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  • 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.

  • Sticking to one doctor is 'a matter of life and death'
    A new systematic review — the first of its kind — shows just how important it is for patients to build a relationship with their doctors over time.

  • How do you know if you have a cracked tooth?
    Cracks in teeth vary in severity. Some are mild and invisible, while others are significant and cause a lot of pain. Dentists judge the extent of damage by inspecting the tooth and taking X-rays. Here, we describe how to tell if a tooth is cracked and when one needs removing. We also explore other treatment options.

  • What causes bleeding into the skin?
    Minor bleeding into the skin is common and is often the result of an injury. It is usually no cause for concern and people should be able to manage their symptoms at home. In this article, we look at possible causes of bleeding into the skin and bruising. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor.

  • Could mindfulness prevent major depression?
    A weekly session of mindfulness meditation may help to prevent the development of major depression in those with subclinical depression, a new study finds.

  • Physicians: Five extraordinary hobbies to keep burnout at bay
    For physicians, the risk of burnout is at an all time high. Find out how five doctors' hobbies help them to keep burnout at arm's length.