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Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease in women

Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease in women

Crohn’s disease is a chronic health condition that affects the digestive system. It is one of a group of long-term health conditions, which also includes ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. Crohn’s disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the gut, causing inflammation in the small intestine, the large intestine, or […]

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Genetics may determine severe alcohol withdrawal

Genetics may determine severe alcohol withdrawal

People with harmful drinking habits will likely experience withdrawal symptoms once they remove alcohol from their diets. Some individuals face much more intense — and sometimes dangerous — withdrawal symptoms than others, but why? A recent Yale-led investigation may have found the answer. A new study identifies the genetic predictors of severe alcohol withdrawal symptoms. […]

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What is perindopril?

Perindopril is an oral tablet used to treat hypertension (high blood pressure). It’s also used to lower the risk of death or heart attack in people with stable coronary artery (heart) disease. Perindopril is available only as a generic drug. Learn about side effects, warnings, dosage, and more.

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A new drug could strip pancreatic cancer of its defenses

A new drug could strip pancreatic cancer of its defenses

Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma, a common and aggressive type of cancer, often develops resistance to treatments such as chemotherapy. However, a new drug tested in mice may be able to eliminate the cancer’s defenses. Scientists have developed and are hoping to improve a drug that blocks pancreatic cancer’s resistance to chemotherapy. According to the National Cancer […]

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New Therapy May Control HIV Without Daily Pills

New Therapy May Control HIV Without Daily Pills

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest HIV News WEDNESDAY, Sept. 26, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A combination of two HIV-fighting antibodies can suppress the virus in some patients, even after they stop standard drugs, a preliminary trial has shown. Researchers found that among 11 HIV patients given the antibody combo, nine maintained complete suppression of the […]

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How can psoriasis affect the mouth and tongue?

How can psoriasis affect the mouth and tongue?

Psoriasis can affect any area of skin, including that of the mouth and tongue. The condition can cause cracks to form on the tongue or smooth patches, in a complication called geographic tongue. Psoriasis is a chronic autoimmune condition. It causes a person’s skin to grow faster than average, resulting in red and often scaly […]

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What is an estradiol test and why is it used?

What is an estradiol test and why is it used?

An estradiol test is a simple blood test to measure the amount of estradiol in a person’s blood. Estradiol, also known as E2, is one of the four types of estrogen that the ovaries chiefly produce. The adrenal glands, placenta, testes, and some tissues also produce smaller amounts of this hormone. The right estrogen levels […]

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Life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer

Life expectancy for stage 3 breast cancer

Stage 3 breast cancer refers to cancer in the breast that has spread to several nearby lymph nodes. Doctors also describe breast cancer as stage 3 if a tumor is larger than 5 centimeters and cancer has spread to any lymph nodes, but not to distant organs. At stage 3, breast cancer may also spread […]

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Is Greek yogurt good for you?

Is Greek yogurt good for you?

Greek yogurt differs from other yogurts because it goes through a straining process to remove the whey. Whey is a liquid that contains lactose, a natural sugar found in milk. Greek yogurt is a popular dairy product, but is it good for you? Making yogurt involves fermenting milk with live cultures of beneficial bacteria. Strained […]

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What is bronchopneumonia?

What is bronchopneumonia?

Bronchopneumonia is a type of pneumonia, a condition that causes inflammation of the lungs. Symptoms can range from mild to severe and may include coughing, breathing difficulties, and fever. Causes include bacterial, viral, or fungal chest infections. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), pneumonia is responsible for around 51,811 deaths each […]