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What is orbital cellulitis?

What is orbital cellulitis?

Orbital cellulitis is an infection of the soft tissues within the eye socket. It is a serious condition that, without treatment, can lead to permanent vision loss and life-threatening complications. Orbital cellulitis, which is sometimes called postseptal cellulitis, can occur at any age, but it most commonly affects young children. The infection develops behind the […]

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Reducing diabetes risk with a personalized diet

Reducing diabetes risk with a personalized diet

Keeping blood glucose at a healthy level reduces the risk of developing diabetes. But until now, reducing high glucose levels has focused on limiting carb and calorie intake, rather than on how individuals respond to different foods. How blood sugar levels respond to different foods varies from person to person. The number of people in […]

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Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge

Tasmanian Devils Likely to Survive Cancer Scourge

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A contagious cancer that has almost decimated the Tasmanian devil population probably won’t drive the species into extinction, a new study suggests. Latest Cancer News Tasmanian Devil Facial Tumor Disease (DFTD) kills most of the animals it infects and has led to an 80 percent decrease in the […]

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Your Valentine May Bring You Better Sleep

Your Valentine May Bring You Better Sleep

By Serena GordonHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News THURSDAY, Feb. 14, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Sure, he may snore. She may steal the covers. But if a relationship is solid, your partner will help you sleep better this Valentine’s Day and far into the future, a new study suggests. Good relationships in early adulthood seemed to […]

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Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata

Health Tip: Understanding Alopecia Areata

(HealthDay News) — Alopecia areata is a form of hair loss that’s triggered by your immune system mistakenly viewing hair follicles as threats to your health. Latest Skin News This can trigger patchy hair loss on the head, complete hair loss on the head or the loss of body hair, the American Academy of Family […]

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Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know

Tattooed and Need an MRI Scan? What You Need to Know

Latest Skin News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you have tattoos, it’s probably safe to get an MRI scan, European researchers say. While millions of people with tattoos have MRIs every year without side effects, some adverse reactions have been reported. Researchers said there had been no systematic studies of how safe […]

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Female Anatomy May Play Big Role in Sperm’s Success

Female Anatomy May Play Big Role in Sperm’s Success

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — In the race to conception, the female body is set up to separate weak sperm from strong, researchers report. A woman’s reproductive system presents a veritable obstacle course that stress-tests sperm, making sure that only the strongest swimmers have a chance […]

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Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Breastfed Version

Pumped Breast Milk Falls Short of Breastfed Version

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News WEDNESDAY, Feb. 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Pumped breast milk might not be quite as good as milk that comes directly from Mom’s breast, a new study suggests. Researchers found that breast milk from women who pumped tended to have more potentially bad bacteria — and less abundance […]