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What causes a buildup of pressure behind the eyes?

Fri, 16 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

In this article, we look at reasons for feelings of pressure behind the eye, including a migraine or sinus infection. When should you see a doctor?

How to treat an infected hangnail

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Find out how to treat an infected hangnail. In this article, we cover home remedies, how to drain an abscess, prevention methods, and symptoms.

What to do about tightness in the throat

Thu, 15 Feb 2018 07:00:00 PST

A look at tightness in the throat, an uncomfortable feeling that has a range of causes. Included is detail on anxiety and the symptoms of the condition.

Are there any home remedies for ringworm?

Wed, 14 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at home remedies for ringworm, a condition that results in fungal infection on the skin. Included is detail on when to see a doctor and prevention.

All you need to know about UTIs in men

Sat, 10 Feb 2018 03:00:00 PST

Learn all about urinary tract infections in men, which are less frequent but can be more serious than UTIs in women. We look at symptoms and treatments.

What is red man syndrome?

Tue, 06 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at red man syndrome, a condition where someone has a reaction to specific types of antibiotics. Included is detail on prevention and risk factors.

Is viremia contagious? What you need to know

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Viremia occurs when a virus infects the bloodstream. In this article, learn about the types of viruses, symptoms, causes, and treatment.

What STIs can you get from oral sex?

Fri, 02 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

It is possible to contract many STIs through oral sex, including herpes, gonorrhea, and syphilis. Learn more about the conditions and prevention.

Diabetes: Look after your teeth to look after your blood glucose

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 09:00:00 PST

Good oral health can benefit people with type 2 diabetes by significantly improving their blood glucose levels, a new study suggests.

How to prevent a tragus piercing becoming infected

Thu, 01 Feb 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at infected tragus piercings, a condition where a small part of the ear develops an infection. Included is detail on avoiding infection and risks.

HCV RNA PCR test: Qualitative and quantitative results

Fri, 26 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

The HCV RNA PCR test is a blood test used to diagnose hepatitis C and measure the level of the hepatitis C virus in the bloodstream.

Drug resistance: Could these onions help us win the war?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers find that compounds from a species of onion can kill the tuberculosis bacterium. Could this be the key to combatting drug resistance?

Is it possible to catch thrush?

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 05:00:00 PST

A look at thrush, a condition that is not contagious in adults but may develop in those at risk. Included is detail on the outlook for the condition.

How to stop your belly button smelling

Wed, 24 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A look at belly button smell, a common complaint with a variety of causes. Included is detail on why the belly button is susceptible to smelling.

What causes Fournier's gangrene?

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

A look at Fournier's gangrene, a potentially life-threatening form of necrotizing fasciitis. Included is detail on diagnosis and the outlook.

'Just breathing' is enough to spread flu

Mon, 22 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

New research reveals that the flu virus can spread in aerosol droplets that are formed during normal breathing, and not just through coughing and sneezing.

Purulent drainage: Color, types, and treatment

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Purulent drainage is a thick and milky discharge from a wound that is often a sign of infection. Learn more about this and other types of drainage.

Adenopathy: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

Adenopathy is any disease or inflammation that involves glandular tissue or lymph nodes. Learn about what causes swollen lymph nodes.

What is panniculitis? Causes and treatment

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Panniculitis causes large, tender bumps to form under the skin. They usually occur on the lower legs but can affect other parts of the body.

Why you shouldn't put off that Pap test any longer

Fri, 19 Jan 2018 08:00:00 PST

It's Cervical Health Awareness Month, so we turn to an important topic: the Pap test. What is it, should it scare you, and why should you get it done?