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Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?

Could prescription vegetables be the future of healthcare?

The authors of a new study conclude that healthful food prescriptions in Medicare and Medicaid would be more cost-effective after 5 years than preventive drug treatments. As the cost of healthcare rises, could prescription vegetables save money? Medicare and Medicaid are the two largest healthcare programs in the United States. Approximately 57 million people received […]

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What is the difference between a cyst and a boil?

What is the difference between a cyst and a boil?

Cysts and boils both cause lumps to form under the skin. They are often similar in appearance, but their causes and treatment are not the same.In this article, we provide an overview of cysts and boils, including their causes, symptoms, and treatment. We also explain how a person can tell the difference between the two. […]

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Can home remedies help regulate your period?

Can home remedies help regulate your period?

Irregular periods are when menstrual bleeding is unpredictable or happens more or less often than it does for the average person. Scientific research has shown that people can help regulate an irregular menstrual cycle with home remedies and lifestyle changes, such as altering their diet and exercise regimens. People can also try other natural remedies, […]

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What causes pain in the testicles?

What causes pain in the testicles?

Testicular pain can have several causes, from infections to traumatic injuries. Sometimes, testicular pain can be a medical emergency. In this article, learn about the possible causes of testicular pain, as well as when to see a doctor. Epididymitis An infection such as epididymitis can cause testicular pain. Epididymitis is an infection of the epididymis, […]

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How to get rid of tonsil stones

How to get rid of tonsil stones

The tonsils are located in the back of the throat and serve as part of the body’s lymphatic and immune systems. Tonsil stones are small stones that form there. They can cause infection and symptoms such as bad breath.Ideally, the tonsils capture and catch bacteria before they can go deeper into a person’s oral cavity. […]

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Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial

Surgery with ultrasound treats high blood pressure in trial

A minimally invasive surgical procedure that targets nerves leading to the kidneys could one day offer a safe way for some people to reduce their blood pressure medications. Scientists find a new way to optimize blood pressure control. Investigators have announced the 6-month results of an international clinical trial on the safety and effectiveness of […]

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How sugary drinks can fuel and accelerate cancer growth

How sugary drinks can fuel and accelerate cancer growth

Is there a direct link between the added sugars in soft drinks and the growth of cancer tumors? The findings of a new study may settle this question. Sugary drinks can speed up the growth of cancer, a study in animal models reveals. Researchers acknowledge that obesity increases the risk of cancer, and some studies […]

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Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus)

Uterine Fibroids (Benign Tumors of the Uterus)

Uterine fibroids definition and facts Uterine fibroids are benign tumors that originate in the uterus (womb). It is not known exactly why women develop uterine fibroids. Most women with uterine fibroids have no symptoms. However, fibroids can cause a number of symptoms depending on their size, location within the uterus, and how close they are […]

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Health Tip: Reduce Risk of Tattoo Infection

Health Tip: Reduce Risk of Tattoo Infection

(HealthDay News) — More than 20 percent of adults in the United States report having at least one tattoo. Latest Skin News Because ink is injected into the skin, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urges consumers to be wary of the ink’s origin. Manufacturers may use unsuitable inks (calligraphy, drawing or printer ink) […]