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What are the risks of anal sex?

What are the risks of anal sex?

Anal sex is the practice of inserting the penis, fingers, or a foreign object such as a vibrator into the anus for sexual pleasure. With the appropriate precautions, anal sex is mostly safe.However, there are different potential risks that may not be present in vaginal or oral sex. For example, the anus cannot naturally lubricate […]

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18 ways to get a flat stomach

18 ways to get a flat stomach

Many people with excess body weight carry fat around their midsection. This fat is a risk factor for many different health conditions, including heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Fat around the belly can be challenging to lose. Even with diet and exercise, it can often be the last part of the body to slim […]

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How to improve eyesight without glasses

How to improve eyesight without glasses

Eyesight can deteriorate as people get older or due to certain health conditions. However, there are a number of natural ways a person can protect and improve their vision without the need for corrective glasses.The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that in the United States around 12 million people of 40 years […]

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IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut

IBD: A low-calorie plant diet relieves inflammation, repairs gut

Repeated cycles of a low-calorie, plant-based diet have shown promise as a treatment for inflammatory bowel disease. A low-calorie diet rich in vegetables may reduce inflammation in IBD. Scientists at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles recently tested what they describe as the “fasting-mimicking” diet on a mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease […]

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Can supplements help keep depression at bay?

Can supplements help keep depression at bay?

New research investigates whether taking nutritional supplements and changing dietary habits can help prevent depression. Can our dietary practices help keep depression at bay? On a global level, we are now facing two concerning epidemics, one of which relates to the health of the body and the other to that of the mind, namely, obesity […]

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This sleep disorder puts people at ‘very high risk’ of Parkinson’s

This sleep disorder puts people at ‘very high risk’ of Parkinson’s

Research has linked a particular sleep disorder called rapid eye movement (REM) sleep behavior disorder with a diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease. What characterizes this sleep problem, and can its presence be a good way to predict Parkinson’s risk? People who experience a sleep disorder that causes them to act out their dreams have a high […]

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Cortisone Injection

Source: iStock Corticosteroid (cortisone) injection of joints and soft tissue facts Corticosteroids are powerful anti-inflammatory medications. Cortisone shots can offer fast-acting relief of inflamed muscles, joints, tendons, and bursa. Complications are rare but may include infection and bleeding. When administered by an expert, cortisone injections offer significant pain relief from inflammation with only minimal discomfort. […]

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risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia)

risedronate (Actonel, Atelvia)

What is risedronate, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Risedronate is in a class of drugs called bisphosphonates used for the treatment of Paget’s disease of bone (in which the formation of bone is abnormal) and in persons with osteoporosis (in which the density and strength of bones are reduced). Other biphosphonates include […]

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Health Tip: UTI Warning Signs

Health Tip: UTI Warning Signs

(HealthDay News) — A urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common bacterial infection that affects the urethra, bladder or kidney. Those who are pregnant or sexually active may be at a higher risk for UTIs. Latest Women’s Health News The American College of Physicians notes the top warning signs for UTIs: The ACP recommends seeking […]

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Melatonin

Melatonin

What is melatonin, and how does it work (mechanism of action)? Melatonin is a natural hormone produced by the pineal gland in the body. Commercially available melatonin that is sold as medicine is produced in the laboratory. Melatonin regulates sleep-wake cycle. Check with your healthcare professional before using herbs or other supplements. What brand names […]