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This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia

This drug failed to treat cancer, but it could improve dementia

Dementia — an umbrella term for various neurodegenerative conditions involving memory loss and other forms of cognitive impairment — is hard to treat because its causes remain unknown. Researchers, however, are making painstaking progress. A new approach to dementia research may bring us closer to a treatment, but unexpected challenges could halt this progress. Dr. […]

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When You Need to See a Dermatologist

When You Need to See a Dermatologist

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Skin News FRIDAY, March 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — You might think of seeing a skin specialist for cosmetic procedures, to freshen skin or to get rid of lines. But do you recognize the signs of problems that need the attention of a skin doctor? Here are some of the […]

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Health Tip: Carbon Monoxide Safety

Health Tip: Carbon Monoxide Safety

(HealthDay News) — Carbon monoxide (CO) is known as “the invisible killer” because it’s a colorless, odorless and poisonous gas. Latest Prevention & Wellness News More than 150 people in the United States die each year from accidental CO poisoning, says the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The commission encourages consumers to: Have annual heating […]

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What to know about cupping therapy

What to know about cupping therapy

There is some evidence to suggest that cupping therapy may be beneficial for certain health conditions. However, research into cupping therapy tends to be low-quality. More studies are necessary to understand how cupping therapy works, if it works, and in what situations it may help. Cupping therapy is a traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern practice […]

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Hypothyroidism: Foods to eat and avoid

Hypothyroidism: Foods to eat and avoid

A person’s diet can have a significant impact on the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Some foods can improve the condition while others can make it worse or interfere with medications. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the throat. Having hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, can slow down metabolism, cause weight gain, and cause fatigue. […]

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Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know

Normal sperm count: Everything you need to know

Sperm are male reproductive cells present in the ejaculate. A doctor can tell someone their sperm count using a test called semen analysis. The average sperm count is between 40 million and 300 million sperm per milliliter. This number can vary between testing centers, with the above range coming from Resolve, a nonprofit fertility association. […]

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Rectal pressure: Causes and when to see a doctor

Rectal pressure: Causes and when to see a doctor

Rectal pressure can make a person feel like they constantly have to use the toilet. Pressure in the rectum can be uncomfortable or even painful. The rectum is the final portion of the large intestine. Stool travels through it before exiting the anus. The rectum is close to many other pelvic organs and typically sits […]

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Why do I wake up hungry?

Why do I wake up hungry?

If a person wakes up hungry during the night, they may not have eaten enough during the day or changed their routine to get more exercise. Alternately, a person may not be getting enough sleep, or they may have night eating syndrome. Feelings of hunger are, in part, governed by the circadian rhythm: physical and […]