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Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

One of cancer researchers’ top priorities is discovering ways to reduce the risk that cancer will recur or metastasize. A recent, small-scale study may have found a common, cost-effective drug that does just that. An antibiotic might help prevent breast cancer from coming back. Cancer stem cells (CSCs), also known as tumor-initiating cells, are a […]

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Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes

Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes

The results of a recent clinical trial, published in the journal The Lancet, show that a weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes. A new weight loss pill may prevent diabetes in those who are obese and overweight. More than 30 million people, or 9 percent of the population of the United States, are […]

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What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

One common and effective treatment for breast cancer is radiation therapy. However, it does have some side effects. A doctor may recommend radiation therapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery and chemotherapy. There are two main types of radiation treatment: External beam radiation: This involves a doctor applying radiation from an external machine […]

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Why are my feet swollen?

Why are my feet swollen?

A person might experience swollen feet for a number of reasons. Some causes, such as minor injury, are apparent and easy to treat. Others, however, may be signs of a serious underlying health condition that needs prompt medical attention. Here, we take a look at some of the reasons why a person’s feet may appear […]

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How to manage COPD triggers

How to manage COPD triggers

Certain factors can cause symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to grow more severe. Identifying and finding ways to avoid these triggers can help. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of long-term and progressive lung diseases. A person with COPD may have a variety of symptoms that often get worse […]

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Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast

Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast

Diet can influence microbe colonies not only in the gut, but also in other body parts, such as the female breast in mammals. The influence is strong enough to create conditions that are pro- or anticancer. The Mediterranean diet is rich in fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, as well as olive oil. So concluded researchers […]

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Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight

Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight

Chiropractic care realigns the bones in the spine and other body parts to treat issues such as headaches and back pains. Some chiropractic adjustments, however, can produce side effects, and according to a new case report, these include vision problems. Chiropractic techniques can harm vision, a new case study illustrates. A case report — now […]