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What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

What can cause pain in the hand or wrist?

Hand pain is often the result of a recent injury or from overusing the hand or wrist. However, persistent or reoccurring pain in the hand may be the sign of an underlying condition. In this article, we describe the possible causes of pain in the hand and when to see a doctor. We also cover […]

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What causes flank pain?

What causes flank pain?

Flank pain is pain on the side of the torso, just below the ribs. Sometimes, the pain may extend to the low back. There are many organs and muscles in or near to the left and right flanks, making flank pain a common symptom. Some causes of flank pain, such as a kidney infection or […]

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What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D?

What are the best dietary sources of vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a type of nutrient that the body produces when a person’s skin has exposure to direct sunlight. People can also consume vitamin D, but it is not naturally present in many foods. High quantities of vitamin D are present in oily fish and certain types of mushrooms.According to the Office of Dietary […]

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What causes upper stomach pain?

What causes upper stomach pain?

Stomachaches are a common complaint in children and adults. The upper stomach houses several vital structures, including the upper intestines, gallbladder, liver, and pancreas. While many issues responsible for upper stomach pain, such as gas or a stomach virus, are not cause for concern, others may require medical treatment. Several conditions can cause upper stomach […]

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What testosterone supplements should I take?

What testosterone supplements should I take?

Various supplements and medications may help increase a person’s testosterone levels. However, increasing testosterone can come with a raised risk of cardiovascular events, such as heart attack or stroke. Some people choose to increase their testosterone levels by using alternative treatments, though many of these lack scientific-backing. Usually, a person should only take testosterone supplements […]

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How to tell if it’s bipolar disorder or ADHD

How to tell if it’s bipolar disorder or ADHD

Bipolar disorder and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder are very different conditions, but they share some similar symptoms, such as hyperactive and impulsive behavior. A careful diagnosis is especially important because the treatments for each condition are different. There may be a connection between the two conditions. A study that featured in the Journal of Psychiatric […]

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Quietness better than background music for creativity

Quietness better than background music for creativity

Recent research questions the popular notion that listening to music increases creativity. Instead, it proposes that quietness, or even background library noise, is more beneficial. Many people say that music helps them focus, but the researchers behind a new study beg to differ. After conducting a series of experiments with human volunteers, researchers from the […]

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Letter from the Editor: Making plans

Letter from the Editor: Making plans

Being based in England, you’d think that the Medical News Today editorial team would be used to less-than-ideal weather conditions. But, we’d be lying if we said that the glacial temperatures of New York City weren’t a shock to the system. The MNT editorial team paid a visit to NYC earlier this month for the […]

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Can our surroundings fuel addiction?

Can our surroundings fuel addiction?

New research in the journal Learning and Memory explores the impact of environmental cues on addiction. The findings could enhance the process of recovering from addiction. Walking down the same street a person used to smoke on can trigger memories that could make them want to light up. When we enter a restaurant, exposure to […]

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What are the health benefits of water chestnuts?

What are the health benefits of water chestnuts?

Water chestnuts are an aquatic tuber vegetable. They grow in parts of Southeast Asia, Africa, Australia, and many Pacific islands. A water chestnut resembles an actual chestnut in both color and shape, but it is not a nut.Water chestnuts are popular in many cuisines and have a variety of potential health benefits. These benefits may […]