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A study of 35 people with and without Alzheimer's disease found that hyperspectral imaging of the retina could aid early diagnosis of the disease.

Recent findings suggest that glucocorticoids — a class of anti-inflammatory drugs that doctors often prescribe — may increase the risk of diabetes.

Researchers have found a significant association between the loss of skeletal muscle mass after the age of 45 and a higher risk of cardiovascular problems.

A new study suggests that some occupations may increase women's risk of cardiovascular problems. Chief among these seems to be jobs in the care sector.

Vaginal pain may result from injury, infection, or no identifiable cause. Learn more about what can cause vaginal pain, as well as other symptoms and ways to find relief.

Accutane, a drug that helps treat severe acne, contains isotretinoin. Isotretinoin may cause side effects, including hair loss. Learn more about why Accutane may cause hair loss, and some ways to counter it, here.

Several things can cause itching after a shower, such as eczema and certain skin care products. In this article, learn more about the causes, treatment tips, and remedies for post-shower itchiness.

If a dog bite pierces the skin, bacteria from the dog’s mouth can get into the body, which can cause an infection. This article looks at the causes, treatment, and possible complications of infected dog bites.

Ringworm is a highly contagious fungal infection of the skin. Here, find out how ringworm spreads, how long it remains contagious, and how to treat the infection.

Acidosis refers to high levels of acid in the body. If the body becomes too acidic or too alkaline, this can cause serious health problems. Learn more here.

The spinal cord is a long bundle of nerves and cells that carries signals between the brain and body. This article looks at the spinal cord’s function and anatomy and includes an interactive diagram.

In a new review of the evidence, scientists propose two main types of Parkinson's, depending on which part of the nervous system the disease originates in.

New research from the American Heart Association finds that women who eat more of the day's calories after 6 p.m. have poorer cardiovascular health.

A recent study investigating the role of papillomaviruses in skin cancer produces surprising results. These viruses may, in fact, protect against cancer.

Two new studies provide further evidence that electronic cigarettes may have various and serious adverse effects on cardiovascular health.

Positional headaches occur when sitting or standing, and they tend to go away shortly after lying down. They are often related to leaks of cerebrospinal fluid. Learn more here.

Stress can cause constipation, both directly and indirectly. This article looks at the link between stress and constipation and discusses ways to relieve both conditions.

Dandruff itself does not cause hair loss, but the two may be linked, as some infections and medical conditions can cause both dandruff and hair loss. Learn more about dandruff, hair loss, and prevention here.

There are many strategies to help curb binge eating, including identifying and removing triggers, planning meals, and reducing stress. Learn more in this article.

Shock is a medical emergency that causes several symptoms, some of which are life threatening. Learn more about shock and how to treat it in this article.

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