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Constipation in breastfeeding babies: What to know

Constipation in breastfeeding babies: What to know

Constipation is uncommon in infancy, particularly in breastfed babies, but it can happen. Breastfed babies tend to have fewer episodes of constipation and diarrhea than formula-fed babies because breast milk is easier than formula to digest. In older children, constipation is common and accounts for about 3% of visits to pediatric outpatient clinics and up […]

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Everything you need to know about fluoride treatment

Everything you need to know about fluoride treatment

Fluoride is a naturally occurring mineral that helps build strong teeth and prevent cavities. For more than 70 years, most of the tap water in America has contained small amounts of fluoride to reduce tooth decay. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) say that fluoridated water has reduced tooth decay by about 25 […]

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Vitamins and supplements for athletes

Vitamins and supplements for athletes

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. A balanced diet and healthful lifestyle that includes enough sleep should be sufficient to give most people the energy that they need for their daily activities. However, athletes push their bodies to peak performance, so these […]

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Tips for healing a sprained ankle fast

Tips for healing a sprained ankle fast

Share on PinterestA temporary bandage can help support the joint and prevent it from moving. Anyone who thinks that they have sprained an ankle should receive first aid. Avoid putting any weight on the ankle, as this increases the risk of broken bones and other injuries. Sit in a comfortable position, with the ankle elevated […]

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What to know about newborn respiratory rates

What to know about newborn respiratory rates

Newborn babies breathe faster than older children and adults. A newborn may breathe more slowly when they sleep, but their respiratory rate should always fall within a healthy range. Very fast or slow breathing may signal an infection or another condition. Labored breathing, or respiratory distress, is a serious issue that affects around 7% of […]

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What does it mean when acne is itchy?

What does it mean when acne is itchy?

People typically associate acne with blackheads, whiteheads, red bumps, pustules, or cystic lesions, all of which may cause pain and irritation. People who experience itchy acne may, therefore, question whether this is normal. Although people do not generally regard acne as an itchy condition, some individuals may occasionally experience itching or a sensation that causes […]

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How fruit and vegetable compounds help prevent colorectal cancer

How fruit and vegetable compounds help prevent colorectal cancer

Flavonoids are compounds that are naturally present in fruit and vegetables. Scientists have known for 20 years that they can help prevent colorectal cancer but have not fully understood the underlying biology. Share on PinterestNew research reveals the mechanisms through which fruit and vegetable compounds can prevent colon cancer. Now, a new study describes a […]

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Letter from the Editor: Feeling grateful

Letter from the Editor: Feeling grateful

Thanksgiving is one of America’s most beloved holidays. It’s a time to express gratitude toward family and friends and be thankful for the good things in life. Share on PinterestStudies have shown that gratitude can reduce feelings of stress. Earlier this year, the editorial team here at Medical News Today took part in a full-day […]

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Do soft drinks affect women’s bone health?

Do soft drinks affect women’s bone health?

A recent study has identified an association between consuming two soft drinks per day and an increased risk of hip fracture in postmenopausal women. Because the study authors cannot prove causation, however, they call for more research. Share on PinterestDoes soda impact bone health? A recent study adds to the evidence. Osteoarthritis, which is characterized […]

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Fixing bird wings with sheep bones

Fixing bird wings with sheep bones

Currently, fixing a broken wing bone requires two intrusive operations. A recent study, however, concludes that using dog and sheep bone might reduce the number of surgeries and enhance recovery. Share on PinterestA new study in pigeons describes a better way to fix broken wings. Although veterinary science has advanced in leaps and bounds over […]