Lumps can occur in the left or right breast, or in both breasts. There are many types of breast lump, most of which are harmless. Doctors diagnose breast cancersmore often in the left breast than the right. That said, around 80 percent of breast lumps turn out to be noncancerous. A breast lump may appear […]
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Some people who choose to eat gluten-free often avoid eating overly processed breads, pasta, and other baked goods. This can lead to weight loss and overall health improvements, as people avoid highly processed, unhealthful foods. For some other people, however, eating gluten-free is a necessity. […]
Strep throat is a common bacterial infection that typically leads to a sore, scratchy throat. Sometimes, it can also cause a rash. Several other conditions that can also cause both a sore throat and a rash. Learn more about those conditions here.
Vitamin A is essential for overall health and well-being. Because the human body cannot make it, people must obtain this vitamin from their diet. Vitamin A is an essential nutrient that plays a role in many bodily processes, including: immune function reproduction skin health the function of the lining of the gut, bladder, and other […]
People who want to develop their lower chest muscles can try doing a range of exercises that strengthen the pectoral muscles. The pectoral muscles, which people often refer to as the pecs, define the shape and appearance of the chest. They also control several arm movements, including flexing and rotating the arm and bringing it […]
Pinkeye, or conjunctivitis, is a common eye condition. People can relieve irritation, itchiness, and discomfort at home, using various natural remedies. In this article, we discuss five possible home remedies for pinkeye.
Researchers have studied various flu strains and found that the body’s so-called killer immune cells offer protection against all influenza viruses. Soon, we may no longer need to update our flu vaccines each year, as a universal flu shot is now in sight. Influenza A, B, and C viruses are widespread globally and infect a […]
Both men and women can experience cramps after sex. The medical term for pain before, during, or after sex is dyspareunia. Cramps may occur after sex for many reasons, ranging from mild muscle strain to underlying conditions that may require treatment. Read on for more information about the potential causes of cramping or pain after […]
New research shows that activating a gene that, in turn, boosts the activity of certain neurons involved in depression can reverse symptoms of the condition in male mice. By activating a single gene, researchers have reversed symptoms of depression. Depression is “the leading cause of disability worldwide,” as more than 300 million people across the […]
A new study suggests that the more pushups a man is able to complete, the lower his cardiovascular risk and vice versa. These findings may establish a new measure of risk assessment that is simple and does not require costly specialized equipment. Being able to do more pushups may correlate with a lower cardiovascular risk […]