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Fever occurs when a person’s body temperature rises above the normal range. Although fevers tend to be harmless, they can cause great discomfort. A very high or persistent fever sometimes requires medical attention, though most fevers only require treatment with home remedies. Infection is the most common cause of fever. In fact, developing a fever
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Researchers have known for a while about a connection between insufficient sleep and anxiety. A new study strengthens and quantifies this causal relation and shows that a sleepless night can raise anxiety by up to 30%. New research suggests that getting deep sleep is a natural way to ease anxiety. Furthermore, the new study suggests
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Pitted keratolysis is a bacterial infection of the skin that affects the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. People with physical jobs that require them to wear enclosed footwear for extended periods, such as those working as farmers or soldiers, may be more likely to develop the infection because bacteria thrive
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Trichotillomania, or pathological hair pulling, is a common but underdiagnosed psychological disorder. People with trichotillomania experience an overwhelming urge to pull out their hair. Many people who have trichotillomania may not know that they have a diagnosable condition. They may simply view their hair pulling as a bad habit. Others may experience severe physical and
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New research argues that melanoma can start not only in the skin, but also inside hair follicles. When they become cancerous, the cells then leave the follicles and move into the skin’s outermost layer, or epidermis. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that melanoma could originate in hair follicles, shown here. The scientists demonstrated this effect
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The first large-scale cohort study of its kind looked at the link between waist circumference in later life and the risk of dementia in a population of older Asian adults. Share on PinterestCould waist size predict dementia risk in older adults? Physicians, healthcare professionals, and medical researchers tend to use body mass index (BMI) to
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Suicide is not an idle threat. It is not something that people talk about to gain attention, so it is crucial to take any warning signs or threats of suicide seriously. Talking to someone about suicidal ideation will not cause suicide. Suicide rates are rising in the United States. Between 1999 and 2017, there was
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Jonathan Bush Last time Jonathan Bush was in the corporate world, he was engaged in a bruising battle with Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, ultimately losing control of AthenaHealth, the health software company he co-founded in 1997 and took public a decade later. That was June 2018. Bush resurfaced this past September, announcing that he was
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New research studies the association between environmental quality in over 3,000 United States counties and finds intriguing differences between rural and urban areas. Share on PinterestNew research suggests that several environmental factors are affecting the risk of type 2 diabetes. Estimates indicate that over 30 million people in the United States are currently living with
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Ataxia means the loss of coordination of body movements. Acute cerebellar ataxia is a disorder in children that causes a sudden loss of coordination. It is relatively prevalent in children, especially following an infection or serious illness. Most cases resolve without specific treatment. Acute cerebellar ataxia is the most common cause of childhood ataxia. Read
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Harriet Taylor Hardware is increasingly becoming a commodity, where devices with nearly identical features end up competing mainly on price. But for big consumer technology companies like Apple and Google, it’s still important to have a foothold in the wearable devices market because it’s the key way to get information about users on the go,
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Zombies have become staple figures of popular culture, and the zombie apocalypse is a trope that features in many books, movies, and TV series. But are there actual, real cases of zombiism in nature? Read this special feature to find out. Share on PinterestAre there any real cases of zombification? We investigate. Zombie. The walking
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Teen depression is more than just sadness, moodiness, or a hormone-induced adolescent rite of passage. Depression is a serious illness that can affect a teen’s physical health, relationships, ability to succeed in school, and sense of self-worth. Suicide was the second leading cause of death for teens in the United States in 2017, and depression
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A diagnosis of ovarian cancer can be frightening or overwhelming. Prognosis provides a general picture, though the outlook depends on individual factors. The prognosis of ovarian cancer depends on the stage and factors such as the person’s age and general health. This article will describe the stages of ovarian cancer, treatment options, and survival rates.
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Nocturnal seizures are seizures that happen while a person is asleep. They can cause unusual nighttime behavior, such as waking for no reason or urinating while sleeping, as well as jerking and shaking of the body. Nocturnal seizures are usually a type of seizure called a tonic-clonic seizure. Most people with nighttime seizures of this
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