Health & Fitness

Concerta and Vyvanse are two stimulant medications that doctors can prescribe to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Vyvanse can also treat binge eating disorder. ADHD is a common condition in children, and it can also occur in adults. Among other symptoms, people with ADHD may have difficulty planning, organizing, and concentrating on tasks at
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Sperm needs to come into contact with the vagina for pregnancy to occur. Fingering is very unlikely to introduce sperm to the vagina and cause pregnancy, but it can happen. Fingering can only cause pregnancy if a person’s fingers are covered in preejaculate or ejaculate when they insert them into the vagina. In this article,
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A recent small scale study looks for differences in connectivity in the brains of people who drink tea regularly and those who rarely drink tea. The findings seem encouraging, but much more work is needed. Spending just a few moments searching the internet for the health benefits of tea produces hundreds of supposed benefits. However,
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Antidepressants are more effective for some people than they are for others, but what factors influence how well they work? Research in mice suggests that exposure to external stimuli may play a key role. “Antidepressants” is the term by which people usually refer to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), a class of drugs that doctors
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Doctors will usually prescribe stimulant drugs, such as Ritalin, Concerta, or Vyvanse, for treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD. However, not everyone can tolerate these stimulant medications. Nonstimulant treatments, such as Wellbutrin, are common alternatives that doctors can prescribe to people with ADHD. Wellbutrin is an antidepressant that researchers have tested for the treatment
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Cataracts are cloudy or opaque areas on the lens of the eye. These cloudy areas may affect a person’s vision. Cataracts are slow forming. They usually develop in people aged 55 years and older, though younger people can also develop cataracts. There is no known way to prevent cataracts from forming but wearing sunglasses and
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Periumbilical pain is a painful sensation around the belly button. It is a common complaint, and because many conditions can cause it, it may be challenging for doctors to diagnose. In this article, we explore the causes and treatment of periumbilical pain. Also, we will review when a person should seek emergency medical attention.  
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Women who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or trying to conceive need more of certain vitamins and minerals than other people, especially folic acid. Some women with very healthy and varied diets may already get enough essential nutrients through their diet. But many women take prenatal supplements to ensure they are getting a full range of vitamins
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Calorie restriction, especially in combination with exercise, can make bones smaller and weaker, according to new research in mice. In contrast, exercising while on a full calorie diet can benefit bone health, say the researchers. They describe their investigation and its results in a recent Journal of Bone and Mineral Research paper. “These findings were
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Today is Friday the 13th, and vast numbers of people across the world will avoid going about their usual business because they fear this day will bring them “bad luck.” In this Spotlight feature, we examine the psychological mechanisms behind superstitious thinking. Speaking of business, not only do airlines and airports routinely skip a 13th
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Some people experience itchiness, redness, or swelling after using a condom. These can be symptoms of a latex allergy. Latex comes from the milky sap of rubber trees. Manufacturers use latex in a variety of medical and commercial products, including condoms. Natural rubber latex contains proteins that can cause allergic reactions. According to a 2016
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