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Bacitracin vs. Neosporin: What’s the difference?

Bacitracin vs. Neosporin: What’s the difference?

Neosporin is a brand of triple-antibiotic ointment. It contains bacitracin zinc, neomycin sulfate, and polymyxin B sulfate. Bacitracin ointment is also available, and it does not include the other two antibiotics. While both types of cream can help treat minor scratches, cuts, and burns, many people are allergic to bacitracin. Antibiotic ointments can help reduce […]

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What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

What are the symptoms of breast cancer?

Some forms of breast cancer cause no symptoms in the initial stages, so it is crucial to attend regular screenings. As with other forms of cancer, a person’s outlook is more favorable when a doctor detects the disease early. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), the most common sign of breast cancer is a […]

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What to know about oscillopsia

What to know about oscillopsia

Oscillopsia is the sensation that the surrounding environment is constantly in motion when it is, in fact, stationary. Oscillopsia is usually a symptom of conditions that affect eye movement or the eye’s ability to stabilize images, especially during movement. Keep reading to learn more about oscillopsia, including the common causes and symptoms and how to […]

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How does a hot flash feel?

How does a hot flash feel?

Hot flashes are common during menopause, as well as in perimenopause, which is the stage before menstruation stops. A 2015 study found that four out of five women experienced hot flashes in middle age. On average, symptoms lasted more than 7 years. Some participants, however, reported hot flashes that lasted up to a decade or […]

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Why do you get headaches during your period?

Why do you get headaches during your period?

Many people experience headaches around the time of their periods. These headaches can be severe and interfere with daily life. Period headaches may be mild and accompanied by symptoms such as irritability and tender breasts. In this case, a person may be experiencing premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Also, menstruation can trigger migraine in people with the […]

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COPD: What is it?

COPD: What is it?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a long-term lung condition. It gets worse over time, and a range of factors can affect how quickly it progresses. COPD can involve chronic bronchitis, emphysema, and irreversible, or refractory asthma. Some people with COPD have all three conditions. Keep reading to learn more about COPD, including its symptoms, […]

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Marathon running may reverse a risky part of the aging process

Marathon running may reverse a risky part of the aging process

People have long been aware of the benefits of exercise. Now, a new study finds that one particular aspect of fitness — that is, training for a specific goal — may be particularly advantageous. Share on PinterestA new study has shown that training for and running a marathon can reverse vascular aging. The value of […]

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Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?

Could some antibiotics help treat early onset dementia?

The symptoms of frontotemporal, or early onset, dementia can appear as early as age 40. Have researchers found a new way to treat this condition using antibiotics? Frontotemporal dementia, or frontotemporal lobar dementia, is an umbrella term that refers to a range of early onset dementias characterized by the progressive atrophying of the brain’s frontal […]

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How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

How proton radiotherapy can kill cancer in milliseconds

New research in mice shows “for the first time” that scientists can use protons to administer radiation therapy in a matter of milliseconds, killing cancer cells while protecting healthy tissue. Share on PinterestA proton-based FLASH session of radiotherapy could kill cancer in milliseconds, research suggests. Over half of the people with a cancer diagnosis receive […]