Vitamin A is a nutrient that is essential for maintaining good health, but could consuming it help lower the risk of skin cancer? One new study has found a link between vitamin A intake and reduced skin cancer risk. A balanced diet requires, among other things, an appropriate intake of vitamins that are essential for
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Stuttering is a speech disorder. People who stutter may repeat sounds, syllables, or words, or they may prolong sounds. There may also be interruptions to the normal flow of speech, known as blocks, along with unusual expressions or movements. Stuttering affects more than 70 million people worldwide, including more than 3 million people in the
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The main symptoms of a shellfish allergy vary, but they can include vomiting, diarrhea, stomach pain, shortness of breath, coughing, chest pain, and swelling of the face, lips, tongue, or throat. These symptoms can occur within minutes of ingesting shellfish, but they may sometimes not appear for several hours. There are two different types of
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New research has found a correlation between taking osteoporosis drugs and a lower risk of premature mortality. However, many people ignore their doctor’s advice when it comes to taking medication for bone health, the investigators note. Osteoporosis is an age related condition that renders bone frailer and more prone to fractures. While this condition is
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What is Jardiance? Jardiance is a brand-name prescription medication that’s prescribed for people with type 2 diabetes. It’s used to: improve blood sugar levels, in combination with improved diet and exercise reduce the risk of cardiovascular death in people with heart disease in addition to type 2 diabetes Jardiance contains the drug empagliflozin. It belongs
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In the context of an ever-louder international debate on whether patients with severe forms of epilepsy should be allowed to use medical cannabis to manage their condition, the Food and Drug Administration have just officially approved one such drug. Recently, international media have bombarded their audiences with coverage of the case of a British mother
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In this study, researchers determined if a mobile app in conjunction with in-person counseling could help in increasing physical activity in women who are normally inactive. Though physical activity is important for maintaining a healthy, balanced lifestyle, the average American adult does not exercise enough. This disparity is especially evident between genders since it has
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What is Epidiolex? Epidiolex is a brand-name prescription drug. It’s used to treat seizures caused by two forms of epilepsy: Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome. These rare but severe conditions usually appear in early childhood or infancy. Epidiolex contains the drug cannabidiol (CBD). It comes as a liquid solution that’s taken by mouth. Epidiolex is
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New research has linked the use of prescription drugs for stomach acid to a higher likelihood of developing allergies afterward. Due to the study’s design, the results do not prove that gastric acid reducers — such as proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) — actually cause allergies. In a Nature Communications paper about their work, however, the
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Losing your virginity is a unique experience. It can be hard to know just what to expect. What will it feel like, when should you do it, and how can you stay safe during your first time? The words “virginity” and “sex” mean different things to different people, regardless of whether they have sex with
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