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Fibromyalgia and chest pain: What is normal, symptoms, and treatment

Fibromyalgia and chest pain: What is normal, symptoms, and treatment

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition. A person will often experience pain, tenderness, and stiffness in many muscles, connective tissues, bones, and joints. While symptoms differ among people, many report intense, sharp, or stabbing pain in the chest and ribcage. When fibromyalgia causes inflammation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone, it […]

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How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?

How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?

The latissimus dorsi is a large, flat muscle covering the width of the middle and lower back. It connects the bone of the upper arm to the spine and the hip. This muscle is often referred to as the lats. Pain in the latissimus dorsi is often caused by overuse, or it may be a […]

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Why are my hands warm?

Why are my hands warm?

The hands change temperature for many reasons, and they may feel warm or cold at different times of the day. A person might be worried if their hands are always warm, or even hot. Several medical conditions can cause this symptom, and anyone concerned about a change in their hands should see a doctor. A […]

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‘Biomedical tattoo’ might catch cancer early

‘Biomedical tattoo’ might catch cancer early

Often, cancer goes undetected until its advanced stages, when treating it becomes very difficult and the outlook less promising. But researchers from Switzerland are developing an implant that could alert “wearers” to the presence of cancer early on. A biomedical tattoo that looks like a brown mole when it ‘lights up’ could alert its ‘wearer’ […]

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How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

A new study investigates the relationship between autism, the immune system, gastrointestinal issues, and gut bacteria. The story is a complex one with many questions still remaining unanswered, but this latest project adds insight. A new study examines the communication lines between gut and brain. Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) affect 1 in 68 children in […]

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Is fibromyalgia worse in women?

Is fibromyalgia worse in women?

Fibromyalgia is more common in women than men, who may experience symptoms differently. For example, women tend to report higher levels of pain, and they often have additional symptoms, such as heavy or painful menstruation. Fibromyalgia symptoms vary from person to person. Some describe the pain as sharp and shooting, while others report a dull […]

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How to make yourself fart

How to make yourself fart

Farting is a natural process and often occurs without help, but sometimes a buildup of gas in the body can cause pain and bloating. In these cases, it may help to use one or more poses or other techniques to help the body fart. Certain foods or eating too quickly can be the cause of […]

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Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

Some cancers — particularly lung cancer — are often detected incidentally, after unrelated medical exams. In many cases, it is difficult to tell the malign from benign tumors, except by using invasive methods such as a biopsy. However, one blood test that can rule out cancer may be the game-changer that we require. One simple […]

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Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

A new study suggests that combining chemotherapy with a drug that boosts the immune system may help individuals who have a particularly aggressive form of lung cancer to live longer without the disease progressing. Chemotherapy combined with pembrolizumab, an immunotherapy drug, boosted survival among certain lung cancer patients. The new phase III clinical trial demonstrated […]