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Xanthan Gum: Is It Healthy or Harmful?

You might not know it, but salad dressing and glue used for wallpaper have one thing in common. This is the use of xanthan gum, which is a food additive. Moreover, you might have already consumed food that contains this additive. Here is everything there is to learn and understand...

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DIY Blackhead Remover: Making Your Own Pore Strips

Acne and pimples are already a troubling appearance on the face, but nothing beats the annoying bumps on the skin called blackheads. Manual extraction and microdermabrasion are just a few ways of removing stubborn blackheads. However, there are minor methods for eliminating blackheads such as a DIY blackhead remover. Here...

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Nux Vomica: Potential Benefits and Side Effects

Which natural remedies should you use? You have many options including nux vomica that’s used to treat colds/flu, headaches/migraines, and even hangovers. When picking natural treatments for illnesses it can be tough to pick the right ones. That’s because you might read that a certain one hasn’t been proven to...

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Cod Liver Oil vs Fish Oil: Which Is Better For Your Health?

Cod liver oil vs fish oil brings the comparison between the two types of oil that is from the codfish liver and fish oil or any other types of fishes. Cod liver is just a type of fish oil. Both types of fish oil have been used as supplements to...

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What is Serous Fluid Drainage?

For individuals who have undergone surgery, it may be disconcerting to see drainage coming from the surgical site. The most common exudate is serious drainage which is normal and is expected from surgical wounds. However, other forms of exudate may signal an infection or a complication. Types of Drainage The...

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What is Persistent Genital Arousal Disorder?

Do your genitals keep getting aroused without stimulation or sexual desire? If so then you might have something called PGAD, which stands for “persistent genital arousal disorder.” This condition and its symptoms usually exist in women.  It’s quite common and natural for genitals to be aroused during sexual activity. On...

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Dandruff vs Dry Scalp: How to Tell the Difference?

Isn’t dandruff caused by dry skin? It might be surprising but there’s a difference in the two conditions of dandruff vs dry scalp. Dry scalp is a little more obvious since the name explains the condition. How about dandruff? We often think this is caused by dry skin on the...

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Itchy Palms: Common Causes and Treatment

Itching palms are maybe one of the worst nightmares we all once have. It is worsened by the fact that our palms have thousands and thousands of nerve endings all looking for stimuli and all super sensitive to anything it feels or touches. Having said this, itchy palms is the...

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Basal Ganglia Stroke: Causes, Treatment, Recovery

Basal ganglia, a cluster of neurons, constitutes a structure in the center of the brain. It connects with the brainstem, thalamus, cerebral cortex, and other brain parts. Basal ganglia control movements, response to a certain situation (tossing a ball) and planning actions. Diseases such as basal ganglia stroke affecting Ganglia...

Pain Behind Knee: Common Causes and Treatment

The body’s biggest joint is the knee, which makes it one of the areas most prone to injury. While pain behind the knee may suggest muscle strain or a ligament tear, it may signal an underlying medical condition. Here are the usual causes of pain behind knee, its symptoms, and...