Tag: uses

Forgetting uses more brain power than remembering

Choosing to forget something might take more mental effort than trying to remember it, researchers at The University of Texas at Austin discovered through neuroimaging. These findings, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggest that in order to forget an unwanted experience, more attention should be focused on it. This surprising result extends prior research

Skin diseases study uses crowdsourcing to gather data

In 1906, English statistician Francis Galton happened to visit a livestock fair where fairgoers were invited to guess the dressed weight of an ox scheduled for imminent slaughter. Some 800 attendees took part and afterwards Galton got hold of the contest data. This episode, which Galton reported in Nature, has become subject to popular retellings,

Microdermabrasion: Benefits, uses, procedure, and risks

Microdermabrasion can exfoliate the skin, reduce signs of aging, and make the skin appear more even. The procedure is safe a person with any skin color. A healthcare professional usually performs the procedure, but some stores sell at-home kits. In this article, we will take a detailed look at microdermabrasion and its effects. We will

Sumatriptan: Side effects, dosage, uses, and more

Highlights for sumatriptan Important warnings Heart attack: This drug can cause serious heart problems such as heart attack, angina (chest pain), or cardiac arrest. If you’re at risk for heart disease, your doctor may have you take your first dose in their office so they can monitor you. Arrhythmias: This drug may cause your heart

Clindamycin: Side effects, dosage, uses, and more

Highlights for clindamycin Important warnings FDA warning: Severe diarrhea This drug has a black box warning. This is the most serious warning from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). A black box warning alerts doctors and patients about drug effects that may be dangerous. Almost all antibiotics, including clindamycin, can cause Clostridium difficile-associated diarrhea. This

Bone graft: Uses, types, and recovery

In this article, learn about the uses of a bone graft, the different types, and the possible risks. What is a bone graft? A person may need a bone graft if their body is unable to produce enough new bone in certain situations. Bone grafts can help in the treatment of: fractures, especially if they

Shatavari: Health benefits, uses, and evidence

Shatavari, also known as satavari, satavar, or Asparagus racemosus (A. racemosus), is said to promote fertility and have a range of health benefits, particularly for the female reproductive system. The herb is thought to be adaptogenic, which means that it may help to regulate the body’s systems and improve resistance to stress. In this article,