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What and when can a fetus hear?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 22:00
The developing fetus begins to hear around the 18th week of pregnancy and starts to hear low frequencies from outside the woman's body soon after. Learn more about when a fetus can hear.
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How does asthma affect pregnancy?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 16:00
Most asthma treatments are safe to use during pregnancy. Uncontrolled asthma can increase the risk of complications. In this article, we discuss the effects of asthma in pregnancy and the best treatments.
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What increases the odds of having twins?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:00
There are no proven actions that a person can take to increase their chances of having twins naturally. However, certain factors make twins more likely. These include age, family history, racial background, and having fertility treatments. Learn more here.
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Does asthma run in the family?

Genetics - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 20:00
Asthma has a strong genetic component. This means that people with a family history of asthma are more likely to have it. However, genetics are not the only cause. Learn more about what might lead to asthma here.
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Breast cancer: Cut down on alcohol to lower risk

Cancer - Thu, 02/14/2019 - 13:00
The results of a new study show that Australian women remain unaware of the fact that alcohol consumption really does increase breast cancer risk.
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How genes influence bipolar disorder

Genetics - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 22:00
If a person has a close relative with bipolar disorder, there is a higher chance of them developing it. Learn more about the links between genetics and bipolar disorder here.
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Is my C-section scar OK?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 20:00
People who give birth by cesarean delivery, or C-section, may have an infection during the healing process. Signs of infection include fatigue and chills. Prevention involves washing the wound with soap and water and keeping it covered for as long as a doctor advises. Learn more about C-section wound infections here.
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New drug shows promise against several aggressive cancers

Cancer - Wed, 02/13/2019 - 10:00
Initial trials in humans find that a new drug, tisotumab vedotin, shows significant promise in treating stubborn tumors in several late-stage cancers.
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Natural ways to boost fertility

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 23:00
People can increase their chances of getting pregnant naturally by reducing alcohol use, maintaining a healthy weight, and quitting smoking. Learn more here.
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Breast cancer screening saved over 27,000 lives in 2018

Cancer - Mon, 02/11/2019 - 18:00
A new study estimates that breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by approximately half in the United States in 2018, thanks to screening and therapy.
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Blocking fatty acids slows prostate cancer progression

Cancer - Sat, 02/09/2019 - 10:00
New research in mice finds that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth and that blocking the uptake of fatty acids slows cancer progression.
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What are the symptoms of an iron deficiency?

Hematology - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 21:00
Iron deficiency symptoms include fatigue, dizziness, and cold extremities. In this article, learn about other symptoms and getting an iron deficiency diagnosis.
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Colorectal cancer: Scientists halt growth with cannabinoid compounds

Cancer - Fri, 02/08/2019 - 18:00
Scientists have identified a number of synthetic cannabinoid compounds that can halt the growth of several types of human colorectal cancer cells.
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Bladder cancer: What to know about BCG treatment

Cancer - Thu, 02/07/2019 - 01:00
Bacillus Calmette–Guerin (BCG) treatment can help prevent cancer from returning following surgery for early-stage bladder cancer. Doctors deliver BCG directly to a person’s bladder using a catheter. Learn more about what BCG is, and what to expect during the procedure, here.
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What foods are off limits while pregnant?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 21:00
Foods to avoid during pregnancy include raw shellfish and soft cheeses. In some cases, women may be able to consume problem foods or beverages in moderation. Learn more here.
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Colorectal cancer: TV viewing tied to risk of early onset

Cancer - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 19:00
A new study links prolonged sitting while viewing TV to a higher risk of young-onset colorectal cancer, regardless of obesity and exercise.
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Constipation and pregnancy: What to know

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 16:00
Constipation is a very common symptom in both early and late pregnancy. In this article, we discuss safe treatments and home remedies to relieve constipation during pregnancy. We also explain when to see a doctor.
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Does Clomid work for male infertility?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 02/06/2019 - 15:00
Clomid is the former brand name of clomiphene citrate, a drug for treating infertility in females. However, doctors may sometimes prescribe it off-label for treating infertility in males. In some males, clomiphene citrate may boost fertility, but it is not yet clear whether it works for all males. Learn more here.
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Pain, bleeding, and discharge in the second trimester

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 00:00
Pain, bleeding, and unusual discharge can occur during the second trimester. This does not always signal a problem, but people should see a doctor if they are uncertain. In this article, we look at the causes, when to see a doctor, and when to go to the emergency room.
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Pain, bleeding, and discharge in the second trimester

Hematology - Tue, 02/05/2019 - 00:00
Pain, bleeding, and unusual discharge can occur during the second trimester. This does not always signal a problem, but people should see a doctor if they are uncertain. In this article, we look at the causes, when to see a doctor, and when to go to the emergency room.
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