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Thyroid Nodules

Thyroid Nodules

How are thyroid nodules diagnosed? Will they take a biopsy? Thyroid nodules usually are discovered by the health care professional during routine physical examination of the neck. Occasionally, a patient may notice a nodule as a small lump in their neck when looking in the mirror. Once a nodule is discovered, a physician will carefully […]

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FDA Approves Third of New Migraine Drugs

FDA Approves Third of New Migraine Drugs

By Deborah BrauserWebMD Health News Sept. 28, 2018 — The FDA has approved the third of a new type of drug to prevent migraine headaches in adults. Latest Migraine News Galcanezumab-gnlm (Emgality) targets calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP), a molecule that’s produced in nerve cells of the brain and spinal cord. The FDA approved two other […]

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How to manage COPD triggers

How to manage COPD triggers

Certain factors can cause symptoms of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease to grow more severe. Identifying and finding ways to avoid these triggers can help. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is the name for a group of long-term and progressive lung diseases. A person with COPD may have a variety of symptoms that often get worse […]

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Ileostomy: Everything you need to know

Ileostomy: Everything you need to know

An ileostomy is a type of ostomy, which is a surgical opening in the abdominal wall. An ileostomy provides a way for the end of the small intestine, called the ileum, to release stool. A surgeon will usually create an ileostomy after removing some or all of the colon and rectum. A person with an […]

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Crohn’s disease surgery: What to know

Crohn’s disease surgery: What to know

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that damages the small and large intestines. A doctor may recommend Crohn’s disease surgery for a person with severe symptoms if other treatments are not helping. Surgery does not cure Crohn’s disease, but it can reduce complications associated with the disease. According to the United States’ National Institute […]

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Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast

Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast

Diet can influence microbe colonies not only in the gut, but also in other body parts, such as the female breast in mammals. The influence is strong enough to create conditions that are pro- or anticancer. The Mediterranean diet is rich in fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, as well as olive oil. So concluded researchers […]

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Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight

Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight

Chiropractic care realigns the bones in the spine and other body parts to treat issues such as headaches and back pains. Some chiropractic adjustments, however, can produce side effects, and according to a new case report, these include vision problems. Chiropractic techniques can harm vision, a new case study illustrates. A case report — now […]

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Does ‘bad’ cholesterol deserve its bad name?

Does ‘bad’ cholesterol deserve its bad name?

“Misleading statistics, exclusion of unsuccessful trials, and […] ignoring numerous contradictory observations” are at the root of a half-century-long assumption that may be entirely wrong, says new research. Heart health may not have much to do with cholesterol levels. In the case of good vs. bad cholesterol, things are less clear-cut than we’d like them […]

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Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk

Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk

Recent research cautions that fluctuating weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and death. Weight fluctuation is a top risk factor for cardiovascular events, says new research. Scientists at the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, South Korea — with other institutions — have now assessed […]