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Psoriasis and breastfeeding: What to know

Some women find that pregnancy and breastfeeding reduce their psoriasis symptoms, while others experience worse or more frequent flare-ups. Here, learn to treat psoriasis while breastfeeding, without risking the baby’s health. Also, discover why breastfeeding may trigger flare-ups, and get some tips for managing them.

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Autism prognosis: Parental genes ‘incredibly useful’

Autism prognosis: Parental genes ‘incredibly useful’

While one main risk gene may make an individual susceptible to autism or another neurodevelopmental disorder, it is the whole collection of associated changes in their DNA that decides whether they develop it and how severe it becomes. Researchers now know the importance of a family’s genetic background in predicting how a person’s ASD will […]

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How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles?

How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles?

Rheumatoid arthritis can affect the ankle joints in a similar way to other joints, causing stiffness, swelling, and pain. Most often, rheumatoid arthritis or RA affects the hands and feet, but, less commonly, it can also affect the ankles. The condition typically impacts on smaller joints first, such as the toe joints in the foot. […]

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What is a random glucose test?

What is a random glucose test?

A random glucose test is one way a doctor can measure how much glucose or sugar a person has circulating in their blood. Doctors use the result of random glucose testing to determine if a person may have diabetes. This article will look at what a random glucose test is, why a doctor may recommend […]

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Blocking ovarian cancer’s energy supply helps curb spread

Blocking ovarian cancer’s energy supply helps curb spread

It is often the case that an ovarian cancer diagnosis reveals that the tumor has already spread to nearby tissue. Now, scientists have discovered a potential way to cut off the energy supply fueling this invasive stage of ovarian cancer. Have scientists found a new way to stop the spread of ovarian cancer? A new […]

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Home remedies to clean your ears

Home remedies to clean your ears

Earwax is how the body lubricates and protects the ear. People do not usually need to clean out their ears, but sometimes earwax and other debris can build up. Earwax, or cerumen, leaves the body slowly. Chewing and moving the jaw pushes the earwax from the canal to the outer ear. When the earwax and […]

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Pictures of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms

Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the shape and size of the joints, often in the hands, feet, and knees. X-rays and MRI scans can identify any damage that RA has caused. Seeing pictures of the symptoms can help people understand them better. In this article, we use images to take a close look at the […]