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What to know about otomycosis

What to know about otomycosis

Otomycosis is a fungal infection in the outer ear. An otomycosis infection causes inflammation, dry skin, and a smelly discharge in the ear canal. People most likely to be affected by otomycosis include those who live in warm, tropical climates, and those who participate in water sports. Otomycosis is often easily treated with topical antifungal […]

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Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

Lung cancer destroyed with tea leaf nanoparticles

A new study has shown that lung cancer cells can be destroyed using nanoparticles derived from tea leaves. These tiny particles, called “quantum dots,” are 400 times thinner than a human hair, and producing them from tea leaves is safe and non-toxic. Tea leaves may be key to stopping lung cancer from advancing. More and […]

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What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?

What effect does ADHD have on sexuality?

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) causes a range of symptoms, including hyperactivity, difficulty paying attention, and behavioral problems. ADHD may also affect romantic relationships, feelings of self-worth, or even the ability to perform sexually. These markers are not used to make a diagnosis, and they may be due to the disorder itself or develop as […]

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Why is lung cancer so difficult to treat?

Why is lung cancer so difficult to treat?

Lung cancer is one of the most common in the United States and treating it is incredibly challenging. A new study investigates how the immune response to tumor cells may be tweaked to improve survival rates. A new study delves into the immune response to lung cancer. Affecting both men and women, lung cancer accounts […]

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Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?

Could gut bacteria drive colon cancer?

Gut microbiota could play a role in the development of colon cancer, a new study reveals. If this is true, then it may, in time, lead to treatments that would arrest the growth of cancerous tumors. Researchers think that some gut bacteria may interact with microRNA in ways that could facilitate the development of colon […]

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What to know about bone spurs

What to know about bone spurs

An exostosis, also called a bony spur or osteoma, occurs when a bony growth extend beyond a bone’s usual smooth surface. Exostosis can cause chronic pain or irritation, depending on its size and location. Sometimes, cartilage will grow over an area of exostosis, which is called osteochondroma. These bony outgrowths often occur in the ear […]

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Colorectal cancer: Some cells are ‘born to be bad’

Colorectal cancer: Some cells are ‘born to be bad’

The results of a small study could lead to better identification of polyps that are likely to develop into invasive colorectal cancer. Researchers investigate cancer’s ‘founding cells.’ This may prevent the unnecessary treatment of patients with harmless growths, say scientists from Duke University in Durham, NC, and the University of Southern California (USC) in Los […]