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What causes post-cesarean wound infections?

What causes post-cesarean wound infections?

A post-cesarean wound infection can occur when bacteria get into the incision wound. Doctors can treat surgical wound infections with medications and proper wound care. An estimated 3–15 percent of woman develop an infection in their cesarean incision wounds. This article looks at the causes and types of wound infections after a cesarean, risk factors, […]

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Treating constipation in Crohn’s disease

Treating constipation in Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease tends to cause frequent diarrhea, but it can also cause constipation. This constipation may result from medications, other health conditions, or lifestyle factors. Doctors consider a person to have constipation if they have fewer than three bowel movements a week. Other symptoms of constipation can include hard or dry stools, pain or difficulty […]

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Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

Transcendental meditation can help treat PTSD

Working with a cohort of young people with symptoms of PTSD and depression, researchers found that practicing transcendental meditation can help reduce or even reverse these symptoms. New evidence indicates that some types of meditation can successfully tackle mental health issues. Studies have shown that meditation practices can have a significant, positive effect on mental […]

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Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?

Aggressive brain cancer: Why does immunotherapy fail?

New research that now appears in the journal Nature Medicine examined glioblastoma tumors, and the results move scientists closer to understanding why this form of brain cancer does not respond as well to immunotherapy as other cancers. Doctors may soon be able to predict which people with glioblastoma will respond to immunotherapy. Immunotherapy is a […]

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VIH y SIDA: Definición y diferencias

VIH y SIDA: Definición y diferencias

El VIH es un virus que aborda y altera el sistema inmunológico, por lo que se incrementa el riesgo de aparición e impacto de otras infecciones y enfermedades. Sin tratamiento, podría progresar a una etapa avanzada de la enfermedad llamada SIDA. Sin embargo, los avances modernos de los tratamientos han conseguido que las personas con […]

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Hipertensión: Causas, síntomas y tratamientos

Hipertensión: Causas, síntomas y tratamientos

La hipertensión es una forma alternativa de denominar a la presión arterial elevada. Puede derivar en complicaciones graves e incrementar el riesgo de sufrir una cardiopatía, un accidente cerebrovascular y la muerte. La presión arterial se define como la fuerza que ejerce la sangre contra las paredes de los vasos sanguíneos. Esta presión depende del […]

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Diez causas comunes de la mastalgia

Diez causas comunes de la mastalgia

Las mujeres de todas las edades aseguran haber sufrido dolor en las mamas, lo que se conoce como mastalgia. El dolor puede aparecer antes o después de la menopausia. Sin embargo, es más común durante los años de reproducción. Cerca del 70 por ciento de las mujeres aseguran haber sufrido dolor en las mamas durante […]

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What does a lump in the left breast mean?

What does a lump in the left breast mean?

Lumps can occur in the left or right breast, or in both breasts. There are many types of breast lump, most of which are harmless. Doctors diagnose breast cancersmore often in the left breast than the right. That said, around 80 percent of breast lumps turn out to be noncancerous. A breast lump may appear […]

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What gluten-free food can I eat?

What gluten-free food can I eat?

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some people who choose to eat gluten-free often avoid eating overly processed breads, pasta, and other baked goods. This can lead to weight loss and overall health improvements, as people avoid highly processed, unhealthful foods. For some other people, however, eating gluten-free is a necessity. […]