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What causes spotting before a period?

What causes spotting before a period?

Spotting before a period is generally harmless, and there is not always an obvious cause. However, spotting is sometimes an early sign of pregnancy or an indication of hormonal changes in the body. Spotting is light, irregular bleeding from the vagina that is noticeable but not substantial enough to soak a pad or liner. Spotting […]

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Type 2 diabetes: Simple method can help tailor treatment

Type 2 diabetes: Simple method can help tailor treatment

Using simple, routine measures that are easy to obtain in a diabetes clinic, such as age at diagnosis and body mass index, can be an effective way to choose the best treatment for a person with type 2 diabetes. New research points to a very simple method of personalizing treatment for type 2 diabetes. This […]

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‘A Viagra-like drug could reverse heart failure’

‘A Viagra-like drug could reverse heart failure’

New research in sheep shows that a drug that doctors usually prescribe for the treatment of erectile dysfunction can also treat heart failure. A drug that treats erectile dysfunction could also reverse heart failure, according to an animal study. In people with heart failure, the heart muscle becomes unable to pump out blood efficiently, meaning […]

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Does body weight contribute to the risk of psoriasis?

Does body weight contribute to the risk of psoriasis?

New research has found evidence suggesting that a person’s body mass index can increase their risk of developing psoriasis, an increasingly common skin condition. The mechanisms at play, however, remain unclear. A new study confirms that higher body weight contributes to psoriasis risk. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDKD) estimate […]

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U.S. Teen Opioid Deaths Soaring

U.S. Teen Opioid Deaths Soaring

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Mental Health News TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — The number of American children and teens who have lost their lives to opioids has nearly tripled since 1999, a new report shows. Based on data gathered by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the investigators found that […]

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What Price Beauty for Women? Far More Than for Men

What Price Beauty for Women? Far More Than for Men

Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Facial moisturizers are a mainstay against the march of time, smoothing over wrinkles and keeping dry skin supple. But new research shows that women pay a much higher price for that anti-aging weapon than men do. In the study, dermatologists from Massachusetts General Hospital checked […]

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Health Tip: Uses for Botox

Health Tip: Uses for Botox

(HealthDay News) — Botox injections work by weakening or paralyzing muscles, says MedlinePlus. Common side effects include pain, swelling or bruising at the injection site. Latest Skin News Depending on the condition being treated, the effects of Botox can last from three to 12 months. Doctors often use Botox in small doses to treat: Copyright […]

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Your Virtual Doctor Will ‘See’ You Now

Your Virtual Doctor Will ‘See’ You Now

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Prevention & Wellness News TUESDAY, April 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Need to see your doctor, but can’t take time off from work? There’s an app for that. And new research shows patients find the ability to see a doctor “virtually” convenient and satisfying. Nine out of 10 people who […]

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Returning to Intimacy After Childbirth

Returning to Intimacy After Childbirth

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, May 1, 2019 (HealthDay News) — “No sex for six weeks” used to be the standard advice following childbirth and, according to many doctors, it is still a good practice to allow healing. But it’s not a hard-and-fast rule. Although a woman is at the highest risk […]