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New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

New research shows that a new cancer vaccine may be effective for treating a range of HER2-positive cancers, including the more aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. A new cancer vaccine showed promise in an early trial. Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive holds too much of the protein on the surface of its […]

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How can psoriasis affect the lungs?

How can psoriasis affect the lungs?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes widespread inflammation. This can affect the skin and several other parts of the body, including the lungs. The most noticeable symptoms of psoriasis are patches of red, inflamed skin and silvery-white scaly rashes. However, the condition puts a person at risk for many complications, including lung disease, heart […]

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Can aspirin help treat cancer?

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it “time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?” Can a simple pill of aspirin help treat cancer? A new review investigates. Peter Elwood, of the […]

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How to strengthen the lower back

How to strengthen the lower back

Doing exercises to strengthen the lower back can help alleviate and prevent lower back pain. It can also strengthen the core, leg, and arm muscles. According to researchers, exercise also increases blood flow to the lower back area, which may reduce stiffness and speed up the healing process. Below, we explain how to do 10 […]

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Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we ‘curb the epidemic for good?’

Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we ‘curb the epidemic for good?’

Drugs kill thousands of people in the United States and globally every year. New research may help develop more effective methods to curb the epidemic. Researchers reveal that drug overdose rates have been on the rise for several decades. “The drug overdose epidemic” normally brings to mind prescription opioids and illegal drugs such as cocaine […]

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Genetics may determine severe alcohol withdrawal

Genetics may determine severe alcohol withdrawal

People with harmful drinking habits will likely experience withdrawal symptoms once they remove alcohol from their diets. Some individuals face much more intense — and sometimes dangerous — withdrawal symptoms than others, but why? A recent Yale-led investigation may have found the answer. A new study identifies the genetic predictors of severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. […]

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What is perindopril?

Perindopril is an oral tablet used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It’s also used to lower the risk of death or heart attack in people with stable coronary artery (heart) disease. Perindopril is available only as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

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What is an estradiol test and why is it used?

What is an estradiol test and why is it used?

An estradiol test is a simple blood test to measure the amount of estradiol in a person’s blood. Estradiol, also known as E2, is one of the four types of estrogen that the ovaries chiefly produce. The adrenal glands, placenta, testes, and some tissues also produce smaller amounts of this hormone. The right estrogen levels […]

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Is Greek yogurt good for you?

Is Greek yogurt good for you?

Greek yogurt differs from other yogurts because it goes through a straining process to remove the whey. Whey is a liquid that contains lactose, a natural sugar found in milk. Greek yogurt is a popular dairy product, but is it good for you? Making yogurt involves fermenting milk with live cultures of beneficial bacteria. Strained […]