Month: October 2018

Eczema is a common skin condition that results in red, itchy patches on the skin. Treating severe eczema is challenging, but intensive treatment methods can improve people’s symptoms. Doctors cannot cure eczema, which is also called atopic dermatitis, but treatments can reduce the severity of rashes and inflammation so that a person’s quality of life
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Fertility drugs can treat many issues, increasing the chances of conceiving and carrying the baby to term. These drugs treat specific problems, so a person should take them only at a doctor’s recommendation. Taking fertility drugs without a diagnosis will not necessarily increase the chances of getting pregnant. According to the Centers for Disease Control
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A quick home improvement project or fun craft afternoon with the kids can become a major hassle if someone gets super glue on their skin. Super glue can even bind the skin to other objects or glue the fingers together. However, super glue is not usually harmful to the skin, and there is a range
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Stridor is a high-pitched squeaking or whistling sound, usually due to an obstruction in an airway. Stridor is a sign of an underlying health issue rather than a diagnosis or disease in itself. This article outlines the causes of stridor in children and adults, along with information on diagnosis and treatments. Symptoms Symptoms of stridor
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Laparoscopy is a surgical procedure that allows a doctor to see inside the body. When the procedure is part of fertility testing, the doctor is evaluating the structures of the reproductive system, including the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus. Laparoscopy can help a doctor diagnose many conditions that affect fertility, such as: endometriosis blocked fallopian
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Image: Shutterstock Africa, the land of abundantly diverse cultures, is home to many distinct ethnic groups. If you are fascinated by the breathtaking scenery, exceptional art forms such as beading, masks, totem carvings, dances, and music, chances are, you would have heard the beautiful names of the African people. The indigenous African last names and
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Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the uterine lining grows elsewhere in the body. Pelvic pain is the most common symptom of endometriosis, but some women with the condition may also experience infertility. Research has found that infertility affects around 30–50 percent of people with endometriosis. Endometriosis lesions can cause inflammation in
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In a condition known as spina bifida, children are born with an exposed spinal cord, which causes numerous physical and developmental issues. Usually, surgeons will operate on spina bifida after birth, but a complex in utero surgery can allow the baby to develop better while still inside the mother’s womb. Prenatal spina bifida surgery can
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Feeling warm or flushed can be a symptom of pregnancy. Changes in the body during pregnancy can cause similar symptoms to those that accompany a fever. During pregnancy, a woman may also be more susceptible to infections, such as colds and the flu. Pregnancy weakens the immune system to help ensure that the body does
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Right now, kids “are winning in this golden age of television,” according to Jill Murphy, vice president and editor-in-chief of Common Sense Media, which rates children’s shows, movies and other media based on standards like educational value and positive messages. But what is it about the shows in this “golden age” that makes them actually
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Insomnia during early pregnancy is usually due to factors such as hormonal changes. Many people experience insomnia at some point, during pregnancy. Better sleep hygiene, relaxation techniques, and cognitive behavioral therapy can help. According to a 2018 study of 486 pregnancies, 44.2 percent involved insomnia during the first trimester. The study concludes that insomnia is
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Freckles are small, harmless marks that appear on the skin. Genetics and sun exposure are the primary causes of freckles. Some people are more likely to get freckles than others, depending on their genes and skin type. If a person is genetically more likely to develop freckles, exposure to sunlight can make them appear. Freckles
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As we all get older (and wiser?), we tend to notice different aches and pains that may or may not have been around for the past few years. Our days of couch surfing at a friend’s pad are long gone, and it may be time to give in and admit that you may have to
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Kids often say hilarious and nonsensical things. But sometimes they make some really good points that make you think, “Can’t argue with that!” Thanks to Lacey Ellis’ LittleHoots app, which lets parents document their kids’ funniest lines, these moments of persuasion can be saved for posterity. Here are 27 examples of cute, funny and downright
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Dinnertime is an important part of family life, providing an opportunity for meaningful conversations and routine-setting. And of course, there’s also the food component. Parents want to keep their kids happy and healthy, but it’s not always easy to come up with nutritious and delicious dinner ideas that will appeal to the whole family. HuffPost
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Photographer Angela Forker made headlines last year thanks to her creative newborn photos set against colorful backdrops. Now, her latest series, “The Precious Baby Project,” is shining a spotlight on babies with special needs and their loving families. The Precious Baby Project features babies with serious medical conditions, photographed at Forker’s home studio in New
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Acupressure practitioners say that applying pressure to these specific points on the body can change the body’s energy, called qi or chi. Some people believe that acupressure may help induce labor in women who are at the end of their third trimester. Acupressure draws upon the same concepts as acupuncture, but it uses firm massage
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