Blood pressure chart: Ranges and guide

A person’s blood pressure is one indication of their overall heart health. Learn about healthy blood pressure ranges and when to see a doctor in this article.

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What are the effects of emotional abuse?

Emotional abuse is a serious form of abuse that can have both short- and long-term effects. Learn about how to spot the signs of emotional abuse and how to seek or provide help here.

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The brain finds a way to adapt, even when we remove half

Some people undergo surgery to remove half of the brain to stop seizures. Evidence suggests that this does not significantly alter brain function.

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Omega-3 supplements improved attention in some youths with ADHD

New research finds that omega-3 fish oil supplements can improve attention in youths with ADHD who have low — but not high — blood levels of omega-3.

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Borderline personality disorder: Trauma raises risk by 13-fold

A new study has found that people with borderline personality disorder have a 13 times higher chance of reporting childhood trauma than people without.

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How a hallucinogenic brew makes the brain live in a dream

DMT is the active ingredient of the hallucinogenic brew ayahuasca. New research looks into how this drug affects brain activity, altering consciousness.

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Superbugs: Everything you need to know

“Superbugs” refers to antibiotic resistant bacteria and fungi. These germs can be difficult to destroy with regular medications. Learn more in this article.

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Colon cancer: Changes in gut bacteria may lead to new blood test

A new study conducted in mice and humans suggests that imbalances in gut bacteria may play a key role in the development of sporadic colorectal cancer.

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Can activated charcoal detox the body?

Activated charcoal can reduce the toxic effects of some substances, but it only works in very specific circumstances. Here, learn about the uses and effectiveness of activated charcoal.

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Hair loss on temples: Everything you need to know

There are several potential reasons why a person might lose hair on the temples. Read on to find out the various causes and their associated treatments.

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What is Ludwig's angina?

Ludwig’s angina is a rare, serious skin infection that affects the floor of the mouth and the neck. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and treatments here.

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What to know about constipation and nausea

Constipation is infrequent bowel movements consisting of hard, dry stools. It can also lead to other symptoms, such as nausea, depending on the cause. Learn about nausea and constipation, the causes, and ways to treat it here.

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Facial warts and how to remove them

Warts are harmless growths that develop in response to a viral infection. Sometimes, warts may appear on the face. Read on to find out how to treat facial warts and when to see a doctor.

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How to treat hair loss from medication

A variety of medications can cause hair loss as an unintended side effect. Learn about whether the hair will regrow and how to treat hair loss here.

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What does it mean to feel malaise?

Malaise is a general feeling of being unwell. Read on to learn about the various symptoms and causes of malaise, and when to see a doctor.

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Can baking soda treat constipation?

Although baking soda is not an evidence-based home remedy for constipation, some people find it works to relieve their symptoms. Learn more here.

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Short sleep may harm bone health in older women

A study of 11,000 postmenopausal women has linked sleeping for no more than 5 hours per night to a higher risk of having low bone mass and osteoporosis.

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Ketamine for depression: Study investigates side effects

According to a recent analysis of 13-years' worth of studies, the side effects of ketamine infusion are mild and last only a few hours.

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New research finds better way of calculating dogs' real ages

A team of researchers says that it has found a more accurate way to calculate dogs' real age and to show how it compares with age in human years.

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Suicide prevention: Links and resources

If you or someone you know is considering suicide, you are not alone. Here’s a list of hotlines and online resources to help prevent suicide.

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