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How to treat or get rid of a stye

How to treat or get rid of a stye

A stye, which a doctor might call a hordeolum, is a bump that develops on the eyelid or at the base of the eyelashes. A bacterial infection is the cause of most styes. The majority of styes will disappear on their own, with or without treatment, within 1 or 2 weeks. However, there are a […]

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TIPS procedure: Everything you need to know

TIPS procedure: Everything you need to know

A transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS) is a minimally invasive procedure that doctors use to treat portal vein hypertension and other complications of advanced liver disease. As well as being less invasive than traditional bypass surgery, the TIPS procedure carries fewer risks. While a TIPS procedure can help reduce the risk of further complications, it […]

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Are pesticides in food harmful?

Are pesticides in food harmful?

Pesticides are chemicals that prevent insects, weeds, and fungi from damaging crops. Farmers use them to increase the amount of crops they are able to produce. The United States government tests and regulates pesticides. Testing produce ensures that levels are low enough to not pose a risk to human health. According to data from 2017, […]

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What are the early signs and symptoms of shingles?

What are the early signs and symptoms of shingles?

In the early stages, shingles can produce an extensive range of signs and symptoms. These vary from very mild skin irritation and pain to fever and other symptoms of severe illness. Until a person develops additional shingles symptoms, they may not realize that this condition is causing their early symptoms. The varicella-zoster virus, which causes […]

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Common pesticide linked to increased mortality risk

Common pesticide linked to increased mortality risk

A recent study has concluded that exposure to a common pesticide increases the risk of all-cause mortality and cardiovascular mortality. Although the study has limitations, its authors call for urgent follow-up. The study focused on a class of pesticides called pyrethroids. People use these chemicals in agriculture and for residential pest control. Pyrethroids also appear […]

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Specialists warn about risks of cannabis edibles

Specialists warn about risks of cannabis edibles

As cannabis edibles become legal in an increasing number of countries, medical experts are warning people about the possible health risks that these may pose to consumers, as well as their family members. Share on PinterestCannabis edibles do not come without health risks, researchers caution. The use of cannabis — for medical and, sometimes, recreational […]

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Pimple vs. Cold Sore

Pimple vs. Cold Sore

Pimple vs. cold sore facts Picture of a pimple Pimples contain pus, while cold sores contain clear fluid in blisters. Both pimples and cold sores can spontaneously heal. Pimples are caused by bacteria, while cold sores are caused by herpes viruses. Symptoms and signs differ between pimples and cold sores. Significant differences are that pimples […]

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Ever Get a Rash from Your Skin Cream or Makeup? Here’s Why

Ever Get a Rash from Your Skin Cream or Makeup? Here’s Why

Latest Skin News FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — Skin creams and cosmetics can sometimes produce rashes instead of a beautiful complexion, but why has been a mystery until now. A new study suggests that some chemicals in these products remove natural fats in skin cells, which might be why they trigger allergic reactions. […]

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Health Care Is Top Concern for U.S. Veterans

Health Care Is Top Concern for U.S. Veterans

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Jan. 3, 2020 (HealthDay News) — After discharge, military veterans are most concerned about their physical and mental health, a new study finds. Although most vets are satisfied with their work and social relationships, they are less happy with their health care. Most are coping with chronic physical or mental […]

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Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Household Chemicals

Health Tip: Protect Yourself From Household Chemicals

Latest Prevention & Wellness News (HealthDay News) — From certain paints to some detergents, common household items can contain toxic chemicals, says the Cleveland Clinic. To protect yourself from household chemicals, Cleveland Clinic urges: When working with oven cleaners, wear an apron, gloves and goggles. Ensure that the area you’re using chemicals in is well-ventilated. […]