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What to know about ferritin blood tests for anemia

Hematology - Παρ, 11/16/2018 - 16:00
A ferritin blood test is a simple way to check a person's iron levels. In this article, we discuss normal, low, and high levels, what they mean, and how to alter blood ferritin levels.
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Hemophilia, coagulation, and blood clotting

Hematology - Παρ, 11/16/2018 - 10:00
If blood does not clot, life-threatening bleeding can occcur. Find out about how blood clots, how clotting factors work, and how treatment has improved the outlook for people with hemophilia.
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How does a doctor diagnose cancer?

Cancer - Παρ, 11/16/2018 - 10:00
Cancer is a common disease, and a whole range of outlooks is possible depending on the type and severity. Knowing how recognize and diagnose cancer early on can be the key to improving the outlook. Read on to learn ,pre about the symptoms and diagnostic techniques saving lives every day.
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Pancreatic cancer cells are 'addicted' to key protein

Cancer - Τετ, 11/14/2018 - 17:00
New research on highly aggressive pancreatic cancers finds that a protein fuels cancer cells to the extent that they become 'addicted' to it.
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New cancer drug safely boosts radiation therapy

Cancer - Τετ, 11/14/2018 - 13:00
A new clinical trial finds that a novel drug can boost the strength of radiation therapy in the fight against cancer with 'minimal side effects.'
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What is the link between psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis?

Genetics - Τρί, 11/13/2018 - 17:00
Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis are related autoimmune conditions. Psoriasis may cause psoriatic arthritis, though they can develop independently. Learn more about the link between these conditions, along with their symptoms, causes, and treatments, here.
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Cancer and obesity: Clogged immune cells help explain link

Cancer - Τρί, 11/13/2018 - 13:00
A recent study examines the relationship between obesity and cancer from a new angle. The researchers look at the potential role of the immune system.
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New way to manipulate immune cells may treat cancer, autoimmune disease

Cancer - Δευ, 11/12/2018 - 19:00
Altering levels of a molecule that T cells need to grow could help the body fight cancer and lead to new treatments for autoimmune disease.
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Breast cancer screening: How does it truly impact survival?

Cancer - Δευ, 11/12/2018 - 13:00
New research looking at the data of tens of thousands of women finds that screening for breast cancer has an important impact on survival.
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What to know about cancer

Cancer - Δευ, 11/12/2018 - 10:00
Cancer is the uncontrolled development of cells. After heart disease, it is the second most common cause of death in the United States. However, researchers continue to develop treatments that result in improved survival rates. Read on to learn more.
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New genetic culprit found for early progressive hair loss

Genetics - Σάβ, 11/10/2018 - 10:00
New research has identified a key factor in the case of a progressive form of hair loss that starts in early childhood. The main culprit is a mutated gene.
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Scientists confirm the role of 'molecular switch' in Parkinson's disease

Genetics - Παρ, 11/09/2018 - 19:00
Researchers establish that a cellular pathway that protects the brain against damage is disrupted in Parkinson's disease. Two enzymes play key roles.
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What are the benefits of witch hazel?

Hematology - Πέμ, 11/08/2018 - 20:00
Witch hazel has anti-inflammatory and astringent properties, so many people use it at home for common complaints, such as acne or varicose veins. Learn more.
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Can dogs detect cancer?

Cancer - Πέμ, 11/08/2018 - 18:00
Dogs have an incredibly sensitive sense of smell. They are able to detect various types of cancer through odor signatures in a person’s breath, urine, and skin. Here, we look at how dogs can detect cancer, the types of cancer they can smell, and how medical professionals can use dogs in cancer research and diagnostics.
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To what extent do our genes really dictate longevity?

Genetics - Πέμ, 11/08/2018 - 10:00
The genetic traits that we inherit may indeed influence how long we are likely to live. But are they the most important factor? A new study investigates.
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Breast cancer risk: Are you an early riser?

Cancer - Τετ, 11/07/2018 - 18:00
An innovative new study investigates the link between morning or evening preference and the likelihood of developing breast cancer.
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How does a protein's 'evil twin' promote cancer growth?

Cancer - Τετ, 11/07/2018 - 17:00
The mutant variant of a cancer-suppressing protein blocks its 'sibling's' activity, researchers have found. This interaction allows cancer to spread.
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Everything you need to know about adrenal cancer

Cancer - Τετ, 11/07/2018 - 16:00
Adrenal cancer is a rare type of cancer that affects the adrenal glands. The adrenal glands make cortisol, aldosterone, and sex hormones. In this article, learn about the types and symptoms of adrenal cancer, as well as how doctors diagnose it and what the treatment options are. We also cover the possible risk factors.
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What to know about nodular melanoma

Cancer - Τρί, 11/06/2018 - 22:00
Nodular melanoma is the most aggressive form of skin cancer. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, risk factors, and treatments for nodular melanoma.
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Can hydrogen peroxide help treat cancer?

Cancer - Τρί, 11/06/2018 - 20:00
Many people use hydrogen peroxide to treat minor injuries, whiten their teeth, or dye their hair. Some claim that it can help cure cancer, but what does the research say?
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