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Intermittent fasting: How I got started

Cancer - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 18:00
Accompany our Research Editor as she recalls the highs and lows of her first month of reducing her calories to 800 on 2 days per week.
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What to know about cardiac muscle tissue

Hematology - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 07:00
Cardiac muscle tissue exists only in the heart. Here, it is responsible for keeping the heart pumping and relaxing normally. Conditions that affect this tissue can affect the heart’s ability to pump blood around the body. Doing aerobic exercise can help keep cardiac muscle tissue strong and healthy. Learn more here.
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What to know about bruising easily

Hematology - Fri, 06/21/2019 - 03:00
Possible causes of easy bruising include certain medications, liver disease, and vitamin deficiencies. The treatment options will depend on the cause. Learn more about why some people may bruise more easily here.
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Study ties unhealthy gums to liver cancer risk

Cancer - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 19:00
A large study finds that people with unhealthy gums and teeth have a higher risk of liver cancer, which kills nearly 32,000 people per year in the U.S.
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Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

Cancer - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 18:00
New research confirms that women who have undergone breast cancer therapy are more at risk of cardiovascular disease, and it also shows why this may be.
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Colon cancer: Could yogurt prevent precancerous growths?

Cancer - Thu, 06/20/2019 - 10:00
A new study has found that men who eat yogurt regularly have a lower risk of abnormal growths in the bowel, or adenomas, which can precede colon cancer.
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How vitamin D helps fight treatment-resistant cancer

Cancer - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 19:00
Two active forms of vitamin D can kill treatment-resistant cancer cells by blocking a way that the cells pump out chemotherapy drugs, a new study shows.
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Are dogs better at detecting cancer 'than advanced technology?'

Cancer - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 13:00
In a new study, beagles were able to detect the presence of cancer with extremely high accuracy. Could their 'sniff skills' lead to novel screening tests?
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Is decaf coffee harmful to health?

Cancer - Wed, 06/19/2019 - 00:00
Decaffeinated coffee, or decaf, is similar to regular coffee but contains very little caffeine. Research suggests that drinking decaf is not harmful and may share some of the health benefits of regular coffee. Learn more here.
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Scientists synthesize anticancer drug in 'landmark discovery'

Cancer - Tue, 06/18/2019 - 13:00
In a 'landmark in drug discovery,' researchers achieved, for the first time, the total synthesis of a potent anticancer compound called halichondrin.
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Mouse study finds enzyme that prolongs life

Hematology - Sun, 06/16/2019 - 13:00
New research in mice finds that an enzyme found in the blood of young rodents can extend life and promote healthy aging in older mice.
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How long is acid detectable in the body?

Hematology - Sat, 06/15/2019 - 07:00
Acid, or LSD, is a drug that can cause hallucinations and feelings of euphoria. In this article, learn how long these effects last and how long the drug stays in the human body.
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What to know about Neurobion

Hematology - Wed, 06/12/2019 - 07:00
Neurobion is a brand of vitamin B supplements that aims to improve nerve function. Learn about the benefits and side effects of Neurobion here.
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Medical conditions that cause muscle wasting

Genetics - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 20:00
Conditions that can cause muscle wasting include muscular dystrophy, multiple sclerosis, and spinal muscular atrophy. Treatment may include dietary changes and exercise. Learn more here.
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Normal time between poops

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Tue, 06/11/2019 - 05:00
The length of time a person can go without pooping depends on factors such as diet and certain medical conditions. A healthful frequency is difficult to determine, as habits vary. Learn more here.
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Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Cancer - Sun, 06/09/2019 - 13:00
A new study in mice finds a compound that boosts the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin and stops cancer cells from becoming resistant to it.
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Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Genetics - Sun, 06/09/2019 - 13:00
A new study in mice finds a compound that boosts the effectiveness of the chemotherapy drug cisplatin and stops cancer cells from becoming resistant to it.
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New report shows overall cancer mortality on the decline

Cancer - Sun, 06/09/2019 - 10:00
A joint effort among various governmental bodies, the new 'Annual Report to the Nation' offers fresh insights on cancer incidence and mortality.
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What is the normal range for troponin levels?

Hematology - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 21:00
Troponin levels in the blood are normally very low and increase when the heart becomes damaged. Very high levels usually indicate that a person has recently had a heart attack. However, a number of other conditions can also cause elevated troponin levels. Learn more here.
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Vitamin D may prolong life in people with cancer

Cancer - Fri, 06/07/2019 - 18:00
Taking vitamin D supplements does not cut cancer risk but may prolong life once cancer develops, according to an analysis of trials covering 79,055 people.
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