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How to lose subcutaneous fat: All you need to know

For people trying to lose weight, it might feel as if all fat is the same. But there are two different types of fat: visceral and subcutaneous. Subcutaneous fat is the jiggly fat visible just under the skin. Subcutaneous fat is normally harmless and may even protect against some diseases. …

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Lower back pain may all be in the mind, study suggests

New research suggests that persistent feelings of stiffness in the lower back may be some kind of self-protective ‘trick’ that the mind plays on us in order to prevent further injuries. A new study into the neuroscience of clinical pain suggests that perceptions of stiffness may not reflect the actual …

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Blue light therapy for acne: Benefits, side effects, and costs

Blue light therapy is a noninvasive treatment for acne that uses light to kill certain bacteria on the skin. A form of phototherapy, blue light treatments are FDA-approved for acne vulgaris that is moderate or has not responded to other therapies. Blue light therapy can be carried out in a …

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Are you a daydream driver? Most likely, study finds

Research suggests that drivers spend around 70 percent of their time mind wandering while behind the wheel. Do you consider yourself an attentive driver? You might not be as conscientious on the road as you think. A recent study has found that up to 70 percent of drivers’ time behind …

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Ginger for arthritis pain: Will it work?

Ginger provides the most health benefits when consumed raw, but may also be beneficial in oil, juice, or powdered forms. Ginger is most commonly known as a unique, aromatic spice, but it has also long been used in traditional and modern medicines. Ginger may be beneficial in managing the inflammation …

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Coffee may increase cravings for sweet treats

Research suggests that caffeine may dampen our ability to taste sweet foods, increasing our preference for them. If your commute to work involves a stop at the coffee shop, be cautious – you might be tempted to pick up a sweet treat, too. Researchers have found that caffeine – the …

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White pubic hair: Four possible causes

White pubic hair is likely to be a result of the aging process, but could point to more serious conditions. Finding a white pubic hair can be alarming, but it is not likely to be a cause for concern. In most cases, the natural aging process leads to white pubic …

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Splinter hemorrhages: Causes and treatment

Unusual marks, colors, and stains on or under the nails may sometimes indicate underlying health problems. A splinter hemorrhage is an abnormality that occurs in someone’s fingernail. The name comes from the fact that a splinter hemorrhage resembles having a splinter underneath the fingernail, and it looks red. Contents of …

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Hematidrosis (blood sweat): Causes and treatments

Hematidrosis is a medical complication characterized by the person appearing to sweat blood, or blood oozing from mucus membranes. Mythology and religious texts are full of stories of leaders and heroes sweating blood. This phenomenon is not just fantasy, however, but very real. As well as bloody sweat, people can …

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Seborrheic dermatitis: Natural treatments and remedies

Seborrheic dermatitis may occur in infancy, particularly in the form ‘cradle cap’, which affects the scalp. Seborrheic dermatitis is an inflammatory skin condition. It often affects the scalp, causing scaly, red patches. The patches may also appear on the face and upper part of the body. Affected areas may have …

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