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Is my C-section scar OK?

Is my C-section scar OK?

Fever-like symptoms and inflammation around a cesarean delivery, or C-section, wound could be signs of infection. Keeping the wound clean and in a sterile environment can help reduce the risk of infection. Infections following a cesarean delivery, which some people call a C-section, are common. They occur in around 2–15 percent of all C-section surgeries. […]

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How does exercise prompt fat to benefit metabolism?

How does exercise prompt fat to benefit metabolism?

An international team of scientists has uncovered molecular evidence of how exercise benefits metabolism and health through its effect on fat. The evidence reveals that fat plays an active role in the process. New research offers a molecular explanation of why exercise has a positive effect on metabolism. The finding follows earlier work in which […]

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What causes difficulty breathing?

What causes difficulty breathing?

The symptoms of many conditions include difficulty breathing, which can be mild or severe. A person who is having difficulty breathing feels short of breath, has trouble inhaling or exhaling, or feels as though they cannot get enough oxygen. Very often, people experience trouble breathing after exercising or when they feel anxious. In some cases, […]

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How to prevent rotator cuff injuries

How to prevent rotator cuff injuries

The shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint that connects the upper arm bone to the shoulder blade. Four muscles attach to the bones of the shoulder joint, and these form the rotator cuff. Performing certain rotator cuff exercises can help prevent injury to this part of the body. The rotator cuff has many functions. The muscles […]

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Sepsis: Western diet may increase severity

Sepsis: Western diet may increase severity

According to a recent study, the so-called Western diet could help explain why sepsis affects some people more severely than others. According to the CDC, 1 in 3 people who die in the hospital has sepsis. Sepsis, although not a household name, is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This […]

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New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers

New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers

A new phase I/II open-label, dose-escalation trial has recently tested the effectiveness of a “Trojan horse” drug in treating multiple types of otherwise treatment-resistant cancer in its late stages. A new clinical trial assesses the safety and effectiveness of an innovative drug against multiple cancers at an advanced stage. Recently, a team of experts from […]

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HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young

HPV Might Be Behind Vocal Cord Cancers in Young

Latest Cancer News TUESDAY, Feb. 12, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Recent increases in vocal cord cancers among younger, nonsmoking Americans may be explained by the spread of human papilloma virus (HPV), researchers report. “Over the past 150 years, vocal cord, or glottic cancer, has been almost exclusively a disease associated with smoking and almost entirely […]

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Esophageal Cancer

Esophageal Cancer

What are the treatments for esophageal cancer? The approach to cancer treatment is individualized to each patient’s situation. Recommended treatments depend on the stage and health of the patient. A team of physicians will help decide with the patient and family what might be the best approach to their specific situation. These providers may include […]

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Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

Everyday Medications That Can Ruin Your Sex Life

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many drugs — both prescription and over-the-counter — can cause side effects like dizziness or upset stomach. But some can affect you in surprising ways, like causing problems with your sex life. Sexual side effects are wide-ranging. You might lose […]

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Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics

Health Tip: What You Should Know About Antibiotics

(HealthDay News) — When a person truly needs an antibiotic, the benefits of taking one outweigh the risks of side effects and antibiotic resistance, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News But is an antibiotic always needed? The CDC offers this information: Antibiotics are not effective on viruses, […]