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How to stop biting your nails

Nail biting typically begins in childhood and can continue through adulthood, and the side effects can be more than cosmetic. Repeated nail biting can make the skin around your nails feel sore, and it can damage the tissue that makes nails grow, resulting in abnormal-looking nails. Dermatologists recommend following these tips to help stop biting your nails.


Can you spot skin cancer?

Do you know how to spot skin cancer? In this video, the AAD used an ultraviolet camera to show people the sun damage hidden underneath their skin.

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