Newborn babies sometimes get dry skin, and their lips may appear chapped as their skin adjusts to the environment outside the womb. Several home remedies can help moisturize their lips and ease any discomfort. It is common for a newborn’s lips to appear more dry and red than an older baby’s, but this is unlikely
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For the first time ever, researchers investigate — in cellular detail — the damage that high levels of Viagra can do to the retina. Taking too much might threaten color vision. How might a blue pill make you see red? There are few drugs as well-known as sildenafil citrate, commonly sold under the brand name
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Ketogenic, or keto, diets are low-carb and fat-rich, and many people who follow such regimens do it to shed excess weight. However, a keto diet may bring other benefits, too. In particular, it may help keep the brain healthy and young, as new research in mice seems to suggest. Can a keto diet protect brain
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Vitamins are nutrients that when synthesized or assimilated in the right quantities support our health and well-being. A new review suggests that a set of known and newly categorized vitamins can help prolong a person’s lifespan, and promote health well into old age. A series of crucial nutrients may be ‘longevity vitamins’ that help fend
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Adults with diabetes could benefit from better treatment if the condition was categorized into five types, rather than just two. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers say that diabetes should be categorized into five types, rather than two. The research was led by Prof. Leif
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Certain personality traits are linked to a tendency toward exceedingly selfish behaviors. There may be a huge gap between the selfishness of a narcissist and that of a psychopath, but current research shows that all negative personality traits share the same dark core. New research suggests there is one core factor that drives all negative
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Dr. Nalinikanth Kotagiri of the Cincinnati Cancer Center in Ohio has just received the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award to study the use of light to target cancer cells in late-stage breast cancer. The researcher explains the benefits of light therapy for metastatic breast cancer. A new form of light therapy could drastically
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Diarrhea is a common symptom of Crohn’s disease. There are several anti-diarrheal medications that a person with Crohn’s can use to treat acute bouts of diarrhea. Crohn’s disease causes long-term inflammation of the digestive tract and typically affects the end of the small intestine or the beginning of the colon. Common symptoms of Crohn’s include:
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Researchers created a database for the daily circadian rhythms of genetic activity. The findings may help physicians time the delivery of drugs in accordance with a person’s body clock, boosting treatment for cardiovascular disease and other conditions. Our body clock can influence how effective drugs are — especially for treating cardiovascular problems. Our circadian rhythm,
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I’m Lana Burgess, a 31-year-old freelance writer passionate about well-being. In this article, I explore why I disagree with my mom’s decision not to vaccinate me when I was a child — and how, as an adult, I decided to finally get vaccinated. ‘In a world of so many information sources, it’s easy to get
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Individuals with type 1 diabetes must inject themselves with the required dose of insulin daily to manage their condition. In the future, injections may no longer be necessary; scientists are developing a viable way of delivering insulin in pill form. Researchers have developed a pill for the oral delivery of insulin, and they hope that
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The herpes virus could account for at least half of Alzheimer’s cases, according to a new review of the findings of three recent studies examining links between Alzheimer’s and herpes. Infection with the herpes simplex virus may boost the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, researchers suggest. The new paper, published in the Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience
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In our increasingly aging society, it is worth asking: what can we do to ensure that we don’t just live longer lives, but also healthier ones? New research suggests one possible answer — eat more seafood! Seafood contains fatty acids that may help people age healthily. A new study, led by Heidi Lai from the
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Facial swelling is a common symptom with a range of possible causes, including injuries, allergic reactions, and infections. Rarely, facial swelling can be a sign of anaphylaxis, which is a medical emergency that requires immediate treatment. In this article, we look at common causes of swelling of the face and how to treat them. We
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Xanax and clonazepam are both medicines that affect a person’s central nervous system by slowing it down. They belong to a family of drugs called benzodiazepines. Doctors tend to prescribe them to treat anxiety and panic disorders. The most common use of Xanax is as an anti-anxiety medication. Created in 1969 by the pharmaceutical company
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Wryneck occurs when the neck muscles twist beyond their usual capacity, causing the head to tilt. The condition is also known as torticollis or loxia. Wryneck may develop over time. It can also occur after an injury to the area, or because of a reaction to medication. A person with wryneck may find it uncomfortable
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Type 2 diabetes causes a person’s blood sugar levels to become too high. Recognizing the early signs and symptoms of this chronic condition can result in a person getting treatment sooner, which reduces the risk of severe complications. Type 2 diabetes is a common condition. A 2017 report from the Centers for Disease Control and
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According to a team of Swedish-based researchers, breathing through the nose may help memory storage and consolidation. These findings are published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The way we breathe affects our memory in mysterious ways. Recently, neuroscientists have been scrutinizing the link between smell and memory. Some have suggested that a damaged sense of
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A new, large-scale study finds that even extreme levels of fitness increase lifespan — particularly in older people. A new study finds that exercise, even at extreme levels, prolongs life for seniors. Exercise is widely considered to benefit health, but is there such a thing as too much exercise? Some recent studies suggest so. For
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Diet quality can affect many aspects of one’s physical health and psychological well-being. New research investigates whether or not these factors can also affect the effectiveness of treatments for mood disorders — particularly bipolar. How does diet impact response to treatment in bipolar disorder? A new clinical trial takes a closer look. The moods of
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Cromolyn sodium is an over-the-counter medication for treating nasal allergies. It comes as a nasal solution and works best when a person uses it before they come into contact with the substance that triggers their allergy. Allergic reactions occur when the body’s immune system mistakenly responds to harmless substances known as allergens. Allergies that affect
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