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Hallux valgus or bunions occur when the big toe slants towards the second toe causing inflammation and pain.1 The development of this condition occurs slowly and sometimes without any painful symptoms.1,3 In extreme cases, the big toe may overlap the second toe. The rotation of the toe causes the nail of the big toe to
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A recent study is the first to reveal that COVID-19 can leave micro clots post-infection. These blood clots may contribute to persistent COVID-related symptoms post-infection including fatigue and muscle weakness, also termed Long COVID.  What is “Long COVID”?  The research group led by Professor Resia Pretorius at Stellenbosch University in South Africa, set out to
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Bloodborne pathogens (BBP) may sound purely medical to most, and training about it may only stir the interest of healthcare workers. Contrary to this belief, though, bloodborne pathogens training is a requirement for many people—whether working individually or in a laboratory and office setting—handling blood and other bodily fluids on a regular basis.  The Occupational
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Candesartan is a medication used to lower blood pressure.  How does candesartan work, what is it used for, and what are the potential side effects? Candesartan is a prescription medication, and it belongs to the angiotensin II receptor blocker (ARB) class of pharmaceuticals.1  It is available in pill form or liquid, and this chemical compound
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Pulp is the soft mass of connective tissue that is located in the center of the tooth. Dental pulp also contains nerves and blood vessels to provide essential nutrients to keep the tooth healthy and working properly. A pulpectomy is the removal of pulp tissue from all parts of a tooth that has become irreversibly
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Neurapraxia is the mildest type of nerve injury.1 It is a common disorder of the peripheral nervous system – the system of nerves that function to relay information between the brain, spinal cord, and the rest of the body. A person with neurapraxia will experience a loss of motor and sensory function. These functions are
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Consuming cannabis products doesn’t have the same effects on the respiratory system as smoking it – but are edibles bad for your heart? Cannabis, which is derived from the hemp plant, is widely known for its psychoactive and anti-nausea properties.  The active ingredient in cannabis that is associated with these effects is delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).  Cannabis
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It seems, almost overnight, that skincare and skincare treatments is all anyone can talk about. Men and women are using entire paychecks to make sure they have the right products that promise beautiful glowing skin. Celebrities are creating skincare lines to cash in on this massive skincare market. Skincare treatments and facials are now part
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Cardiovascular endurance, also known as cardiorespiratory endurance, can be measured by simple fitness tests to assess how well your body functions to bring oxygen to muscles during exercise. This measurement can be used to assess overall health. What is cardiovascular endurance? Cardiovascular endurance refers to the efficiency of the cardiorespiratory system when continuously performing full-body
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When it comes to the CBD industry, misinformation is rife. There are too many brands trying to make a fast buck from what is a phenomenally fast-growing market. With huge money at stake, these companies are less concerned about what they can do for customers and more worried about their profit margin. The benefits of
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A new app for chronic fatigue assesses the severity of symptoms based on heart rate variability. Myalgic encephalomyelitis, also called chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), is a long-lasting illness with symptoms of extreme fatigue, which is not helped by resting. Additional symptoms include unrefreshing sleep, poor focus and attention, slow processing of information, and intermittent pain
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Eating disorders can affect people of all ages and generally encompasses more than one condition, which may include – Anorexia Nervosa – people have a significant fear of gaining weight, even if they are thin Binge Eating – people eat massive amounts of food at once Bulimia Nervosa – people binge on food but then rid themselves of
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