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04/21/2018
Medical News Today: What is cervical stimulation and is it safe?
Some people use the term cervix penetration to refer to cervical stimulation. With this, the small canal behind the vagina is stimulated when the penis or other object rubs against it. Is cervix penetration safe, are there health risks, and what considerations should be made by those wishing to try deep penetration?

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04/21/2018
Medical News Today: Why is my eyelash growing in the wrong direction?
Instead of becoming trapped under the skin, an ingrown eyelash may grow in the wrong direction, toward the eye. This is called trichiasis, and it can cause irritation, pain, and damage to the cornea. Injury, inflammation, or certain conditions may be responsible. Medical treatment is often necessary. Learn more here.

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04/21/2018
Medical News Today: What does it mean if your RDW is high?
A red cell distribution width (RDW) blood test can help detect the presence of anemia, along with what could be causing it. The test identifies the size difference between the biggest and smallest red blood cells in a sample. In this article, we look at what to expect when having this test, and when it might be used.

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04/21/2018
Medical News Today: How are Dexedrine and Adderall different?
Dexedrine and Adderall are two medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD. Both drugs are similar, but there are some differences in how they are used. In this article, we examine the similarities and differences between these two medications, along with the risks, side effects, and warnings that go with them.

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04/21/2018
Medical News Today: Can essential oils reduce varicose veins?
Varicose veins occur when blood pools in the veins as it tries to return to the heart to pick up fresh oxygen. They are common in people's legs as they age and can be irritating and often painful. We discuss some essential oils and other treatments that may ease symptoms and reduce the appearance of varicose veins.

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04/21/2018
Medical News Today: What causes blood in sputum?
Seeing blood in sputum or mucus can be worrying, but it is usually not a cause for concern. If a person is young or generally healthy, these traces of blood are often caused by a mild infection or bronchitis. In serious cases, they can indicate a severe infection or lung cancer. Learn about causes and treatments here.

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04/21/2018
Medical News Today: Why are my legs and feet numb?
There are many reasons why a person may feel numbness or tingling in their legs or feet. The most common is sitting in the same position for too long, which reduces blood flow to the legs. Causes for chronic numbness include multiple sclerosis and fibromyalgia. Learn more about symptoms, causes, and treatments here.

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04/21/2018
Medical News Today: How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism
A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions.

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04/21/2018
Medical News Today: Having an audience makes your brain perform better
New research examines what goes on in the brain when people perform a task in front of an audience versus when they are not being watched.

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: 15 ways to prevent pregnancy
A person can choose from a wide range of methods to avoid pregnancy. Non-hormonal methods include condoms and natural family planning, where a person tracks their cycle of fertility. Hormonal methods include the pill, implants, and IUDs. Find out about preventing pregnancy, and when to take a pregnancy test, here.

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: Is fibromyalgia worse in women?
The defining feature of fibromyalgia is widespread pain. It is more common in women than men, who may experience this and other symptoms differently. Women also tend to have more symptoms, including bowel irritation, and heavy, painful menstruation. Learn about fibromyalgia and symptoms specific to women here.

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: Could gut bacteria cause joint pain?
A study looks at the relationship between diet, gut bacteria, and osteoarthritis. Surprisingly, it found that the microbiome is linked to joint health.

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: How to make yourself fart
Farting is an everyday term for the expulsion of gas that builds up in the body. Gas can cause uncomfortable bloating and pain, but many yoga poses and other positions can help a person pass gas naturally. We also look at which foods cause gas and give other tips on reducing flatulence or releasing it when needed.

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: A waking nightmare: The enigma of sleep paralysis
In sleep paralysis, your mind wakes up, but your body does not. You may also experience frightening hallucinations. What is this, and how can we cope?

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: Why all men 'should be concerned about declining testosterone'
A new study finds a strong link between low total testosterone and chronic diseases in men of all ages, especially in the under-40 and 60-plus age groups.

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: How to get rid of greasy hair naturally
There are many ways to get rid of oily, greasy hair. These include changing how the hair is washed, the products used, and a number of natural remedies that could help. In this article, we look at 17 natural remedies that could improve the appearance of hair and make the scalp less itchy and uncomfortable.

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: How long are you contagious with pink eye?
Pink eye is a relatively common eye condition. There are many potential causes, but one of the most significant problems is how not to spread the condition to others. There are different types of pink eye, which can change the length of contagiousness. Knowing the signs can help a person avoid infecting anybody else.

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: Sebaceous hyperplasia: Treatment and home remedies
When sebaceous glands become enlarged, small bumps can appear under the skin, often on the face. These bumps are harmless, but some choose to remove them for cosmetic reasons. Here, learn about medical procedures and at-home treatment options. We also look at whether sebaceous hyperplasia can be prevented.

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?
Can the human body adapt to fit different environments? Sea nomad people from Southeast Asia testify to humans' versatility and endurance.

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04/20/2018
Medical News Today: What to eat and avoid on a low-fiber diet
Fiber is an essential part of a healthful diet, but some people may benefit from eating less fiber, especially if they have irritable bowel disease (IBD) or have had a recent bowel surgery. In this article, learn which foods to eat and to avoid when on a low-fiber diet, as well as tips on how to get adequate nutrients.

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