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What is the cause of drooling?

What is the cause of drooling?

Drooling is expected in babies, who do not yet have full control over their mouths or swallowing muscles. But drooling is often embarrassing for children and adults. Many people may avoid discussing this symptom. Drooling can occur for many reasons. Most people drool every once in a while. It is especially common while sleeping, when […]

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Macrocytic anemia: Symptoms and treatment

Macrocytic anemia: Symptoms and treatment

Macrocytic anemia is a type of anemia that causes unusually large red blood cells. Like other types of anemia, macrocytic anemia means that the red blood cells also have low hemoglobin. Hemoglobin is an iron-containing protein that transports oxygen around the body. Deficiencies in vitamin B-12 or folate often cause macrocytic anemia, so it is […]

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Could this vitamin A derivative cure liver cancer?

Could this vitamin A derivative cure liver cancer?

A new study reveals how a derivative of vitamin A called acyclic retinoid could help to eradicate the most common form of liver cancer: hepatocellular carcinoma. Researchers shed light on how a synthetic form of vitamin A could help to eradicate liver cancer. Led by researchers from the RIKEN Center for Integrative Medical Sciences in […]

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Cognitive decline: Impaired sense of smell could be used as marker

Cognitive decline: Impaired sense of smell could be used as marker

Testing for sense of smell in adults aged 65–74 may identify those at higher risk of cognitive decline, according to a new study from Germany that is now published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. Olfactory dysfunction could mean a higher risk of cognitive decline. Cognitive decline refers to the decline of mental functions such […]

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What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?

What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness is a common symptom experienced by women when they go through the menopause transition and possibly for many years after. However, vaginal dryness can happen at any age for several reasons. Vaginal dryness is the result of decreased levels of estrogen. Estrogen is the female hormone that keeps the lining of the vagina […]

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What to do about a hyperextended elbow

What to do about a hyperextended elbow

Hyperextended elbow occurs when the elbow joint moves outside its normal range of motion. This injury can be painful and take several weeks to heal. Although anyone can experience a hyperextended elbow, it tends to occur among those who play contact sports or engage in other strenuous physical activities. People who trip and fall may […]

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What are the risks of breast implant surgery?

What are the risks of breast implant surgery?

People choose to have breast implants for many reasons that include increasing the size of the breasts, altering their shape, or making them appear evener. A breast implant operation is usually carried out with the person under general anesthetic and takes between 60 and 90 minutes. A surgeon will cut the skin either at the […]

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Causes and treatments for a nervous stomach

Causes and treatments for a nervous stomach

A nervous stomach is one example of how a person’s emotions can affect their body. Doctors may refer to a nervous stomach if a person is having symptoms, such as nausea or bloating, that are unrelated to any gastrointestinal condition. Treatments for a nervous stomach often include techniques to reduce anxiety, stress, and tension. In […]

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What are the risks of being underweight?

What are the risks of being underweight?

Being underweight can represent as many health concerns to an individual as being overweight can. If a person is underweight, their body may not be getting the nutrients it needs to build healthy bones, skin, and hair. While some people may have a genetic background or a medical illness that prevents them from putting on […]