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How to get rid of diaper rash
Diaper rash is a red, painful rash that thrives in warm, moist environments. The rash may also be scaly, bumpy, or raw in appearance. In this article, learn about ten home remedies for diaper rash, including taking oatmeal baths, replacing chemical baby wipes, and removing acidic foods from the child’s diet. (Medical News Today)

Is it safe to make your waters break?
In the final stages of pregnancy, women often want to speed up the onset of labor. Women can get their water to break with the help of a doctor, but it is not safe to try this at home as it can cause infections. In this article, learn about the risks of breaking your water, and tips for inducing labor safely. (Medical News Today)

Fifteen home remedies for acne
Many home remedies can help people reduce their acne by treating oily skin, killing bacteria, and providing antioxidants. Natural treatments that reduce acne flare-ups include aloe vera gel, honey, and tea tree oil. Learn about 15 natural home remedies and how to use them to improve acne, pimples, and oily skin here. (Medical News Today)

What causes clammy skin?
Clammy skin is a widespread occurrence, particularly in people who sweat a lot. Clammy skin may occur periodically if a person is too warm, but someone with frequently clammy skin may have an underlying medical condition. In this article, learn about the causes of clammy skin, as well as the treatment options. (Medical News Today)

Six natural ways to whiten teeth
Teeth inevitably begin to yellow with age, but a range of strategies can slow the process and even reverse it. In this article, learn how to whiten teeth naturally at home using baking soda, oil pulling, hydrogen peroxide, and other techniques. We also look at which strategies to avoid to prevent damage to the teeth. (Medical News Today)

The best foods for boosting your immune system
A strong immune system helps a person stay healthy by fighting off bacteria and viruses. In this article, we look at foods that can help to boost the immune system, including turmeric, ginger, garlic, kefir, green tea, and blueberries. We also cover the scientific reasons why these foods promote immune system health. (Medical News Today)

How to treat anxiety naturally
Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems in the United States, affecting millions of people every year. Conventional treatment options include therapy and medication, but there are also many natural remedies available. In this article, learn how to treat anxiety naturally. (Medical News Today)

What can I do to make my cough go away?
It is common to have a mild cough at times. People can often treat a cough at home with remedies that include ginger, thyme, and slippery elm. Other natural treatments include steam inhalation and dietary changes. Here, learn more about the natural remedies for a cough and how to prevent them in the first place. (Medical News Today)

Major study finds 'no evidence' that cannabis relieves chronic pain
A 4-year prospective cohort study finds that cannabis may not be very effective for treating chronic pain that is not cancer-related. (Medical News Today)

Blood-thinning foods, drinks, and supplements
There are many things that people can eat and drink that may help to keep the blood thin and reduce the chances of dangerous clots developing. These include ginger, garlic, and turmeric. Learn more about 11 potential natural blood thinners, including foods, drinks, and supplements here. (Medical News Today)

How do you get rid of a lower back spasm?
Lower back spasms can be debilitating, but they are treatable. People can get immediate relief from muscle spasms by using home treatments, such as stretching and massage. For long-term treatment of chronic back spasms, doctors can prescribe muscle relaxants. Learn how to treat and prevent future lower back spasms. (Medical News Today)

Coping with menopausal hot flashes and night sweats
Most people experience hot flashes and night sweats to some extent during menopause. They are a regular part of the process. Here, we look at what causes hot flashes and how they are related to night sweats. We discuss the many home remedies, alternative therapies, lifestyle choices, and medications that may help. (Medical News Today)

Tinnitus: Mindfulness may succeed where other treatments fail
New research suggests that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy relieves the severity of tinnitus considerably, compared with other relaxation techniques. (Medical News Today)

How to remove cortisol from the body naturally
Cortisol is necessary for many bodily functions, including the stress response and regulating sleep. High cortisol levels may raise blood pressure and affect mood. It is possible to lower cortisol by making some lifestyle changes, such as eating a more healthful diet and getting better sleep. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Does nipple stimulation help to induce labor?
Many people believe that stimulating the nipples can help to induce labor. Nipple stimulation causes the release of a hormone that triggers uterine contractions. However, there is no scientific evidence to show that this leads to true labor. Learn about nipple stimulation and other home remedies to induce labor here. (Medical News Today)

Why is there a pimple on my neck?
A pimple can occur almost anywhere on the body, including the neck. Causes of a neck pimple include poor hygiene, rubbing the area, and hormone fluctuations. There are many over-the-counter treatments, but some people may need prescription medications. Learn more about pimples on the neck and how to prevent them, here. (Medical News Today)

Low B-12 and folate levels in mature adults 'of concern'
Many mature adults have vitamin B-12 and folate deficiencies, a large study has found. Policymakers should address this issue and shield public health. (Medical News Today)

Does taking omega-3 help with psoriasis?
Many people believe that taking omega-3 can improve symptoms of psoriasis. Indeed, research has shown that omega-3 supplements, including fish oil, can improve skin redness and itchiness, along with boosting people's heart health. Learn about how omega-3 benefits psoriasis here, and how to get omega-3 in your diet. (Medical News Today)

Is salicylic acid safe to use during pregnancy?
Acne often develops during pregnancy, and many commercially available treatments contain salicylic acid. Is this acid safe to use during pregnancy? Are there any skin care products to avoid? We provide answers. Also, learn why some pregnant people develop acne, and what tips can help with managing it. (Medical News Today)

Tending to the diaphragm may relieve chronic low back pain
A new clinical trial tests the effectiveness of an osteopathic treatment with specific techniques on the diaphragm for relieving chronic low back pain. (Medical News Today)

Five hot baths per week may be good for the heart
A new study examines the cardiovascular benefits of taking regular hot water baths among middle-aged to elderly Japanese individuals. (Medical News Today)

Is drinking ginger water good for health?
Ginger is a well-known traditional remedy for treating a variety of health conditions, such as pain and nausea. Drinking ginger water is a convenient way of consuming ginger for its potential health benefits. Here, we examine the possible benefits and risks of ginger water, as well as how to make it at home. (Medical News Today)

How to remove earwax at home
Earwax is the body's natural way of protecting the eardrum and inner ear from damage. However, if the body produces too much earwax, a person may experience a blockage. This can lead to hearing loss and pain. In this article, learn how to remove an earwax blockage safely at home, as well as when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Benefits of using a humidifier
Dry indoor air is a common problem that can exacerbate respiratory symptoms, cause dry skin and hair, and even make snoring worse. In this article, learn how using a humidifier can help to alleviate these and other problems. We also describe the possible risks and how to use a humidifier safely. (Medical News Today)

Which treatments work for stretch marks?
Stretch marks are common during periods of sudden growth. While they often fade over time, they can be permanent. Some people try to reduce the appearance of these marks at home using creams or lotions, herbal remedies, self-tanner, or hyaluronic acid. Here, we explore the evidence behind popular methods. (Medical News Today)

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