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Medical News
Primary Care / General Practice News From Medical News Today
  • 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.

  • How to get super glue off the skin
    Super glue is an effective adhesive, but a person may accidentally bind their skin to other objects, or glue their fingers together. Super glue is not usually harmful to the skin, and a few quick home remedies can remove it. Learn how to get super glue off the skin using acetone, a pumice stone, butter, and more.

  • How to give an intramuscular injection
    Intramuscular injections are for medicines that people must inject into a muscle rather than the bloodstream or fatty tissue. In this article, find out the standard locations for intramuscular injections. We also provide a step-by-step guide on how to give an intramuscular injection at home.

  • When will labor start if you are 1-centimeter dilated?
    When labor begins, the cervix dilates, widening up to 10 centimeters (cm) over time. However, dilating to 1 cm does not always mean that labor will begin soon. In this article, we describe what dilating to 1 cm can signal. We also look into other possible signs of labor and when to contact a doctor.

  • Is it safe to mix acetaminophen and alcohol?
    People take acetaminophen, also known as paracetamol or Tylenol, to treat pain and fever. In combination with alcohol, this drug can cause side effects, such as stomach upset, or severely damage the liver. In this article, we outline the risks of combining acetaminophen and alcohol and give tips on how to stay safe.

  • Signs of concussion in children and toddlers
    Concussion is a form of traumatic brain injury. Parents and caregivers should be aware of the warning signs and symptoms of concussion in children and toddlers. In this article, we look at the warning signs, what to do if you think a child has concussion, and we discuss treatment and recovery times.

  • Experts advise 'healthful range' rather than 'variety of foods'
    The American Heart Association suggest that advice on what to eat should specify healthful eating patterns rather than just say 'eat a variety of foods.'

  • Is a subcutaneous injection painful?
    A subcutaneous injection is an injection into the fatty tissue. There is a range of types, and people use them in the treatment of diabetes and other conditions. Some people needing injections frequently may have to learn how they are done. Learn more about subcutaneous injections, including how to do them, here.

  • What to know about membrane stripping
    Membrane stripping is a method of inducing labor. During the procedure, a doctor will use a gloved hand to sweep inside the cervix. This releases natural chemicals that help soften the cervix. It is generally very safe and can increase the likelihood of spontaneous labor. Learn more about membrane stripping here.