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What can cause a dry cough?

What can cause a dry cough?

Coughing is a natural reflex for clearing the throat and lungs of irritants. While an occasional dry cough is rarely a cause for concern, persistent coughing can indicate an underlying medical condition that may be more serious. A dry cough, or sometimes a tickly cough, is a cough that does not bring up any phlegm […]

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Best remedies for dry skin on the feet

Best remedies for dry skin on the feet

Having dry, rough, or cracked skin on the feet is common. The feet have fewer oil glands than other areas of the body, and they experience daily wear and tear. People can relieve dry skin on the feet using some simple home remedies.Dry skin often appears on the heels and sides of the feet and […]

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Tips to increase stamina

Tips to increase stamina

Stamina describes a person’s ability to sustain physical and mental activity. People with low mental stamina may find it difficult to focus on tasks for long periods and become distracted easily. People with low physical stamina may tire when walking up a flight of stairs, for example. Having low stamina often causes a person to […]

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What are the side effects of Tamiflu in children?

What are the side effects of Tamiflu in children?

Tamiflu is a prescription medicine for the treatment of influenza, or flu, in children and adults. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of Tamiflu in 1999. In 2009, governments across the world stockpiled the drug in response to the worldwide spread of the H1N1, or “swine flu” strain of influenza. However, recent […]

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Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia?

Diabetes: Could targeting this protein prevent hypoglycemia?

People with type 1 or type 2 diabetes who take insulin have a higher risk of developing hypoglycemia, or low blood sugar. Now, a study of how a protein works in the pancreas could lead to new treatments for protecting against the potentially life-threatening condition. Researchers may have found a way to prevent hypoglycemia in […]

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Syncing brain waves may fight age-related memory problems

Syncing brain waves may fight age-related memory problems

Memory can deteriorate naturally, due to age, and even when this process is not related to neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, it can still affect a person’s quality of life. Now, researchers from Boston University in Massachusetts are exploring ways of fighting age-related memory decline. By resynchronizing brain waves, we could reverse some age-related memory […]

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Could this food additive make it harder to fight the flu?

Could this food additive make it harder to fight the flu?

New research suggests that a chemical compound that helps packaged food stay fresh could weaken the body’s immune response in the fight against influenza. A food additive that manufacturers commonly add to frozen meat could make it harder for us to fight influenza viruses. Many of us have had the flu at some point and […]

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What causes a hard lump under the skin?

What causes a hard lump under the skin?

Discovering a hard lump under the skin can be alarming, but it is rarely a cause for concern. Several factors can cause lumps under the skin, and they are usually treatable. In this article, we cover different types of noncancerous hard lump under the skin, their causes and treatments, and when to see a doctor. […]

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More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

More Evidence HPV Vaccine Cuts Cervical Cancer Rate

Latest Sexual Health News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Scotland is already seeing a payoff for vaccinating adolescent girls for human papillomavirus (HPV). Since the vaccine became routine about a decade ago, cervical cancer cases in young Scottish women have plummeted, a new study reports. HPV is one of the most common sexually […]