Author Archives: Jenny Hills, Medical Writer and Researcher

Pain Behind the Knee: Causes, How to Treat It and When to See a Doctor

Pain behind the knee can have a serious impact on your daily activities. Sharp pain at the back of your knee can affect walking and cause discomfort when standing or walking up stairs. Pain and swelling behind the knee can also cause stiffness in your knee joint, inflammation, and possibly, a lump at the back

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How to Speed Up Healing Time to Get Rid of Scabs Faster

Scabs can form when the skin’s outer layer gets damaged by cuts or grazes and bleeds. Although scabs are unsightly, they are an important part of the healing process. Scabs form a hard crust over the wound to protect the wound from germs and infection and help speed up healing. You should not try to

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How to Speed Up Healing Time to Get Rid of Scabs Faster

Scabs can form when the skin’s outer layer gets damaged by cuts or grazes and bleeds. Although scabs are unsightly, they are an important part of the healing process. Scabs form a hard crust over the wound to protect the wound from germs and infection and help speed up healing. You should not try to

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How To Use Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) For Weight Loss (Evidence Based)

You may have heard that adding apple cider vinegar to your daily diet can help you lose weight and body fat. Apple cider vinegar is a cherished natural remedy with a lot of health benefits. In addition, scientific studies, as well as practical experiences, show that adding apple cider vinegar (ACV) to your diet can

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The Top 20 Essential Oils to Relieve Pain and Inflammation (Research Based)

Essential oils have been used for centuries to relieve pain and inflammation. Many essential oils have similar, and sometimes more effective, pain-relieving properties than many pharmaceutical analgesics. There are many benefits to using essential oils to get relief from pain and inflammation. For example, essential oils have fewer side effects than many modern drugs and

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Turmeric Face Mask Recipe for Glowing Skin, Acne, Rosacea, Eczema and Dark Circles

Turmeric beauty masks have been used across Asia for centuries. They are known in Chinese and Indian traditions, and are an element of the Ayurvedic medicine. In south Asia, turmeric masks were an integral part of the bride’s wedding preparations, making her look spotless and glamorous on her big day. Turmeric contains a phytochemical called

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75 Extraordinary Uses for Tea Tree Oil

Tea tree (melaluca alternifolia) is native to Australia and using steam distillation, essential oil is extracted from its leaves and used as a natural health remedy. It is one of the most versatile and effective essential oils and it’s packed with a wide range of natural health benefits that puts it in a class of

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MCH Blood Test: What Do MCH Levels in Blood Mean? (Evidence Based)

MCH blood test is usually done as part of a complete blood count (CBC) test that doctors use to check your general health. MCH stands for mean corpuscular hemoglobin and is the amount of hemoglobin in your red blood cells. Some of the causes of abnormal MCH levels are iron deficiency, lack of vitamin B12,

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Bumps on Face: Causes, Treatments and When to See a Doctor

Bumps on the face can come in many shapes and sizes. Skin conditions like acne can cause red bumps that may have a pus-filled white center. Or, you may notice that little white bumps around your eyes or cheeks have appeared. Other types of facial bumps could look like a bumpy rash that isn’t acne

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Bumps on Elbows: Causes, Effective Treatment and When to See a Doctor

Bumps on elbows can appear due to a number of different causes ranging from an eczema rash to a large painful cyst. Depending on the reason for elbow bumps, you can also have a variety of other symptoms. Sometimes, the bumps on your elbow look like red spots, tiny white pimple-like spots or skin colored

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