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Hair loss: Clues found in the palm of your hand

Hair loss: Clues found in the palm of your hand

A recent study investigates why some parts of the human body remain hairless while others become hirsute. The findings may offer clues to male- and female-pattern baldness. A recent study approaches hair loss from a new direction. Humans have hair in some places but not in others. The tops of our heads are generally replete […]

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End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancer occurs when the cancer spreads from the breast to another part of the body. Symptoms and treatment for this stage of breast cancer are different to those of the earlier stages. Doctors may also refer to metastatic breast cancer as advanced breast cancer or stage 4 breast cancer. Many people live for […]

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What are the best substitutes for heavy cream?

What are the best substitutes for heavy cream?

Heavy cream is a popular dairy ingredient that adds richness, flavor, and body to many dishes, including soups, desserts, and casseroles. Some people are unable to use heavy cream, but they can try various substitutes instead. In a pinch, people can replace heavy cream for a mixture of milk and butter. People who are unable […]

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8 stretches for the middle back

8 stretches for the middle back

Mid back pain or stiffness can have a significant impact on daily life. However, certain stretches can help relieve pain and improve flexibility. Back pain, especially short-term pain, is one of the most common medical complaints in the United States. A variety of lifestyle factors, medical conditions, and injuries can lead to pain in the […]

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Does diabetes cause hair loss?

Does diabetes cause hair loss?

Diabetes can cause a range of symptoms and health issues, including hair loss. However, good blood sugar control may help reverse the effects of hair loss. Hair loss is a natural part of the hair’s life cycle. As hair reaches the final stage of the cycle, it will fall out. A new hair will typically […]

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Study finds 5 types of alcohol use disorder that vary with age

Study finds 5 types of alcohol use disorder that vary with age

New research reveals five types of excessive drinking and shows which type is more prevalent at certain ages. According to new research, there are five types of problematic drinking. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), approximately 16 million individuals living in the United States have alcohol use disorder (AUD). Experts describe AUD as […]

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Lung disease may increase dementia risk

Lung disease may increase dementia risk

Dementia refers to a series of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer’s, where a person’s memory and other cognitive abilities decline. A recent study may have found a new risk factor that might predispose people to dementia: lung disease. To limit the risk of dementia, people may also want to look after the health of their […]

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What to know about hyperpigmentation

What to know about hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the name that healthcare professionals give to patches of skin that become darker than surrounding areas of skin. Types of hyperpigmentation include age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Each of these has different cause and a range of treatments and products, including creams and cosmetic procedures. We discuss these below. What is hyperpigmentation? […]

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COPD and anxiety: Researchers test promising approach

COPD and anxiety: Researchers test promising approach

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects millions of people worldwide. Its main symptom is breathlessness, which can be distressing and causes many people with this lung condition to experience anxiety. People with COPD-related anxiety would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, a new trial finds. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 3.17 […]

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Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells

Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells

New research, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals a novel mechanism that fuels tumor growth in breast cancer and may have a negative impact on a person’s outlook. However, the findings might also help scientists develop individually tailored treatments that target breast cancer tumors more precisely. Breast cancer tumors need fibroblast cells from […]