Research has already linked indoor tanning to an increased risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma — a type of skin cancer. However, until now, scientists did not know how the frequency and duration of use affect the risk. A recent study investigates indoor tanning and squamous cell carcinoma risk. Globally, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
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Xanax is a benzodiazepine, while Adderall is a stimulant. Under the supervision of a doctor, the drugs may be safe to use together. Benzodiazepines slow down activity in the central nervous system and can help a person feel more relaxed and less anxious. Stimulants, on the other hand, speed up central nervous system activity, helping
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A peak flow meter is a tool that measures the peak expiratory flow rate (PEFR). The PEFR is the amount of air a person can quickly force out of their lungs in one breath. People primarily use PEFR measurements as a guide for managing asthma symptoms. However, doctors may also recommend peak flow measurements for
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The four years of medical school are no joke. Unlike college and your pre-med years, life as a medical student varies highly yet is very structured year to year. In this video, we’ll explore each year of medical school and what you should expect. First 25 customers will receive 25% off using coupon code ROADMAP25
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The body takes in fat from food and stores it. This stored fat protects the organs, provides energy, and helps keep the body insulated. However, too much body fat can lead to obesity and other chronic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease. The conventional body mass index (BMI) only measures total body
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Providing people with a safe way to manage their own care could be an effective solution to the healthcare burden of long term conditions. According to researchers in China, this could come in the form of text messages. Motivational text messages could help people living with diabetes better manage their condition. Researchers have found that
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It is common to feel burning legs during exercise, or because of sunburn. Other medical conditions can cause nerve damage, which may lead to a burning sensation. Burning legs can be difficult to describe to a doctor. A person may feel a sensation of heat, tingling, or numbness. The feeling may be in one leg,
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Stuttering is a speech disorder. People who stutter may repeat sounds, syllables, or words, or they may prolong sounds. There may also be interruptions to the normal flow of speech, known as blocks, along with unusual expressions or movements. Stuttering affects more than 70 million people worldwide, including more than 3 million people in the
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A 10-panel drug test is a common way to check for various drugs in a person’s body. The most common 10-panel drug tests use urine to check for many of the legal and illicit drugs people sometimes abuse. Typically, traces of these substances in the urine mean the individual has these substances in their body.
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A proof-of-concept brain imaging study suggests that exercising four or five times a week may delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in people who already have toxic buildups of beta-amyloid protein. Aerobic exercise could slow the cognitive decline of Alzheimer’s, a small new study suggests. The new research is a 1-year randomized controlled trial led
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Exercise is important for helping people with Parkinson’s disease achieve better balance and mobility, but it can be hard to keep it up. A Dutch study has yielded positive results with a novel home exercise computer gaming program. New research showcases the benefits of ‘exergaming’ for people living with Parkinson’s. For people with Parkinson’s disease,
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Hoarding disorder is a condition that makes it difficult for people to throw things away, regardless of their value. There are a range of treatment options available. Hoarding disorder can have a significant negative emotional, social, financial, and legal impact. This article provides important information about hoarding disorder, including the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
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Thyroid nodules are lumps that can develop on the thyroid gland. These nodules are relatively common and are usually harmless, but there is a very low risk of thyroid cancer. The thyroid is a small gland in the front part of the neck that produces hormones to regulate the body’s metabolism. Nodules can develop on
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Some people experience itchiness, redness, or swelling after using a condom. These can be symptoms of a latex allergy. Latex comes from the milky sap of rubber trees. Manufacturers use latex in a variety of medical and commercial products, including condoms. Natural rubber latex contains proteins that can cause allergic reactions. According to a 2016
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Being able to identify someone’s risk of cancer is vital for saving lives. However, it is challenging to predict how likely a person is to develop a specific type. Some links are known, including the link between smoking and lung cancer, while others are yet to be discovered. New research explores bacteria’s impact on bowel
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Abortion-rights activists gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against abortion laws passed across the country. Aurora Samerio | NurPhoto | Getty Images The Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear arguments over the legality of a contentious Louisiana abortion regulation in its term beginning next week, setting the stage for a fight over
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