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Existing drug shows promise for treating aggressive breast cancer

Cancer - Τρί, 10/09/2018 - 19:00
An antipsychotic drug that is used to treat Tourette's syndrome shows promising results against triple-negative breast cancer in a study of cells and mice.
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Why depression, trauma can make you age faster

Genetics - Τρί, 10/09/2018 - 18:00
New research finds that the DNA of people with major depression is biologically older than that of people who do not have the condition.
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How soon can you get pregnant after giving birth?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 10/09/2018 - 17:00
While it is unlikely, a woman can get pregnant before the first postpartum period. In this article, learn more about how soon a woman can get pregnant after having a baby, how long doctors recommend waiting, and about the possible risks of pregnancies that are too close together.
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Invasive lobular breast cancer: Prognosis and statistics

Cancer - Τρί, 10/09/2018 - 17:00
Invasive lobular breast cancer affects the lobules, which contain glands that produce breast milk. This type of cancer can spread to other parts of the breast and may affect other areas of the body. In this article, learn more about treatments, remission, and outlook.
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What to know about age spots (liver spots)

Cancer - Τρί, 10/09/2018 - 17:00
Age spots, or liver spots, are common and harmless. They do not require treatment, but people can get rid of them with creams and cosmetic procedures. Age spots can resemble certain forms of skin cancer, and anyone concerned about an age spot should speak with a doctor.
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Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

Cancer - Δευ, 10/08/2018 - 18:00
Metastasis and recurrence are huge challenges for breast cancer researchers. One group believes that an existing antibiotic might provide help.
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Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

Cancer - Δευ, 10/08/2018 - 10:00
Drug resistance is a significant problem when treating melanoma. A new study concludes that an old antibiotic might offer new hope.
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'Winter blues' study finds key to depression resilience

Genetics - Κυρ, 10/07/2018 - 13:00
A new study examines the brains of people with seasonal affective disorder to examine why some people do not develop depression despite being at risk.
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What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

Cancer - Παρ, 10/05/2018 - 20:00
Radiation can be an effective treatment for breast cancer, but it does have side effects. Doctors may recommend this therapy in combination with others, such as surgery and chemotherapy. Learn more about how radiation for breast cancer affects the body and what short- and long-term side effects to expect.
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Nasal delivery of grape compound shows promising results in lung cancer

Cancer - Παρ, 10/05/2018 - 19:00
Administering the natural red wine anticancer compound resveratrol through the nose could protect against lung cancer, a new mouse study finds.
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Why are my feet swollen?

Hematology - Παρ, 10/05/2018 - 18:00
There are many explanations for why a person may have swollen feet. Some causes, such as a twisted or sprained ankle, are obvious. Others might be less apparent but need urgent medical attention. These include a blood clot in the leg, heart failure, and preeclampsia. Find out when to see a doctor for swollen feet here.
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Tourette's syndrome: 400 genetic mutations found

Genetics - Παρ, 10/05/2018 - 13:00
New research sheds light on the possible genetic causes of Tourette's syndrome and the brain development disruptions that characterize the condition.
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Just how harmful is it to have 1 drink per day?

Cancer - Πέμ, 10/04/2018 - 18:00
New research is piling up evidence indicating that even light drinking increases a person's risk of various health issues, as well as premature death.
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Immunotherapy: 'Killer' cells get boost in fight against cancer

Cancer - Πέμ, 10/04/2018 - 10:00
Nanoparticles can boost the immune system's natural killer cells in the fight against cancer, making immunotherapy successful in more patients.
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Could we use gene mutations to treat diabetes and heart disease?

Genetics - Τετ, 10/03/2018 - 19:00
A gene study of 300,000 veterans yields three cholesterol-controlling mutations that could help develop new drugs for diabetes and cardiovascular disease.
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Ileostomy: Everything you need to know

Cancer - Τρί, 10/02/2018 - 23:00
In an ileostomy, a surgeon connects the lower part of the small intestine to an opening in the wall of the abdomen. This procedure allows stool to exit the body without passing through damaged portions of the bowel. Here, we describe ileostomy surgery, including preparation, recovery, and lifestyle adjustments.
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What are the risks of having too much amniotic fluid?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 10/02/2018 - 21:00
Having too much amniotic fluid during pregnancy can result in an early or difficult delivery. It can also increase the risk to the baby. A doctor may resolve the issue by removing some of the excess fluid, or they may recommend medications that have the same effect. Learn more here.
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Which is the best IUD for me?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 10/02/2018 - 15:00
The best IUD for each person depends on many factors. People can choose between hormonal IUDs, which include Mirena and Kyleena, and nonhormonal IUDs, such as ParaGard. In this article, we take a look at the benefits and risks of different types of IUD.
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How to speed up recovery from a cesarean delivery

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 10/02/2018 - 14:00
Women may take longer to recover from a cesarean delivery, or C-section, compared with a vaginal birth. In this article, we look at what to expect in the days, weeks, and months after cesarean delivery, and we provide tips to help people recover faster.
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What can cause flushed skin?

Cancer - Δευ, 10/01/2018 - 22:00
Flushed skin is often a harmless and short-lived reaction to being too hot, exercising, or having emotional responses, including anxiety and embarrassment. However, flushing can sometimes be a sign of an underlying medical condition, such as rosacea, certain cancers, or an endocrine disorder. Learn more here.
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