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Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

Can the tongue microbiome help diagnose pancreatic cancer?

Pancreatic cancer is typically an aggressive form of the disease, with a fairly low 5-year survival rate. Diagnosing pancreatic cancer in its early stages could help people receive treatment more quickly, but what kind of test would work best? The specific bacterial abundance on a person’s tongue may indicate the presence of pancreatic cancer. The […]

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Why sleep is the best painkiller

Why sleep is the best painkiller

New research, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, finds that sleep deprivation increases sensitivity to pain by numbing the brain’s painkilling response. Sleep may be key for relieving chronic pain, a new study suggests. One in 3 adults in the United States, or 35 percent of the adult population, do not get enough sleep. The […]

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Cyst

Cyst

Cyst facts Skin cysts are closed sac-like or capsule structures that may be filled with semisolid material, gaseous material, or liquid. There are several causes of cysts, including genetic, infectious, and other causes that result in hundreds of types of cysts. Risk factors for developing a cyst are related to the underlying causes of the […]

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Laryngitis Home Remedies (in Adults and Children)

Laryngitis Home Remedies (in Adults and Children)

What should you know about laryngitis home remedies and treatments? What is the medical definition of laryngitis? Laryngitis is inflammation of the larynx. Usually, inflammation of the larynx is caused by viral infections. Viral infections caused from infections may have symptoms like a sore throat, cough, difficulty swallowing, and with a fever. If the voice […]

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Can Strict Blood Pressure Control Lower Dementia Risk?

Can Strict Blood Pressure Control Lower Dementia Risk?

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Tight control of your blood pressure won’t necessarily spare you from full-blown dementia, a new trial concludes. But it might lower the risk of slight declines in thinking and memory, a condition known as mild cognitive impairment (MCI), the researchers added. […]

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Why Sleepless Nights Can Mean More Painful Days

Why Sleepless Nights Can Mean More Painful Days

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Sleep News TUESDAY, Jan. 29, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you were up all night and you ache all over the next morning, your lack of sound slumber might be to blame. New research found that sleep loss delivered a double whammy to the brain that all but guaranteed greater […]

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What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?

What Illness Lands the Most Seniors in the ER?

Latest Senior Health News MONDAY, Jan. 28, 2019 (HealthDay News) — For seniors who often find themselves in the ER, complications from diabetes is the most common culprit, new research shows. Not only that, these chronically ill patients remain in the hospital longer and require more treatment and resources, noted the authors of the study. […]

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Corticosteroids vs. NSAIDs

Corticosteroids vs. NSAIDs

What are the side effect of corticosteroids and NSAIDs? Corticosteroids Corticosteroids have many side effects that can be mild or serious. These side effects are more apparent when corticosteroids are used at higher doses or for extended periods of time. This section lists only some of these side effects of corticosteroids.Corticosteroids can cause: The prolonged […]

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Health Tip: Cook With Your Child

Health Tip: Cook With Your Child

(HealthDay News) — Cooking with your child will help build confidence in tasting the unfamiliar, the American Academy of Pediatrics says. Latest Healthy Kids News By exposing your child to different types of food, you will boost the child’s willingness to try new dishes. The academy mentions these additional potential benefits: You can help your […]