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What happens when a woman has low testosterone?

What happens when a woman has low testosterone?

A woman’s testosterone levels naturally change throughout her life, her menstrual cycle, and even at different times of the day. A woman with low testosterone does not contain enough to help produce new blood cells, maintain sex drive, or boost levels of other reproductive hormones. Testosterone belongs to a group of hormones known as androgens. […]

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Ovarian cancer and weight gain: What’s the link?

Ovarian cancer and weight gain: What’s the link?

Symptoms of ovarian cancer include abdominal swelling and bloating, both of which people may link to weight gain. Also, some people with ovarian cancer may experience weight gain due to treatment or just living with the disease. Ovarian cancer begins when cells in the ovaries or the fallopian tubes start to grow in an uncontrolled […]

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Can ovarian cysts become cancerous?

Can ovarian cysts become cancerous?

Most ovarian cysts are harmless and often clear up on their own without treatment. Rarely, some types of ovarian cysts can develop into ovarian cancer. The risk of a cyst becoming cancer is higher in people who have been through menopause. In this article, we look at ovarian cysts and explain how they can sometimes […]

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How does psoriatic arthritis affect the body?

How does psoriatic arthritis affect the body?

People with psoriatic arthritis may have symptoms of both psoriasis and arthritis. The condition causes widespread inflammation that impacts many systems in the body from the immune system to the digestive system. Psoriatic arthritis or PsA is a type of arthritis that affects up to 30 percent of people who have the skin condition psoriasis. […]

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Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival

Pancreatic cancer: Cannabis compound may boost survival

Pancreatic cancer is a type of cancer that unfortunately has some of the lowest survival rates. A new study in mice suggests that one substance could help address this problem: cannabidiol, a naturally occurring cannabis compound. Researchers look to cannabidiol in the hope of improving survival rates for people with pancreatic cancer. According to data […]

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What to know about babies and cold sores

What to know about babies and cold sores

Cold sores are common and relatively harmless in toddlers and children, but the cold sore virus can be dangerous for babies. According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, many children will start to get cold sores by the age of 5. Newborns rarely get cold sores, but, when a baby who is less than 6 […]

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What can cause joint pains in children?

What can cause joint pains in children?

When a child complains of joint or leg pains, parents or caregivers may be concerned. Usually, the discomfort will simply be growing pains that will go away on their own. However, people should be aware of the signs and symptoms that may indicate something more serious. Growing pains are a common cause of leg pain […]

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What is juvenile psoriatic arthritis?

What is juvenile psoriatic arthritis?

Psoriatic arthritis usually occurs in people who already have psoriasis. People with psoriatic arthritis experience symptoms of both the skin condition and arthritis. When children and adolescents develop the condition, doctors diagnose them with juvenile psoriatic arthritis (JPsA). Psoriatic arthritis (PsA) is an autoimmune disorder. Medical experts believe that it develops when the immune system […]

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How are thyroid and cholesterol related?

How are thyroid and cholesterol related?

High cholesterol is a risk factor for heart disease and stroke. Diet and other lifestyle choices are often to blame for high cholesterol. But sometimes medical conditions, such as a thyroid disorder, are at fault. Producing too many or too few thyroid hormones increases the risk of abnormal blood cholesterol. We take a closer look […]