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Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?

Does the 20-20-20 rule prevent eye strain?

Spending long periods looking at computer, phone, or tablet screens can strain the eyes. Using the 20-20-20 rule can help to prevent this problem. The rule says that for every 20 minutes spent looking at a screen, a person should look at something 20 feet away for 20 seconds. Following the rule is a great […]

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Does menopause cause rashes?

Does menopause cause rashes?

Menopause causes a dramatic change in hormone levels, including a decline in estrogen, which is what causes the symptoms associated with menopause. The most common symptoms of menopause include hot flashes, night sweats, mood swings, and vaginal dryness — but can menopause also cause a rash? In this article, we look at how estrogen and […]

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What does a right-sided headache mean?

What does a right-sided headache mean?

Many people experience headaches on the right side of their head only. The pain may be accompanied by other symptoms, including fatigue, nausea, and visual disturbances. Almost 50 percent of adults each year report headaches, making them among the most common health complaints. Read on to learn more about headaches on the right side of […]

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Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

A new study finds that two iron compounds, which are used in supplements and food additives, raise levels of a cancer biomarker — even when consumed in low amounts. Certain iron supplements may raise the risk of colorectal cancer, a study shows. The new research comes from the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden, […]

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What are the early signs of ADHD?

What are the early signs of ADHD?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder is a condition that affects behavior. It causes people to be hyperactive and impulsive. They may also be easily distracted and have difficulty concentrating or sitting still. Known as ADHD, the condition is a mental health disorder that affects both adults and children and is recognized by the American Psychiatric Association […]

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Late menopause may protect women’s memory

Late menopause may protect women’s memory

New research, published in the journal Neurology, suggests that a late menopause onset may benefit the memory skills of senior women later in life. Experiencing menopause at a later age may offer cognitive advantages in the long run. A new study led by Diana Kuh, from University College London in the United Kingdom, asks whether […]

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Personalized vaccine fights off cancer in clinical trial

Personalized vaccine fights off cancer in clinical trial

In the latest foray into personalized medicine, scientists design tumor vaccines specific to each patient’s tumor. Although the technology is in its infancy and the trial is small-scale, the findings are incredibly promising. Scientists recently designed a new, personalized tumor vaccine. Over recent years, there have been various attempts to produce anti-cancer vaccines. Most of […]

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Coping with a Vyvanse crash

When Vyvanse starts to wear off, or when a person stops taking the medication suddenly, they may experience a Vyvanse crash. This ADHD medication can cause severe withdrawal symptoms such as fatigue or depression. In this article we look at methods a person can use to help cope with the symptoms of a Vyvanse crash.

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Blocking melanoma’s ‘escape route’

Blocking melanoma’s ‘escape route’

In order to escape treatment, melanoma sometimes reverts to a previous stage of cell differentiation. New research investigates this process more closely and finds a potential way to block this skin cancer’s escape route. Melanoma is an aggresive form of skin cancer that often manages to evade treatment. Although rare, melanoma is a very aggressive […]