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What to know about Ally’s Law

What to know about Ally’s Law

People with certain medical conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), sometimes need to use the restroom urgently. This can be difficult if they are out of the house or workplace, as not all businesses have public washrooms. Many states in the United States have passed the Restroom Access Act, also known as Ally’s Law, to […]

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Can apple cider vinegar help with arthritis?

Can apple cider vinegar help with arthritis?

Many people believe that apple cider vinegar has anti-inflammatory properties, and some sources say that it can relieve the symptoms of arthritis. Arthritis is an inflammatory condition that causes pain and swelling in the joints, which can restrict mobility and damage the joints. Arthritis medications are usually effective, though some people also look to alternative […]

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What to know about chicken allergies

What to know about chicken allergies

While fish and seafood often cause allergies, chicken meat allergies are less common. The symptoms can vary from mild to very severe. In some cases, chicken allergies are related to bird egg allergies, though they can also exist separately. Chicken allergies may be linked to other bird allergies. Learn more here.

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Can people be allergic to strawberries?

Can people be allergic to strawberries?

Strawberry allergies are less common than other allergies, but they do occur. Most allergic reactions to strawberries are mild, but they can occasionally be life-threatening for some people. In this article, we look at the symptoms of this allergy as well as the risk factors and diagnosis. We also cover foods to avoid.

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Home remedies for relieving a dry nose

Home remedies for relieving a dry nose

When the inside of the nose is dry, it can be uncomfortable and sometimes painful, but a person can usually treat it at home. Homes remedies for a dry nose include steam inhalation, using a humidifier, and using nasal sprays or rinses. The medical term for a sensation of dryness within the nasal passages is […]

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How to cope with COPD fatigue

How to cope with COPD fatigue

Chronic obstructive lung disease or COPD is a long-term, progressive lung disease that encompasses emphysema and chronic bronchitis. COPD makes breathing difficult, which affects a person’s energy levels and can cause fatigue. Symptoms of COPD often vary in severity. In the early stages of COPD, symptoms can be mild and may not interfere with people’s […]

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What does it mean if your ESR is high?

What does it mean if your ESR is high?

The ESR test measures the erythrocyte sedimentation rate, which is how quickly red blood cells settle at the bottom of a blood sample. Doctors cannot use the results of the test to diagnose a specific disease because many different health conditions can cause the ESR to be high or low. Doctors call the ESR test […]

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Using the body clock to make drugs more effective

Using the body clock to make drugs more effective

Researchers created a database for the daily circadian rhythms of genetic activity. The findings may help physicians time the delivery of drugs in accordance with a person’s body clock, boosting treatment for cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Our body clock can influence how effective drugs are — especially for treating cardiovascular problems. Our circadian rhythm, […]

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Skin cancer: Common IBD, arthritis drug may raise risk

Skin cancer: Common IBD, arthritis drug may raise risk

New research, published in the journal Nature Communications, reveals a “strong case for an association” between azathioprine and the genetic mutations found in a common skin cancer type. A common immunosuppressant drug may bring about squamous cell carcinoma. Every year, squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC) will affect over 1 million people in the United States. Approximately […]