Many factors can cause a chronic sore throat, including allergies, smoking, and infections. In this article, we explore the possible causes and describe when to see a doctor. Source: New feed

Intrinsic (nonallergic) and extrinsic (allergic) asthma are subtypes of asthma that have similar symptoms but different triggers. Learn more about their differences, causes, and treatments here. Source: New feed

Friction burns on the penis can cause red, swollen skin in the affected area. They can occur due to vigorous sexual activity or tight fitting clothing and may cause symptoms similar to those of a sexually transmitted infection. Learn more about penile friction burns, including how to treat and prevent them. Source: New feed

Castor oil has many uses, including possibly helping the eyelashes appear longer. Risks associated with castor oil include allergic reactions. Learn more about castor oil for eyelashes, including whether it works and alternatives, here. Source: New feed

A study of immune and fat cells from mice found that cocoa shell extract can reduce and prevent some of the cell dysfunctions that can result from obesity. Source: New feed

According to a recent study, higher levels of calcium in the coronary artery could put middle-aged and black people at risk of serious heart problems. Source: New feed

New research finds that nilvadipine, a drug doctors commonly use to treat high blood pressure, increases the blood flow to the brain’s hippocampus. Source: New feed

A recent study using human fat cells and a mouse model identifies a protein within fat cells that might help treat diabetes and perhaps prevent it. Source: New feed

New research uses the example of a Parkinson’s disease drug to show how gut bacteria can influence the efficacy of certain medications. Source: New feed

Strength training helps improve markers of metabolic health, such as insulin sensitivity and blood sugar levels, in mice with diabetes. Source: New feed

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