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Medical News Today: What to know about open wound care
Thu, 23 May 2019 14:00:00 PDT
An open wound leaves internal tissue exposed. They require special care depending on the type of wound. Minor open wounds may not require medical treatment. Learn more about open wound care, including how and when to treat them, here.
Medical News Today: What are the best ways to stop overeating?
Thu, 23 May 2019 13:00:00 PDT
Overeating can lead to obesity and other health problems over time. However, people can take simple steps to control their appetite and eat more healthfully. These steps include eating slowly, checking portion sizes, and reducing stress. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: How to get rid of keto breath
Thu, 23 May 2019 12:00:00 PDT
A ketogenic diet involves eating large amounts of healthful fats and proteins. A common side effect of this diet is bad breath. Find out how to treat and reduce keto breath with home remedies here.
Medical News Today: RA latex turbid test: What to know
Thu, 23 May 2019 11:00:00 PDT
An RA latex turbid test looks for rheumatoid factor (RF) in the blood. High RF levels can indicate that a person has rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more about this test and the results here.
Medical News Today: What to know about the CO2 blood test
Thu, 23 May 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Doctors use a simple blood test to determine normal or abnormal CO2 levels in the body. Imbalances in CO2 could indicate the presence of certain health conditions. Learn about the CO2 blood test, as well as how to interpret the results, here.
Medical News Today: How lack of sleep harms circulation
Thu, 23 May 2019 09:00:00 PDT
New research pinpoints a possible mechanism underlying the relationship between lack of sleep and a heightened risk of diverse cardiovascular problems.
Medical News Today: Dog ownership could be down to genes
Thu, 23 May 2019 08:00:00 PDT
A study of tens of thousands of identical and nonidentical twins in Sweden suggests that genetic makeup could be a strong factor in choosing to own a dog.
Medical News Today: Could exercise boost well-being among psychiatric inpatients?
Thu, 23 May 2019 03:00:00 PDT
A recent study investigates whether physical activity can improve well-being and reduce symptoms in the population of an inpatient psychiatric unit.
Medical News Today: Depression: Esketamine trial leaves 'more questions than answers'
Thu, 23 May 2019 00:00:00 PDT
A clinical trial for intranasal esketamine found it effective and safe for severe depression, leading to an FDA approval. But is this the end of the road?
Medical News Today: What causes back pain on the lower right side?
Wed, 22 May 2019 22:00:00 PDT
Lower back pain is a common complaint. When back pain occurs on the lower right side, causes can include sprains and strains, kidney stones, infections, and conditions that affect the intestines or reproductive organs. Learn more about what causes back pain on the lower right side and when to see a doctor here.
Medical News Today: When is the best time to eat fruit?
Wed, 22 May 2019 21:00:00 PDT
Despite online claims, there is no best time of day to eat fruit. However, people can time their fruit intake to help with weight loss and managing diabetes. Here, we explore the facts and myths about when to eat fruit.
Medical News Today: What to do about a runny nose
Wed, 22 May 2019 19:00:00 PDT
Some potential causes of a runny nose include allergies, the common cold, and sinusitis. Resolving the underlying cause by taking medications will usually resolve the runny nose. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What causes dizziness?
Wed, 22 May 2019 18:00:00 PDT
Some common reasons for feeling dizzy include migraine episodes, low blood pressure, motion sickness, and stress. Resolving the underlying cause will usually improve the symptoms. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: Steroids for rheumatoid arthritis: Everything you need to know
Wed, 22 May 2019 17:00:00 PDT
Steroids are a type of drug that can reduce inflammation by suppressing the immune system. They are often part of a treatment plan for rheumatoid arthritis. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: What are the benefits and uses of stinging nettle?
Wed, 22 May 2019 14:00:00 PDT
Stinging nettle is a popular home remedy for arthritis, seasonal allergies, and many other conditions. Learn about the benefits, side effects, and research around stinging nettle here.
Medical News Today: What can cause a sore eyelid?
Wed, 22 May 2019 13:00:00 PDT
Causes of sore eyelids can include styes, chalazia, injuries, infections, and problems with contact lenses. Although sore eyelids often get better on their own, a person should see a doctor if they experience vision problems or their symptoms are severe or do not improve. Learn more here.
Medical News Today: Knee pain from squatting: What to do
Wed, 22 May 2019 12:00:00 PDT
Squatting properly does not usually cause knee pain. However, if a person squats incorrectly or has a knee injury or knee condition, they may experience pain. Here, learn more about the causes of knee pain from squatting, as well as treatment and prevention.
Medical News Today: Health benefits of peppermint tea
Wed, 22 May 2019 11:00:00 PDT
Peppermint tea is a popular herbal tea that is naturally calorie- and caffeine-free. Some research has suggested that the oils in peppermint may have antibacterial and pain-relieving properties. Learn more about the health benefits of peppermint tea here.
Medical News Today: Bentonite clay: 11 benefits and uses
Wed, 22 May 2019 10:00:00 PDT
Bentonite clay is a popular home remedy for removing impurities from the skin and bodily systems. This article explores the evidence behind 11 alleged health benefits of bentonite clay.
Medical News Today: How do we recall the past? New mechanism revealed
Wed, 22 May 2019 09:00:00 PDT
A brain study in rats that explored different environments reveals that the anterior cingulate cortex drives the hippocampus in long-term memory recall.