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Health Tip: What’s Ear Wax?

Health Tip: What’s Ear Wax?

(HealthDay News) — Earwax (cerumen) is naturally made in the ear canal. It gradually travels to the opening of the ear, where it should fall out or be removed when you bathe, the Nemours Foundation says. Latest Hearing News Sometimes, your ear makes too much of it. In some cases, the wax builds up in […]

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What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

What are the side effects of chemotherapy?

Chemotherapy can prolong a person’s life, and potentially rid them of cancer. Side effects are unpredictable and depend on the type of chemo drug a person is using. Illness, easy bruising or bleeding, and hair loss are some of the most common side effects. Other common side effects include: Chemotherapy cannot tell normal cells apart […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Migraines

Health Tip: Understanding Migraines

(HealthDay News) — Some 39 million men, women and children in the United States and 1 billion people worldwide have migraines, the Migraine Research Foundation says. Latest Migraine News Nine of 10 people aren’t able to work during a migraine, the foundation adds. Here are some additional migraine facts: Migraine is a neurologic disease with […]

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New drug kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in clinical trial

New drug kills antibiotic-resistant bacteria in clinical trial

Antibiotic resistance is a major obstacle that modern medicine is currently grappling with. It has created crisis situations around the world, and researchers are trying to find solutions. One clinical trial is now breaking the superbug barrier. A new antibiotic has proved its worth in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria. Bacteria can cause a range […]

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Fever and pregnancy: Is there a link?

Fever and pregnancy: Is there a link?

Feeling warm or flushed can be a symptom of pregnancy. Changes in the body during pregnancy can cause similar symptoms to those that accompany a fever. During pregnancy, a woman may also be more susceptible to infections, such as colds and the flu. Pregnancy weakens the immune system to help ensure that the body does […]

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What can cause a change in bowel habits?

What can cause a change in bowel habits?

Bowel habits vary from person to person. Sudden changes are often harmless, but they can indicate an underlying health condition, such as irritable bowel syndrome or inflammatory bowel disease. For some people, one bowel movement per day is normal. For others, having several bowel movements a day or one every 2 days is normal. There […]

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Too much iron may raise the risk of certain strokes

Too much iron may raise the risk of certain strokes

The risk of having a stroke — particularly the kind that results from a blood clot or other obstacle traveling from the heart — appears to be greater in people who have higher levels of iron, according to recent research. New research finds a link between increased levels of iron and the risk of having […]

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What are the best sweeteners for people with diabetes?

What are the best sweeteners for people with diabetes?

Low-calorie sweeteners, or sugar substitutes, can allow people with diabetes to enjoy sweet foods and drinks that do not affect their blood sugar levels. A range of sweeteners is available, each of which has different pros and cons. In this article, we look at seven of the best low-calorie sweeteners for people with diabetes. 1. […]

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Blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know

Blood tests for rheumatoid arthritis: What to know

Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disorder that causes inflammation in the joints. A doctor will diagnose rheumatoid arthritis by asking a person about their symptoms, carrying out a physical examination, taking blood tests, and using imaging studies. Doctors may test blood samples for several inflammatory and immune system compounds that are usually present in a […]