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Medical News
Primary Care / General Practice News From Medical News Today
  • What to expect during a physical exam
    Physical exams are routine checkups of a person’s general health. A healthcare professional will visually inspect, feel, or listen to different areas of a person’s body to look for potential health conditions. They may also ask about any problems and take a detailed medical history. Learn more here.

  • What to know about pustules
    Pustules are large, pus-filled pimples. In this article, we discuss the causes and symptoms of pustules. We also look at treatments and home remedies to get rid of them.

  • What are the side effects of tramadol?
    Tramadol is a prescription pain medication. Some side effects are more common than others. This article looks at the common, rare, and serious side effects of tramadol.

  • What to know about open wound care
    An open wound leaves internal tissue exposed. They require special care depending on the type of wound. Minor open wounds may not require medical treatment. Learn more about open wound care, including how and when to treat them, here.

  • Cirrhosis and liver cancer risk higher in people with type 2 diabetes
    A large European study now suggests that many diagnoses of cirrhosis and liver cancer come too late, and that diabetes might be an independent risk factor.

  • List of ADHD medications: Comparing types
    There are many different ADHD medications. This article provides a list of ADHD medications and discusses side effects, risks, and benefits of different types.

  • What to know about EEG tests
    An electroencephalogram test, also called an EEG, is a test that measures electrical activity in the brain. Doctors use EEG tests to diagnose epilepsy and other brain-related conditions. Learn about the uses, procedure, and results of EEG tests here.

  • How much ibuprofen is too much?
    Taking too much ibuprofen can cause mild to severe side effects. In rare cases, it can be fatal. Learn more about dosage and safety here.

  • Study finds that many people diagnosed with MS do not have the condition
    A new study suggests that almost 20 percent of people who receive a diagnosis for multiple sclerosis do not have the chronic disease.

  • Weight loss: 'Telling someone to improve their diet doesn't work'
    Many doctors often only offer their patients generic advice about weight loss strategies. New research, however, shows that this approach is unsuccessful.