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What to know about peptides for health
Peptides are small chains of amino acids. People use products with peptides for their potential benefits, including to slow aging or build muscle. Learn about peptides, what they do, and safety here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about female-to-male surgery
Female-to-male gender-affirming surgery may involve the creation of a new penis. Learn more about what to expect from different forms of this surgery here. (Medical News Today)

Indoor tanning and skin cancer risk across the years
Researchers looking at indoor tanning and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma find that the overall number of tanning sessions links to increased risk. (Medical News Today)

6 ways to tighten loose skin
There are many causes of loose, sagging skin, including aging, rapid weight loss, and pregnancy. Learn about ways to prevent and tighten loose skin here. (Medical News Today)

Tips for reducing thigh cellulite at home
Cellulite can give the skin a dimpled appearance, and it frequently affects the thighs. Here, learn what a person can do at home to reduce the appearance of cellulite. (Medical News Today)

Does penis stretching work?
Most penis stretching exercises and devices have no or limited evidence to suggest that they are effective. Learn more about them here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about hand veins
The veins in the hands can bulge for many reasons, including aging, exercise, and warm temperatures. In this article, learn more about these and other causes, as well as when to see a doctor. (Medical News Today)

Everything you need to know about hyaluronic acid
Hyaluronic acid is a naturally occurring substance that affects the health of the skin, eyes, and joints. Learn about its uses and benefits in this article. (Medical News Today)

Cartilage piercing bumps: What to know
A bump may form after a person gets a cartilage piercing. In this article, learn about the causes, including scarring and infections, as well as how to treat them. (Medical News Today)

Can PRP treat hair loss?
Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) therapy involves injecting the body with concentrations of its own blood platelets. This treatment may speed healing and restore hair growth. Learn more about PRP for hair loss here. (Medical News Today)

How to remove a tan at home
Whether aiming to get rid of a suntan, tan lines, or a self-tan, various home remedies can help fade the color. Learn different methods on how to remove a tan here. (Medical News Today)

How to treat and prevent bumps after waxing
Many people develop bumps on the skin after waxing. In this article, we look at how to prevent and treat bumps after waxing, as well as why they develop. (Medical News Today)

What is breast implant illness?
Doctors do not currently recognize breast implant illness as a medical condition. However, many people report experiencing it. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Through my eyes: Breast implant illness
My name is Kayla Gasbarro, and following breast implant surgery, I have lived with breast implant illness for the last 7 years. This is my story. (Medical News Today)

What to do about strawberry legs
Strawberry legs occur when small black spots, resembling strawberry seeds, appear on the legs after shaving them. Treatments include moisturizing creams. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Music may replace sedatives for treating pre-op anxiety
Comparing the effects of sedatives with those of soothing music in people with preoperative anxiety suggests that the latter could replace the former. (Medical News Today)

Scientists discover pathway to skin regeneration
A new study in human volunteers and mice identifies which danger signaling molecules lie at the heart of skin rejuvenation pathways. (Medical News Today)

What to know about laser treatment for scars
Laser treatment can help reduce the appearance, pain, and itching of scar tissue. In this article, learn about the procedure of laser treatment and the risks and considerations. (Medical News Today)

What to know about scar tissue
A person may develop scar tissue after receiving a wound or undergoing surgery. Scars can present in a variety of ways, and there are several ways to treat them, including using corticosteroids. However, not all treatments will work for everyone. Learn more about scar tissue here. (Medical News Today)

What to know about nipple reconstruction surgery
After a mastectomy, people can choose to have breast or nipple reconstruction surgery. This article looks at the types, risks, and costs associated with nipple reconstruction surgery. (Medical News Today)

What to know about Rogaine
Rogaine may help slow hair loss and promote hair growth. However, using it for beards and in women is not necessarily safe or effective. Learn more about using Rogaine for hair growth, beards, and women here. (Medical News Today)

The best ways to get rid of dark spots on black skin
Dark spots, usually due to hyperpigmentation, are a common issue for people with black skin. In this article, learn about how to get rid of dark spots with home remedies and medical treatments. (Medical News Today)

How to get rid of ice pick scars
Ice pick scars are small, deep scars that can develop following severe acne. A person cannot usually treat ice pick scars at home, but a number of professional treatments can help reduce their appearance. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Bentonite clay: 11 benefits and uses
Bentonite clay is a popular home remedy for removing impurities from the skin and bodily systems. This article explores the evidence behind 11 alleged health benefits of bentonite clay. (Medical News Today)

Causes and treatment of vaginal cuts
Vaginal cuts and tears are common and can occur when a person is removing pubic hair or engaging in sexual activity. Minor cuts or tears are generally harmless and usually heal within a few days. However, a person with larger, deeper, or more numerous vaginal wounds may require medical treatment. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

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