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Exercise alone alters our gut microbiota

Tue, 05 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

It's not just what we eat that changes the composition of our gut microbiota. Exercise can, too, according to the results to two new studies.

What is herpes gladiatorum?

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn all about herpes gladiatorum, a virus that is spread through skin-to-skin contact. We look at the symptoms, risks, treatment, and prevention options.

Mouth bacteria linked to esophageal cancer

Fri, 01 Dec 2017 07:00:00 PST

New research reveals that some types of mouth bacteria are linked to higher risk of developing esophageal cancer and some are linked to lower risk.

Black toenail: Causes and treatment

Wed, 29 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Black toenails can be unsightly and painful. In this article, we look at the causes of black toenails, treatment options and prevention.

Could mouthwash be putting you at risk of diabetes?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

It might help to reduce bad breath and tooth decay, but a surprising new study suggests that mouthwash could also increase the risk of diabetes.

Flu and colds: Why do we cough?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Whether dry or chesty, coughing fits are customary when flu or the common cold is involved. But what causes us to cough? We investigate.

Does an onion in the sock work for a cold?

Tue, 28 Nov 2017 07:00:00 PST

A look at the folk remedy of an onion in the sock for cold and flu treatment. We determine whether it works, and explore the other benefits of onions.

Houseflies may carry more diseases than previously thought

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 10:00:00 PST

Researchers examined the microbiomes of 116 houseflies and blowflies, and found that they carry many bacteria that are harmful to humans.

What is Demodex brevis?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

Learn all about Demodex brevis, a type of mite that lives in skin follicles. We look at the symptoms they can cause and how to treat an infestation.

Why are my lips tingling?

Mon, 27 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

We explore 10 causes of numbness affecting the lips, including which symptoms indicate a medical emergency and when to seek advice from a doctor.

Why do colds and flu strike in winter?

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

As we head into winter, we may be more likely to catch a cold. But why is that, and how does weather affect our chances of coming down with the flu?

What causes antibiotic resistance?

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 08:00:00 PST

Resistance to antibiotics kills more than 20,000 people in the U.S. each year. But how do bugs become resistant to drugs that once worked so well?

Tattoo aftercare tips

Sat, 11 Nov 2017 05:00:00 PST

Proper tattoo aftercare is essential for keeping the design looking good and preventing infection. Learn more about how to care for a new tattoo.

Best essential oils for treating cold sores

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

Learn about a range of essential oils that could help treat cold sores. This article also looks at the possible risks and other home remedies to treat this

How to tell if a tattoo is infected

Wed, 08 Nov 2017 00:00:00 PST

Learn all about the signs and symptoms of tattoo infection, the different types, what causes them to occur, and what can be done to treat them.

Home remedies for boils

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

A boil is a bacterial skin infection that develops in hair follicles and oil glands. In this article, learn how to safely encourage it to heal.

Six surprising health risks in your home

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 09:00:00 PST

The home is a safe haven, but are we aware of the health risks hidden in its nooks and crannies? Here we investigate the less obvious domestic hazards.

What are these white spots on my skin?

Thu, 02 Nov 2017 03:00:00 PST

What conditions could be behind white spots appearing on the skin? This article looks at the possible causes and treatment options.

All you need to know about belly button discharge

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 03:00:00 PST

A look at belly button discharge, where an infection or other condition can cause a discharge. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and diabetes.

What causes dactylitis (sausage fingers)?

Sun, 29 Oct 2017 09:00:00 PST

Dactylitis is swelling of the fingers that causes a sausage-like appearance. Learn about causes of dactylitis, including syphilis and sickle cell disease.