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Jock Itch

Jock Itch

Jock itch (tinea cruris) facts Jock itch is a term for any rash that occurs in the male groin area. Jock itch is almost exclusively confined to males, although it may also be seen in females. Jock itch can be a result of local fungus infection (dermatophytes). It is otherwise generally caused by moisture, irritation, […]

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ALS: ‘Unique’ cells could open up new avenues for therapy

ALS: ‘Unique’ cells could open up new avenues for therapy

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that leads to the death of nerve cells that control movement, leaving people unable to move and, eventually, to breathe. ALS is fatal and, so far, incurable. Can new findings bring hope for novel therapies? New research finds previously unknown subtypes of motor neurons in […]

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Hyperthyroidism

Hyperthyroidism

What causes hyperthyroidism? Some common causes of hyperthyroidism include: Graves’ Disease Functioning adenoma and toxic multinodular goiter (TMNG) Excessive intake of thyroid hormones Abnormal secretion of TSH Thyroiditis (inflammation of the thyroid gland) Excessive iodine intake Graves’ disease Graves’ disease, which is caused by a generalized overactivity of the thyroid gland, and is the most […]

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Health Tip: Recognizing Heat Exhaustion

Health Tip: Recognizing Heat Exhaustion

(HealthDay News) — During very hot weather, the body’s ability to cool itself down is compromised, says the U.S. National Weather Service. Latest Prevention & Wellness News Few Deaths Tied to Dirty Air, But Threats Persist Health Tip: Which Foods to Wash Health Tip: Avoid Distracted Driving California Bill to Tighten Vaccine Exemptions Health Tip: […]

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Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids

Obesity May Boost Odds for MS in Kids

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Obese children may be twice as likely to develop multiple sclerosis, a new study suggests. And once obese children are diagnosed, they tend to have a poorer response to their initial treatment than average-weight kids do. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a […]

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Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques for Stress

Health Tip: Relaxation Techniques for Stress

(HealthDay News) — Stress is a normal physical and emotional reaction to changes in life. However, long-term stress can contribute to digestive issues, headaches, sleep disorders and other health problems. Latest Mental Health News Relaxation techniques can help release tension and counteract stress, says the U.S. National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH). These […]

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Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

Too Much Smartphone Time May Invite Host of Health Woes

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, July 16, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With most people never far from their cellphones, new research on college students finds that “problematic” use is tied to a variety of mental health problems, as well as lower grades and more sexual partners. The study, which surveyed more […]

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Controversial Suicide Scene Removed From ’13 Reasons Why’

Controversial Suicide Scene Removed From ’13 Reasons Why’

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A controversial suicide scene has been removed from the season one finale of the show “13 Reasons Why,” Netflix says. Latest Mental Health News The scene in the episode that originally premiered two years ago showed character Hannah cutting her wrist with a razor blade before bleeding out […]

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Steroid Drug Withdrawal

Steroid Drug Withdrawal

Discontinuing steroids Over the years, researchers began to learn why some patients develop symptoms of decreased adrenal function, while others never do. The production of corticosteroids is controlled by a “feedback mechanism,” involving the adrenal glands, the pituitary gland, and brain, known as the “Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal Axis” (HPAA). The continuous administration of corticosteroids inhibits this mechanism, […]