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Is blue balls a real condition?

Blue balls is the slang term for epididymal hypertension. It refers to aching or painful testicles, which some people may experience after sexual arousal that does not result in orgasm. This symptom occurs because blood builds up in the testicles during arousal, causing them to ache if the person remains aroused for too long. Although… Read More »

Costochondritis: An Introduction to This Painful Condition

Chest pain is never a good thing, and in some cases, it can be particularly alarming, as it may be a sign of heart problems. However, there are instances when chest pain, albeit very uncomfortable, is relatively harmless and not life-threatening. One particular example is costochondritis. Basically, costochondritis is the medical term that refers to… Read More »

The pregnancy condition putting women at higher risk of heart disease

WOMEN who have had pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are four times as likely to develop high blood pressure, and twice as likely to have heart disease, yet few are aware of the risk, a Hunter nutrition and dietetics researcher says. Dr Melinda Hutchesson, from the University of Newcastle and HMRI, said around 10,000 women – one-in-30 pregnancies – were affected by pre-eclampsia… Read More »