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What causes mucus strands in the eyes?

What causes mucus strands in the eyes?

When strands of mucus continually develop and a person keeps removing them from their eye, this is known as mucus fishing syndrome. The name refers to the way a person “fishes” these strands from their eye. Mucus can appear in the eye for many reasons, such as irritation and infection. Sometimes, when a person pulls […]

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Colorectal cancer: Treatment looks set for human clinical trials

Colorectal cancer: Treatment looks set for human clinical trials

A treatment type that uses patients’ own immune cells to attack cancer looks ready for testing in human clinical trials of advanced colorectal cancer. The immunotherapy is almost ready for testing in human participants. In a study paper published in the journal Cancer Immunology Research, researchers at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, report how […]

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These foods may delay your menopause

These foods may delay your menopause

New research led by scientists at Leeds University in the United Kingdom suggests that a diet rich in legumes and fish may put off the natural onset of menopause, while foods rich in carbohydrates may accelerate it. Legumes — such as beans, peas, and lentils — may delay the onset of menopause, suggests a new […]

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Diaphoresis: What causes excessive sweating?

Diaphoresis: What causes excessive sweating?

Diaphoresis refers to excessive sweating for no apparent reason. Often, an underlying medical condition or a natural life event, such as menopause, cause this type of sweating. Sweat is the body’s natural way to control its temperature. A person usually sweats due to physical exertion, raised body temperature, or exposure to heat. The sweat acts […]

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Latest CDC autism figures show 15 percent rise

Latest CDC autism figures show 15 percent rise

The latest analysis published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concludes that autism might be more prevalent than previously estimated. They are now calling for more effort to be made toward early detection. Is autism on the rise, or are we better at catching it? Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are conditions that affect […]

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Can CBD oil help with migraines?

Can CBD oil help with migraines?

Cannabidiol oil may relieve pain and reduce inflammation, and it shows some promise as a treatment for migraines. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of over 120 substances in cannabis. It comes from the marijuana plant, but it contains only trace amounts, if any, of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the compound that produces a high. This means it has […]

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Could hemp help to beat ovarian cancer?

Could hemp help to beat ovarian cancer?

A group of researchers from Kentucky is dedicated to raising the profile of hemp and its potential health benefits. Following their preliminary studies, they conclude that it may help in the fight against ovarian cancer. Could hemp be the next best cancer treatment? Hemp and marijuana are in the same botanical family, but the former […]

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Fibromyalgia and chest pain: What is normal, symptoms, and treatment

Fibromyalgia and chest pain: What is normal, symptoms, and treatment

Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition. A person will often experience pain, tenderness, and stiffness in many muscles, connective tissues, bones, and joints. While symptoms differ among people, many report intense, sharp, or stabbing pain in the chest and ribcage. When fibromyalgia causes inflammation of the cartilage that joins the upper ribs to the breastbone, it […]

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How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?

How do you stretch the latissimus dorsi?

The latissimus dorsi is a large, flat muscle covering the width of the middle and lower back. It connects the bone of the upper arm to the spine and the hip. This muscle is often referred to as the lats. Pain in the latissimus dorsi is often caused by overuse, or it may be a […]

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What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?

What are the possible causes of vaginal dryness?

Vaginal dryness is a common symptom experienced by women when they go through the menopause transition and possibly for many years after. However, vaginal dryness can happen at any age for several reasons. Vaginal dryness is the result of decreased levels of estrogen. Estrogen is the female hormone that keeps the lining of the vagina […]