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Why do women have less sex as they age?

Why do women have less sex as they age?

As women get older, they tend to have less sex. They may also find it less enjoyable than before. So far, studies have explained these tendencies by pointing the finger at physiological changes during and after menopause. What are the other factors? What prevents a woman from having sex or enjoying sex later in life? […]

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How do ancient viruses cause MS and other neurological diseases?

How do ancient viruses cause MS and other neurological diseases?

Ancient viruses have left behind traces in our DNA. Researchers believe these contribute to neurological conditions. Could inhibiting our viral passengers pave the way for future treatments? What links neurological conditions and ancient viruses? Transposable elements, which scientists also call transposons or jumping genes, are stretches of DNA that harbor the ability to move around […]

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Yeast Infection (in Women and Men)

Yeast Infection (in Women and Men)

Source: Getty Images Vaginal yeast infection definition and facts Most vaginal yeast infections are caused by the organism Candida albicans. Yeast infections are very common and affect up to 75% of women at some point in their lifetime. The main symptom of a vaginal yeast infection is itching, but burning, discharge, and pain with urination […]

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Sleep : The Right Prescription for Your Health

Sleep : The Right Prescription for Your Health

Latest Sleep News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Getting seven to nine hours of sleep a night is essential for your good health, according to sleep experts. Too little sleep not only makes you tired and cranky all day, it also has other unwanted side effects, including decreased creativity and accuracy, increased stress, […]

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Is Your Mattress Releasing Toxins While You Sleep?

Is Your Mattress Releasing Toxins While You Sleep?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Most people consider their bed a safe haven, but new research suggests your body heat might trigger the release of potentially harmful chemicals from your mattress. Mattresses are known to release minute amounts of gaseous chemicals called volatile organic compounds (VOCs). […]

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Scabies

Scabies

What Is “Norwegian Scabies”? Norwegian scabies, or crusted scabies, is different. There seems to be a problem with the immune response to the mites, allowing for the infestation of an individual with hundreds or thousands of the mites. Crusted scabies almost always affects people with a compromised immune system and is observed most frequently in […]

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Skin Tag

Skin Tag

Skin Tags: Should They Be Removed? Most doctors recommend removal of skin tags only when they are irritated or a source of discomfort, or if they constitute a cosmetic problem. Skin tags can be easily removed in the doctor’s office by tying or cutting them after injecting a small amount of a local anesthetic. Freezing, […]

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Why Older Women Have Less Sex: It’s Not as Simple as You Think

Why Older Women Have Less Sex: It’s Not as Simple as You Think

Latest Sexual Health News WEDNESDAY, July 10, 2019 (HealthDay News) — More than biology is at play when it comes to why older women have less sex as they age. A number of psychological factors contribute to the drop in libido, a new study claims. Those factors include body image concerns, self-confidence, perceived desirability, stress, […]

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Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

Early Pregnancy Symptoms and Signs

What Is Pregnancy Planning? Planning for pregnancy typically involves discussions with a woman’s partner and her health-care team, and includes discussions about nutrition and vitamins, exercise, genetic counseling, weight gain, and the need to avoid certain medications and alcohol. However, because some women experience light bleeding known as implantation bleeding around the time of the […]