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Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment)

Abdominal Pain (Causes, Remedies, Treatment)

Source: iStock Abdominal pain definition and facts Abdominal (belly) pain is pain or discomfort that is felt in the part of the trunk below the ribs and above the pelvis. It comes from organs within the abdomen or organs adjacent to the belly. It is caused by inflammation, distention of an organ, or by loss […]

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Kidney Stones (nephrolithiasis)

Kidney Stones (nephrolithiasis)

Kidney Stone Treatment Most kidney stones eventually pass from the kidney through the ureter and bladder and finally through the urethra on their own. However, treatment is often required for pain control from kidney stones as they pass. The consumption of ample fluids helps facilitate the passage of kidney stones, but even with plentiful fluid […]

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Laryngitis

Laryngitis

Source: iStock Laryngitis definition and facts Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice cords in the voice box (larynx). Causes of laryngitis include upper respiratory infection or the common cold; overuse of the vocal cords by talking, singing, or shouting; gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) causing reflux laryngitis; smoking; exposure to secondhand smoke; or exposure to […]

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Is an Elusive U.S. Total Ban on Asbestos Finally in Sight?

Is an Elusive U.S. Total Ban on Asbestos Finally in Sight?

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new U.S. government rule on asbestos is at best a toothless measure against the cancer-causing material, critics charge. The rule, laid out by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), went into effect in June. The agency says it was designed […]

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Health Tip: Treating a Bunion

(HealthDay News) — A bunion is a bone-like bump that forms at the base of the big toe, says Mayo Clinic. Latest Arthritis News It may form when the big toe pushes against the next toe, forcing the joint of the big toe to stick out. Mayo Clinic mentions treatment options for bunions: Changing shoes. […]

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Lyme Disease

What are Lyme disease symptoms and signs? Lyme disease affects different areas of the body in varying degrees as it progresses. The site where the tick bites the skin is where the bacteria enter the body through the skin. Days to weeks later, as the bacteria spread in the skin away from the initial tick […]

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Psoriatic Arthritis

Disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) for psoriatic arthritis Patients who experience progressive joint destruction in spite of NSAIDs are candidates for more aggressive disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Disease-modifying medications are important to prevent progressive joint destruction and deformity. These drugs include methotrexate, which is used orally or can be given by injection on a weekly basis […]

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This herbal supplement ‘poses a public health threat’

This herbal supplement ‘poses a public health threat’

Kratom, which is a plant-derived supplement, is growing in popularity. A new report provides further evidence of its adverse effects and calls for more research. Kratom’s rise in popularity is concerning. Kratom is an extract from the tropical tree Mitragyna speciosa, a relative of the coffee plant. Historically, manual laborers in Southeast Asia have used […]

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Folliculitis

Folliculitis

How to Avoid Hot Tub Rash Hot tub rash is an infection of the skin (dermatitis) or of the hair follicles in the skin (folliculitis) acquired from contact with contaminated water. The infection occurs most commonly after swimming in hot tubs or spas, but contaminated swimmingpools or lakes may also spread the infection. Learn how […]

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Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

Medicare Drug Rebate Plan Withdrawn by Trump Administration

THURSDAY, July 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A plan to let Medicare patients receive rebates that drug companies currently pay to insurers and middleman has been withdrawn by the Trump administration. Latest Senior Health News The rebates would have been paid directly to seniors in Medicare’s Part D program when they filled their prescriptions. The […]