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Medical News Today: How do you know if you're having a panic or anxiety attack?

Panic attacks and anxiety attacks share some symptoms, but they differ in intensity, duration, and whether or not there is a trigger. Some treatments are similar and include therapy, stress management, and breathing exercises. Learn more about the differences between a panic attack and an anxiety attack here.

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Medical News Today: Can women get prostate cancer?

Women do not have a prostate in the same way as men. They do, however, have Skene glands, often called the female prostate, which have many similarities to the prostate. Cancer of the female prostate is extremely rare. Find out about the functions of the Skene glands and learn more about female prostate cancer here.

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Medical News Today: Can you treat elephantiasis?

Elephantiasis is a debilitating tropical disease that is spread by mosquito bites. There are many causes, including specific types of parasitic roundworms. It is treated with drugs, and prevention involves avoiding mosquitoes by using nets and insect repellent. Learn more about elephantiasis here.

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Medical News Today: Can we learn to avoid being bitten by dogs?

Why does man’s best friend sometimes turn from friend to foe? Does our behavior drive dogs’ aggression? A new study finds clues in an unlikely source.

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Medical News Today: Deadly brain cancer stopped with new compound

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Medical News Today: This is how HIV decides to become active

By exploiting how HIV splices its genes, scientists might have discovered a therapeutically useful way to keep the virus in a dormant state.

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Medical News Today: What is box breathing?

Box breathing is a deep breathing technique that can help people to relieve stress. It is also known as four-square breathing, and may provide benefit by reducing physical symptoms and improving mental focus. Learn how to box breathe with this article, along with the benefits of this and other deep breathing practices.

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Medical News Today: What causes the heart to skip a beat?

While feeling like the heart has skipped a beat can be frightening, it is a common experience and not usually a cause for concern. In this article, learn why a person has heart palpitations. We explore the roles of anxiety, arrhythmias, medications, hormones, and lifestyle factors. We also discuss when to see a doctor.

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Medical News Today: What are the most painful surgeries?

People experience pain differently, so a surgery that is painful for one person may not be for another. But, there are some surgeries that research has found to be particularly painful, including those on the bottom of the foot and the spine. In this article, read about five of the most painful surgeries.

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Medical News Today: Could vitamin D help to fight diabetes?

A new study explored vitamin D and diabetes. By boosting the vitamin’s activity, the authors believe that they could save the cells damaged by the disease.

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