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Best remedies for dry skin on the feet

Best remedies for dry skin on the feet

Having dry, rough, or cracked skin on the feet is common. The feet have fewer oil glands than other areas of the body, and they experience daily wear and tear. People can relieve dry skin on the feet using some simple home remedies. Dry skin often appears on the heels and sides of the feet […]

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How to use coconut oil for vaginal dryness

How to use coconut oil for vaginal dryness

Coconut oil is a popular natural option for relieving vaginal dryness. Some studies suggest that coconut oil is safe to use on the skin, and it is an effective moisturizer. Many people use vaginal moisturizers or lubricants to help ease vaginal discomfort and to make intercourse more comfortable. A 2014 study involving 1,021 women found […]

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What are the benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)?

What are the benefits of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA)?

Conjugated linoleic acid is an omega-6 fatty acid. People more often refer to it as CLA and use CLA supplements for weight loss, bodybuilding, and diabetes. So, does CLA work and what are the risks? Although weight-loss diets traditionally suggest avoiding foods with too much fat, there are good and bad types of fat. Nearly […]

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Benefits and uses of B-complex vitamins

Benefits and uses of B-complex vitamins

Vitamin B refers to not one, but eight different vitamins. All B vitamins play a role in converting food into energy in the body. Each vitamin also has a unique role in a person’s health. Vitamin B-complex supplements include all of the essential B vitamins in one pill. Some contain 100 percent of the recommended […]

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What are the benefits of marshmallow root?

What are the benefits of marshmallow root?

Marshmallow root, or Althaea officinalis, is a flowering plant that has played a role in herbal medicine for centuries. Many people use marshmallow root for various ailments, including coughs, skin irritation, and digestive problems, such as ulcers. It comes in the forms of a powder, capsule, tea, and cough syrup. Researchers have not yet thoroughly […]

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Levaquin (levofloxacin) vs. Keflex (cephalexin)

Levaquin (levofloxacin) vs. Keflex (cephalexin)

Levaquin vs. Keflex: What’s the difference? Levaquin (levofloxacin) and Keflex (cephalexin) are antibiotics used to treat bacterial infections of the sinuses, skin, lungs, ears, airways, bones, joints and urinary tract. Levaquin (levofloxacin) is also used to treat prostatitis; infectious diarrhea caused by E. coli, Campylobacter jejuni, and Shigella; obstetric infections, including mastitis (infection of the […]

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Using artificial intelligence to predict mortality

Using artificial intelligence to predict mortality

New research that appears in the journal PLOS ONE suggests that machine learning can be a valuable tool for predicting the risk of premature death. The scientists compared the accuracy of artificial intelligence prediction with that of statistical methods that experts are currently using in medical research. New research suggests that healthcare professionals should use […]

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What to know about cupping therapy

What to know about cupping therapy

There is some evidence to suggest that cupping therapy may be beneficial for certain health conditions. However, research into cupping therapy tends to be low-quality. More studies are necessary to understand how cupping therapy works, if it works, and in what situations it may help. Cupping therapy is a traditional Chinese and Middle Eastern practice […]

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Hypothyroidism: Foods to eat and avoid

Hypothyroidism: Foods to eat and avoid

A person’s diet can have a significant impact on the symptoms of hypothyroidism. Some foods can improve the condition while others can make it worse or interfere with medications. The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland in the throat. Having hypothyroidism, or an underactive thyroid, can slow down metabolism, cause weight gain, and cause fatigue. […]

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Cefdinir vs. Cefpodoxime

Cefdinir vs. Cefpodoxime

Cefdinir vs. Cefpodoxime: What’s the difference? Cefdinir and cefpodoxime are cephalosporin antibiotics used to treat a variety of infections. The brand name for cefdinir called Omnicef and the brand name for cefpodoxime called Vantin are discontinued in the U.S. Side effects of cefdinir and cefpodoxime that are similar include diarrhea or loose stools, nausea, vomiting, […]