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Missed periods and ovarian cancer

Missed periods and ovarian cancer

A person may miss a period for a number of common reasons. Ovarian cancer is a rare cause of a missed period. Ovarian cancer affects the ovaries, which are female reproductive organs that sit on either side of the uterus, or womb. This type of cancer may develop from various cell types in the ovaries […]

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Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria

Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria

Scientists have uncovered further evidence of how a diet rich in red meat interacts with gut bacteria to raise the risk of heart disease. A diet rich in red meat may affect heart disease risk by triggering the production of certain metabolites in the gut. They found that people who ate red meat as their […]

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How your imagination can help you overcome your fears

How your imagination can help you overcome your fears

In your imagination, you can do anything. Riding a dragon? Piece of cake. Imagination is what fuels creativity and allows us to come up with innovative solutions. New research assessing brain scans shows that our imagination can also help us get rid of our anxieties and fears. Your imagination is a powerful tool that you […]

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How to identify and treat scaling skin: A picture guide

How to identify and treat scaling skin: A picture guide

Scaling skin is dry, cracked, or flaky skin. Also known as desquamation, scaling skin happens when the outer layer of the skin, called the epidermis, begins to flake off. Scaling skin may arise when an injury or a medical condition damages the outer layer of skin. Some conditions interfere with the structure and moisture content […]

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What to know about high blood pressure during pregnancy

What to know about high blood pressure during pregnancy

A woman can develop high blood pressure, or hypertension, at any point during pregnancy. High blood pressure is affecting more and more pregnant women. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the number of pregnant women who developed high blood pressure in the United States almost doubled between 1993 and 2014. High […]

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Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar?

Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar?

Many people living with type 2 diabetes monitor their blood sugar levels on a daily basis, but does that really make a difference to health? A new study suggests that they may be over-monitoring. Many people with type 2 diabetes are testing their blood sugar levels too often, new research finds. According to a recent […]

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Bowel endometriosis: What to know

Bowel endometriosis: What to know

Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue similar to the endometrial tissue that lines the uterus grows in other areas of the body. It commonly develops on the pelvic organs, such as the fallopian tubes but also occurs on the bowel. Bowel endometriosis involves the abnormal growth of endometrial tissue in the intestines. In […]

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Am I Pregnant? Test Your Early Pregnancy IQ

Am I Pregnant? Test Your Early Pregnancy IQ

The first sign of pregnancy is most often: Missed menstrual period is most often the first sign of pregnancy. Sometimes a woman who is pregnant may still experience some bleeding or spotting around the time of the expected period. When it occurs, this is so called “implantation bleeding.” Food cravings Fatigue and tiredness Mood swings […]

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Increase the Calories You Burn When Walking

Increase the Calories You Burn When Walking

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Walking is not only a great first exercise, it can also be a forever exercise. Here are some ideas to show you how to take it to the next level. Making walking more of a challenge enables you to […]

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Do Diabetics Really Need to Fast for Blood Tests?

Do Diabetics Really Need to Fast for Blood Tests?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Diabetes News TUESDAY, Dec. 11, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Fasting before a cholesterol blood test is just a nuisance for most people, but for those with diabetes, it can be dangerous. New research shows that up to 22 percent of people with diabetes who fasted for lab tests had a […]