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Can you use Vicks on a baby?

There are many people who believe using Vicks VapoRub on a baby’s feet can help reduce a cough and congestion. However, some of the active ingredients in Vicks are not safe for young children. In this article, learn whether Vicks is safe for babies, as well as about alternative ointments for cough relief.

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What are the treatment options for BPH?

Benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is the medical term for an enlarged prostate. BPH can cause difficulties with urination. Treatment options for BPH include watchful waiting, medication, minimally invasive procedures, and surgery. Lifestyle changes can also help improve a person’s symptoms. Learn more here.

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How do you treat Haglund’s deformity?

How do you treat Haglund’s deformity?

Haglund’s deformity is a bony bump that appears on the back of the heel bone. This bump forms where the Achilles tendon attaches to the heel. The condition often needs treatment if it causes pain or walking problems. Treatments for Haglund’s deformity may initially include shoe modifications and physical therapy. If these do not relieve […]

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Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes

Scientists Get Closer to Origins of Hot Flashes

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Menopause News TUESDAY, July 10, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Researchers report that stimulating particular brain cells triggers hot flashes in mice — a discovery they hope will lead to better therapies for women going through menopause. Humans also have these brain cells, known as Kiss1 neurons, and the new study […]

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Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys

Gene editing shown to lower cholesterol in monkeys

A new study, now published in the journal Nature Biotechnology, posits that people who are at a high risk of heart disease due to their excessive levels of cholesterol may soon have a safe and effective alternative treatment in gene editing. Gene editing may be the future of cholesterol-lowering treatment. Hypercholesterolemia, which is a cardiovascular […]

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Ear Tubes

Ear Tubes

What are the general instructions and follow-up care? An appointment for a follow-up ear check-up is usually arranged 14 to 28 days after the procedure. At this visit, the position and function of the tubes will be assessed. Usually, eardrops will be given to you the day of surgery. The surgeon will often place the […]

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Cost Keeps Many Americans From Getting Hearing Aids

Cost Keeps Many Americans From Getting Hearing Aids

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, July 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A hearing aid can set you back as much as $7,000, and that’s the main reason more Americans don’t use one, a new study finds. The report also suggests that many people are too embarrassed to wear one. No matter the […]

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How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?

How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?

Lower back spasms can be annoying and painful, but they are treatable. Certain remedies and lifestyle changes can help reduce the pain and frequency of back spasms. Lower back spasms can happen suddenly, causing intense and even debilitating pain. Often caused by a recent physical injury, they are more likely to occur when a person […]

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Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail

Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail

New findings add to evidence that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy may help people with tinnitus — particularly those who have tried other treatments but to no avail. Tinnitus is often characterized by an incessant ringing sound in the ears. In tinnitus, a person hears noises even though there is no external source for the sound. Approximately […]