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What’s the best shower frequency?

What’s the best shower frequency?

In many parts of the world, taking a shower every day tends to be the norm. However, from a strictly medical perspective, it is not necessary for most people to shower this frequently. Personal hygiene does provide health benefits, and most people do need to shower regularly. In addition to its use for routine washing […]

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What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?

What is the link between psoriatic arthritis and depression?

Along with its effects on the joints and skin, psoriatic arthritis can affect a person’s mental health. People with psoriatic arthritis are more likely to experience depression. Psoriatic disease can have a significant impact on mental health and well-being. This may partly be due to social factors, the stress of living with a chronic condition, […]

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What to know about lower right back pain

What to know about lower right back pain

Mechanical problems with the spine, muscles, tendons, and ligaments are the most common causes of lower right back pain. Other causes may include infections, kidney stones, or appendicitis. The treatment for these issues varies depending on the cause, but it may involve physical therapy or surgery. The lower back carries a significant amount of weight […]

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What to know about brown urine

What to know about brown urine

Brown urine has a range of possible causes, including dehydration and liver disease. Treatments for brown urine will vary depending on the condition causing it. It could be as simple as rehydration with water or taking antiviral medications.The kidneys filter waste products out of the bloodstream and pass them through the urethra for excretion. The […]

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Recommended sugar intake: How much should you have per day?

Recommended sugar intake: How much should you have per day?

The average person in the United States consumes around 17 teaspoons, or 71.14 grams, of added sugar per day, which far exceeds recommended limits. A gram (g) of sugar contains about 4 calories, which means that many people consume almost 270 calories a day from added sugar alone. People sometimes describe calories from sugar as […]

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IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising

IBD: New approach to symptom relief looks promising

Treatments that target inflammation directly don’t work for many people with inflammatory bowel disease. Now, new research suggests that blocking a protein involved in blood clotting could be a promising alternative. New research brings hope of a new treatment for people living with IBD. After studying genetic data from lots of people with inflammatory bowel […]

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What to know about genital warts in women

What to know about genital warts in women

Genital warts are a very common sexually transmitted infection. They can develop on or around the genitals and may appear as small bumps or fleshy growths. These warts result from infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). People who have the virus can pass it on through vaginal, anal, or oral sex. Genital warts can cause […]

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Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts

Sleep loss can turn us into social outcasts

When we sleep poorly, we may feel less inclined to participate in social activities. Now, researchers have found evidence that being sleep-deprived can not only make us less sociable, but it can also prevent our peers from seeking us out. Poor sleep can render us more unsociable and isolated, researchers warn. Sleep deprivation can contribute […]

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The Mediterranean diet can boost athletic performance in just 4 days

The Mediterranean diet can boost athletic performance in just 4 days

New research, published in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition, finds that adhering to the Mediterranean diet for just 4 days is enough to boost exercise performance. Sticking to a mainly plant-based Mediterranean diet could do wonders for our ability to exercise. The Mediterranean diet offers a range of benefits, from cardioprotective effects […]