Many women are familiar with the vicious cycle that can result from getting a urinary tract infection (UTI)—the infection is treated with antibiotics, but then a vaginal yeast infection develops.
Once you understand why this cycle occurs and what you can do to prevent the infections, you can break the cycle.
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When you picture someone with gout, you may think of an older, overweight man who likes his burgers and Budwieser—and that wouldn’t be inaccurate. Being male and eating a diet that’s high in red meat, seafood, and alcohol—particularly beer—are common risk factors for gout.
But gout also can be a painful, … Read More
Tracking the Path of Pain
To better understand the body’s response to pain, researchers at the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) have identified activity in the brain that governs these reactions. Using heat as the source of discomfort, experiments showed that bodily responses to pain are controlled by … Read More
If you sometimes feel pain or discomfort between your shoulder blades, your rhomboid muscles may be the culprits. The muscles are positioned diagonally between the six vertebrae in your upper back and your shoulder blades (scapulae). Their main function is to retract and rotate the scapulae, and they also assist … Read More
Just as no winter is complete without cold and flu viruses circulating, research suggests that no cold and flu season is complete without an uptick in acetaminophen (Tylenol) overdoses. A recent study found that the odds of exceeding the recommended dose for the drug jumped significantly during the cold and … Read More