Haemorrhoid sufferers should not put frozen potatoes up their bums, say Doctors

Medical professionals have urged haemorrhoid sufferers not to put frozen potatoes up their bums after the concerning trend emerged online. People experiencing haemorrhoids, also known as piles, have been trying the odd home remedy instead of seeing their GP. Doctors are now warning people against the bizarre treatment. Medics instead advise that those struggling with piles drink lots of water, […]

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The first step in stopping the spread of melanoma

When melanoma spreads, survival rates decrease. But the tumor cells responsible have been notoriously difficult to detect. Now, researchers in Australia think they know why. Although melanoma only makes up around 1% of skin cancers, it is responsible for a significant number of deaths. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimate that more than 100,000 people will receive a diagnosis of […]

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Patients frequently refuse insulin therapy, delaying blood sugar control

Patients with type 2 diabetes who have high levels of blood sugar are at greater risk of serious complications such as chronic kidney disease, heart disease and blindness. While lifestyle changes and medications can help some patients better control their blood sugar levels, type 2 diabetes tends to progress, and patients typically need more intense treatment to continue to maintain […]

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Texting Trauma: Many Teens Suffer ‘Digital Dating Abuse’

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 19, 2020 — Many U.S. teenagers may be using their smartphones to harass, humiliate or otherwise abuse their dating partners. That’s according to a recent national survey of teens who’d been in a romantic relationship in the past year. Researchers found that 28% had been victims of “digital dating abuse” — surprisingly, with boys being targets more often […]

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