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Treating pain with magnetic fields
Posted on Thursday August 09, 2018
New research suggests that 'mechanoceuticals' may be the treatment of the future against chronic pain. Magnetic force can reduce pain signals in neurons.
Is a subcutaneous injection painful?
Posted on Wednesday August 08, 2018
A subcutaneous injection is an injection into the fatty tissue. There is a range of types, and people use them in the treatment of diabetes and other conditions. Some people needing injections frequently may have to learn how they are done. Learn more about subcutaneous injections, including how to do them, here.
Tendon repair: What to expect
Posted on Monday August 06, 2018
Doctors perform tendon repair surgery to fix a tendon injury. Tendons are tough, stretchy tissues that join muscles to bone. Their job is to allow the body to move and to transfer weight. In this article, learn about the reasons for having tendon repair surgery, as well as how to prepare for surgery and what to expect.
Telling the difference between genital pimples and herpes
Posted on Friday August 03, 2018
Many people develop pimples on their genitals. Sometimes, these pimples resemble lesions caused by the herpes simplex virus. Although genital pimples and genital herpes have some similar characteristics, they are very different conditions. Learn more about how to tell the difference between genital herpes and pimples.
Ovarian torsion: Everything you need to know
Posted on Thursday August 02, 2018
Ovarian torsion is when an ovary twists around its own ligaments. This can cause severe pain, nausea, and abdominal tenderness. People should seek urgent medical care for ovarian torsion, as the ovary tissue may die without prompt intervention. In this article, find out about the symptoms and risk factors.
What are the side effects of an IUD?
Posted on Wednesday August 01, 2018
An intrauterine device, or IUD, is a small device that doctors place inside the uterus as a form of birth control. Many people experience IUD side effects, especially in the first few weeks to months following insertion. Side effects may include bleeding, cramps, and tender breasts. Learn more in this article.
What is the best diet for osteoarthritis?
Posted on Friday July 27, 2018
Osteoarthritis has no cure, but it is possible to reduce its symptoms by making dietary changes. People can eat foods that reduce inflammation and boost the immune system, such as broccoli, oily fish, and dark leafy greens. Avoiding refined carbohydrates and sugar should also help to minimize symptoms. Learn more here.
Side effects of painkillers are worse in Alzheimer's
Posted on Friday July 27, 2018
New studies conclude that individuals with Alzheimer's are more sensitive to opioids. Researchers call for a review of how pain medication is given.
Home remedies for fast back pain relief
Posted on Thursday July 26, 2018
Back pain is a widespread but potentially debilitating problem. Fortunately, there are a variety of home remedies to relieve back pain quickly and help prevent it in the future. In this article, learn about creams, stretches, and other techniques to alleviate back pain. We also cover when to see a doctor.
What are the early signs of oral cancer?
Posted on Wednesday July 25, 2018
Oral cancer can affect any part of the mouth, including the front of the tongue, the lips, the gums, or inside the cheeks. Symptoms include ulcers that do not heal and pain in the affected area. Causes include the presence of the human papillomavirus (HPV). Learn more about the warning signs of oral cancer here.