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Scleroderma

How do health care professionals classify scleroderma? Scleroderma can be classified in terms of the degree and location of the skin and organ involvement. Accordingly, scleroderma has been categorized into two major groups, localized scleroderma and systemic sclerosis. Systemic sclerosis is further subdivided into either diffuse or limited forms based on the location and extent […]

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Gout (Gouty Arthritis)

What are treatments and home remedies for gout? When gout is mild, infrequent, and uncomplicated, it can be treated with diet and lifestyle changes. However, studies have shown that even the most rigorous diet does not lower the serum uric acid enough to control severe gout, and therefore medications are generally necessary. When attacks are […]

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Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts

Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts

Minor vaginal cuts and tears are common and often occur when a person is removing body hair or engaging in sexual activity. People with certain hormonal, skin, and immune conditions may be more likely to get vaginal cuts or tears. Minor vaginal wounds are usually harmless, but they may cause mild pain and discomfort for […]

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Are there carbs in popcorn?

Are there carbs in popcorn?

Popcorn contains carbohydrates. If a person is following a low-carbohydrate diet, they will need to consider how many carbs they have already eaten or intend to eat that day before consuming popcorn. Popcorn is relatively high in carbohydrates, but this does not mean it is unhealthful. Popcorn is fine to eat as part of a […]

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What to expect during IUD insertion

What to expect during IUD insertion

An intrauterine device or IUD is a small T-shaped device that a doctor or nurse can implant into the uterus to prevent pregnancy. It is among the most effective forms of reversible birth control with a failure rate of less than 1%. The insertion is a minor medical procedure that only takes a few minutes. […]

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Menstrual cups: Everything you need to know

Menstrual cups: Everything you need to know

While menstrual cups have been around for many years, they have only recently become popular.A menstrual cup is a small, bell-shaped cup that a person can insert into their vagina to collect menstrual blood during a period. They are made of medical-grade silicone, rubber, or plastic and are usually reusable. People simply empty the cup, […]

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What to know about pimples on the arms

What to know about pimples on the arms

Many things, including infections and blocked pores, can cause a person to develop pimples on the arms. Because the fabric of clothes usually covers this part of the body, sweat or dirt can collect and clog the pores. Simple remedies and prevention tips can treat these pimples in many cases. A pimple is a swollen, […]

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Atherosclerosis: Research reveals new mechanism and therapeutic target

Atherosclerosis: Research reveals new mechanism and therapeutic target

New research offers fresh insights into how a type of immune cell can destabilize the fatty deposits, or plaques, that form in arteries during atherosclerosis. Healthy arteries keep the heart healthy. A new study may help prevent atherosclerosis — a disease that affects our blood vessels. Atherosclerosis is a persistent, inflammatory condition in which plaques […]

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Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer

Deleting just one gene may ‘completely prevent’ pancreatic cancer

Using a mouse model of pancreatic cancer, researchers have zoomed in on a single gene that stopped aggressive pancreatic cancer from developing when the scientists removed it. New research sheds light on the genetic drivers behind pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer is an aggressive form of cancer that tends to be diagnosed quite late and often […]

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Does living alone increase mental health risk?

Does living alone increase mental health risk?

A new study has concluded that living alone is linked to common mental disorders. The authors have also identified the main driver of this worrying relationship. Researchers examined the links between mental health and living alone. Some common mental disorders (CMDs) include mood disorders, anxiety, and substance use disorders. According to some studies, almost one-third […]