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Neutrophils are the most common form of white blood cell. They help the body respond to infection and heal damaged tissue. Levels in the blood can rise and fall due to many reasons, including infection, chronic conditions, drugs, and surgery. Learn more about what altered levels mean and how to test them here.

"); //1 document.write("Medical News Today: Colorectal cancer: Loss of two genes may drive tumor formation"); document.write("
New research shows how the loss of two genes may drive an aggressive form of colorectal cancer. The findings also point to a potential new treatment.

"); //2 document.write("Medical News Today: How can alternative treatments help with HIV?"); document.write("
Alternative treatments and natural therapies can complement usual HIV medications to improve a person’s mental and physical health. In this article, we look at the benefits, risks, and possible drug interactions related to alternative therapy in people with HIV.

"); //3 document.write("Medical News Today: Chronic venous insufficiency: What to know"); document.write("
Venous insufficiency occurs when the veins are less able to transport blood back to the heart. Most cases of venous insufficiency are chronic. In this article, we look at the types, causes, and treatments for venous insufficiency.

"); //4 document.write("Medical News Today: LEEP procedure: What to expect"); document.write("
LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. This test can help diagnose and treat cervical cancer. Learn more about its uses and what to expect here.

"); //5 document.write("Medical News Today: What causes patches of dry skin?"); document.write("
Many common issues can cause patches of dry skin, including cold weather, allergies, and certain medical conditions, including eczema and psoriasis. In this article, we look at symptoms, treatments, and pictures of dry skin patches.

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A dry cough may be a symptom of HIV during the first few weeks after infection, or it may occur with an HIV complication. Learn about the link between a dry cough and HIV here.

"); //7 document.write("Medical News Today: Missed periods and ovarian cancer"); document.write("
Most causes of missed or irregular periods are not serious. However, less commonly, a missed period can be a sign of ovarian cancer. Early detection and treatment of this type of cancer can improve a person’s outlook. Learn more here.

"); //8 document.write("Medical News Today: Red meat raises heart disease risk through gut bacteria"); document.write("
A diet rich in red meat increases gut bacteria production of a compound that raises heart disease risk and reduces the compound\'s removal by the kidneys.

"); //9 document.write("Medical News Today: How your imagination can help you overcome your fears"); document.write("
New research shows just how powerful your imagination can be and how you can tap into this hidden resource to overcome your fears and anxieties.

"); //10 document.write("Medical News Today: How to identify and treat scaling skin: A picture guide"); document.write("
Scaling skin occurs when the outer skin is damaged, either by injury or a medical condition. In this article, we look at the symptoms and treatment for common causes of scaling skin, along with pictures for identification.

"); //11 document.write("Medical News Today: Diabetes: Are you over-monitoring your blood sugar?"); document.write("
New evidence shows that many people with type 2 diabetes test their blood sugar levels too often, which costs hundreds of dollars a year.

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A doctor should monitor high blood pressure (hypertension) during pregnancy to prevent complications for the mother, such as preeclampsia, and the baby. High blood pressure is usually treatable and preventable. Learn about the types, causes, and treatments of high blood pressure during pregnancy here.

"); //13 document.write("Medical News Today: Bowel endometriosis: What to know"); document.write("
Bowel endometriosis is when tissue similar to endometrial tissue develops on the bowel, causing a range of symptoms. In this article, learn about the causes and treatments.

"); //14 document.write("Medical News Today: How brain waves enable creative thinking"); document.write("
A new study finds that higher levels of alpha brain waves in a specific brain area enable us to think of unexpected associations that signal creativity.

"); //15 document.write("Medical News Today: What is the normal pH range for urine?"); document.write("
The acidity of urine varies greatly depending on a person’s diet and any medical conditions they may have. In this article, we discuss the normal pH range for urine, and what abnormal test results might mean.

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A wide range of infections and underlying conditions can cause pelvic pain, most of which are treatable. Learn about the possible causes of pelvic pain here, as well as when to see a doctor.

"); //17 document.write("Medical News Today: What is female ejaculation?"); document.write("
Female ejaculation is when a woman’s urethra expels fluid during orgasm or sexual arousal. This ejaculation is perfectly normal, and research suggests that it is common but that people do not often talk about it. Learn more here.

"); //18 document.write("Medical News Today: Prostate cancer and back pain"); document.write("
Back pain is a common complaint with many possible causes. In some cases, chronic, unexplained back pain can occur with advanced prostate cancer. Learn more here.

"); //19 document.write("Medical News Today: What is the military diet and does it work?"); document.write("
People following the military diet spend 3 days restricting their calorie intake and then have 4 days of regular eating. Supporters of the diet believe that it can help people lose weight quickly, but a lack of variety could mean that people miss out on some nutrients. Learn more about this diet here.