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Hair loss in children: What to know

Hair loss in children: What to know

Many adults expect to lose some hair as they age, but hair loss in children can cause alarm, especially when they become upset about bald spots or thin hair. However, hair loss in children is relatively common. Hair loss in children may have different patterns to adult hair loss. For example, androgenetic alopecia, or pattern […]

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What to know about caffeine withdrawal headaches

What to know about caffeine withdrawal headaches

Caffeine withdrawal headaches develop after someone who usually consumes caffeine stops consuming it or cuts back on their intake too quickly. Consuming caffeine resolves caffeine withdrawal headaches, but other home and over-the-counter remedies can also ease symptoms. Here, we look at the causes of caffeine withdrawal headaches, other symptoms, and how to treat caffeine withdrawal […]

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10 exercises for a pinched nerve in the neck

10 exercises for a pinched nerve in the neck

A pinched nerve is a nerve that has become irritated or compressed. The nerve is not necessarily pinched, but people use this term to refer to a range of symptoms. A pinched nerve can occur at various sites in the body, including the neck. When it affects the neck, doctors call it cervical radiculopathy. A […]

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What are hinge joints? Anatomy and function

What are hinge joints? Anatomy and function

Hinge joints are a type of joint that functions much like the hinge on a door, allowing bones to move in one direction back and forth with limited motion along other planes. The fingers, toes, elbows, knees, and ankles contain hinge joints. Hinge joints are complex and contain many muscles and tissues. Osteoarthritis and trauma […]

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How to stop ruminating thoughts

How to stop ruminating thoughts

Ruminating thoughts are excessive and intrusive thoughts about negative experiences and feelings. A person with a history of trauma may be unable to stop thinking about the trauma, for example, while a person with depression may persistently think negative, self-defeating thoughts. Many different mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), […]

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What to know about bowel disorders

What to know about bowel disorders

Bowel disorders affect the organs in the digestive system, including the small and large intestines. These conditions can prevent the body from properly digesting and absorbing nutrients from food. This can cause symptoms such as diarrhea and constipation. If a person does not seek treatment for them, bowel disorders can contribute to other health complications, […]

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13 snack ideas for Crohn’s disease

13 snack ideas for Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that can cause inflammation in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, from the mouth to the anus, though it most commonly affects the intestines. There is no cure for Crohn’s disease, but it can go into remission, during which a person experiences very few symptoms, if any. […]

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What are the 5 types of Crohn’s disease?

What are the 5 types of Crohn’s disease?

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lower gastrointestinal tract. There are five types of Crohn’s disease, each one impacting a different area of the digestive tract, and some causing unique symptoms. Doctors have yet to find a cure for Crohn’s disease. However, people can manage their symptoms with a combination of […]

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This vitamin D mechanism helps combat melanoma

This vitamin D mechanism helps combat melanoma

Scientists have uncovered a biological mechanism through which vitamin D can change the course of melanoma. They found that vitamin D influences a signaling pathway inside melanoma cells that helps them to thrive. Share on PinterestNew research finds a novel mechanism that could explain melanoma. The researchers suggest that reducing the activity of the pathway […]