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Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

Laser probe detects deadly melanoma in seconds

Melanoma is the deadliest form of skin cancer. With its incidence rates continuing to rise, researchers are looking for ways to spot it early on. A new laser device may be able to do so instantly. A cost-effective new laser probe may soon be the best way to check for melanoma. “With skin cancer, there’s […]

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Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread?

Breast cancer: Does stress fuel its spread?

New research in mouse models shows that stress hormones can help breast cancer grow, spread, and diversify, which makes it harder to treat. A study in mice sheds light on the mechanisms through which stress can contribute to the spread of breast cancer. Breast cancer is one of the most common types of cancer. In […]

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Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?

Is the shot or the pill better for birth control?

The shot and the pill are two effective forms of hormonal birth control, each with their own benefits and risks. Does one work better than the other? There are many different birth control options. People can choose which one to use based on their benefits, risks, and what feels right. When choosing between the shot […]

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What is an orgasm headache?

What is an orgasm headache?

An orgasm headache is intense and it starts suddenly, just before or during an orgasm. These headaches are usually harmless, and a person can often treat them with over-the-counter pain medications. However, headaches during sex can sometimes signal a more serious condition. In this article, we describe what orgasm headaches are, what they feel like, […]

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CPR steps: A visual guide

CPR steps: A visual guide

People without first aid training can still save a life by performing CPR. Performing CPR on someone having a cardiac or breathing emergency can help keep them alive until the emergency services arrive. If a person carries it out immediately after a person’s heart stops beating, CPR can double or even triple the chances of […]

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Nutrient-dense foods list

Nutrient-dense foods list

Nutrient-dense foods are those that have a high nutrient content for the number of calories that they contain. By including nutrient-dense foods in their diet, people can increase the amount of nutrition that they get per calorie. Examples of nutrient-dense foods include legumes and nuts, which are an excellent source of protein for those following […]

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Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function

Heart failure: New drug could halt disease and improve heart function

Heart failure occurs when the heart loses its ability to pump blood effectively. Current treatments can slow or stop the disease getting worse, but they can’t regress it. Now, scientists have designed a molecule that could not only curb heart failure but also improve the heart’s blood pumping ability. A new molecule could help prevent […]

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Avocado seeds may have anti-inflammatory properties

Avocado seeds may have anti-inflammatory properties

One of the most popular foods in recent years, avocados are rich in vitamins and minerals and a great source of healthful fats. While people take great pleasure in eating the fruit pulp, they usually discard the seed, but is there more to avocado’s core than meets the eye? We know that avocados are healthful, […]

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Manganese and Parkinson’s: Mechanism may explain link

Manganese and Parkinson’s: Mechanism may explain link

New research, published in the journal Science Signaling, details the mechanism through which exposure to manganese can trigger protein misfolding in the brain — which may, in turn, lead to Parkinson’s-like symptoms. The findings may enable an earlier diagnosis of the neurological condition. New research helps explain how and why manganese exposure could lead to […]