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Can you treat vulvovaginitis at home?

Can you treat vulvovaginitis at home?

Vulvovaginitis refers to different conditions that cause inflammation or infection in the vulva and vagina. The condition is common and easily treatable. Potential causes of vulvovaginitis include: bacteria yeast parasites Typically, the symptoms of vulvovaginitis affect both the vulva and vagina. How someone experiences the condition depends on the cause. Causes of vulvovaginitis? The types […]

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Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

Engineered antibody summons immune system to kill cancer cells

Scientists have engineered a new kind of antibody that attaches itself to cancer cells before summoning and activating killer T cells from the immune system to destroy them. The new antibody attaches itself specifically to cancer cells (depicted here) and then gets killer T cells to destroy them. The immune system has many ways to […]

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Broken eye socket: Symptoms, surgery, and recovery

Broken eye socket: Symptoms, surgery, and recovery

A broken eye socket usually causes intense pain, swelling, and a black eye, which make it easy to diagnose. The eye socket is the bony structure surrounding and protecting the eye. In addition to the eye, it houses all the muscles, nerves, and connective tissues that connect to and move the eye. Some parts of […]

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Sandalwood scent may tackle bladder cancer tumors

Sandalwood scent may tackle bladder cancer tumors

Bladder cancer typically occurs in older people, those who have a family history of cancer, and those who work or have worked with harmful chemicals. A new study discovers that a certain olfactory (smell) receptor is often present in malign bladder tumors. This finding may lead to better therapies. Can olfactory receptors be ‘co-opted’ in […]

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Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease death risk by 40 percent

Vegetarian diet reduces heart disease death risk by 40 percent

The latest in a long line of papers on the many health benefits of reducing meat intake concludes that a plant-based diet is great news for your heart. A new review concludes that plant-based diets improve heart health. Currently, in the United States, vegetarianism and veganism are steadily becoming more popular. Touted as a more […]

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Causes and treatment of gastrointestinal perforation

Causes and treatment of gastrointestinal perforation

The gastrointestinal tract consists of the stomach, small intestine, and large bowel. It is possible for a perforation, or hole, to develop in the wall of the gastrointestinal tract. This condition is called gastrointestinal perforation. Gastrointestinal perforation is a painful condition that can lead to further health complications, so emergency surgery is often necessary. This […]

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What causes hydronephrosis?

What causes hydronephrosis?

Hydronephrosis is a condition that puts pressure on the kidneys and can lead to them becoming damaged. Often, something inside or outside of the urinary tract that blocks the urine flow out of the kidneys causes hydronephrosis. Blockages in the urinary tract that can lead to hydronephrosis include kidney stones or an enlarged prostate. A […]

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‘Healthy obesity’ not so healthy for the heart

‘Healthy obesity’ not so healthy for the heart

Some people with obesity are free of metabolic diseases such as diabetes, which often accompany this condition. It is known as “metabolically healthy obesity.” But a new study on women suggests that the “healthy” attribute should be taken with a considerably large pinch of salt. Can any type of obesity ever be characterized as ‘healthy?’ […]

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Many Breast Cancer Survivors Not Getting Needed Mammograms

Many Breast Cancer Survivors Not Getting Needed Mammograms

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 31, 2018 (HealthDay News) — After surviving a diagnosis of breast cancer, women still need regular screening. But many of them, especially black women, aren’t getting the mammograms they need, a new study finds. It’s essential to screen for a return of cancer so it can be treated before symptoms […]