Month: May 2019

Leukemia does not usually run in families, so in most cases, it is not hereditary. However, people can inherit genetic abnormalities that increase their risk of developing this form of cancer. In other cases, environmental and lifestyle factors can increase a person’s risk of leukemia. Such factors include exposure to toxic chemicals and smoking. In
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Image: Shutterstock IN THIS ARTICLE It is heart-wrenching to see your baby struggle to breathe because of blocked nostrils from a cold or a respiratory infection. But thankfully, blockage inside the nostrils can be cleared with a nasal aspirator, which is a boon to parents. Choosing the right kind of nasal aspirator is not as
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In most cases, bumps on the cervix are benign, or noncancerous, growths, such as polyps or cysts. In some cases, however, they may indicate the presence of cervical cancer. A doctor might discover a bump on the cervix during a routine pelvic examination or a Pap smear test. This article provides an overview of what
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Folate deficiency anemia occurs when a person has a low level of folate, or vitamin B-9, in their body. Folate plays a vital role in many bodily processes, such as creating red blood cells and preventing congenital disabilities. When a person does not have enough folate, they develop anemia, the symptoms of which include fatigue,
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Image: iStock Changing a baby’s diapers can be quite a chore. And nothing can be more vexing than waking up in the middle of the night to change the baby’s soiled diapers. Add to it the discomfort that the baby goes through when a dirty diaper is not changed! Overnight diapers could be the answer
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Most doctors agree that masturbating during pregnancy is safe and that it can even provide health benefits, such as lowering stress and promoting blood flow. For some pregnant women, morning sickness, nausea, and fatigue remove any interest in sexual activity, including masturbation. Others notice an increase in their sex drive — libido — due to
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STEM Activities for elementary school children are extremely important with regards to their educational future. We hear a lot about the prevalence of STEM careers in the modern age. Although science, technology, engineering, and mathematics have always been important subjects, they are even stronger when they’re together — and when they are introduced starting at
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Photo: iStockphoto In Emily Oster’s previous book, Expecting Better: Why the Conventional Pregnancy Wisdom is Wrong—and What You Really Need to Know, the award-winning economist used data to disprove common pregnancy misconceptions (the dangers of consuming sushi, for example). With her latest title, excerpted here, she’s graduated to the toddler and preschool years. Nearly everyone who has
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Recent years have seen a rise in do-it-yourself care products, from deodorant to soap and toothpaste. Recipes for homemade sunscreen are some of the most popular among social media users. However, a new study warns that homemade sunscreen may offer no protection against ultraviolets. A new study explains that homemade sunscreens may be ineffective and
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ZzzQuil is an over-the-counter nighttime sleep aid. The active ingredient in ZzzQuil is diphenhydramine, which is also the active ingredient in the allergy medication Benadryl. Diphenhydramine is an antihistamine that people commonly use to treat allergic reactions, itchiness, and hives. The most common side effect of diphenhydramine is drowsiness. ZzzQuil is a safe and effective
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Nosebleeds occur when delicate blood vessels in the lining of the nose break and start to bleed. In rare instances, nosebleeds occur due to injury to larger blood vessels in the back of the nose. Although nosebleeds can be a common occurrence, there are cases when the bleeding may require a visit to a doctor.
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