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The temporal bone: Anatomy and function

The temporal bone: Anatomy and function

The temporal bone consists of a pair of bones that help make up the skull. Many cranial nerves and blood vessels pass through the temporal bone. Injuries to this bone can cause a loss of function in the facial muscles, as well as hearing loss and heavy bleeding. Keep reading to learn more about the […]

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What to know about Crohn’s disease and intestinal strictures

What to know about Crohn’s disease and intestinal strictures

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition that can develop in any part of the gastrointestinal tract, which begins at the mouth and ends at the anus. People with Crohn’s disease can usually manage their symptoms, but this condition may lead to additional health complications, such as intestinal strictures. In most cases, Crohn’s disease affects […]

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Can saw palmetto help with hair loss?

Can saw palmetto help with hair loss?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Saw palmetto is a popular herbal remedy. Some people use it to reverse or prevent hair loss, but there is not yet enough scientific evidence to confirm that it is effective. Serenoa repens, or saw palmetto, […]

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What are the best home remedies for fever?

What are the best home remedies for fever?

Fever occurs when a person’s body temperature rises above the normal range. Although fevers tend to be harmless, they can cause great discomfort. A very high or persistent fever sometimes requires medical attention, though most fevers only require treatment with home remedies. Infection is the most common cause of fever. In fact, developing a fever […]

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Hip external rotation: Stretches, exercises, and more

Hip external rotation: Stretches, exercises, and more

The hips are the central pivot point of the entire body, supporting its weight during movement and when standing. The hips also enable people to lift their feet or reach toward the ground. External rotation of the hip is when the thigh and knee rotate outward, away from the body. Actions that use external hip […]

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Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD?

Could cannabis use help avert depression in PTSD?

Could people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) benefit from using cannabis to help reduce depressive episodes and thinking about suicide? A study of a population survey from Canada suggests that the preliminary answer is yes. Share on PinterestNew research looks into the benefits of cannabis for relieving depressive symptoms in PTSD. A recent paper on […]

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What connects depression, anxiety, and PTSD?

What connects depression, anxiety, and PTSD?

In the largest study of its kind, researchers identify similarities in the brain activity of people with major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, bipolar disorder, and anxiety disorders. Share on PinterestA new study looks for the neural links between a range of mental disorders. Mental health disorders, although incredibly prevalent, remain poorly understood. According to […]

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Biodiversity may benefit mental health by affecting gut bacteria

Biodiversity may benefit mental health by affecting gut bacteria

New research in mice suggests that exposure to a biodiverse soil may improve mental health by raising levels of a bacterium with anxiety-relieving effects. Share on PinterestExposure to biodiversity may have anxiety-relieving effects by altering our gut bacteria, new research in rodents suggests. Intuitively, we know that living in excessively polluted, built-up areas cannot be […]

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Sleepless Nights Could Raise Heart Risks

Sleepless Nights Could Raise Heart Risks

Latest Sleep News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sleep problems could increase your risk for heart attack, stroke and other heart and brain diseases, a new study suggests. It included 487,200 people in China, average age 51, with no history of stroke or heart disease. They were asked if they had any of […]

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Screening Truckers for Sleep Apnea Cuts Health Insurance Costs

Screening Truckers for Sleep Apnea Cuts Health Insurance Costs

Latest Sleep News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Requiring drivers to get treatment for obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) saved a trucking company a large amount in insurance costs for other health conditions, a new study shows. People with apnea repeatedly stop breathing and wake partially during the night, resulting in poor sleep that […]