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Which herbs can help with psoriasis?

Which herbs can help with psoriasis?

People have used herbs to treat skin conditions for centuries, and recent research has supported the idea that some herbal treatments may improve psoriasis symptoms. Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that causes red, scaly patches of skin to develop, often on the elbows, knees, or scalp. There is no cure for psoriasis, though treatments and […]

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Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

People with melanoma who live in states with the highest number of melanoma diagnoses tend to have better survival rates, according to recent research that examined data on a state-by-state basis. Why would melanoma survival rates vary between states? Researchers from the University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City set out to determine if […]

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Simply thinking of your partner can help you manage stress

Simply thinking of your partner can help you manage stress

Being in a healthy romantic relationship can help people face life’s difficulties, from times of illness to moments of worry and stress. Now, a study suggests that simply imagining receiving support from your significant other can boost your coping skills. When you feel stressed, it may help to imagine having your partner next to you, […]

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Moms, Are You Victims of ‘Invisible Labor’?

Moms, Are You Victims of ‘Invisible Labor’?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mothers not only take on the lion’s share of physical chores, they also shoulder most of the “invisible labor” involved in making sure the household is humming along, new research suggests. Going beyond cooking and laundry, this means the mental […]

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Uterus ‘Scratching’ Technique Won’t Boost Fertility Treatment Success

Uterus ‘Scratching’ Technique Won’t Boost Fertility Treatment Success

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — An add-on procedure sometimes used before in-vitro fertilization won’t increase a couple’s chances of having a baby, according to a new study. The technique is called endometrial scratching. A thin plastic tube is inserted into the uterus through the cervix and […]

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Good News, Bad News on Levodopa for Parkinson’s Disease

Good News, Bad News on Levodopa for Parkinson’s Disease

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The most potent drug available for Parkinson’s disease, levodopa, treats symptoms of the disease but does nothing to either ease or increase its still-mysterious underlying causes, a new clinical trial has concluded. Doctors often delay prescribing levodopa, or L-dopa, to Parkinson’s […]

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Headache

Headache

What are the exams and tests for secondary headaches? The patient history and physical examination provide the initial direction for determining the cause of secondary headaches. Therefore, it is extremely important that a patient with new, severe headache seeks medical care and gives their health-care professional an opportunity to assess their condition. Tests that may […]

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Diflucan vs. Nystatin

Diflucan vs. Nystatin

Diflucan vs. nystatin similarities and differences Diflucan (fluconazole) and nystatin are anti-fungal medications used to treat different types of Candida infections. Diflucan is used to treat vaginal, oral, and esophageal fungal infections caused by Candida; urinary tract infections, peritonitis, pneumonia and disseminated infections caused by Candida; cryptococcal meningitis; and to prevent Candida infections in patients […]