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How to treat razor bumps

How to treat razor bumps

Razor bumps are ingrown hairs that develop after shaving or using other hair removal techniques, such as waxing or plucking. The medical term for razor bumps is pseudofolliculitis barbae.Ingrown hairs develop when hair starts to grow back into the skin, rather than up and out. After removing hair by shaving, waxing, or plucking, the hair […]

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What to know about bullectomy

What to know about bullectomy

Bullae are large air pockets that form inside the lung due to certain medical conditions, such as emphysema and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Doctors may recommend a bullectomy, which is the surgical removal of the bullae, if they cause breathing problems or other health complications. Bullae often grow in size once they form. Without treatment, […]

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What are the perks and problems of being a night owl?

What are the perks and problems of being a night owl?

In the collective imagination, night owls are free, creative spirits. Yet studies have shown that people who are more active at night face greater health risks. Do night owls experience more benefits or risks due to their rhythms? This Spotlight feature tackles this and related questions. What health risks do night owls face, and why? […]

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Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

Low vitamin K may reduce mobility in older adults

Older adults with insufficient vitamin K are likely to be at higher risk for mobility disability, according to new research. New research shows that low levels of vitamin K may restrict mobility in older adults. Dietary sources of vitamin K include kale, spinach, broccoli, and other leafy greens. Some dairy foods also contain vitamin K. […]

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How the online world is affecting the human brain

How the online world is affecting the human brain

Technology has impacted human activities monumentally. Now, scientists want to know if human brains are being affected too. Being constantly connected to the online world may have long-lasting effects on the human brain. The internet has been around for less than 3 decades, but the technology has already had an immense impact on the way […]

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Low fruit and vegetable intake may account for millions of deaths

Low fruit and vegetable intake may account for millions of deaths

Findings from a new study suggest that inadequate consumption of fruits and vegetables may be a major factor in heart disease death. Not eating enough fruits or vegetables may have dire consequences for cardiovascular health. Fruits and vegetables are rich in vitamins, fiber, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants. A diet that includes fruits and vegetables can […]

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A Simple Way to Help Prevent Child Obesity

A Simple Way to Help Prevent Child Obesity

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Healthy Kids News FRIDAY, June 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Kids who don’t drink water take in nearly 100 more calories from sugary drinks every day than those who do, according to a recent Penn State study. About one-fifth of children fall into the no-water group. But a multi-year experiment […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Rosacea

Health Tip: Understanding Rosacea

(HealthDay News) — Rosacea is a common skin disease that triggers symptoms from a red face to acne-like breakouts. Latest Skin News Of the four types, each requires a different treatment, says the American Academy of Dermatology. Flare-ups can be reduced by finding and avoiding triggers, protecting the skin from the sun, and using rosacea-friendly […]