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What to know about whooping cough in adults

What to know about whooping cough in adults

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is a highly contagious condition. This infection is most common in infants, but people of all ages can contract it. Whooping cough symptoms tend to be less severe in adults than in children. Unvaccinated infants have the highest risk of developing severe symptoms and complications from whooping cough. In this article, […]

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What to know about winter rash

What to know about winter rash

People who live in areas with seasonal weather changes may develop a dry, itchy rash during the winter months. Winter rash refers to extremely dry, or dehydrated, skin in winter. Causes include cold temperatures, low humidity levels, and using central heating. People can take steps to avoid developing winter rash. Continue reading to find out […]

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What to know about acute respiratory failure

What to know about acute respiratory failure

When a person has acute respiratory failure, the usual exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide in the lungs does not occur. As a result, enough oxygen cannot reach the heart, brain, or the rest of the body. This can cause symptoms such as shortness of breath, a bluish tint in the face and lips, and […]

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17 reasons for always feeling hungry

17 reasons for always feeling hungry

Hunger is the body’s way of telling a person that it needs food. After eating enough food, hunger usually temporarily goes away. Sometimes, however, a person may feel as though they are hungry all the time. They may find that they do not feel full after eating, or that the desire to eat continues throughout […]

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Masturbation and depression: Is there a link?

Masturbation and depression: Is there a link?

Masturbation is a healthful and enjoyable activity that has many possible health benefits. Is there any connection between masturbation and depression? Some people believe that masturbation can cause mental health issues, but this is an outdated idea that researchers have long since disproven. On the other hand, having depression can affect how a person feels […]

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Are eggs good for people with diabetes?

Are eggs good for people with diabetes?

Eggs are a low-carbohydrate food and have a very low glycemic index score. This makes them a good source of protein for people with diabetes. The American Diabetes Association (ADA) state that eggs are a suitable food for people with diabetes. Having a low glycemic index score means that they have less of an effect […]

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What to know about enlarged adenoids

What to know about enlarged adenoids

Enlarged adenoids are common in children. The adenoids can become enlarged due to an infection or may be enlarged from birth. The adenoids are glands that sit behind the nose above the roof of the mouth. When they grow large, they can cause snoring and breathing problems. This article will describe the function of the […]

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How language shapes our brains…and our lives

How language shapes our brains…and our lives

Language and communication are as vital as food and water. We communicate to exchange information, build relationships, and create art. In this Spotlight feature, we look at how language manifests in the brain, and how it shapes our daily lives. In this feature, we will take a look at the importance of language to our […]

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How exercise can counter the effects of jet lag

How exercise can counter the effects of jet lag

New research in The Journal of Physiology suggests that exercising at certain times of the day can alter the circadian rhythms, potentially offering a new therapy for jet lag and shift work. Jet lag can lead to insomnia and fatigue, but exercise may help alleviate such disruptions to a person’s body clock. Circadian rhythms, which […]