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How nanoparticles may drive the spread of cancer

How nanoparticles may drive the spread of cancer

New research finds that some nanomaterials that scientists use to combat cancer may have the opposite effect: to help tumors spread. The results reveal why this might occur and propose a way for us to turn this risk into a therapeutic advantage. Nanoparticles may make cancer cells (depicted here) divide and spread faster. Nanotechnology has […]

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How a light-activated metal could destroy cancer cells

How a light-activated metal could destroy cancer cells

An innovative new approach to cancer therapy suggests that a compound of the metal iridium could, when activated by light, target and destroy cancer cells. A newly developed metal compound could offer an effective strategy against cancer. At the moment, there are many different types of cancer treatment. These range from chemotherapy and radiation therapy […]

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Fasting boosts metabolism and fights aging

Fasting boosts metabolism and fights aging

The latest study to explore the impact of fasting on the human body concludes that it increases metabolic activity more than previously realized and may even impart anti-aging benefits. A recent study takes a look at how fasting influences metabolism. Studies have shown that intermittent fasting can help certain people lose weight. Although researchers are […]

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Hypertension: Home-based care may be the future

Hypertension: Home-based care may be the future

Innovators and clinicians have developed and tested a new home-based care-delivery program. The new system helped 81 percent of study participants successfully control their blood pressure. Managing hypertension can be challenging. A new home-based method may be the answer. Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the artery walls. Blood pressure rises and […]

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How to Get Rid of Hiccups

How to Get Rid of Hiccups

What are hiccups? The main muscle that helps your lungs expand and contract to breathe is the diaphragm, which is in your abdomen and controls the volume of your chest cavity. Hiccups (also spelled hiccough) happen when this diaphragm muscle spasms. In response, you vocal cords snap shut, causing the “hic” sound you hear with […]

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How Do You Get Rid of Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)?

How Do You Get Rid of Ringing in the Ears (Tinnitus)?

What is tinnitus? Tinnitus is not a condition in itself, but a symptom of some other condition that causes a high-pitched whine, a ringing, buzzing or clicking in the ears. It can come from any number of problems starting with the eardrum and cochlea – the organs that turn sound waves into electrical signals for […]

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Is There a Cure for Cirrhosis of the Liver?

Is There a Cure for Cirrhosis of the Liver?

What is cirrhosis of the liver? Liver cirrhosis results from disease or chemical-induced injuries to the liver over a sustained period. As the injuries kill liver cells, your body attempts to rebuild the damage. In the process, the existing cells are inflamed and scar tissue results, compromising the structure of the liver and hampering its […]

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Health Screenings Every Woman Needs

Health Screenings Every Woman Needs

Latest Women’s Health News SUNDAY, Feb. 3, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Mammogram? Check. Pap test? Check. Blood pressure? Check. Hearing and vision? Check. Screenings are an important part of maintaining women’s health. They can detect disease when it’s most treatable and prevent serious problems, according to Dr. Lili Lustig. She is a family medicine specialist […]

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Pelvic Pain (in Women and Men)

Pelvic Pain (in Women and Men)

What causes pelvic pain in women? In women, pelvic pain can occur due to pregnancy-related causes or problems with the reproductive organs in women who are not pregnant. Causes of pelvic pain in women include. Menstrual cramps or problems (cramps during menstruation). The medical term for menstrual pain is dysmenorrhea. Many women experience mild menstrual […]

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Health Tip: Exfoliate at Home

Health Tip: Exfoliate at Home

(HealthDay News) — Exfoliation is the process of removing dead cells from the outer layer of the skin. People typically exfoliate because it may improve the skin’s appearance. But according to the American Academy of Dermatology, if it is not done properly, exfoliation can do more harm than good. Latest Skin News The academy suggests […]