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What can cause a bump on the lip?

What can cause a bump on the lip?

Lip bumps can sometimes be painful or uncomfortable, but they are often harmless and will clear up without treatment. There are many possible causes, including infections, allergic reactions, and lip injuries. Lips bumps can vary in size, appearance, and associated symptoms. Treatment depends on the cause, but a person can often use over-the-counter (OTC) medications […]

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Evidence Doesn’t Support Statin Use in Healthy Seniors

Evidence Doesn’t Support Statin Use in Healthy Seniors

Latest Cholesterol News THURSDAY, Sept. 6, 2018 (HealthDay News) — There is no evidence to support the widespread use of cholesterol-lowering statin drugs to prevent heart disease and stroke in old and very old people, Spanish researchers say. For the new study, the investigators analyzed data from nearly 47,000 people aged 75 and older with […]

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Which airport surfaces carry the most viruses?

Which airport surfaces carry the most viruses?

As the cold season approaches, we could all benefit from being more cautious about germs and viruses, especially in crowded areas. New research scans various airport surfaces and finds that plastic security trays hold the highest concentration of viruses. Airports are major traveling hubs, but some airport areas are riddled with germs. Most of the […]

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What are some low-carb bread alternatives?

What are some low-carb bread alternatives?

Bread has been a staple food for humans for thousands of years and is a key component of many people’s diets. Modern bread usually contains refined wheat, which is relatively high in carbohydrates (carbs). Reducing the number of carbs in the diet by eliminating bread may help some people lose weight or reduce their risk […]

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Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs

Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation and swelling in the joints. These symptoms tend to affect the hands and feet and can weaken and restrict these parts of the body. Fortunately, both at-home and medical treatments are available to help reduce swelling associated with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). In this article, we take […]

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What are the health risks of hookah smoking?

What are the health risks of hookah smoking?

A hookah is a water pipe that allows a person to smoke tobacco, often combining it with sweet flavors, such as apple, chocolate, coconut, licorice, or watermelon. People have used hookahs for centuries in ancient Persia and India. Today, people often smoke a hookah as a group, at home or in cafes or lounges. Other […]

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Autoimmune arthritis: Types, symptoms, and treatment

Autoimmune arthritis: Types, symptoms, and treatment

Autoimmune arthritis is the name given to a group of arthritis types where a person’s immune system attacks itself. The most common example is rheumatoid arthritis. When the immune system attacks itself, the result is inflammation in a joint that can cause pain, stiffness, and mobility problems. There are over 100 types of arthritis, and […]

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Malaria

Malaria

Malaria facts More than 215 million cases of malaria occurred worldwide in 2016. The World Health Organization estimates that 445,000 people died of malaria in 2016; the vast majority are young children in sub-Saharan Africa. Although this is a significant decrease in deaths since 2000 due to increased prevention and control measures, there has been […]

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Ovarian cancer: Scientists find a way to launch dual attack

Ovarian cancer: Scientists find a way to launch dual attack

Hitting two targets on the cancer cell could greatly increase the power of antibody therapy to kill ovarian cancer. A new two-pronged approach could kill ovarian cancer (depicted here). Antibody therapy is a type of immune therapy, or immunotherapy, that uses enhanced antibodies to identify disease targets and then kill them or summon immune cells […]

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Cardiovascular disease: Study finds best drugs for prevention

Cardiovascular disease: Study finds best drugs for prevention

A large cohort study has identified which treatment combinations work best for people with high blood pressure who are at risk of heart disease. Taking both blood pressure drugs and statins might be the best choice, the researchers find. Which treatments work best for preventing cardiovascular events? Researchers from the William Harvey Research Institute at […]