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Biting your nails is more than just a bad habit

By Carolyne B. Atangaza Nail biting is not only a dirty habit but is also harmful to your health. Also known as Onychophagia, this habit has been classified as a psychological disorder which can be genetically inherited. Dr Edward Mugisha, a general physician, notes that this behaviour starts from childhood …

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Paediatric Hepatitis B: Investigating fingernails and hair

Paediatric Hepatitis B: Investigating fingernails and hair

Haruki Komatsu, Medical Doctor, Associate Professor, M.D., Ph.D. Here, Haruki Komatsu discusses how Paediatric Hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection is one of the main things which can lead to liver cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma The contact with blood and body fluids from patients with HBV can transmit the infection to …

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What Your Fingernails Can Indicate About Your Health

What Your Fingernails Can Indicate About Your Health

A manicure is not the only reason to stop and take a good look at your fingernails. Since they can provide important clues about your health, keep an eye out for these symptoms. 1. Indentations Dents or grooves that run horizontally across your nails are likely Beau’s lines. While this usually …

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How to cut an ingrown toenail: Home and medical procedures

How to cut an ingrown toenail: Home and medical procedures

How to cut an ingrown toenail: Home and medical procedures For full functionality, it is necessary to enable JavaScript. Here are instructions how to enable JavaScript in your web browser. Welcome to Medical News Today Healthline Media, Inc. would like to process and share personal data (e.g., mobile ad id) …

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10-Year-Old Girl Gets Severe Infection After Playing in Pigsty

10-Year-Old Girl Gets Severe Infection After Playing in Pigsty

Warning: Images may be disturbing to some. A 10-year-old girl caught a gruesome infection after playing in a pigsty, researchers said. The “otherwise healthy” girl, who was not named, played in a pigsty without wearing shoes, researchers wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine. The girl suffered papules and …

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