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How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke

How a parasitic fish could help us fight brain cancer and stroke

Researchers turn to an ancient species of fish in a bid to find a better way of delivering therapeutic drugs into the brain to treat conditions and events ranging from cancer to stroke. Lampreys (pictured above) may help boost brain therapies.Image credit: T. Lawrence, Great Lakes Fishery Commission Lampreys are one of the oldest surviving […]

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Benefits and uses of lemongrass essential oil

Benefits and uses of lemongrass essential oil

Lemongrass essential oil comes from the lemongrass plant, which grows in tropical and subtropical parts of the world. The oil can be bright or pale yellow with a thin consistency and a lemony scent.People have used lemongrass in traditional medicine for pain relief, stomach problems, and fevers. Its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and antifungal properties may also […]

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How to tell if eggs are still good

How to tell if eggs are still good

Eggs are a healthful source of protein and other essential nutrients. Although properly stored eggs have a decent shelf life, they can eventually spoil. However, there are several simple ways in which a person can check whether an egg is still good to eat. In this article, we look at some straightforward ways to tell […]

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Causes of swollen hands

Causes of swollen hands

Swelling happens when fluid builds up inside tissues. Numerous factors can cause it, including temperature change and underlying conditions. If swollen hands are due to a medical issue, treating it should resolve the swelling. A person may notice their fingers or hands appearing larger than usual. The skin may look puffy or shiny, and a […]

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How to stop a nosebleed

How to stop a nosebleed

Nosebleeds are a common problem, but they often subside quickly with at-home treatment. In this article, learn how to stop a nosebleed at home. We also cover stopping nosebleeds in children and when to see a doctor.

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What can cause stomach pain and nausea?

What can cause stomach pain and nausea?

Stomach pain and nausea are common health complaints in both children and adults. Causes can range from overeating and anxiety to infection and gastrointestinal disorders. Stomach pain and nausea can be either acute or chronic. Acute means that symptoms are short-lived and may come on suddenly. Chronic means that the condition is persistent. In this […]

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What to know about ZzzQuil

What to know about ZzzQuil

ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter nighttime sleep aid. The active ingredient in ZzzQuil is diphenhydramine, which is also the active ingredient in the allergy medication Benadryl. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that people commonly use to treat allergic reactions, itchiness, and hives. The most common side effect of diphenhydramine is drowsiness. ZzzQuil is a safe and effective […]

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Augmentin (Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium)

Augmentin (Amoxicillin/clavulanate potassium)

What is Augmentin? Augmentin is a prescription antibiotic medication. It’s used to treat infections caused by bacteria. Augmentin belongs to the penicillin class of antibiotics. Augmentin contains two drugs: amoxicillin and clavulanic acid. This combination makes Augmentin work against more types of bacteria than antibiotics that contain amoxicillin alone. Augmentin is effective for treating infections […]

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Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

Benadryl (diphenhydramine)

Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is a brand-name, over-the-counter product that’s typically used to relieve symptoms of hay fever (seasonal allergies), other allergies, and the common cold. It’s also used to relieve itchy skin due to insect bites, hives, and other causes. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.