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Medical News Today: Eleuthero: 12 potential health benefits

Image credit: Maša Sinreih Eleuthero is a plant that has been traditionally used as an immune system booster and a general stimulant. Sometimes known as Siberian ginseng, eleuthero is native to Japan, northern China, southeastern Russia, South Korea, and North ...

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Medical News Today: Shy bladder: Causes and treatments

A shy bladder is when a person feels unable to urinate when other people may be nearby. People with shy bladder syndrome, or paruresis, have a hard time urinating with other people around. The condition is caused by anxiety rather ...

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Medical News Today: How long does a blood transfusion last?

Blood transfusions are a common procedure. Blood is thicker than water, as the saying goes, and it is just as essential for supporting life. In the human body, blood performs three broad functions; transportation, regulation, and protection. Blood transfusion is ...

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Medical News Today: Choledocholithiasis: Causes, symptoms, and diagnosis

When gallstones get stuck in the bile ducts, it causes choledocholithiasis. The term choledocholithiasis refers to a condition when a gallstone or gallstones become lodged within any duct of the bile system. The ducts typically involved are the common bile ...

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Medical News Today: Yellow semen: Causes of different semen colors

Semen contains sperm, which can fertilize a female egg. While semen is typically a whitish-gray color, there are some instances when semen may appear as a different color, which is commonly yellow. Sometimes producing an unusual colored semen is a ...

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Medical News Today: Vulvitis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

The vulva is the area of skin surrounding the female genitalia. Vulvitis is the inflammation of this skin. Vulvitis is the inflammation of the soft skin on the outside of the female genitalia. This area is called the vulva. The ...

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Medical News Today: Agranulocytosis: Types, causes, and symptoms

A granulocyte is a type of white blood cell. Agranulocytosis is when the body is not producing enough granulocytes. Agranulocytosis is a serious condition that occurs when the body does not make enough granulocytes, which are a type of white ...

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Medical News Today: Fetal alcohol syndrome: Causes, treatment, and symptoms

Drinking alcohol whilst pregnant can affect the development of the fetus, and may potentially cause fetal alcohol syndrome. Fetal alcohol syndrome is one of several conditions, known as fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASDs), that cause a wide range of different ...

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Medical News Today: Swank diet: Does it help with multiple sclerosis?

The Swank diet intends to ease the symptoms of MS through nutritional management. The Swank diet developed in the 1950s as a treatment for people with multiple sclerosis. Proponents of the diet claim it can reduce the frequency of flares ...

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Medical News Today: What happens in the brain during anxiety? Study sheds light

New research has uncovered brain cells that become activated in response to uncertain outcomes. We all get anxious from time to time, but what happens in the brain when this dreaded feeling looms? New research helps to answer this question. ...

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