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Fibroids after menopause: What you need to know

Fibroids after menopause: What you need to know

Fibroids are tumors or growths that develop in the muscles of the uterus. They are also called leiomyomas or myomas. According to the UCSF Medical Center, these growths are very common and can affect up to 50 percent of women at some point in their life. Fibroids affect mostly women in their 30s and 40s […]

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Retrolisthesis: Types, causes, and symptoms

Retrolisthesis: Types, causes, and symptoms

Retrolisthesis is an uncommon joint dysfunction that occurs when a single vertebra in the back slips backward along or underneath a disc. Retrolisthesis is the opposite of spondylolisthesis, which occurs when a vertebra slips forward. Retrolisthesis occurs in the neck and shoulder area, known as the cervical spine, or the lower back, known as the […]

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Head cold: Symptoms and home remedies

Head cold: Symptoms and home remedies

A head cold or common cold is a viral infection of the nose and throat. It is usually a mild illness, but its symptoms can have a significant impact on everyday activities. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average adult experiences two to three colds every year, and children may […]

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Cumin: Six health benefits

Cumin: Six health benefits

Cumin is a spice that comes from the Cuminum cyminum plant. It is native to Asia, Africa, and Europe, but it is widely used in cooking throughout the world. It is the second most popular spice after black pepper. Cumin is usually purchased in the form of whole dried seeds or as ground powder. It […]

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Meditation may help to lower heart disease risk

Meditation may help to lower heart disease risk

A new scientific statement from the American Heart Association has concluded that meditation may help to lower heart disease risk, but that adopting a heart-healthy lifestyle and adhering to medical advice should remain the primary prevention strategies. The AHA say that meditation may help to reduce heart disease risk, but further studies are needed. The conclusion, which […]

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Pancreatic cancer could be treated with a Parkinson’s drug

Pancreatic cancer could be treated with a Parkinson’s drug

A new study shows that a common drug for Parkinson’s disease has anti-cancer effects in mice and human pancreatic cells. Cancer of the pancreas is among the most difficult to treat. The new research suggests that carbidopa, which is a drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and widely used to treat Parkinson’s […]

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Migraine with aura may raise stroke risk

Migraine with aura may raise stroke risk

The risk of stroke could be increased by more than a quarter for people who experience migraine with aura. So concludes a twin study recently published in the journal Brain. Researchers suggest that migraine with aura could increase the risk of stroke. According to the Migraine Research Foundation, around 39 million children and adults in the United […]

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Diabetes drug cuts Parkinson’s risk by 28 percent, study finds

Diabetes drug cuts Parkinson’s risk by 28 percent, study finds

A class of drugs currently used to treat diabetes could lower the risk of developing Parkinson’s, a new study reveals, offering hope of new prevention and treatment strategies for the disease. The type 2 diabetes drugs glitazones could reduce the risk of Parkinson’s disease, say researchers. By analyzing more than 100 million drug prescriptions in […]

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Can coffee help to treat Parkinson’s? Not likely

Can coffee help to treat Parkinson’s? Not likely

In 2012, Canadian researchers brought some welcome news for patients with Parkinson’s disease: caffeine may ease symptoms of the disease. But 5 years on, the research team has revealed that the coffee compound may not be so beneficial after all. New research suggests that caffeine is unlikely to benefit patients with Parkinson’s disease. The disappointing […]

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Dutasteride vs. Finasteride (Side Effects, Dosage, Use)

Dutasteride vs. Finasteride (Side Effects, Dosage, Use)

Dutasteride vs. finasteride for BPH quick comparison What is dutasteride? What is finasteride? How do they work? Dutasteride (Avodart) is a synthetic 4-azasteroid compound that is a selective inhibitor of both the type 1 and type 2 isoforms of steroid 5 alpha-reductase used to treat benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in men with an enlarged prostate. […]