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Strong sensitivity to bitter tastes tied to higher cancer risk

Cancer - 6 hours 20 min ago
Researchers suggest that women with a higher sensitivity to bitter flavors have an increased risk of cancer, but they are still investigating why this is.
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Bowel cancer: Low-calorie soft drinks could reduce recurrence

Cancer - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 18:00
A new study suggests that higher consumption of artificially sweetened soft drinks is tied to less chance of recurrence and death in stage 3 bowel cancer.
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How to care for yourself after an abortion

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 16:00
A medical abortion is generally a safe procedure that carries few risks. It is important to know what to expect after an abortion, including the recovery time. In this article, we talk about what to do after an abortion and when to see a doctor. We also provide some self-care tips.
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'Link between diabetes and cancer risk firmly established'

Cancer - Fri, 07/20/2018 - 10:00
A major new review confirms that diabetes increases cancer risk, with an added warning: the risk is much higher for women, and we need to understand why.
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Eating dinner earlier could reduce cancer risk

Cancer - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 18:00
A new study concludes that the timing of our final meal of the day may influence our risk of developing prostate or breast cancer.
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Diabetes: Switching to common drugs raises risk of complications

Hematology - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 17:00
A new study finds that switching from metformin to sulfonylureas to control blood sugar levels may significantly increase the risk of major complications.
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What are the early signs of tongue cancer?

Cancer - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 15:00
The symptoms of tongue cancer include a painful tongue, redness, and sores or ulcers that will not heal. The exact cause is unknown, but risk factors include smoking and heavy alcohol consumption. Treatment often involves surgery, and the outlook depends on the grade of cancer. Learn more about tongue cancer here.
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Signs and symptoms of medullary thyroid cancer

Cancer - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 14:00
Medullary thyroid cancer (MTC) is a rare type of thyroid cancer. The earliest sign of MTC is typically a painless lump in the neck. Later symptoms can include pain or discomfort, hoarseness, coughing, and difficulty swallowing or breathing. If caught early, the outlook for MTC is often very good. Learn more here.
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Rapid increase in deaths due to alcohol-related liver disease

Cancer - Thu, 07/19/2018 - 13:00
Specialists are expressing concern over rising mortality due to late-stage liver disease. Most cases are caused by alcohol use, they warn.
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Can you have a miscarriage without bleeding?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 23:00
Bleeding is usually the earliest sign of a pregnancy loss. However, some miscarriages occur without bleeding, or bleeding may follow other symptoms. It is important to remember that new symptoms do not always signal a pregnancy loss and that the risk declines after the first weeks of pregnancy. Learn more here.
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Can you have a miscarriage without bleeding?

Hematology - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 23:00
Bleeding is usually the earliest sign of a pregnancy loss. However, some miscarriages occur without bleeding, or bleeding may follow other symptoms. It is important to remember that new symptoms do not always signal a pregnancy loss and that the risk declines after the first weeks of pregnancy. Learn more here.
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What to know about endometriosis during pregnancy

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 22:00
Many women with endometriosis are able to get pregnant and deliver healthy babies, but they may have a higher risk of some complications. Some women experience fewer endometriosis symptoms during pregnancy, while others find that their symptoms worsen. In this article, learn more about endometriosis during pregnancy.
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Olfactory receptors 'do more than smell'

Cancer - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 19:00
Human olfactory receptors are everywhere in the body — not just in the nose — and may prove useful in healthcare and medicine once we know more about them.
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What can you put on a newborn's dry skin?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 15:00
It is quite common for newborns to have dry, flaky, or peeling skin. In this article, we look at the causes of peeling skin, such as exposure to the amniotic fluid. We also provide ten home remedies to help prevent and treat newborn skin peeling, including using a humidifier and moisturizing the skin. Learn more here.
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Natural treatments for postpartum swelling

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 07/18/2018 - 14:00
The body usually retains some extra water after pregnancy has ended. This extra water weight, or edema, can cause puffiness known as postpartum swelling. Various natural treatments and home remedies can reduce postpartum swelling, including staying hydrated, using foam rollers, and massage. Learn more here.
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How do you know if you have pernicious anemia?

Hematology - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 23:00
Pernicious anemia is a condition where there is a lack of red blood cells. A vitamin B-12 deficiency causes it when the body is unable to absorb this nutrient effectively. Tiredness, shortness of breath, slow reflexes, and pale skin are among the symptoms. Find out here how doctors treat this immune system problem.
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Is eating tilapia fish safe and healthful?

Cancer - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 22:00
Tilapia is a popular edible fish that is low in fat and a good source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. Tilapia farming occurs around the world, but some people worry about farming practices and whether or not tilapia is safe to eat. Here, we provide information about the farming, breeding, and safety of tilapia.
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How emotions may impact tumor growth

Cancer - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 17:00
Our emotions can impact our physical well-being, but to what extent? New research suggests that they may even play a role in the immune response to cancer.
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Cancer: Can testosterone improve patients' quality of life?

Cancer - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 10:00
Many patients with cancer experience 'cachexia,' a condition characterized by loss of body mass and debilitating weakness. Can testosterone treat it?
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'Unseen' stool blood may predict mortality risk

Hematology - Tue, 07/17/2018 - 02:00
New research suggests that the results of a 'fecal occult blood test' may help to predict the risk of premature death from all causes.
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