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Triple-negative breast cancer responds to new dual-target therapy

Triple-negative breast cancer responds to new dual-target therapy

An experimental therapy has shown promising results in fighting a particularly aggressive breast cancer with limited treatment options. A new experimental treatment shows promise for people with triple-negative breast cancer. A recent study has revealed that the novel treatment decreased the growth and spread of triple-negative breast cancer in mice. The approach uses a protein […]

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Artificial sweeteners make ‘no difference’ to health

Artificial sweeteners make ‘no difference’ to health

Non-sugar sweeteners have been at the center of a fierce debate for decades. Do they benefit health or increase risks? A recent study fans the flames once more, claiming that there is little evidence of benefits or harms. Sweeteners have been under the microscope for years. As the evidence demonstrating the adverse effects of sugar […]

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Candida infection can reach brain and impair memory

Candida infection can reach brain and impair memory

A new study in mice reveals that Candida albicans — a fungus largely perceived as harmless — can cause memory problems and brain abnormalities that resemble those characteristic of Alzheimer’s disease. C. albicans is the most common and best-studied cause of fungal infections in humans. Candida albicans is a species of fungus that grows naturally […]

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Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

Acne: How common drug changes skin microbiome

Acne is the most common skin condition in the United States, but its exact causes are poorly understood. A new study uncovers how a common acne drug alters the balance of bacteria in our skin. How does a change in the skin microbiome improve acne? Isotretinoin (brand name Accutane) is commonly used to treat severe […]

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New breath test for cancer currently under trial

New breath test for cancer currently under trial

A clinical trial has just launched to assess the effectiveness of a newly developed breath test that could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer. A new breath test currently under trial could help diagnose multiple forms of cancer at an early stage. Researchers from the Cancer Research United Kingdom Cambridge Institute have recently developed an […]

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Health Tip: Job-Related Chemical Exposure Through the Skin

Health Tip: Job-Related Chemical Exposure Through the Skin

(HealthDay News) — Some 13 million workers in the United States may be exposed to hazardous chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin, the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) says. Latest Skin News This type of exposure may lead to contact dermatitis (eczema), skin cancer and skin infection or injury, […]

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As You Age, Alcohol May Be Harder to Handle

As You Age, Alcohol May Be Harder to Handle

Latest Senior Health News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Seniors may be more vulnerable to alcoholism, a psychologist warns. “As we age, it takes longer for the body to break down alcohol. It stays in the system longer. Tolerance also decreases. Excessive drinking can compromise your immune system and can lead to some […]

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Physical Therapy Can Keep Sports Injuries at Bay

Physical Therapy Can Keep Sports Injuries at Bay

Latest Prevention & Wellness News SUNDAY, Jan. 6, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Physical therapy helps people recover from sports injuries, but it also can help prevent them, an expert says. This approach, called proactive physical therapy, can help correct imbalances in amateur and professional athletes that can increase the risk of injury, according to Dean […]

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Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

Use of Common Epilepsy Drug in Pregnancy Tied to ADHD in Kids

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Pregnancy News FRIDAY, Jan. 4, 2019 (HealthDay News) — When a woman with epilepsy uses the anti-seizure drug valproate during a pregnancy, the odds that her baby will go on to develop ADHD rise, a new study suggests. The Danish report can’t prove that valproate causes attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in […]