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All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome

All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome

Waardenburg syndrome refers to several rare genetic diseases that cause hearing loss, changes in the color of the eyes, skin, and hair, and changes in the shape of the face. Researchers have identified four distinct types of the syndrome, though there may be additional subtypes. Waardenburg syndrome is named after D. J. Waardenburg, a Dutch […]

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What to eat for hypoglycemia

What to eat for hypoglycemia

Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar that can cause headaches, weakness, and anxiety. What foods should a person with hypoglycemia eat to reduce symptoms?In this article, we list meal plans for people with hypoglycemia, as well as other tips for managing the condition. What is hypoglycemia? Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar, which may cause symptoms including […]

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Supplements during pregnancy may reduce autism risk

Supplements during pregnancy may reduce autism risk

Whether certain supplements, taken before or during pregnancy, can reduce the risk of autism is a hotly debated question. A new large-scale study takes a fresh look. Could taking supplements during pregnancy reduce autism risk? Autistic spectrum disorders (ASDs) are believed to affect 1 in 68 children in the United States, and their prevalence may […]

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Pancreas divisum: How to treat and manage it

Pancreas divisum: How to treat and manage it

Pancreas divisum happens in the womb when two parts of an embryo’s pancreas, the ventral and dorsal ducts, do not fuse together to form one main pancreatic duct. The pancreas is an organ that sits behind the stomach and secretes chemicals, called enzymes, which aid digestion. These digestive juices drain into the intestine through a […]

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What is bursitis of the shoulder?

What is bursitis of the shoulder?

Bursitis of the shoulder is a painful inflammation in the shoulder joint. It is common, treatable, and often heals within months. Rest and gentle exercises can speed up recovery. Bursitis is an inflammation of the bursae. The bursae are small, fluid-filled sacs found near joints. They act as a cushion between moving parts in the […]

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Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

Trigger finger surgery: What to expect

Trigger finger can leave the finger or thumb stuck in a crooked position. It causes pain and stiffness and makes it hard to move the affected digit. If other treatments are not successful or the condition is severe, surgery is usually successful in restoring full movement. The recovery time for trigger finger surgery is quick, […]

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Knee osteoarthritis: What’s the best weight loss plan?

Knee osteoarthritis: What’s the best weight loss plan?

A new study set out to explore the best weight loss regimen for overweight and obese people living with osteoarthritis of the knees. Knee osteoarthritis can sometimes lead to knee replacement surgery, as cartilage damage cannot be reversed. Osteoarthritis is the commonest form of arthritis and the most common joint disorder in the United States. […]

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Can watermelon help with erectile dysfunction?

Can watermelon help with erectile dysfunction?

Men have long experimented with remedies to treat erectile dysfunction and have had mixed results. Though research is still in its preliminary stages, some studies suggest that watermelon may be a viable substitute for Viagra. The advent of Viagra and other erectile dysfunction (ED) treatments revolutionized the world of sexual medicine. No longer did men […]

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What to know about yoga for erectile dysfunction

What to know about yoga for erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction occurs when a man cannot achieve or maintain an erection. Research suggests that practicing yoga on a daily or a similarly frequent basis may help men enjoy improved sexual health. There can be many causes of erectile dysfunction or ED, ranging from restricted blood flow to medications being taken by the man, to […]

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What is overpronation?

What is overpronation?

When the arch of the foot collapses excessively downward or inward, this is known as overpronation. Sometimes, people call this condition flat feet. The way a person’s foot strikes the ground can have significant effects on their body. People with flat feet or who overpronate may be prone to more injuries than people with normal […]