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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?

What you should know about throat ulcers

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

A look at throat ulcers, a condition that makes it hard to swallow and causes other problems. Included is detail on diagnosis and home remedies.

Types of zoonotic diseases

Mon, 15 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

Zoonosis or zoonotic diseases are conditions that can be passed from animals to humans. These include rabies, malaria, and Lyme disease. Learn more.

Could this experimental 'recipe' fight colon cancer?

Sun, 14 Jan 2018 00:00:00 PST

A cocktail of engineered probiotics and cruciferous vegetables could help to prevent and treat colorectal cancer in the future, researchers suggest.

HIV could be treated with a once-a-week pill

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

Researchers have created a capsule able to deliver 1 week's worth of HIV drugs in one dose, which offers a much simpler treatment regimen for patients.

What to know about chronic sinusitis

Wed, 10 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

A look at chronic sinusitis, long-term inflammation in the sinuses. Included is detail on home remedies and possible complications of the condition.

Mercury poisoning: Symptoms and treatment

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 11:00:00 PST

Learn about the signs and symptoms of mercury poisoning in children and adults. Mercury is highly toxic, so it is crucial to know when to see a doctor.

What causes pericoronitis?

Tue, 09 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

A look at pericoronitis, a condition where the wisdom teeth do not have enough room to grow properly. Included is detail on causes and diagnosis.

How do you clean out smegma?

Sat, 06 Jan 2018 03:00:00 PST

In this article, we examine smegma and the best ways for both males and females to remove it. We also take a look at some genital hygiene tips.

Knee replacement infection: What you need to know

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 09:00:00 PST

A knee replacement infection may develop after a person has an operation to replace their knee joint. Learn about the causes and treatment.

Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

Fri, 05 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

People with advanced melanoma who had healthy levels of specific gut bacteria responded better to immunotherapy than those who did not, a new study found.

Cancer: Virus fuels immune system to attack brain tumors

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 07:00:00 PST

From the bloodstream, a wild virus selectively entered cancer cells in patients' brain tumors and made it easier for the immune system to destroy them.

Food additive to blame for C. difficile epidemic

Thu, 04 Jan 2018 02:00:00 PST

Clostridium difficile infections are on the rise, and they now routinely kill thousands of people every year. Find out which food additive is to blame.

Scalloped tongue: What you need to know

Mon, 25 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

People with scalloped tongue have tongues with indented, rippled, or scalloped edges. Learn about the causes and when to see a doctor.

Urosepsis: What to know about UTI complications

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 05:00:00 PST

Urosepsis is a term used to describe a type of sepsis that is limited to the urinary tract. It is a complication often caused by urinary tract infections.

How germs can make people feel insecure about their looks

Sat, 23 Dec 2017 00:00:00 PST

New research shows that merely thinking about pathogens can make those worried about germs become concerned with their own physical appearance.

How to keep your gut healthy over the holidays

Fri, 22 Dec 2017 02:00:00 PST

The stress of last-minute holiday preparation, followed by festive meals with calories numbering in the thousands, can wreak havoc in our guts.

Benign fasciculation syndrome: What causes muscle fasciculations?

Thu, 21 Dec 2017 09:00:00 PST

Benign fasciculation syndrome is persistent muscle twitching, tingling, or numbness in one or more muscles. Learn more about the causes and treatment.