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CA 125

CA 125

Ovarian Cancer Testing CA 125 The CA-125 is a blood test that is often, but not always, elevated with ovarian cancer. If a postmenopausal woman has a mass and an elevated CA-125, she has an extremely high risk of having a cancer. However, in younger women, CA-125 is extraordinarily inaccurate. It is elevated by a […]

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Erythropoietin (EPO Test)

Erythropoietin (EPO Test)

Erythropeoietin (EPO) Blood Doping Lance cheated. Deep in our hearts we knew it, but until the words came out of his mouth, there was a glimmer of hope that he still could be our hero. Now he has fallen, admitting that he blood doped, used steroids and erythropoietin (EPO), and exhibited disdain to those around […]

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Immune-Targeted Treatment Might Help Prevent Peanut Allergy Crises

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Allergies News MONDAY, April 8, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Allergic reactions to peanuts can be incredibly dangerous, causing the throat to close, the chest to tighten, and throw a person into life-threatening anaphylactic shock. But researchers now believe they’ve found a way to head off that immune reaction by blocking […]

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Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

A new study finds that capsaicin, the pungent compound in chili peppers, can successfully stop lung cancer metastasis. New research adds to the mounting evidence that capsaicin, a compound found in chili peppers, has anti-cancer properties. According to the American Cancer Society, lung cancer is “by far the leading cause of cancer death among both […]

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What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

What is the difference between a headache and a migraine?

The term headache disorder encompasses a wide variety of nervous system conditions that cause painful symptoms in the head. Headache disorders include headaches and migraine. Most people experience a headache at one point in their lives. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), headache disorders affect an estimated 50 percent of adults around the world. […]

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What to know about high potassium

What to know about high potassium

Hyperkalemia is a medical term for when a person has higher than normal levels of potassium. Usually, people with hyperkalemia do not have any symptoms, which makes it challenging for a doctor to diagnose. The leading causes of hyperkalemia are chronic kidney disease, uncontrolled diabetes, dehydration, having had severe bleeding, consuming excessive dietary potassium, and […]

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What can cause a dry cough?

What can cause a dry cough?

Coughing is a natural reflex for clearing the throat and lungs of irritants. While an occasional dry cough is rarely a cause for concern, persistent coughing can indicate an underlying medical condition that may be more serious. A dry cough, or sometimes a tickly cough, is a cough that does not bring up any phlegm […]

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Best remedies for dry skin on the feet

Best remedies for dry skin on the feet

Having dry, rough, or cracked skin on the feet is common. The feet have fewer oil glands than other areas of the body, and they experience daily wear and tear. People can relieve dry skin on the feet using some simple home remedies.Dry skin often appears on the heels and sides of the feet and […]

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Tips to increase stamina

Tips to increase stamina

Stamina describes a person’s ability to sustain physical and mental activity. People with low mental stamina may find it difficult to focus on tasks for long periods and become distracted easily. People with low physical stamina may tire when walking up a flight of stairs, for example. Having low stamina often causes a person to […]