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What are hand cramps?

What are hand cramps?

Hand cramping can occur for many reasons and cause significant discomfort in some people. Often, hand cramps are caused by muscle spasms, which are described as an uncontrollable or involuntary muscle contraction. These spasms or contractions do not allow the muscle to become relaxed and can become excruciating in some cases. Fast facts on hand […]

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What is neck cracking and why does it happen?

What is neck cracking and why does it happen?

The term “cracking” when referring to neck cracking is the popping sound that occurs when quick motions loosen the joint and ligaments in the neck. Any joint can be “cracked,” and it is common for people to also crack their knuckles, lower back, hips, ankles, and toes. People often do this themselves, although it can […]

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Curved penis may increase cancer risk

Curved penis may increase cancer risk

Peyronie’s disease causes the penis to develop a significant curve. Recent research shows that the total cancer risk in these men may be increased. Peyronie’s may raise overall cancer risk. Peyronie’s disease is a disorder of the connective tissue in the penis. Also referred to as penile fibrosis, it causes fibrous plaques to grow in […]

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What is nociceptive pain?

What is nociceptive pain?

Nociceptive pain is a medical term used to describe the pain from physical damage or potential damage to the body. Examples might be the pain felt from a sports injury, a dental procedure, or arthritis. Nociceptive pain is the most common type of pain people experience. It develops when the nociceptive nerve fibers are triggered […]

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Experimental drugs rewire brain connections in autism

Experimental drugs rewire brain connections in autism

New research from the University of Texas Southwestern in Dallas has identified two potential new treatments for autism spectrum disorder, targeting the impact of a faulty gene on neural communication. A new study has revealed that a gene linked with autism plays a different role than the one that had been accepted so far. Autism — […]

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All you need to know about jaw popping

All you need to know about jaw popping

Jaw popping refers to a clicking sound from the jaw, which can be accompanied by sensations of pain. Sometimes jaw popping can arise from overextending the jaw, such as by opening the mouth too wide when yawning or eating. At other times, it results from problems in the functioning of the temporomandibular joints or the […]

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The 10 best autism blogs

The 10 best autism blogs

People with autism, as well as their families and caregivers, are impacted uniquely by the disorder. We have chosen the best autism blogs that help to support families affected by autism, educate and inspire their readers, and provide high-quality information about the condition. Autism blogs feature information from autism experts and individuals with autism, as well […]

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What is stimming?

What is stimming?

Repetitive body movements or repetitive movement of objects is referred to as self-stimulatory behavior, abbreviated to stimming. Stimming can occur in people with autism and other developmental disabilities. Some people will stim when nervous, employing behaviors such as pacing, biting their nails, hair twirling, or tapping their feet or fingers. In this article, we will […]

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Pseudophakia (IOL): Signs you need them and complications

Pseudophakia (IOL): Signs you need them and complications

Pseudophakia translates from the Latin to mean false lens. The term refers to the implanting of an intraocular lens to replace a natural lens, the lens being the clear part of the eye that focuses light and images, enabling a person to see. Pseudophakia often occurs during cataract surgery. A cataract causes clouding or blurring […]

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Food addiction: What to know

Food addiction: What to know

Food addiction refers to when the need to eat becomes compulsive or uncontrollable. This compulsive behavior may be in response to an emotion, such as stress, sadness, or anger. The human body needs food to function, but food addiction is when a person becomes dependent on certain types of foods. Foods that contribute to a […]