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Medical News
Primary Care / General Practice News From Medical News Today
  • What to know about enlarged adenoids
    Enlarged adenoids are common in children. This article provides an overview of enlarged adenoids, including how to recognize this condition, its causes and risk factors, and possible treatments.

  • What are the stages of asthma?
    There are four main stages of asthma. The symptoms of each vary in severity, and the treatments at each stage are different. Learn more here.

  • What is an OB-GYN?
    An OB-GYN is a doctor who specializes in obstetrics (pregnancy) and gynecology (female reproductive health). In this article, we discuss what an OB-GYN is, the procedures they can perform, and their specialisms.

  • Why does my tooth still hurt after a filling?
    Some tooth sensitivity after a filling is normal. In this article, we look at the reasons why this occurs, when to see a doctor, and treatments to help relieve tooth sensitivity.

  • Is this rash baby acne or eczema?
    Baby acne and eczema are two skin conditions that commonly affect young babies. In this article, we look at their similarities and how to tell them apart. We also cover treatment options and when to see a doctor.

  • 1 in 4 US antibiotics may be inappropriately prescribed
    Records of 19.2 million privately insured people show that 23.2 percent of antibiotic prescription fills in the United States in 2016 were inappropriate.

  • Are statins overprescribed for cardiovascular disease prevention?
    A modeling study that assessed the harms and benefits of statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease suggests that doctors may overprescribe them.

  • Can you take a Z pack for a cold?
    Taking a Z pack for a cold will have no effect. This is because a Z pack is a type of antibiotic that works for bacterial infections, not viral infections such as the cold. There are also some safety concerns about taking a Z pack for viral infections, so doing so should only occur under the supervision of a doctor.

  • What are the health benefits of Thai massage?
    Thai massage is an ancient practice wherein a practitioner will bend a person's body into different poses. Learn about the benefits and possible side effects of Thai massage, as well as what the research says about it, here.

  • What to know about baby acne
    Baby acne, or neonatal acne, affects around 20 percent of newborns. It usually clears up without treatment. Learn about the causes, symptoms, and similar conditions here.