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What to Know When You're Newly Diagnosed With Depression

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Getting diagnosed with depression brings up different emotions for different people. After your doctor or mental health provider gives you the news, it’s a good idea to reach out for support from family, friends, or others in your community.

What to Know When Your Child Has Narcolepsy

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Narcolepsy is a disorder that affects the brain’s ability to control sleep and alertness. Without proper treatment, it can hinder your child’s school, social, and personal life. Learn more about how to support your child though their condition.

Postpartum Depression Affects Dads, Too

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A team of Danish investigators led by researcher Sarah Pedersen, of the Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, extensively interviewed eight fathers with PPD and found their primary experiences involved feelings of being overwhelmed and powerless or inadequate, which sometimes turned into anger and frustration.

Shortage of Mental Health Beds Keeps Kids Trapped Inside ERs

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What’s known as emergency room boarding of psychiatric patients has risen between 200% and 400% monthly in Massachusetts during the pandemic — and the problem is widespread. The CDC says emergency room visits after suicide attempts among teen girls were up 51% earlier this year as compared with 2019.

For Some Vaccinated People, Masks Remain Comforting

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The CDC said in May that people who are fully vaccinated can resume activities without wearing a mask or staying 6 feet apart, with a few exceptions. The announcement caused a shift in attitudes towards masks, with many fearful of taking them off.

Heartburn Drug & Cancer: Does the Link Hold?

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The study co-authors asked the journal to retract their paper after discovering a problem in the method they used to measure the NDMA levels, a probable cancer-causing substance, in the heartburn drug Zantac.

Race, Health Care, Pandemic: Hope in a Year of Challenges

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With another pandemic-era Juneteenth this weekend, the holiday’s message – of freedom, perseverance and hope — is even more poignant. It is also an opportunity to remember the people who are on the frontlines trying to enact change and hear their stories of how the past year has changed them and their view of the world.

COVID-19 Variant Sparks U.K. Travel Restrictions

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A highly transmissible coronavirus variant detected in the United Kingdom has prompted Prime Minister Boris Johnson to shut down parts of the country, triggering other nations to impose travel and shipping restrictions.

Eye exercises: Some tips and techniques

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Your Eyes:  

Some people believe that certain eye exercises can help improve vision or treat eye conditions. There are a number of eye exercises a person can try. Read about them here.

What types of eye doctors are there?

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There are three main types of eye care doctor. In this article, find out about their different roles, as well as the differences in training and levels of expertise.

Demisexuality: What to know

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People who identify as demisexual only experience sexual attraction to another person if they feel a strong emotional bond or connection with them first. Learn more here.

What to know about oscillopsia

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Oscillopsia is the sensation that the surrounding environment is constantly in motion when it is not. Oscillopsia is usually a symptom of an underlying condition. Read more here.

Blocked tear duct: What to know

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When tear ducts become blocked, tears build up. These irritate the eyes, increasing the risk of infection and causing painful swelling. Read more about blocked tear ducts here.

What to know about alcohol and depression

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Alcohol is a depressant and can amplify or trigger depression symptoms in some people. Learn more about the links between depression and alcohol in this article.

What to know about brain atrophy

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Brain atrophy can refer to a loss of brain cells or a loss in the number of connections between these cells. In this article, learn about the symptoms of brain atrophy, as well as some causes and treatments.

What to know about a swollen scrotum

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There are several potential causes of swelling in the scrotum. This article outlines some of these causes, their symptoms, and their associated treatment options.

Masturbation and penis size: What’s the link?

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Penis size can be a concern for some people. There are many myths about masturbation, and among these is the idea that masturbation can make a person’s penis bigger or smaller. Read more here.

A guide to the best probiotics

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There are many types of probiotic, and each has a different set of health benefits. In this article, learn about the best probiotics for various situations.

What to know about peeing after sex

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Peeing after sex may help to prevent urinary tract infections. Read on to discover whether there are any other benefits to peeing after sex.

What to know about a CSF leak

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A cerebrospinal fluid leak involves the fluid escaping from the spine or a tear in the brain’s protective covering. Read on to learn more.

What are the stages of the common cold?

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The common cold usually has distinct stages. Knowing these stages can help a person recognize when they may have caught a cold. Read this article to learn more.

Does masturbation cause acne?

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There are many misconceptions about masturbation. One myth is that masturbation actually causes acne. Read this article to learn more about this apparent link between acne and masturbation.

What are the stages of puberty?

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Puberty is a time of significant change in the human body. We examine the first signs of puberty in males and females and the changes that each stage involves.

Constipation and headaches at the same time

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Sometimes, constipation and headaches can occur at the same time. Read on to learn about some of the conditions that can cause these two symptoms to occur together, plus how to treat them.

STDs: How do you get one?

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People can transmit and contract sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), or sexually transmitted infections, through several types of sexual contact. Learn more about STDs here.

What to know about testosterone injections

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Testosterone injections are a hormone treatment for low testosterone in males and postmenopausal symptoms in females. Doctors also use them in masculinization therapy for transgender men and nonbinary people. Learn more here.

Reasons for discharge in males

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Some types of male discharge are normal and healthy. Others may signal an underlying medical condition. Read on to find out what is normal and when to see a doctor.

How much hair loss is normal?

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The average person sheds 50–100 hairs a day as part of the natural hair growth cycle. Learn more about how much hair loss is normal in this article.

What to know about pubic hair loss

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Some people may experience hair loss in the pubic region. Learn about the causes and additional symptoms. We also provide information on the treatment options.

What to know about lithium toxicity

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Lithium toxicity can occur if a person takes too much of a lithium-containing medication. Learn about its symptoms, causes, and what to do here.