Medical News Today: What is cervical stimulation and is it safe?

Some people use the term cervix penetration to refer to cervical stimulation. With this, the small canal behind the vagina is stimulated when the penis or other object rubs against it. Is cervix penetration safe, are there health risks, and what consid...

Medical News Today: Why is my eyelash growing in the wrong direction?

Instead of becoming trapped under the skin, an ingrown eyelash may grow in the wrong direction, toward the eye. This is called trichiasis, and it can cause irritation, pain, and damage to the cornea. Injury, inflammation, or certain conditions may be r...

Medical News Today: What does it mean if your RDW is high?

A red cell distribution width (RDW) blood test can help detect the presence of anemia, along with what could be causing it. The test identifies the size difference between the biggest and smallest red blood cells in a sample. In this article, we look a...

Medical News Today: How are Dexedrine and Adderall different?

Dexedrine and Adderall are two medications that are commonly used to treat ADHD. Both drugs are similar, but there are some differences in how they are used. In this article, we examine the similarities and differences between these two medications, al...

Medical News Today: Can essential oils reduce varicose veins?

Varicose veins occur when blood pools in the veins as it tries to return to the heart to pick up fresh oxygen. They are common in people's legs as they age and can be irritating and often painful. We discuss some essential oils and other treatments tha...

Medical News Today: What causes blood in sputum?

Seeing blood in sputum or mucus can be worrying, but it is usually not a cause for concern. If a person is young or generally healthy, these traces of blood are often caused by a mild infection or bronchitis. In serious cases, they can indicate a sever...

Medical News Today: Having an audience makes your brain perform better

New research examines what goes on in the brain when people perform a task in front of an audience versus when they are not being watched.

Medical News Today: How inflammation and gut bacteria influence autism

A recent study looks at the links between the immune system, gut bacteria, and autism spectrum disorders. It uncovers some interesting interactions.

Medical News Today: Why are my legs and feet numb?

There are many reasons why a person may feel numbness or tingling in their legs or feet. The most common is sitting in the same position for too long, which reduces blood flow to the legs. Causes for chronic numbness include multiple sclerosis and fibr...

Many approaches may help children improve self-regulation

(Reuters Health) - Yoga, exercise, education and personal skills training are among the many types of interventions that may help kids improve what's known as self-regulation, or their ability to manage their behavior and emotions, a study suggests.