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Is telogen effluvium reversible?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 21:00
Telogen effluvium is a form of temporary hair loss that usually happens several months after a person experiences a traumatic event or stress. The hair usually regrows within 6 to 9 months. In this article, learn more about causes, treatments, and tips for recovery, including dietary changes and lifestyle habits.
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What are phleboliths and are they safe?

Hematology - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 20:00
Phleboliths are small, round lumps of calcium that form inside a person's veins. This type of vascular calcification often occurs in the pelvic area and is more common with age. Phleboliths frequently develop in people over 40. On an X-ray, the lumps may be mistaken for kidney stones. Learn more about phleboliths here.
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Eczema during pregnancy: What to know

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Mon, 04/23/2018 - 16:00
Many women experience eczema for the first time during pregnancy, while those who already have eczema may experience an increase or reduction in symptoms. We look at how a woman can safely treat pregnancy eczema and what home remedies may help. We also look at postpartum eczema and how to treat it while breast-feeding.
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'Biomedical tattoo' might catch cancer early

Cancer - Sun, 04/22/2018 - 10:00
Medical research is reaching a new frontier with implants that can accurately spot early signs of cancer. Yet the road from laboratory to patient is long.
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What does it mean if your RDW is high?

Hematology - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 19:00
A red cell distribution width (RDW) blood test can help detect the presence of anemia, along with what could be causing it. The test identifies the size difference between the biggest and smallest red blood cells in a sample. In this article, we look at what to expect when having this test, and when it might be used.
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What causes blood in sputum?

Hematology - Sat, 04/21/2018 - 13:00
Seeing blood in sputum or mucus can be worrying, but it is usually not a cause for concern. If a person is young or generally healthy, these traces of blood are often caused by a mild infection or bronchitis. In serious cases, they can indicate a severe infection or lung cancer. Learn about causes and treatments here.
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15 ways to prevent pregnancy

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 22:00
A person can choose from a wide range of methods to avoid pregnancy. Non-hormonal methods include condoms and natural family planning, where a person tracks their cycle of fertility. Hormonal methods include the pill, implants, and IUDs. Find out about preventing pregnancy, and when to take a pregnancy test, here.
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Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?

Hematology - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:00
Can the human body adapt to fit different environments? Sea nomad people from Southeast Asia testify to humans' versatility and endurance.
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Have some humans evolved into real-life merfolk?

Genetics - Fri, 04/20/2018 - 10:00
Can the human body adapt to fit different environments? Sea nomad people from Southeast Asia testify to humans' versatility and endurance.
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Is it lung cancer? This blood test can tell

Cancer - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 18:00
To tell lung cancer from benign tumors, specialists often have to use invasive methods. Yet researchers say that a simple blood test can change that.
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Added to chemotherapy, this drug doubles lung cancer survival

Cancer - Thu, 04/19/2018 - 17:00
Adding immunotherapy to chemotherapy doubled survival in a trial of metastatic nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer lacking EGFR and ALK mutations.
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How long can a person live with congestive heart failure?

Hematology - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 22:00
Congestive heart failure is a progressive disease that causes the heart to weaken, making it difficult to pump blood around the body. In this article, we look at the symptoms, stages, and life expectancy of congestive heart failure. We also look at treatment options, including lifestyle changes and surgery.
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How to increase hemoglobin: Home remedies

Hematology - Wed, 04/18/2018 - 16:00
A variety of conditions and lifestyle factors can lead to a reduction in hemoglobin. Common causes include anemia, pregnancy, and thyroid conditions. One way to increase hemoglobin is to consume more iron and folate. Here, learn other ways to boost hemoglobin levels. We also describe normal ranges for men and women.
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How can I stabilize my blood pressure?

Hematology - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 21:00
A wide range of factors influences blood pressure, including anxiety, stress, and medications. High blood pressure can have severe complications, such as a heart attack or stroke. A person can address fluctuating blood pressure with home remedies and lifestyle changes. Learn more about normalizing blood pressure here.
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Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

Cancer - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:00
In the largest study of its type, researchers find several new prostate cancer drug targets by harvesting and analyzing reams of genetic data.
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Prostate cancer: Big data unlocks 80 new drug targets

Genetics - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 18:00
In the largest study of its type, researchers find several new prostate cancer drug targets by harvesting and analyzing reams of genetic data.
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Are RAST or skin tests better for allergies?

Hematology - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 15:00
A doctor may use a number of tests to check whether someone is allergic to certain substances. These include skin tests and blood tests. Blood tests include RAST and ELISA tests. Learn more about the procedure and results of RAST tests, and how this allergy diagnosis test compares with skin tests.
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What is serum cholesterol?

Hematology - Tue, 04/17/2018 - 13:00
Serum cholesterol is a measurement of high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, which is considered good, low-density lipoprotein (LDL) cholesterol, which is considered bad, and triglycerides. A person's serum cholesterol level can help to determine whether they should change their diet or lifestyle. Learn more here.
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Low anion gap: Causes, test, and treatment

Hematology - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 19:00
A low anion gap from a blood test is usually nothing to worry about and often just a lab error. However, in some cases, it can indicate an underlying health condition. In this article, learn how an electrolyte test is used to calculate an anion gap, and what low and high anion gap results mean for someone’s health.
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Two common iron supplements may cause cancer

Cancer - Mon, 04/16/2018 - 19:00
Researchers find that certain iron supplements — called ferric citrate and ferric EDTA — increase the levels of a cancer biomarker.
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