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What does herpes look like?

What does herpes look like?

Herpes sores can affect many areas of the body, including the mouth, genitals, and eyes. Knowing what herpes looks like across the body can help people diagnose the condition. Herpes is a skin condition caused by the herpes simplex virus. The symptoms include sores that come and go over time. Different types of herpes affect […]

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Possible reasons weight loss is not working

Possible reasons weight loss is not working

When a person wants to lose weight, trying inappropriate diet and exercise routines is a common mistake. These methods can prevent weight loss or even increase weight. Calories are a unit of measure that show the amount of energy in foods and drinks. The body requires a certain number of calories to function. It will […]

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Hematoma: Everything you need to know

Hematoma: Everything you need to know

A hematoma is a common problem that occurs as a result of damage to one of the larger blood vessels in the body. Most people experience a hematoma at some point in their lives. A hematoma can look like a bruise, but bruises occur due to damage to small blood vessels rather than large ones. […]

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Dark spots on the skin: Causes and how to treat them

Dark spots on the skin: Causes and how to treat them

Dark spots on the skin, or hyperpigmentation, occur when some areas of the skin produce more melanin than usual. Melanin gives the eyes, skin, and hair their color. Dark spots on the skin are not a cause for concern and do not need treatment, though people may choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons. Depending […]

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Can you get pregnant on your period?

Can you get pregnant on your period?

Technically, people can get pregnant at any time during their menstrual cycle, though it is much less likely during their period. A person is most likely to get pregnant in the middle of their menstrual cycle. This phase is called the fertile window. The chances of becoming pregnant are much lower before and after the […]

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How can you make your period come faster?

How can you make your period come faster?

Some people want their period to arrive before an important event, deadline week, or an upcoming camping trip. There are a few things they can try to make their period come faster. There are no guaranteed ways to make a period arrive immediately or within a day or two. However, around the time their period […]

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What does science say about the effects of meditation?

What does science say about the effects of meditation?

Practicing meditation or mindfulness techniques is, at least anecdotally, supposed to smooth your way to a happier, more healthful life. But what does science say about these practices? What does research say about the effects of meditation and mindfulness? We investigate. Meditation “keeps our minds and hearts calm, peaceful, and loving, i.e., in the right […]

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Vitamin C can cut time spent in intensive care units

Vitamin C can cut time spent in intensive care units

Vitamin C could be a cost-effective way to reduce the time that patients spend in intensive care. This was the conclusion of a recent analysis of evidence from published trials. Vitamin C, which is present in oranges and other citrus fruits, may reduce the time some patients spend in the ICU. Dr. Harri Hemilä of […]

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Could probiotics evolve in the gut and cause harm?

Could probiotics evolve in the gut and cause harm?

New research in the journal Cell Host & Microbiome suggests that under certain conditions, probiotics can be harmful due to their ability to evolve once in the gut. For some people, probiotics may do more harm than good. Probiotics are live microorganisms that play a key role in intestinal function. They achieve this by helping […]