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How to treat paronychia (an infected nail)

How to treat paronychia (an infected nail)

Paronychia is a skin infection that develops around the nail. It occurs when bacteria or fungi get under the skin. Paronychia can result from biting or chewing the nails, but it is more common when working conditions require the hands to be frequently wet or exposed to chemicals. Most cases of paronychia are not serious, […]

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What does a wolf spider bite look like? Is it dangerous?

What does a wolf spider bite look like? Is it dangerous?

Wolf spider bites are not dangerous and do not usually require specific medical attention. In rare instances, a person may be allergic to spider bites. If this is the case, they will experience more pronounced symptoms and may feel generally unwell. However, this form of allergy is unusual. In general, a person can treat a […]

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6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment

6 months of exercise may reverse mild cognitive impairment

New research finds that a 6-month regimen of aerobic exercise can reverse symptoms of mild cognitive impairment in older adults. Just 6 months of exercise that raises the heart rate can reverse signs of age-related cognitive impairment. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is characterized by a mild loss of cognitive abilities, such as memory and reasoning […]

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Stress Keeps 1 in 3 Americans Up at Night

Stress Keeps 1 in 3 Americans Up at Night

By Steven ReinbergHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, Dec. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Millions of Americans are losing sleep as economic and political stress keeps them tossing and turning at night, a new study finds. In 2013, about 30 percent of Americans said they slept six hours or less at night, but that number […]

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FDA Warns Companies on Dangerous, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments

FDA Warns Companies on Dangerous, Unapproved Stem Cell Treatments

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After infections tied to unapproved stem cell treatments sent 12 people to hospital this past year, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday issued a stern warning about the products. “The letters we’re issuing today to manufacturers, health care […]

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Wegmans Recalls Stir-Fry Mixes

Wegmans Recalls Stir-Fry Mixes

Concerns about E. coli contamination have triggered a recall of cauliflower rice and vegetable stir-fry mixes sold at Wegmans stores in six states. Latest Infectious Disease News The recall is for fresh Cauliflower Rice, Veggie Cauliflower Rice Blend and Stir-Fry Mix with Cauliflower sold between Dec. 7 and Dec. 18 at 98 stores in New […]

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Cross-Training for Fitness and Fun

Cross-Training for Fitness and Fun

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Exercise & Fitness News FRIDAY, Dec. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — If you’re not yet familiar with the fitness approach called cross-training, it might sound like hard work. But it’s really just a way to add variety to your exercise routine by alternating activities. You’ll avoid boredom and boost your […]