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Medical News Today: What causes a smell behind the ear?

Medical News Today: What causes a smell behind the ear?

Most people do not give the area behind their ears much attention. However, some people may notice a smell that originates there. Sometimes, poor hygiene can cause the smell, but minor infections are also a common cause. Because people cannot see the area behind their ears, they may not think […]

Medical News Today: Psoriasis on black skin: What to know

Medical News Today: Psoriasis on black skin: What to know

Psoriasis is a skin condition that causes some areas of skin to develop lesions. The appearance of psoriasis varies across different skin tones, and it can be more challenging to diagnose on black skin. lesions tend to be thick and crusty, and they often form on the scalp, elbows, knees, […]

Medical News Today: Can ‘forest bathing‘ reduce stress levels?

Medical News Today: Can ‘forest bathing‘ reduce stress levels?

In recent years, particularly in Japan, spending time in forests has become the wellness trend du jour. A recent meta-analysis investigates whether so-called forest bathing really can significantly reduce levels of stress.The authors of a recent meta-analysis ask whether forest bathing can reduce stress levels. Forest bathing — a translation […]

Medical News Today: Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

Medical News Today: Obesity may put young people at risk of anxiety, depression

Researchers have recently examined the link between mental health conditions and obesity in over 12,000 children and teenagers. The results show that obesity raises the risk of anxiety and depression, which is something that physicians and healthcare professionals should be “vigilant about.”Obesity raised anxiety and depression risk by 33% among […]

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight

Medical News Today: Chronic fatigue syndrome: New test in sight

Scientists have developed a test for chronic fatigue syndrome that detects the reaction of the immune cells and blood plasma to stress. The findings may also help screen effective drugs for the condition.Scientists have developed and tested a new diagnostic tool for ME/CFS. Myalgic encephalomyelitis, or (ME/CFS), is a serious […]

Medical News Today: Does body weight contribute to the risk of psoriasis?

Medical News Today: Does body weight contribute to the risk of psoriasis?

New research has found evidence suggesting that a person‘s body mass index can increase their risk of developing psoriasis, an increasingly common skin condition. The mechanisms at play, however, remain unclear. A new study confirms that higher body weight contributes to psoriasis risk. The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive […]

Medical News Today: What to know about enemas

Medical News Today: What to know about enemas

An enema involves inserting liquid or gas into the rectum, which is the lower part of the large intestine. The aim is to empty the bowels, allow for an examination, or administer medication. An enema can be effective in treating certain medical conditions, but regular enema use can cause serious […]

Medical News Today: What causes spotting before a period?

Medical News Today: What causes spotting before a period?

Spotting before a period is generally harmless, and there is not always an obvious cause. However, spotting is sometimes an early sign of pregnancy or an indication of hormonal changes in the body. Spotting is light, irregular bleeding from the vagina that is noticeable but not substantial enough to soak […]