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What to know about hyperpigmentation

What to know about hyperpigmentation

Hyperpigmentation is the name that healthcare professionals give to patches of skin that become darker than surrounding areas of skin. Types of hyperpigmentation include age spots, melasma, and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation. Each of these has different cause and a range of treatments and products, including creams and cosmetic procedures. We discuss these below. What is hyperpigmentation? […]

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COPD and anxiety: Researchers test promising approach

COPD and anxiety: Researchers test promising approach

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease affects millions of people worldwide. Its main symptom is breathlessness, which can be distressing and causes many people with this lung condition to experience anxiety. People with COPD-related anxiety would benefit from cognitive behavioral therapy, a new trial finds. According to data from the World Health Organization (WHO), an estimated 3.17 […]

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Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells

Breast cancer: Tumor growth fueled by bone marrow cells

New research, published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine, reveals a novel mechanism that fuels tumor growth in breast cancer and may have a negative impact on a person’s outlook. However, the findings might also help scientists develop individually tailored treatments that target breast cancer tumors more precisely. Breast cancer tumors need fibroblast cells from […]

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After a Spouse’s Death, Sleep Woes Up Health Risks

After a Spouse’s Death, Sleep Woes Up Health Risks

Latest Sleep News MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The death of a spouse can understandably bring sleepless nights. Now, research suggests those sleep troubles raise the odds of immune system dysfunction — which in turn can trigger chronic inflammation. For the surviving spouse, that could mean an increased risk for heart disease and […]

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A ‘Hypoallergenic’ Dog? You May Be Barking Up the Wrong Tree

A ‘Hypoallergenic’ Dog? You May Be Barking Up the Wrong Tree

Latest Asthma News MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Do so-called hypoallergenic dogs really protect you against asthma? Many dog-lovers believe it, but Swedish researchers found no evidence that “allergy-friendly” breeds — such as poodles and miniature Schnauzers — actually lower the risk for the wheezing lung disease. Previous studies have shown that growing […]

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Alzheimer’s Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

Alzheimer’s Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

Latest Alzheimer’s News MONDAY, Nov. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — An experimental Alzheimer’s disease vaccine shows promise in animal tests, and researchers say it could have the potential to reduce dementia cases by half. In mice created to develop Alzheimer’s, the vaccine triggered an immune response that reduced accumulation of two toxic proteins associated with […]

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What to know about erythema multiforme

What to know about erythema multiforme

Erythema multiforme is a skin immune reaction that an infection or medication can trigger. Its name combines the Latin “erythema” (redness), “multi” (many), and “forme” (shapes) and describes the main symptom, which is a rash on the body where each mark resembles a bullseye. Erythema multiforme can affect people of any age, with children representing […]

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What causes purple feet?

What causes purple feet?

Purple or blue feet may be a sign of an underlying health condition. Some possible causes of foot discoloration include injuries, Raynaud’s disease, peripheral arterial disease, and frostbite. Skin can become blue or purple due to bruising, but this color change can also indicate that not enough oxygen-rich blood is reaching the area. The feet […]

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Second trimester pains: What to expect

Second trimester pains: What to expect

Although all pregnancies are different, certain symptoms tend to occur in each trimester. For some women, the second trimester means the end of morning sickness and fatigue, but it also means the onset of specific types of pain. Pregnancy consists of three trimesters. The second trimester lasts from weeks 13 to 28. In this article, […]

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‘DNA origami’ tackles multidrug-resistant cancer cells

‘DNA origami’ tackles multidrug-resistant cancer cells

A DNA tool that combines gene therapy with chemotherapy could be a promising new way to defeat multidrug-resistant cancer cells. New research shows how a tailored DNA nanostructure can deliver anti-cancer drugs selectively. The tool is a “tailored DNA nanoplatform” that can carry chemotherapy drugs into targeted cancer cells while also silencing the cells’ drug-resistance […]