Entries by Rhashad hicks

Medical News Today: What to do if bleach gets on the skin

Bleach is a common household product that many people use for cleaning and disinfecting. It can kill most types of viruses, bacteria, molds, mildew, and algae. Bleach also whitens or lightens the color of certain materials. Household bleach tends to contain 3–8% sodium hypochlorite. It is not usually toxic to the skin itself, but it […]

Medical News Today: Differentiating ingrown hairs and herpes

Herpes and ingrown hairs are both common and have similar symptoms, so how can people differentiate between them? More than half of adults in the United States have oral herpes, and 1 in 8 people between the ages of 14 and 49 years have genital herpes. As many people shave the area around their genitals […]

Medical News Today: What is the autonomic nervous system?

The autonomic nervous system is a complex network of cells that controls the body's internal state. It regulates and supports many different internal processes, often outside of a person's conscious awareness. This article will explain the autonomic nervous system, or ANS, how it works, and the disorders that can affect its functioning. Anatomy Share on […]

Medical News Today: Thousands of LA jail inmates should receive community mental health support

A new report has found that more than half of the people with mental health conditions currently confined in Los Angeles county jails would benefit from mental health treatment in specialized community centers instead of incarceration. Share on PinterestThousands of LA jail inmates would benefit from receiving mental health support away from prison, a new […]

Medical News Today: How the ‘rubber hand illusion’ may help those with OCD

New research shows how the use of a multisensory illusion may help treat obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD). The new method could bypass the disadvantages of exposure therapy. Share on PinterestContamination fears may cause people with OCD to wash their hands excessively. In 1998, researchers Matthew Botvinick and Jonathan Cohen of the University of Pittsburgh, PA, detailed […]

Medical News Today: How does air pollution affect our health?

If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Air pollution appears to cause or contribute to a variety of health conditions. The effects of air pollution on a person's health can range from mild breathing difficulties to severe cardiovascular issues, including heart disease and […]

Medical News Today: What to know about white blood cells

White blood cells circulate around the blood and help the immune system fight off infections. Stem cells in the bone marrow are responsible for producing white blood cells. The bone marrow then stores an estimated 80–90% of white blood cells. When an infection or inflammatory condition occurs, the body releases white blood cells to help […]

Medical News Today: What is water brash?

People with gastroesophageal reflux disease may experience a symptom called water brash. Water brash occurs when a person produces an excessive amount of saliva that mixes with stomach acids that have risen to the throat. A person experiencing water brash can get a bad taste in their mouth and feel heartburn. Doctors sometimes refer to […]

Medical News Today: Wet coughs: What to know

A wet cough is a type of cough that brings up fluid, such as phlegm. This is the opposite of a dry cough, which does not produce any fluid. In some cases, the type of cough a person has can help indicate its cause. This is because some underlying conditions produce mainly wet coughs, while […]