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Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer

Existing drug may treat triple-negative breast cancer

The existing drug estradiol can inhibit tumor growth in a subtype of triple-negative breast cancer. The researchers may soon test the repurposed drug in a phase II clinical trial. New findings may improve patient outcomes, as an existing drug inhibits the growth of an aggressive form of breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive […]

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What to know about esophageal thrush

What to know about esophageal thrush

Esophageal thrush is a fungal infection of the esophagus or food pipe. Doctors sometimes call it esophageal candidiasis. The food pipe is the tube that connects the mouth and throat to the stomach. Although anyone can develop esophageal thrush, it is more common in people with weakened immune systems, especially those with HIV or AIDS. […]

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Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

Antibiotic may prevent breast cancer recurrence

One of cancer researchers’ top priorities is discovering ways to reduce the risk that cancer will recur or metastasize. A recent, small-scale study may have found a common, cost-effective drug that does just that. An antibiotic might help prevent breast cancer from coming back. Cancer stem cells (CSCs), also known as tumor-initiating cells, are a […]

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Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes

Weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes

The results of a recent clinical trial, published in the journal The Lancet, show that a weight loss drug may prevent and treat diabetes. A new weight loss pill may prevent diabetes in those who are obese and overweight. More than 30 million people, or 9 percent of the population of the United States, are […]

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What to expect from Crohn’s infusions

What to expect from Crohn’s infusions

A doctor may recommend that a person try infusions of medications called biologics as a treatment for Crohn’s disease. Ideally, these infusions can help keep the condition in remission. People can receive biologics via injection or intravenously. While they may reduce symptoms in some individuals, they also have potential side effects. In this article, learn […]

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Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

In the treatment of melanoma, tumor cells sometimes develop a resistance to anticancer drugs. A new study asks whether an antibiotic may provide extra firepower to bolster existing treatments. An antibiotic may boost melanoma treatment. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from melanocytes. These are cells that contain pigment. It is one […]

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First User-Fitted Hearing Aid Approved

First User-Fitted Hearing Aid Approved

FRIDAY, Oct. 5, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The first hearing aid that doesn’t require the assistance of an audiologist or other health care provider has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Latest Hearing News The Bose Hearing Aid is a user-fitted device for people aged 18 and older with mild-to-moderate hearing loss, […]

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Differences between lactose intolerance and Crohn’s disease

Differences between lactose intolerance and Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease and lactose intolerance can both cause similar digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. However, the causes and treatment of these two conditions are very different. In this article, we look at Crohn’s disease and lactose intolerance in more detail and compare their causes, symptoms, risk factors, diagnosis, and treatment. Lactose intolerance […]