Definition, effects, management, and more

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The Monday blues are not part of a clinical disorder, but many people experience them. Descriptions and causes of the Monday blues vary greatly, but individuals describe them as feelings of dread for the start of the work week. Some causes of the Monday blues include job dissatisfaction or work-related […]

Definition, benefits, aftercare, and more

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A thread lift is a minimally invasive cosmetic procedure that tightens the skin on the face. During a thread lift, a cosmetic surgeon uses threads to pull up portions of the skin to reduce the appearance of aging. If a person has loose skin on their face, it may cause […]

Definition, Symptoms, Causes, and More

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Bone metastases occur when cancer cells spread to the bones. This can lead to pain, broken bones, and compression of the spinal cord. Treatment for bone metastases often involves medications administered through an IV line or under the skin. Radiation therapy and surgery may also be […]

Definition, Symptoms, Causes, and Prevention

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Fungating breast cancer involves a skin wound — a fungating or ulcerating lesion. The wound usually occurs on the chest. Any type of breast cancer can become fungating breast cancer. While fungating breast cancer is relatively rare, knowing the symptoms is important so you can ask […]

Definition, Types, Risk Factors, Treatment & More

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You may come across the word “comorbidity” when searching the internet for information about a medical condition or when talking with your doctor. Like many medical terms, the word “comorbidity” can be simplified. It means a coexisting health condition. For example, if you have diabetes and high blood pressure, these […]

Definition, causes, treatment, and more

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Hypersexuality describes a person’s inability to control their sexual behavior, impulses, or urges to the point of causing distress in their personal, work, or school life. Healthcare professionals may also refer to hypersexuality as: compulsive sexual behavior disorder excessive sexual behavior sexual addiction hypersexuality disorder The American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic […]

New PFAS Definition by EPA Omits Pharmaceutical, Pesticide Chemicals

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has created a new “working definition” of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, also known as PFAS. The updated definition is narrower, leaving out many chemicals in pharmaceuticals, pesticides and even some refrigerants.  Scientists are concerned that the agency’s redefining of PFAS makes these chemicals seem […]

Scientists sound alarm at US regulator’s new ‘forever chemicals’ definition | US Environmental Protection Agency

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) department responsible for protecting the public from toxic substances is working under a new definition of PFAS “forever chemicals” that excludes some of their widely used compounds. The new “working definition”, established by the Office of Pollution Prevention and Toxics, is not only at odds […]