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What are throat ulcers?

An ulcer is essentially a break in tissue, or a tissue defect, whether that tissue be the skin, the lining in the stomach, or the mucus membranes that line the pharynx, mouth, and esophagus. The word ulcer derives from the Greek word for wound. An ulcer is in fact an open wound, an area from which protective tissue has been torn away, exposing the tissues that lie beneath. It is

Signs of ADHD can be different in girls

When asked to describe a typical child with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), most people would describe a young boy who climbs on things, is impatient and does not do what he is told. Few people would describe a bubbly young girl with lots of friends, who works hard to get good grades. It may be, however, that the girl does experience ADHD symptoms that interfere with her daily life

Diabetes, obesity linked to cancer

Nearly six per cent of new cancers diagnosed worldwide in 2012 – some 800,000 cases – were caused by diabetes and excess weight, according to a study published on Tuesday. Among the 12 types of cancer examined, the proportion of cases chalked up to these factors was as high as a third, researchers reported in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology, a leading medical journal. Cancers stemming from diabetes and obesity

Set Goals to Avoid Relapse with These Tips: Your Future Depends On It

Overcoming addiction can be a painful, stressful process for your body and mind. Unfortunately, no addict is immune to relapsing, as it can affect anyone struggling with addiction. But, you might be able to aid your own recovery by setting goals for yourself that you want to attain during, and after, the process, which can help you remember why you want to get your life back on track. What are

What to Expect at Your Initial Cosmetic Dentistry Visit

A visit to the cosmetic dentist is your first step towards a beautiful and a healthy smile. A cosmetic dentist is a person who can help you achieve your cosmetic goals and guide you more about maintaining a proper dental health.  They are capable of restoring and improving your smile in multiple ways. Whether it is treating decayed teeth in a discreet way, removing visible stains from the teeth, straightening crooked

Self-medicating can pose health risks

A lot of people play doctor when it comes to relatively minor ailments, for example, when chilly and damp weather brings on a cold or the flu. Instead of consulting a medical specialist, they simply reach into their medicine cabinets for a remedy – and its associated risks and side effects. In a recent survey, one in four respondents in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg alone, with a population of