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How Do You Get Rid of Boils?

How Do You Get Rid of Boils?

What are boils? Boils result from a localized skin infection. They start as a hard, tender lump that reddens. Eventually, the lump becomes filled with whitish or yellow pus, which comprises millions of dead white blood cells the body has deployed to fight the infection, bacteria, and proteins. The boil or abscess may burst and […]

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What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?

What Makes Seniors Feel in Control?

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Feb. 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — What determines how much control seniors feel they have over their lives? New research offers some answers. “We found that sleep, mood and stress are all important factors in determining a sense of control, and in whether older adults feel they can do the […]

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Health Tip: Care For a Wound At Home

Health Tip: Care For a Wound At Home

(HealthDay News) — Taking care of a significant wound helps prevent infection and minimize scaring, the Nemours Foundation says. Latest Prevention & Wellness News The foundation suggests how to care for a wound at home: Keep the wound covered with a clean dressing until it stops producing fluid. Wait an average of four days after […]

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Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism

Poor Sleep Plagues Many Kids With Autism

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Young children with autism are more than twice as likely to have sleep problems than typical kids or those with other developmental delays, a new study reports. Several factors profoundly affect the sleep of 2- to 5-year-olds with autism spectrum disorder […]

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How Do I Get My Sciatic Nerve to Stop Hurting?

How Do I Get My Sciatic Nerve to Stop Hurting?

What is sciatica? The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the body. It’s rooted in the lower back and extends through the rump, providing nerve endings through the leg. Sciatica or sciatic nerve pain is centered on the lower back, and the cause is usually from a ruptured disc in the spinal column that […]

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How Color Can Help You De-Stress

How Color Can Help You De-Stress

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Many studies have shown that color affects both mood and behavior. Color can help you go from sad to happy or angry to calm. When it comes to mood, there are four primary colors. Though different shades within each of […]

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Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections?

Diabetes: Could a pill replace insulin injections?

Researchers have developed a new pill that can deliver insulin straight into the stomach wall. Will injections soon be a thing of the past? An easy-to-swallow pill could replace daily insulin injections. When type 2 diabetes is at an advanced stage, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin. At this point, doctors usually recommend […]

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Can social media really cause depression?

Can social media really cause depression?

The notion that social media has a negative impact on mental well-being is widespread. The researchers who conducted a new long-term study, however, say that this might not be the case. A new study examined the role of social media in depression. The supposed effects of social media on young people sound drastic enough to […]