Stringy poop is when stool appears thin or narrow, often resembling strips of ribbon. Doctors may link it to temporary, nonserious causes, such as poor diet, or it could be a sign of an underlying condition or disease. While it is natural for stool to vary in appearance and consistency, poop that frequently appears stringy […]
As probiotics and prebiotics grow ever more popular, a new study asks whether we know enough about their potential dangers. After examining the current literature, scientists discover that adverse events are often missed. Probiotics and prebiotics are gaining popularity, but are they safe? The age of gut bacteria is upon us. Almost daily, new studies […]
A blocked tear duct is very common in babies. There are many possible causes, including tear ducts that are too narrow. Symptoms include excessive watering of the eyes. Most cases do not cause any pain and do not require treatment. Learn more about the causes and treatment of a blocked tear duct in a baby […]
Allergic reactions are common in babies and may occur as a result of irritants, bug bites, certain foods, or underlying skin conditions. Allergies can cause various rashes, including eczema, hives, and papular urticaria. In this article, learn how to identify different allergic reactions and when to see a doctor.
Scientists in Spain have discovered a mechanism that promotes inflammation-related bowel cancer and could offer new treatment targets. Researchers may have found a new treatment target for bowel cancer. The finding concerns the activity of the signaling protein p38 in the myeloid cells of the immune system and that of IGF-1, which is a hormone […]
New research suggests that the body’s natural pain-killer, the “endocannabinoid system,” may also have cancer-fighting properties when “activated” by omega-3 fatty acids. Foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids include salmon, avocado, and nuts. Our bodies have an “endogenous,” or “built-in,” pain-killing system named after the cannabis plant: the endogenous cannabinoid system, otherwise known as the […]
Latest Migraine News SATURDAY, July 14, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A migraine diary may help you pinpoint — and avoid — headache triggers, a neurologist says. About 12 percent of people in the United States suffer from migraines, according to the Migraine Research Foundation. “A migraine can be debilitating and can impact daily activities, your […]
Metabolically healthy obesity — also known as “healthy obesity” — describes obesity not accompanied by metabolic health complications, such as diabetes, hypertension, or high cholesterol. Is ‘healthy obesity’ tied to a heightened risk of death or not? There are many debates about how “healthy” metabolically healthy obesity actually is, and whether it renders people more […]
Salivary gland infections usually affect the glands under the ears (parotid glands) and the glands under the chin (submandibular glands). Having salivary stones or other blockages can lead to infections. Common symptoms include swelling, redness, and a bad taste in the mouth. Learn about causes and treatments here.
A reaction to amoxicillin, a medication used to treat bacterial infections, causes an amoxicillin rash. A side effect of amoxicillin can be a rash that may be mild or severe. Treatment options include medication, applying oatmeal to the rash, and drinking plenty of water. Learn more about an amoxicillin rash here.