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Looking to Whales for Insight on Human Cancers

Looking to Whales for Insight on Human Cancers

Latest Cancer News MONDAY, May 13, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Whales, the gentle giants of the ocean, may offer clues on fighting cancer in humans, researchers say. Age and weight are known cancer risk factors. So it would seem that whales — which include some of the largest and longest-lived animals on Earth — would […]

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What to know about cluster A personality disorders

What to know about cluster A personality disorders

People define personality disorders in many different ways. According to one definition, a personality disorder is a mental health condition that affects how a person thinks and feels and how they relate to other people. Cluster A disorders usually involve awkwardness in social situations, distorted thinking, and distance from society and relationships. There are 10 […]

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When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain

When to see a doctor for severe stomach pain

When severe stomach pain occurs, it can be difficult to decide whether to see a doctor, go to the emergency room, or wait. If the pain is severe or debilitating, a person may need to seek medical help immediately. Stomach pain is the most common reason for emergency room visits. When a person is unsure […]

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Everything you need to know about Pap smears

Everything you need to know about Pap smears

A Pap smear, sometimes called a Pap test or smear test, is a procedure that doctors use to look for changes in the cells of the cervix. These cellular changes can result from cancer, precancer, or the human papillomavirus (HPV). During a Pap test, a doctor or specialized nurse swabs the cervix through the vagina. […]

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Diabetes leg pain: Everything you need to know

Diabetes leg pain: Everything you need to know

Diabetes develops when a person’s body does not make enough insulin to process sugars present in the blood. This can lead to many complications, including leg pain. When people with diabetes experience leg pain, it may be the result of nerve damage. Nerve damage can occur if a person with diabetes does not receive treatment […]

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Ways to prevent gestational diabetes

Ways to prevent gestational diabetes

Gestational diabetes is a type of diabetes that can occur during pregnancy. It is not always possible to prevent it, but a pregnant woman can take steps to reduce her risk. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), gestational diabetes develops in approximately 2–10% of pregnancies in the United States each year. […]

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How to burn fat if you cannot workout

How to burn fat if you cannot workout

A person will burn fat when their body uses more energy than it takes in from the diet, resulting in a calorie deficit. Maintaining a calorie deficit can be time-consuming, and many people find it challenging to fit regular exercise and healthful meal preparation into a busy schedule. However, other simple methods of burning fat […]

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Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?

Why might smoking and drinking alcohol raise the risk of osteoporosis?

Recent research has uncovered a cell mechanism that could help explain why smoking, alcohol, and other modifiable factors could raise the risk of developing the bone disease osteoporosis. Scientists find a cell mechanism that could explain why certain lifestyle factors, such as smoking, increase the risk of osteoporosis. The mechanism spurs a cell type in […]

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Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

Too much dietary fat in the brain may impact mental health

People with obesity are often likely to develop depression as well, but the mechanisms at play are still unclear. New research in mice may now explain what happens in the brains of individuals who have a high-fat diet. How might a high-fat diet impact mental health? Many studies — including one that Medical News Today […]