris out of your eye

How to get debris out of your eye

A foreign object in the eye can be anything from a piece of dust to a lodged pencil. Most of the time, foreign objects are harmless and easy to remove. Foreign objects and debris in the eye usually affect the cornea or conjunctiva. The cornea is a transparent layer that protects the iris and pupil. […]

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Tips for dyeing hair when you have psoriasis

Tips for dyeing hair when you have psoriasis

In people with scalp psoriasis, dyeing the hair can cause problems. However, taking a few key steps before, during, and after applying hair dye can prevent complications. At least half of the people with psoriasis get it on their scalps. When symptoms flare up, the scalp often becomes very sensitive. However, according to the National […]

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New ‘potential target’ for cancer therapy found

New ‘potential target’ for cancer therapy found

A discovery about how cancer cells prepare the way for tumor growth and spread may lead to new treatments that stop it. Blocking the protein Munc13-4 could stop the spread of cancer. Cancer cells are known to release tiny fluid-filled bags, or vesicles, called exosomes. These are packed with powerful proteins and other molecules that […]

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What to know about cramps on birth control

What to know about cramps on birth control

Many people experience cramps on birth control, especially when they first start using a new birth control method. However, many hormonal birth control options can help prevent cramps and other menstrual symptoms. For most people, cramps on birth control are temporary. People with severe or prolonged cramps may need to visit a doctor. The doctor […]

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Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?

Does a higher BMI protect against breast cancer?

A new study explores the surprising interaction between body mass index and breast cancer. The researchers hope that the results will lead to a better understanding of the mechanisms and risk factors involved. According to a recent study, having a higher BMI could protect against breast cancer. In the United States, breast cancer is the […]

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Which treatments work for stretch marks?

Which treatments work for stretch marks?

Many creams and lotions are marketed with claims about making stretch marks less noticeable. Some people also use home remedies to reduce the appearance of these marks. Popular remedies include herbal products, self-tanner, and hyaluronic acid. Stretch marks, which the medical community calls striae distensae, are common and may affect up to 88 percent of […]

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Head injury: Symptoms, concussion, and treatment

Head injury: Symptoms, concussion, and treatment

Head injuries range from a bump on the head to a skull fracture. Some head injuries are severe enough to cause brain damage or even death. Knowing the symptoms of a concussion and some simple first aid can help people respond to a head injury quickly, reducing the chances of complications. Types A head injury […]