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Benign Doesn’t Always Mean Harmless

Non-functional adrenal tumors, type 2 diabetes linked When it comes to strange lumps and bumps, hearing a physician say the word “benign” is generally a...

Living with Ulcertative Colitis

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OVERVIEW Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects the large intestine, also known as the colon. In patients with ulcerative colitis,...

When Thumb Sucking Doesn’t Suck

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Nail-biters, thumb-suckers experience fewer allergies Many parents discourage their children from nail-biting and thumb-sucking, in part to keep germs out of their mouths. Though few...

What is Restless Legs Syndrome?

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An Irresistible Urge People with restless legs syndrome (RLS) feel abnormal, uncomfortable sensations in their calves, thighs or feet, often with an irresistible urge...

How Birth Order Affects Asthma

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Swedish study confirmed link between birth order and risk of childhood disease. Is it better to be the first-born or the younger child? The answer--...

Athlete’s foot: Defined

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OVERVIEW Athlete's foot is a skin condition caused by a fungal infection called tinea pedis, which means “ringworm of the foot.” Athlete’s foot is contagious and...

Air Pollution and Your Skin

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Research shows air pollution damages and prematurely ages skin. Lung and heart diseases have long been linked to air pollution, but the effects on the skin...

Ebola Virus Disease

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  Overview The Ebola virus can cause Ebola virus disease, a severe, often fatal disease that has caused several destructive outbreaks in Africa in the last...

Infectious Diseases: Defined

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OVERVIEW Infectious diseases are caused by bacteria, fungi, parasites and viruses. These diseases can be passed directly from one person to another, through animal bites, and...