Diet vs Exercise: Which is More Important?

If your goal is weight loss, exercise by itself won’t help you lose weight. This is not to say that exercise isn’t good for you; it is, in fact, great for you. It conveys an astonishing array of health benefits. But—and we all hate hearing this—many experts say the...

Ways to Prevent Soccer Injuries

Soccer is a popular game all over the world, but due to the stress it places on muscles, joints and bones, it can be the source of a number of sports injuries. According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission, over 230,000 athletes were treated in hospital...

What Causes Nosebleeds?

Known in medical terms as epistaxes, nosebleeds involve bleeding from the inside of the nose. Plenty of people have infrequent nosebleeds, especially younger children and older adults. Nosebleeds can be frightening at times, especially for kids, but in most cases...

What Are Pituitary Tumors?

The pituitary gland is one of several glands in the body that produce important hormones. In some instances, abnormal growths can develop within the pituitary gland—these are called pituitary tumors, and they lead to changing levels of hormones produced by the gland....

How To Treat and Prevent Insect Allergies

For most people, an insect sting causes nothing more than some mild pain or discomfort—most people are not allergic to these stings. For people who are, however, insect stings can be very serious. Potentially life-threatening allergic reactions from stings occur in...

Things You Should Know About Stress Fractures

Often caused by overuse and repetitive force, stress fractures are tiny cracks in a bone. They’re most common in the weight-bearing bones of the legs and feet, and while anyone can have a stress fracture, people who place more pressure on these areas regularly (such...

What Can Cause Hearing Loss?

Gradual hearing loss with aging is common, affecting about 25 percent of people in the United States between ages 55 and 64. This number increases to roughly 50 percent in people over the age of 65. There are a few different types of hearing loss, and they can be...

Bedwetting: What Can You Do?

Also known as nocturnal enuresis, bedwetting is an event that occurs in most children during potty-training years—it’s estimated that about seven million children in the United States alone wet the bed on a regular basis. Before age 7, bedwetting is considered normal...

What are the Most Common Endocrine Disorders?

The endocrine system is a network of glands that produce and release hormones. These hormones are in charge of several functions in the body, from heartbeat to tissue growth to the creation of new life. Each gland in the endocrine system serves a specific purpose, and...

Do You Have Hay Fever? What You Need to Know

Also known as allergic rhinitis, hay fever is a condition that leads to cold-like symptoms such as runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. Hay fever is not caused by a virus, however, it’s actually caused by an allergic response to triggers...

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