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Gargling hydrogen peroxide: Benefits and how-to

Gargling hydrogen peroxide: Benefits and how-to

Hydrogen peroxide is an antiseptic frequently used to clean minor cuts or disinfect surfaces. Due to its versatility, hydrogen peroxide is a staple in many medicine cabinets and first aid kits, and it is readily available at most drug stores. Some people gargle with hydrogen peroxide to benefit from its cleansing properties. The liquid contains […]

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Best home remedies for an itchy scalp

Best home remedies for an itchy scalp

Dandruff, psoriasis, eczema, and head lice are common causes of an itchy scalp. Regardless of the cause, various home remedies can help relieve an itchy scalp, or scalp pruritus. People can use essential oils, colloidal oatmeal, and over-the-counter (OTC) products to relieve the itch. People with persistent scalp itch that does not respond to natural […]

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Does L-theanine have health benefits?

Does L-theanine have health benefits?

L-theanine is a compound that occurs naturally in green tea and black tea, and it is also available in supplement form. Research suggests that L-theanine might provide a range of health benefits, which may include improved mental focus and better sleep quality. This article provides an overview of L-theanine, including its potential benefits and risks […]

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What are the benefits of CoQ10?

What are the benefits of CoQ10?

Coenzyme Q10 is an essential chemical that the body produces naturally. A deficiency of this chemical can have adverse effects, and coenzyme Q10 supplements may offer health benefits. In this article, we discuss the health benefits and risks of taking coenzyme Q10 (CoQ10) supplements. What to know about CoQ10 CoQ10 is a naturally produced chemical […]

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Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?

Diabetes: Can we teach the body to heal itself?

In diabetes, the pancreas is unable to produce enough insulin, the hormone that is key to regulating levels of blood sugar. New research now asks if we can teach pancreatic cells to address this problem on their own. Researchers believe the pancreas may be able to fight diabetes on its own with just a small […]

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New molecule stops cancer from ‘tricking’ the immune system

New molecule stops cancer from ‘tricking’ the immune system

New research throws a wrench in cancer’s deception plans. A molecule that scientists have designed stops cancerous cells from tricking the immune system into sustaining their growth. Scientists have devised a molecule that stops cancer cells from recruiting the immune system to help them grow. Cancer has many sly ways in which it tricks the […]

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Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

Bowel cancer: New biomarker may also boost treatment

A recent study identifies a new biomarker for colorectal cancer. The protein in question might also lead the way to a novel treatment for colorectal and other cancers. Colorectal cancer often goes undetected for years. Each year in the United States, doctors diagnose more than 140,000 cases of colorectal cancer. This makes it the third […]

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‘Meaningful’ Activities May Mean Healthier Old Age

‘Meaningful’ Activities May Mean Healthier Old Age

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 7, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Older adults who find meaning in their daily activities may remain in better health as they age, a new study suggests. Researchers found that when middle-aged and older adults felt their days held meaningful activities, they tended to report better […]

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Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB)

Tuberculosis (TB) Skin Test The tuberculosis skin test is a test used to determine if someone has developed an immune response to the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB). This response can occur if someone currently has TB, if they were exposed to it in the past, or if they received the BCG vaccine against TB […]