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What does round ligament pain feel like?

What does round ligament pain feel like?

Most people describe round ligament pain as sharp, triggered by movement, and located deep within one or both sides of the lower abdomen or groin. Round ligament pain is a common pregnancy symptom, affecting between 10 and 30 percent of pregnant women. It can be uncomfortable but is harmless. Many women begin to experience it […]

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What is microneedling? Benefits and use

What is microneedling? Benefits and use

Microneedling is a method that some dermatologists use to treat different skin conditions. The technique involves using multiple tiny, sterile needles to puncture the skin and cause physical trauma. This trauma prompts the derma, a deeper layer of skin, to rebuild. Microneedling may help address many skin-related complaints, including: wrinkles scarring acne alopecia skin pigmentation […]

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What to know about scalp infections

What to know about scalp infections

The scalp can become infected if fungus or bacteria enter the scalp through the hair follicles or damaged skin. Skin damage can result from common skin conditions, such as psoriasis and eczema. Bacteria cause some common infections, such as folliculitis and impetigo. Others, such as ringworm, are fungal. Symptoms vary between infections, though most cause […]

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Kratom: Everything you need to know

Kratom: Everything you need to know

Kratom is a plant that grows in Southeast Asia. Its leaves have psychotropic and opioid-like pain-relieving effects. People living in areas where kratom grows sometimes use it to treat diarrhea, pain, cough, and fatigue. People living in the United States have shown increasing interest in using this substance as an alternative to opioid pain relievers. […]

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Cancer: A new ‘drug sponge’ may reduce chemo’s toxic effects

Cancer: A new ‘drug sponge’ may reduce chemo’s toxic effects

Researchers have developed an innovative, personalized absorber that can “catch” toxic chemotherapy drugs when they “leak out” of a treated organ. This could help reduce the adverse side effects of these cancer treatments. A newly designed ‘drug sponge’ could intercept chemotherapy agents before they reach and affect healthy tissue. A team of researchers from institutions […]

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Benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine for newborns

Benefits of the hepatitis B vaccine for newborns

There is no cure for hepatitis B infection, so doctors rely on vaccinations to help prevent it. Hepatitis B attacks the liver and may lead to life-threatening complications without treatment. Hepatitis B infection is a potentially serious condition. According to a new American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) policy, newborns should now get their first hepatitis […]

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‘Coaxing’ stem cells to form new bone tissue

‘Coaxing’ stem cells to form new bone tissue

New research has identified a possible way to manipulate certain stem cells to generate new bone tissue. The results of this investigation could vastly improve the outcome for people with skeletal injuries or conditions such as osteoporosis. A new study looks at how to encourage stem cells to form new bone tissue rather than other […]

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Are Workers Who Sing Together Happier Employees?

Are Workers Who Sing Together Happier Employees?

Latest Mental Health News WEDNESDAY, Jan. 9, 2019 (HealthDay News) — It’s a novel idea, but joining a choir at work might lower your stress levels while on the job, a new British study suggests. It included 58 people who were part of workplace choirs in different organizations. They completed questionnaires that assessed their work-related […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Ingrown Hairs

Health Tip: Understanding Ingrown Hairs

(HealthDay News) — An ingrown hair occurs when a strand of hair grows back into the skin, usually after shaving, waxing or tweezing. Latest Skin News Symptoms of ingrown hair, according to the Cleveland Clinic, include: Skin irritation Small bumps with hairs in the middle on the face and neck Pain Itching In a condition […]