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What to do for healthy teeth and gums

What to do for healthy teeth and gums

Good oral hygiene is necessary to keep teeth and gums healthy. It involves habits such as brushing twice a day and having regular dental checkups.However, oral health is about more than cavities and gum disease. Research has shown that there is an association between the health of a person’s mouth and their overall health. Experts […]

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What to know about heat rash in babies

What to know about heat rash in babies

A heat rash can appear suddenly and look alarming, but it is not usually a cause for concern. Babies have delicate skin and are more likely to get heat rash than adults. Heat rash, which some people call prickly heat or miliaria, is a skin flare that happens after the skin gets too warm. These […]

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New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment

New PTSD blood test could aid prevention and treatment

Breakthrough research has yielded a cluster of genetic markers that could form the basis of a blood test for PTSD. A new blood test for PTSD may be in sight. Scientists at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis suggest that their findings could lead to more accurate diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). […]

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Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence

Ovarian cancer: New drug may prevent recurrence

New research in mice identifies a compound that prevents ovarian cancer recurrence by eradicating the cancer stem-like cells that conventional chemotherapy leaves behind. New findings could change the face of ovarian cancer treatment. According to the National Cancer Institute, there were over 22,000 new cases of ovarian cancer in the United States in 2018. More […]

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Could green tea help fight obesity?

Could green tea help fight obesity?

According to a recent study in mice, consuming green tea might reduce the risk of obesity and its related conditions. It appears that the benefits are due to green tea’s positive influence on gut bacteria. Green tea may hold clues to reducing obesity. All across the United States, obesity rates are rising. According to the […]

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Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma

Marine bacteria offer new weapon against melanoma

A recent paper outlines how marine bacteria have inspired an entirely new way of fighting melanoma. The authors hope that their findings might eventually lead to a more effective treatment. Marine bacteria may provide a new weapon against melanoma. Skin cancer is by far the most common type of cancer. Melanoma accounts for just 1 […]

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Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS)

Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) facts* *Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) facts written by Charles P. Davis, MD, PhD Pigmented villonodular synovitis (PVNS) is a disease where the tissue lining the joints and tendons grow abnormally to produce a noncancerous mass or tumor. There are two types: local (nodular) and diffuse. Local involves one area of the […]

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Are ‘Inactive’ Ingredients in Your Drugs Really So Harmless?

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News WEDNESDAY, March 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than 90 percent of the medications that Americans take contain an inactive ingredient that could cause an allergic reaction, a new study suggests. Lactose, peanut oil, gluten and chemical dyes are added to drugs to improve taste, prolong shelf life, […]

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Lemon Balm (Melissa officinalis)

What is lemon balm (Melissa officinalis)? How does it work (mechanism of action)? Lemon balm is a plant used as an herbal supplement. It may have antiviral activity against some viruses, for example, the herpes virus as well as calming effects. It active compounds in lemon balm are caffeic acid and tannins. What are the […]

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Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria?

Is there a link between stroke and changes in gut bacteria?

New research investigates whether a stroke can affect the diversity of bacterial populations in the gut and whether these changes could influence the brain’s recovery process. A stroke can cause changes in gut bacteria that could last for a long time and impact health outcomes. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) note that […]