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Treatment and prevention of spider veins

Treatment and prevention of spider veins

Spider veins are small, damaged veins that can appear on the surface of the legs or face. They are usually not painful or harmful, but some people may wish to treat them for cosmetic reasons. Spider veins can be blue, purple, or red and may appear in the form of thin lines, webs, or branches. […]

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Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates

Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of the disease. To understand it, a person should know about the other types of breast cancer. Some breast cancers have receptor cells that respond to hormones. There are three main types of receptors: Doctors diagnose breast cancer by identifying which receptor is present. They run a series […]

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Why does my tooth still hurt after a filling?

Why does my tooth still hurt after a filling?

When a person has a cavity in their tooth, a dentist will probably recommend a filling. Fillings are safe and effective, but some people might experience discomfort or tooth sensitivity afterward. Most of the time, this sensitivity is normal and will resolve within a few days or weeks. A person should call their dentist right […]

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Cocaine addiction: Could targeting this brain circuit prevent relapse?

Cocaine addiction: Could targeting this brain circuit prevent relapse?

Recent revelations about a particular brain circuit could lead to more effective treatment of cocaine addiction, which has a high rate of relapse. The human brain contains many mysterious connections, and new research uncovers one such circuit that may explain cocaine addiction. The first thing that scientists at the University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania did […]

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Researchers reveal new risk factor for poor mental health

Researchers reveal new risk factor for poor mental health

A new study has found that some people exposed to a certain toxic metal as children may face poor mental health as adults. This finding may have far-reaching implications for all populations exposed to this risk factor. Lead exposure during childhood may influence mental health in adulthood, a new study suggests. Lead is a type […]

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Which herbs can help with psoriasis?

Which herbs can help with psoriasis?

People have used herbs to treat skin conditions for centuries, and recent research has supported the idea that some herbal treatments may improve psoriasis symptoms. Psoriasis is an inflammatory condition that causes red, scaly patches of skin to develop, often on the elbows, knees, or scalp. There is no cure for psoriasis, though treatments and […]

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Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

Melanoma mortality rates vary across the country

People with melanoma who live in states with the highest number of melanoma diagnoses tend to have better survival rates, according to recent research that examined data on a state-by-state basis. Why would melanoma survival rates vary between states? Researchers from the University of Utah Health in Salt Lake City set out to determine if […]

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Simply thinking of your partner can help you manage stress

Simply thinking of your partner can help you manage stress

Being in a healthy romantic relationship can help people face life’s difficulties, from times of illness to moments of worry and stress. Now, a study suggests that simply imagining receiving support from your significant other can boost your coping skills. When you feel stressed, it may help to imagine having your partner next to you, […]

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Moms, Are You Victims of ‘Invisible Labor’?

Moms, Are You Victims of ‘Invisible Labor’?

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Women’s Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mothers not only take on the lion’s share of physical chores, they also shoulder most of the “invisible labor” involved in making sure the household is humming along, new research suggests. Going beyond cooking and laundry, this means the mental […]