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Yeast Infection (in Women and Men)

Yeast Infection (in Women and Men)

Source: Getty Images Vaginal yeast infection definition and facts Most vaginal yeast infections are caused by the organism Candida albicans. Yeast infections are very common and affect up to 75% of women at some point in their lifetime. The main symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching, but burning, discharge, and pain with urination […]

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Sleep : The Right Prescription for Your Health

Sleep : The Right Prescription for Your Health

Latest Sleep News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night is essential for your good health, according to sleep experts. Too little sleep not only makes you tired and cranky all day, it also has other unwanted side effects, including decreased creativity and accuracy, increased stress, […]

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Is Your Mattress Releasing Toxins While You Sleep?

Is Your Mattress Releasing Toxins While You Sleep?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most people consider their bed a safe haven, but new research suggests your body heat might trigger the release of potentially harmful chemicals from your mattress. Mattresses are known to release minute amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). […]

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Scabies

Scabies

What Is “Norwegian Scabies”? Norwegian scabies, or crusted scabies, is different. There seems to be a problem with the immune response to the mites, allowing for the infestation of an individual with hundreds or thousands of the mites. Crusted scabies almost always affects people with a compromised immune system and is observed most frequently in […]

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Skin Tag

Skin Tag

Skin Tags: Should They Be Removed? Most doctors recommend removal of skin tags only when they are irritated or a source of discomfort, or if they constitute a cosmetic problem. Skin tags can be easily removed in the doctor’s office by tying or cutting them after injecting a small amount of a local anesthetic. Freezing, […]

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Why Older Women Have Less Sex: It’s Not as Simple as You Think

Why Older Women Have Less Sex: It’s Not as Simple as You Think

Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than biology is at play when it comes to why older women have less sex as they age. A number of psychological factors contribute to the drop in libido, a new study claims. Those factors include body image concerns, self-confidence, perceived desirability, stress, […]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

What Is Pregnancy Planning? Planning for pregnancy typically involves discussions with a woman’s partner and her health-care team, and includes discussions about nutrition and vitamins, exercise, genetic counseling, weight gain, and the need to avoid certain medications and alcohol. However, because some women experience light bleeding known as implantation bleeding around the time of the […]

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Brain Injury Often a Devastating Side Effect of Domestic Violence

Brain Injury Often a Devastating Side Effect of Domestic Violence

Latest Neurology News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A vast majority of battered women have suffered head injuries that are hard to recover from, a new study suggests. Eighty-one percent of women who’ve suffered domestic abuse and sought help have suffered a head injury and 83% have been strangled, researchers discovered. “One in […]

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Xpovio With Dexamethasone Approved for Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Xpovio With Dexamethasone Approved for Refractory Multiple Myeloma

Latest Neurology News TUESDAY, July 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Xpovio (selinexor) tablets have been approved for use in combination with dexamethasone to treat adults with relapsed refractory multiple myeloma, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced last week. The drug combination was granted accelerated approval for patients whose disease remains resistant to other treatments, […]

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New Migraine Drug Might Help When Other Meds Don’t

New Migraine Drug Might Help When Other Meds Don’t

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Migraine News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new migraine drug might offer an alternative to people who do not get relief from current medications, a new trial suggests. The drug, called rimegepant, hasn’t yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But it belongs to […]