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Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

Common pain relievers may worsen C. difficile infection

A study finds that certain pain relievers may promote Clostridium difficile infection. The results may help improve the management of the condition and its symptoms. Clostridium difficile infection is relatively common and can be serious. Clostridium difficile, also called C. difficile or C. diff, is a bacterium that causes inflammation of the colon. This health […]

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Increased intracranial pressure: What to know

Increased intracranial pressure: What to know

Increased intracranial pressure is a medical term that refers to growing pressure inside a person’s skull. This pressure can affect the brain if doctors do not treat it. A sudden increase in the pressure inside a person’s skull is a medical emergency. Left untreated, an increase in the intracranial pressure (ICP) may lead to brain […]

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What is an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) blood test?

What is an alanine aminotransferase (ALT) blood test?

The liver makes several enzymes, including alanine aminotransferase, or ALT. These enzymes help break down proteins so that the body can digest them. Besides helping the liver break down proteins, ALT helps the liver perform its basic functions. Some of these include: filtering toxins from the blood storing nutrients and iron producing bile, which aids […]

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What to know about psoriasis and tinea versicolor

What to know about psoriasis and tinea versicolor

A type of psoriasis called guttate psoriasis and tinea versicolor can look very similar. However, they have very different causes and treatments. Both guttate psoriasis and tinea versicolor cause a rash of small, red spots, which is why some people may confuse the two conditions. This article looks at psoriasis and tinea versicolor, exploring the […]

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What happens if chemotherapy does not work?

What happens if chemotherapy does not work?

Doctors use chemotherapy either as a first-line therapy or in combination with other treatments, such as surgery. If chemotherapy does not work, a person may need to consider other treatment options. Signs that cancer is not responding to chemotherapy include: tumor not shrinking tumor growing cancer spreading from its original site to other areas of […]

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3 common drugs can reduce severe mental health symptoms

3 common drugs can reduce severe mental health symptoms

A new study revealed that three common drugs normally used to treat cardiovascular problems or diabetes could also aid in the treatment of some serious mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia. Could we repurpose common drugs to treat mental health conditions? Scientists at University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom, Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, […]

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Health benefits of mung beans

Health benefits of mung beans

Mung beans are a type of pulse that has a good nutritional balance with plenty of vitamins and minerals. Some early research suggests these beans may have a variety of health benefits. Preparing mung beans is straight forward, and people can add them to a variety of dishes. In this article, we discuss the potential […]

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Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer’s, but how?

Exercise can help fight off Alzheimer’s, but how?

Exercise is a vital element of a healthful lifestyle; it helps maintain heart health, improve mood, and fight weight gain. New research also suggests that it can protect a person’s cognitive skills, and a new study uncovers fresh information as to how this can happen. How does exercise help protect memory? According to a study […]

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Study reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease

Study reveals how much fiber we should eat to prevent disease

A new meta-analysis examines 40 years’ worth of research in an attempt to find out the ideal amount of fiber that we should consume to prevent chronic disease and premature mortality. Whole grain cereals and fruit are excellent sources of fiber. Researchers and public health organizations have long hailed the benefits of eating fiber, but […]