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Doctors often recommend compression stockings to improve circulation, prevent varicose veins from becoming worse, and reduce pain and discomfort. They may be knee-high or thigh-high, and various types exert different pressures. We discuss the pros and cons of compression stockings. Learn to choose the right ones here.

Esophageal spasms can occur after a person eats certain foods, but can also be triggered by stress, medications, or GERD. Spasms of the esophagus can be treated using medications or natural remedies, such as peppermint oil. Avoiding trigger foods can help prevent them. Surgery is only recommended in severe cases.

Removal of the wisdom teeth is a common dental surgery, and there is a variety of reasons for doing it. The most common reason is that there is not enough room in the mouth for the teeth to grow, which causes pain. This article looks at how long it takes to recover after having wisdom teeth out and how to speed it up.

Urine is normally warm because it comes from inside the body, which has a core temperature of 98.6°F. Hot urine occurs when urine is hotter than normal, such as during a fever, or when a person has a burning feeling while urinating. This is often caused by an infection, and the causes can differ between men and women.

There are a variety of reasons a woman may feel her stomach is tightening when she is pregnant, ranging from gas and constipation to round ligament pain and Braxton-Hicks contractions. In this article, learn about the causes and symptoms, how to relieve discomfort, and when symptoms might mean seeing a doctor.

Catching psychosis at an early stage is the key to successful treatment. Examining communication between folds on the cortex may predict those at risk.

After conducting the largest study of its kind, the CDC may revise their estimates for autism prevalence. Is autism on the rise, or is diagnosis improving?

Coconut oil has many different uses. Nutritionally, it is considered healthful in moderate amounts, so may be worth a try to relieve constipation. However, any evidence that coconut oil works for constipation is anecdotal. Learn more about coconut oil for constipation and some other lifestyle changes that may help.

Saturated and unsaturated fat are the two main forms of dietary fat. The health impact of these different types of fat has been debated for years. In this article, we examine the differences between these types, the foods that contain them, and whether or not one type of fat is more healthful than the other.

A BiPAP machine is a small breathing device that can help a person with COPD to breathe more easily. It can be used at night or when symptoms flare. BiPAP therapy stabilizes air pressure, helping the lungs to inflate and deflate. BiPAP is not necessary for everyone but can improve life quality for some with COPD.

A delusion of grandeur is a false belief in one’s importance or greatness. A person may believe, for instance, that they are famous, can end world wars, or that they are immortal. Grandiose delusions are often caused by mental health conditions, such as schizophrenia, but can also result from dementia or brain damage.

The authors of a large-scale new genome study have identified dozens of new genetic variants that can heighten the risk of major depression.

Some researchers suggest that cannabidiol (CBD) oil can treat a range of complaints and conditions. While CBD is a compound in cannabis, the oil cannot get a person high. In some people, it may relieve pain associated with migraines. Here, learn about the potentially healthful properties of CBD oil and how to use it.

Kefir, a fermented milk drink, is known for its probiotic properties that help to rebalance gut bacteria. But how can this influence blood pressure?

Scientists mobilize T cells inside tumors with a laser that remotely activates heat-sensitive gene switches to boost protein expression more than 200-fold.

Yellow discharge before a period can have a range of potential causes. Diagnosis depends on the consistency, smell, and color of the discharge. It may be a sign of an infection, such as a STI, early pregnancy, or that a period is on its way. Learn more about three types of a yellow discharge before a period here.

During a healthy pregnancy, it is typically safe to continue having sex. In fact, sex during pregnancy can have various benefits for the woman. Certain positions may be more comfortable than others, especially during the third trimester. In this article, we discuss benefits, risks, and tips for sex during pregnancy.

Pain in the chest may cause people to worry. Although some causes are severe, such as heart attacks, many of the potential causes are less worrisome. In this article, we examine 26 possible causes, including muscle injuries, asthma, and angina. We also look at when people should contact a doctor for treatment.

There are many lotions and creams that claim to help reduce the appearance of wrinkles, but some people may prefer a natural alternative. Many essential oils, including sandalwood, lavender, and rosemary, are believed to help. We look at the evidence for 10 essential oils that could help keep the skin looking young.

Some conditions can make the gums appear white. The color change may occur in one part of the mouth or over the entire gums. There are many possible causes of white gums, including gingivitis and anemia. In this article, learn about how to get rid of white gums using home remedies and medical treatments.

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