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Metabolic factors likely contribute to anorexia

Genetics - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 19:00
A genetic study suggests that anorexia nervosa has metabolic as well as psychiatric components and opens the door to new treatments for the illness.
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Higher iron levels may protect arteries but raise clot risk

Hematology - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 19:00
A new study links naturally higher iron levels to a reduced risk of clogged arteries but a raised risk of clots related to the slowing of blood flow.
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Ehlers-Danlos syndrome: Everything you need to know

Genetics - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 23:00
Ehlers-Danlos syndrome is a group of genetic disorders that affect the connective tissues and cause several symptoms, including stretchy skin and loose joints. Learn more here.
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What to know about inflammatory rheumatism

Hematology - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 21:00
Conditions that involve inflammation in the joints are known as inflammatory rheumatism. This article looks at the types, symptoms, and treatments of inflammatory rheumatic diseases.
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ALS: 'Unique' cells could open up new avenues for therapy

Genetics - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 10:00
A new study has found 'never before reported' cells in the spines of people with ALS. The discovery may lead to a better understanding of the condition.
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Facts about skin cancer in black people

Cancer - Wed, 07/17/2019 - 05:00
Black people can get skin cancer, though it is less likely to affect them than people with lighter skin. For darker-skinned people, it usually occurs on lighter areas of the skin. Learn more here.
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Could targeting this enzyme halt ovarian cancer?

Cancer - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 19:00
Scientists have identified an enzyme that promotes cell proliferation in the most common and lethal ovarian cancer and could serve as a treatment target.
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Could artificial intelligence be the future of cancer diagnosis?

Cancer - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 13:00
The authors of a recent paper believe that in the future, artificial intelligence might be able to tell benign from malignant lesions without a biopsy.
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What to know about proton therapy for breast cancer

Cancer - Tue, 07/16/2019 - 07:00
Proton therapy is a type of radiation that can treat cancers, including breast cancer. This article discusses its uses, effectiveness, and procedure.
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What to know about mucinous carcinoma

Cancer - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 23:00
Mucinous carcinoma is a rare type of cancer that usually affects the breast. In this article, we look at its symptoms, causes, treatments, and the outlook.
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Genes vs. lifestyle: Study 'undermines fatalistic view of dementia'

Genetics - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 18:00
New research suggests that making healthful lifestyle choices can offset the genetic risk of developing Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia.
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New psychosis treatment targets genetic mutation instead of symptoms

Genetics - Mon, 07/15/2019 - 10:00
New research describes the case study of two people with psychotic conditions who benefited from an innovative treatment for psychosis.
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Bowel cancer: 3-drug combo may offer alternative to chemo

Cancer - Sun, 07/14/2019 - 13:00
By combining three different drugs, researchers may have found a potential alternative to chemotherapy as a treatment for an advanced form of bowel cancer.
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Could the common cold 'revolutionize' bladder cancer treatment?

Cancer - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 13:00
New research suggests that a strain of the common cold may successfully treat non-muscle invasive bladder cancer, which is 'highly prevalent.'
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What to know about bleeding nipples

Hematology - Sat, 07/13/2019 - 05:00
Bleeding nipples may occur as a result of breastfeeding, skin irritation, allergies, and infections. Treatment depends on the underlying cause. Learn more about the causes of bleeding nipples here.
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List of tests for diabetes

Hematology - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 21:00
Doctors use various tests to detect type 1, type 2, and gestational diabetes. Here, learn about these tests, including how to prepare for them, what they evaluate, and what the results show.
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How having a close relative with Alzheimer's may affect cognition

Genetics - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 17:00
New research suggests that having a relative with Alzheimer's disease may put people at risk of a premature decline in memory and learning.
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Common blood pressure drug may harm gut health

Genetics - Fri, 07/12/2019 - 13:00
Researchers using genetic analysis to estimate the effect of antihypertensive drugs on the risk of various diseases found negative effects on gut health.
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Sugary drinks, including 100% fruit juices, may raise cancer risk

Cancer - Thu, 07/11/2019 - 13:00
New research finds a link between consuming sugary drinks, including fruit juices with no added sugar, and the risk of overall cancer and breast cancer.
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What can cause itchy skin without a rash?

Cancer - Wed, 07/10/2019 - 20:00
Most people associate itchy skin with a rash, but many factors can cause itchy skin without creating a visible rash or skin changes. In this article, we discuss the possible causes and treatments of itching without a rash.
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