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Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer

Cancer - Sat, 10/20/2018 - 10:00
Metastatic breast cancer may soon be treated using light to activate photo-sensitive drugs which, in turn, can target cancer cells and avoid healthy ones.
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5 strange, rare, and fascinating medical conditions

Genetics - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 18:00
Our bodies can work in mysterious ways, which sometimes give rise to strange medical conditions. In this Spotlight we look at five of these rare diseases.
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Cancer: Could a 'universal' blood test make detection easier?

Hematology - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:00
Researchers have been developing a 'universal' blood test that can quickly detect the presence of cancer. The scientists are now working to improve it.
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Cancer: Could a 'universal' blood test make detection easier?

Cancer - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 13:00
Researchers have been developing a 'universal' blood test that can quickly detect the presence of cancer. The scientists are now working to improve it.
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How a 150-year old drug might help battle cancer

Cancer - Fri, 10/19/2018 - 10:00
The potency of cancer treatments is often reduced by a lack of oxygen in and around the tumor. Researchers have found an existing drug that might help.
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Can ulcerative colitis be fatal?

Hematology - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 20:00
Doctors do not usually consider ulcerative colitis (UC) to be a life-threatening condition, but it may increase a person’s risk of some serious complications. Learn more here.
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Can COPD run in families?

Genetics - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:00
Genetic factors can make it more likely that a person will develop chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). However, other causes, such as smoking and environmental toxins, are more significant. Preventive measures can help reduce the impact of the genetic risk factors for this disease. Learn more here.
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Breast cancer: Marker of deadly recurrence identified

Cancer - Tue, 10/16/2018 - 17:00
Low or no NR2F1 protein in cells that metastasize from primary breast tumors to bone marrow indicates a high risk of lethal cancer recurrence, says study.
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How a breastfeeding mechanism may affect breast cancer

Cancer - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:00
A molecular mechanism that is involved in the breast's adaptation to breastfeeding may sustain pre-cancerous breast cells, finds a new study.
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How a breastfeeding mechanism may affect breast cancer

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 18:00
A molecular mechanism that is involved in the breast's adaptation to breastfeeding may sustain pre-cancerous breast cells, finds a new study.
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Aspirin may reduce liver cancer risk

Cancer - Mon, 10/15/2018 - 10:00
The latest study to investigate the relationship between regular aspirin use and liver cancer risk finds a significant positive interaction.
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What is this white spot on my eyeball?

Cancer - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 18:00
A white spot on the eye is often a corneal ulcer or a pinguecula. These eye conditions are treatable. It is essential to seek immediate medical attention for a white spot on the eye, as long-lasting damage can occur without treatment. Learn more about white spots on the eye, their causes, and treatment options here.
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How to increase your metabolism

Genetics - Fri, 10/12/2018 - 17:00
Many factors influence the speed of a person’s metabolism, including their muscle mass, activity level, and genetics. There are several ways to boost metabolism, including eating at regular times, trying high-intensity interval training, and reducing stress. Here, learn about these and other strategies.
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What to know about subchorionic bleeding

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:00
Subchorionic bleeding, or a subchorionic hemorrhage, occurs when blood collects between the uterus and the gestational membranes during pregnancy. It usually resolves without medical treatment but may increase a person's risk for some pregnancy complications. Learn more about the causes and symptoms in this article.
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Breast cancer: Omega-3-rich diet may stop tumors from spreading

Cancer - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 17:00
A diet rich in omega-3 fatty acids may halt the growth of cancer cells by strengthening the immune system and curbing inflammation.
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New risk factor for mouth cancer uncovered

Cancer - Thu, 10/11/2018 - 13:00
There are several risk factors associated with mouth cancer. A recent study conducted in Taiwan might add another to the list: air pollution.
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Drugs could one day treat nearsightedness, reveals gene study

Genetics - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 19:00
The molecular pathways involved in the development of near- and farsightedness are different, according to an animal study of gene changes in the retina.
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Newly discovered molecule could treat heart failure

Genetics - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 18:00
New research has discovered a molecule that plays a key role in supporting heart function. This finding may lead to better therapy for heart failure.
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Cancer: Alternative therapies are popular but risky

Cancer - Wed, 10/10/2018 - 17:00
Two new studies show that the use of complementary and alternative medicines is widespread among people who have been diagnosed with cancer.
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First period after having a baby: What to expect

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Tue, 10/09/2018 - 20:00
Many women wonder what to expect from their first postpartum period, as well as when to expect it. In this article, learn about the first period after having a baby, including how to tell the difference between lochia and a period, and when to resume birth control.
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