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Newborns’ Immune Systems Ramp Up After Birth

FRIDAY, Aug. 24, 2018 — A baby’s immune system kicks into high gear immediately after birth, a new study finds. Changes in a newborn’s immune system have been difficult to assess because doing so has relied on samples taken from the umbilical cord immediately after birth. In this study, researchers used a new immune cell […]

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7 Ways Botox Is Used Therapeutically

When we think of Botox injections, what may come to mind first are well-off, mature white ladies who may or may not have lost their ability to express emotions on their face. And while yes, Botox is used for cosmetic purposes, there are also plenty of therapeutic uses too. According to Dr. Ilan Danan, a […]

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Butt acne: Home and natural treatments for folliculitis

Butt acne is not the same as face acne. A breakout on the face is typically a condition called acne vulgaris, which has specific treatments and remedies. Anyone who has tried these treatments to clear up acne on their buttocks will notice it does not have the same results. What people refer to as butt […]

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Health Highlights: Aug. 24, 2018

Here are some of the latest health and medical news developments, compiled by the editors of HealthDay: Illnesses Linked to McDonald’s Salads Reach 507 Cases in 15 States and NYC: FDA The number of confirmed cases of Cyclospora infection linked to salads from McDonald’s restaurants was 507 in 15 states and New York City as […]

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What causes asthma? What we know, don’t know and suspect

Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the lungs where the airways become so obstructed the sufferer struggles to breathe. It’s vastly more prevalent in Western societies, and usually develops in childhood. But what do we know about what causes it? Given asthma is about five times more common in Western societies, this suggests lifestyle […]

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Health Tip: Avoid a Pinworm Infection

— Pinworms are thin and white and typically measure 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch in length. Female pinworms lay thousands of eggs while the infected person sleeps. They can cause anal itching or have no virtually no symptoms, the Mayo Foundation says. An infection, which can be treated with an antibiotic, typically occurs among school-age […]

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Skull fracture: Types, symptoms, and long-term effects

Skull fractures can vary in severity, and the extent of the injury depends on: the affected bone or bones how deep the fracture is whether or not the fracture also affects the skin, blood vessels, sinuses, and mucous membranes Skull fractures can either be linear, which means that they have a single fracture line, or […]