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What does it mean when your poop is stringy?

What does it mean when your poop is stringy?

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 […]

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Concerns raised over prebiotic and probiotic safety

Concerns raised over prebiotic and probiotic safety

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 […]

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What causes a blocked tear duct in infants?

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 […]

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What to do if a baby has an allergic reaction

What to do if a baby has an allergic reaction

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.

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Targeting one hormone may help treat bowel cancer

Targeting one hormone may help treat bowel cancer

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 […]

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Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer

Omega-3-derived cannabinoid may stop cancer

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 […]

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To Fend Off Migraines, Try Keeping a Headache Diary

To Fend Off Migraines, Try Keeping a Headache Diary

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 […]

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Is it true that ‘healthy obesity’ boosts death risk?

Is it true that ‘healthy obesity’ boosts death risk?

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 […]

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How to get rid of an amoxicillin rash

How to get rid of an amoxicillin rash

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.