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Could a foot stool be the tool to keep you regular?

A simple potty stool under your feet might help cure constipation, researchers say. "These toilet stools became popular through things like viral videos and social media, but there was really no medical evidence to show whether or not they are effective," said researcher Dr Peter Stanich. He is an assistant professor of gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition...

How music helped this young stroke survivor stay strong

Toni Hickman and her boyfriend were visiting New Orleans in 2007 to celebrate a hip-hop music project she was wrapping up. The singer, poet and songwriter had already achieved some success singing and rapping her own tunes at clubs and had recorded in studios for music labels. While having dinner, the then-32-year-old Hickman began vomiting....

5 diseases your child can pick up at school

After the winter holidays it’s time for millions of children to go back to school. And while they're learning and taking part in sports, they'll also be facing the risk of catching an infectious disease. Here are 5 of the most common diseases, as well as an image to identify each one: Head lice are tiny insects...

It might not be wise to take steroids for a sore throat

Steroids are powerful drugs that may not be the right medicine for a sore throat – an ailment that will go away by itself or respond to simple home treatment. Now research is proving that this is indeed the case... Researchers seeking new sore throattreatments report only modest success with a single dose of a steroid medication. Not rushing...

Bad breath? The problem might be your nose

If you struggle with bad breath, you've probably tried everything to get rid of the problem – from breath mints to mouthwashes. When these do not work, you need to figure out what the root of the problem is. Something you might not have considered is blocked sinuses, often the cause of bad breath and...