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What to know about babies and cold sores

What to know about babies and cold sores

Cold sores are common and relatively harmless in toddlers and children, but the cold sore virus can be dangerous for babies. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, many children will start to get cold sores by the age of 5. Newborns rarely get cold sores, but, when a baby who is less than 6 […]

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How are thyroid and cholesterol related?

How are thyroid and cholesterol related?

High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Diet and other lifestyle choices are often to blame for high cholesterol. But sometimes medical conditions, such as a thyroid disorder, are at fault. Producing too many or too few thyroid hormones increases the risk of abnormal blood cholesterol. We take a closer look […]

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Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

Fighting prostate cancer with groundbreaking new technique

Groundbreaking laboratory-grown prostate cancer cells could change the way research is carried out. They will significantly increase the speed at which new drugs can be trialed. New prostate cancer models should drive research forward. Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in the United States, with around 164,000 new cases each […]

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Health Tip: Manage Hot Flashes

Health Tip: Manage Hot Flashes

(HealthDay News) — Hot flashes are a common symptom for menopausal women. Latest Menopause News The earlier in life hot flashes begin, the longer they may last, the U.S. National Institute on Aging says. The agency suggests how to manage hot flashes: Dress in layers, which can be removed when hot flashes begin. Carry a […]

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How do you stretch out your tailbone?

How do you stretch out your tailbone?

The tailbone, or coccyx, is at the bottom of the spine and helps to support the pelvis. It is possible to injure or fracture the tailbone, causing inflammation and pain. Persistent tailbone pain is known as coccydynia. The tailbone is triangular and consists of between three and five semi-fused bones. In humans, it is a […]

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Do erectile dysfunction exercises help?

Do erectile dysfunction exercises help?

Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man cannot get or maintain an erection. It is common in men of all ages. Muscles, especially those important in maintaining an erection, sometimes lose tone and strength. As a result, exercises can help to reverse erectile dysfunction (ED). Causes and risk factors for ED include: Doctors may prescribe phosphodiesterase […]

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Everything you need to know about bibasilar crackles

Everything you need to know about bibasilar crackles

Using a stethoscope, a doctor can listen to the sounds of the lungs. One type of sound that can indicate a problem is called bibasilar crackles. The sounds of the lungs can provide clues that help a doctor to diagnose an underlying condition. In this article, learn about the conditions that cause bibasilar crackles. We […]

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What causes patches of discolored skin?

What causes patches of discolored skin?

Patches of discolored skin have many possible causes, including birthmarks, pigmentation disorders, rashes, infections, and skin cancer. While not all causes are serious, some may require prompt diagnosis and treatment. Anyone who notices a new patch of discolored skin should see a doctor. Learn more here.