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An overview of insulin

An overview of insulin

Insulin is a hormone that is responsible for allowing glucose in the blood to enter cells, providing them with the energy to function. A lack of effective insulin plays a key role in the development of diabetes. Hormones are chemical messengers that instruct certain cells or tissues to act in a certain way that supports […]

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Is Balanitis Contagious?

Is Balanitis Contagious?

What is balanitis? Balanitis is an inflammation of the head of the penis and/or foreskin that surrounds the head of the penis in uncircumcised men. However, not everyone agrees with this definition. For example, some consider balanitis as only inflammation of the penis head while inflammation of the foreskin is posthitis and when both structures […]

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Peyronie’s Disease (Curvature of the Penis)

Peyronie’s Disease (Curvature of the Penis)

Peyronie’s disease definition and facts Peyronie’s disease is the development of scar tissue inside the penis that results in abnormal curvature of the penis. The exact cause of Peyronie’s disease is not known; however, research has suggested these agents as possible causes of plaque or scar formation in the penile shaft. Some of the symptoms […]

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Smoking Bans Might Help Nonsmokers’ Blood Pressure

Smoking Bans Might Help Nonsmokers’ Blood Pressure

Latest High Blood Pressure News WEDNESDAY, Nov. 21, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Smoking bans in public places might protect more than the lungs of nonsmokers, with new research suggesting a beneficial effect on blood pressure. “We found that nonsmoking adults in the study who lived in areas with smoke-free laws in restaurants, bars or workplaces […]

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Influential U.S. Panel Backs PrEP HIV-Prevention Pills

Influential U.S. Panel Backs PrEP HIV-Prevention Pills

Latest HIV News TUESDAY, Nov. 20, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For the first time, a highly influential panel of experts says doctors should offer a daily pill to prevent HIV transmission to people who are at high risk for infection with the AIDS-causing virus. This treatment is called pre-exposure prophylaxis — PrEP for short — […]

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Health Tip: Should You Be Worried About Memory Loss?

Health Tip: Should You Be Worried About Memory Loss?

(HealthDay News) — It’s taking you longer than it once did to learn a new task. Or you’ve forgotten about today’s doctor’s appointment. Should you be worried? Latest Alzheimer’s News In other words, do you have mild forgetfulness or symptoms of a more serious memory problem? The National Institute on Aging says you should speak […]

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Benefits of soaking your feet in vinegar

Benefits of soaking your feet in vinegar

Vinegar can protect against bacteria, fungi, and other harmful microbes, so putting it into a foot soak could have potential benefits for the feet. It is simple to make in a 1 part vinegar, 2 part water solution. Vinegar can have a variety of uses, such as in cooking, cleaning, or alternative medicine. This is […]

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Natural colon cleanses: Everything you need to know

Natural colon cleanses: Everything you need to know

A colon cleanse is a popular alternative remedy that some people claim removes waste and toxins from the colon. However, there is little scientific evidence to support the use of colon cleansing routines, except for those that doctors prescribe. Most of what researchers know about safe colon cleansing comes from studies that aim to find […]

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Health benefits of coconut milk

Health benefits of coconut milk

Coconut milk is a white, milky substance extracted from the flesh of mature coconuts. It can benefit health in several ways, such as by stimulating weight loss and lowering cholesterol. As a result, coconut milk has gained popularity in the healthcare community and as an alternative to dairy milk. In this article, we describe what […]