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Prostate Tumors: Hormone-Depleting Drug Shows Promise

Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. Prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system. A prostate tumor is an abnormal cell growth discovered on or in the prostate. While many assume that the presence of a tumor in the male reproductive system indicates the presence of prostate cancer, which is not Read more

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Schizophrenia’s Risk Can Be Augmented by Environmental Stress and Genetic Risk Factor

Environmental stress and defects in a schizophrenia-risk genes right after birth together can lead to abnormal brain development and raise the probability of developing schizophrenia by nearly one and half times. Schizophrenia is a mental disorder characterized by a breakdown of thought processes and by poor emotional responsiveness. It most commonly manifests itself as auditory Read more

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Efficacy Of Memantine Raises Doubts: Drug Has No Effect On Agitation In Alzheimer Patients

Memantine is quite commonly prescribed for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). This drug is approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common form of dementia among older people. Dementia is a brain disorder that seriously affects a person’s ability to carry out daily activities. AD begins slowly. It first involves Read more

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Calcium Supplements Increase Heart Risks

Patients at risk of osteoporosis should be encouraged to alter their diet rather than rely on calcium supplements since they increase the risk of a heart attack by 86%, compared with those not taking supplements. The risk increases to 139% for those taking calcium-only supplements compared with those taking no supplements at all. Also, increasing Read more

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Pain Relief Through ‘Distraction’

Well, if you are having nagging pain that is not completely controlled by medication, you may have another strategy for your pain management –distraction. Distraction is a method used to redirect the focus from pain to another activity. Watching television, listening to the radio, and involvement in an activity often “takes your mind off” the Read more

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Is It Safe To Diet During Pregnancy? The Answer Is- Yes!

The wait to bring a new life surfacing out of our own body is the one that all of us aspire to experience at least once in our lifetime. This period is called Pregnancy. Giving life is powerful. It is vital, therefore, that we prepare our body to become a suitable environment for the baby Read more

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Swallowed Batteries Hazards

We live in a world designed by adults for the convenience of adults, and the safety of children is often not considered. Batteries are everywhere in our technology-dominated world, including a high proportion of button batteries, those deceptively innocent-looking candy-sized bright shiny objects that attract the attention of curious kids but which can cause them Read more

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Physician-In-Training Will Make A Better Doctor After Overcoming Learning Disability

Imagine having important needs and ideas to communicate, but being unable to express them. Perhaps feeling bombarded by sights and sounds, unable to focus your attention. Or trying to read or add but not being able to make sense of the letters or numbers. You may not need to imagine. You may be the parent Read more

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Genetic Abnormalities in Benign or Malignant Tissues Predict Relapse of Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is cancer that starts in the prostate gland. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized structure that makes up part of a man’s reproductive system. It wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body. Prostate cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in men over age Read more

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Sterile Insect Technique Against Mosquitoes

One of the major obstacles preventing the large scale application of the Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) against mosquitoes is the requirement for efficient mosquito mass-rearing technology. The sterile insect technique is a method of biological control, whereby overwhelming numbers of sterile insects are released. The released insects are normally male as it is the female Read more

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Increased Dietary Calcium May Be Vital In Treating Fluorosis In Ethiopia

As many as 8 million people living in Ethiopia’s remote, poverty-stricken Main Rift Valley, are estimated to be at risk of dental and skeletal fluorosis as a result of their long-term exposure to high levels of naturally occurring fluoride in the region’s groundwater. Water samples wells in the valley contains fluoride levels above World Health Read more

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Dietary Supplements May Increase Cancer Risk

Millions of people who take dietary supplements to boost their health may be doing themselves more harm than good. A dietary supplement, also known as food supplement or nutritional supplement, is a preparation intended to supplement the diet and provide nutrients, such as vitamins, minerals, fiber, fatty acids, or amino acids that may be missing Read more

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Tinnitus Is Associated With Insomnia

Tinnitus is a ringing, swishing, or other type of noise that seems to originate in the ear or head. In many cases it is not a serious problem, but rather a nuisance that eventually resolves. It is not a single disease, but a symptom of an underlying condition. Nearly 36 million Americans suffer from this Read more

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Bio-Engineered Hair Transplants

Baldness implies partial or complete lack of hair. Balding is part of the wider topic of ‘hair thinning’. The degree and pattern of baldness can vary greatly, but it’s most common cause is male and female pattern baldness, also known as androgenic alopecia. More than 95% of hair thinning in men is male pattern baldness. Read more

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Chemo-Resistant Breast Cancers And The Biomarkers Associated With Them

“Your mammogram is suspicious for breast cancer.” “Your biopsy was positive for breast cancer.” These are among the most terrifying words a woman can hear from her doctor. Breast cancer elicits so many fears, including those relating to surgery, death, loss of body image, and loss of sexuality. Managing these fears can be facilitated by Read more

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Cognitive And Motor Functions In Parkinson’s Disease May Be Restored

Parkinson’s disease is a disorder of the brain that leads to shaking (tremors) and difficulty with walking, movement, and coordination. Parkinson’s disease most often develops after age 50. It is one of the most common nervous system disorders of the elderly. Sometimes Parkinson’s disease occurs in younger adults. Symptoms may be mild at first. For Read more

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Testosterone Contains Stress Relieving Properties

Sex hormone Testosterone seems to have antidepressant properties and whereas, the exact mechanisms underlying its effects have remained unclear, it is of vital importance to fully characterize how and where the antidepressant effects occur in the human bodies so that scientists can better target the development of future antidepressant therapies. Testosterone is a hormone with Read more

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Neonatal Lung Function Deficits May Lead to Future Asthma

Children with asthma have significant airflow deficits and increased bronchial responsiveness as neonates. The relationship between neonatal lung function and the development of asthma has always been conflicting. The neonatal period (?rst 28 days of life or 44 weeks post-conceptual age) contains the most dramatic and rapid physiological changes seen in humans. A marked imbalance Read more

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Interventional Cardiologist’s Performance Is not Affected By Poor Sleep

Sleep deprivation in medical personnel may increase the risk of serious medical errors, percutaneous injuries and motor vehicle accidents. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) procedures performed during the middle of the night do not adversely affect the safety and effectiveness of procedures performed the next day by the same operator. Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) or commonly Read more

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Tomosynthesis And Its Orthopedic Applications

Knee osteoarthritis is the most common type of osteoarthritis. More than 10 million Americans have knee osteoarthritis. It is also the most common cause of disability in the world. Early diagnosis and treatment help manage knee osteoarthritis symptoms. Deterioration of articular cartilage is the main problem associated with knee osteoarthritis. The condition can be caused Read more

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Adding Antioxidants In Diet To Treat Alzheimer Is Futile

Alzheimer’s disease (AD), also known in medical literature as Alzheimer disease, is the most common form of dementia. There is no cure for the disease, which worsens as it progresses, and eventually leads to death. Most often, AD is diagnosed in people over 65 years of age, although the less-prevalent early-onset Alzheimer’s can occur much Read more

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Physical Therapy Explained

Most of us have heard of physical therapy. Yet many people do not really know what it is until we become injured or must have surgery. The idea of physical therapy is to bring the injured body as close to 100 percent as possible through a regimen of treatments, under the guidance of a trained Read more