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Medical News Today: Arcus senilis: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Arcus senilis appears as a white, gray, or blue ring or arc around the cornea of the eye. The condition is usually seen in older adults but can affect people of all ages, even appearing at birth. Arcus senilis is ...

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Medical News Today: Bioidentical hormones: Uses, benefits, and risks

Hormone replacement therapy is an option many women consider to help ease their symptoms of menopause, which can include hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and mood swings. This type of therapy can also lower the risk of brittle bones and heart ...

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Medical News Today: Vitamin B-3 deficiency: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Vitamin B-3 deficiency can disrupt dozens of processes in the body and can lead to a disease called pellagra. Vitamin B-3, also known as niacin, plays a key role in skin, digestive, and mental health, and supports the functions of ...

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Medical News Today: Should we blame our genes for the bacteria behind tooth decay?

Research in twins has found that tooth decay results from oral hygiene, and not from a person’s genes. The composition of our oral bacteria when we are very young is predominantly influenced by our genetic background. But as we age, ...

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Medical News Today: Cigarette smoke may 'prime lung cells' to develop cancer

The results of a new study have shown that the epigenetic changes associated with cigarette smoking build up over time to trigger lung cancer. New research has revealed how long-term exposure to cigarette smoke may alter lung cells in ways ...

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Medical News Today: Protein shake diet for weight loss: Meal plans and side effects

A protein shake diet encourages weight loss by curbing appetite and reducing the total calories consumed. While these diets can be effective in the short term, it is unwise to live solely or primarily on meal replacement shakes. Protein helps ...

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Medical News Today: Breast ultrasound: Why it is done and what to expect

A breast ultrasound uses high-frequency sound waves to create a black and white image of breast tissues and structures. The test is often used to assess the size and shape of breast lumps and determine whether they are potentially tumorous ...

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Medical News Today: Donating plasma: What are the side effects and risks?

Donating blood plasma may cause symptoms such as feeling faint, and some tenderness at the site where the needle was injected. Donating plasma is relatively safe, but people may experience side effects. It is sensible for someone to make sure ...

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Medical News Today: Seborrheic dermatitis: Natural treatments and remedies

Seborrheic dermatitis may occur in infancy, particularly in the form ‘cradle cap’, which affects the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition. It often affects the scalp, causing scaly, red patches. The patches may also appear on the face ...

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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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