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6 causes of neuropathy and how to manage the condition

Neuropathy is a disease of one or more peripheral nerves that causes numbness, pain and weakness. After headaches, it is the second most common neurological...
Face transplant what happens when you have a new face

Face transplant: what happens when you have a new face

Since 2005, more than 30 face transplant surgeries have been done in the world. However, no documented long-term follow up has been reported. To fill...
Common fats may contribute to a lazy lifestyle and type 2 diabetes

Common fats may contribute to a lazy lifestyle and type 2 diabetes

A UBC researcher is suggesting the types of cooking oils people consume may be sabotaging their efforts to stay healthy and avoid illnesses such...
Breathing your way to preventing high blood pressure

Breathing your way to preventing high blood pressure

The most common type of hypertension, which accounts for 95 per cent of people with high blood pressure, might one day be prevented with...
The best OTC meds and supplements to treat headache

The best OTC meds and supplements to treat headache

One headache can ruin your day. Frequent or severe headaches can be a never-ending nightmare. Whichever headache type you have, you might be wondering...
Quality of life after breast reconstruction

Quality of life after breast reconstruction

After a mastectomy, women who underwent autologous breast reconstruction, reported greater psychosocial and sexual well-being than those who chose implant-based reconstruction, according to a...
Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

Atrial fibrillation patients may safely discontinue blood thinners after successful ablation

Penn study finds anticoagulation medications may be stopped with little risk of stroke following ablation in specific AF patients Atrial fibrillation (AF) is a quivering...
Moderate exercise might be more effective at combatting prediabetes

Moderate exercise might be more effective at combatting prediabetes

Walking briskly on a regular basis may be more effective than vigorous jogging for improving glucose control in individuals with prediabetes, according to research...
Eating tree nuts may help reduce metabolic syndrome

Eating tree nuts may help reduce metabolic syndrome

Eating tree nuts appears to help reduce two of the five markers for metabolic syndrome, a group of factors that raise the risk for...
Mom's weight in early pregnancy associated with child's cerebral palsy

Mom’s weight in early pregnancy associated with child’s cerebral palsy

Being overweight or obese during pregnancy increases the chance of having a child with cerebral palsy, according to a new research. And the more overweight...
Potential cholesterol-lowering drug may fight against prostate cancer

Potential cholesterol-lowering drug may fight against prostate cancer

Standard treatment for prostate cancer can include chemotherapy that targets receptors on cancer cells. However, drug-resistant cancer cells can emerge during chemotherapy, limiting its effectiveness...
Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes

Smart insulin patch could replace painful injections for diabetes

Painful insulin injections could become a thing of the past for the millions of Americans who suffer from diabetes, thanks to a new invention...
How to block high blood pressure in sleep apnea

How to block high blood pressure in sleep apnea

Obstructive sleep apnea – a disorder that affects nearly one out of four people between the ages of 30 and 70 – is a...
The seven heart disease risk factors you can control

The seven heart disease risk factors you can control

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in developed countries. Through advances in medicine and surgery, as well as an awareness of heart...
First generation “Artificial pancreas” brings hope for people with type 1 diabetes

First generation “Artificial pancreas” brings hope for people with type 1 diabetes

A new “artificial pancreas” being studied by the University of Melbourne could dramatically transform the lives of people with type 1 diabetes. Leanne Foster, who...

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11 tests that could help detect and diagnose pancreatic cancer

Pancreatic cancer is usually diagnosed with tests and procedures that make pictures of the pancreas and the area around it. The process used to find...
How to Prevent Pancreatic Cancer

How to prevent pancreatic cancer

Surgical resection, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy remain the best options for patients with pancreatic cancer to save life. Because symptoms of pancreatic cancer are hard to...
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Sugar and cancer: what you need to know

There’s a lot of confusing information and advice out there around sugar. It’s been made the villain of our diet, but where does the consensus...
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A surprising finding about moles and skin cancer

People with a lot of moles on their body are thought to be at greater risk for melanoma skin cancer than people with fewer...
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Statins could lead to disabling muscle disease

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New drug therapy could improve brain function and life expectancy of ALS patients

New drug therapy could improve brain function and life expectancy of ALS patients

BGU researchers are developing a new therapy for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) using part of an existing FDA-approved drug that restores the central nervous...
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What you need to know about pancreatic cancer

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Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary artery disease

Eating egg yolk is almost as bad as smoking when it comes to coronary...

A published research led by Western’s Dr. David Spence shows that eating egg yolks increases atherosclerosis in a manner similar to smoking cigarettes. Surveying more...
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Painkiller tapped to become future cancer-killer

Diclofenac, a common painkiller, has significant anti-cancer properties, according to researchers from the Repurposing Drugs in Oncology project. Researchers find that existing and widely-used non-cancer...
Cancer risk for a human Mars mission just got a lot worse

Cancer risk for human Mars missions just got a lot worse

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