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New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

New cancer vaccine is 100 percent successful in mouse model

Scientists have developed a new vaccine that — in conjunction with existing therapies — can not only treat aggressive melanoma, but also prevent its recurrence. Have researchers finally found the best vaccine against aggressive melanoma? Researchers from the Scripps Research Institute in San Diego, CA, recently worked with experts from other institutions to develop a […]

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Risks and effects of adenoid removal

Risks and effects of adenoid removal

A child’s adenoids can sometimes become swollen and, occasionally, infected. If enlarged adenoids cause sleeping or breathing difficulties, a doctor may recommend adenoid removal. In this article, we look at what adenoids are, symptoms of their enlargement, and reasons for having them removed. We also explain the adenoid removal procedure, risks and possible complications, and […]

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Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to cope

Nicotine withdrawal symptoms and how to cope

When nicotine starts to leave the body after smoking tobacco, people experience physical and psychological withdrawal effects. Nicotine is the addictive substance found in tobacco products, such as cigarettes and cigars. It is a drug that can affect a person’s brain function. Once the body adapts to regular nicotine intake, people find giving up smoking […]

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Silent migraine: What to know

Silent migraine: What to know

Unlike typical migraines, silent migraines do not cause pain. However, they may produce other debilitating symptoms, including upset stomach, dizziness, and sensitivity to light or sound. Migraines are a prevalent health issue worldwide. A 2015 study reported that 14.2 percent of adults in the United States had experienced a migraine or a severe headache within […]

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How do you use a suppository?

How do you use a suppository?

A suppository is a medication that is inserted into the rectum, vagina, or urethra to be broken down and absorbed by the body. Suppository uses include asthma, allergies, and pain. Suppositories are typically safe and effective. Learn more about how suppositories work, and follow a guide on how to use them, here.

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Why does olive oil keep heart attack and stroke at bay?

Why does olive oil keep heart attack and stroke at bay?

There is a protein in our blood that rises after we eat, especially when we eat foods such as olive oil that are high in unsaturated fats. Now, new research reveals that it plays an important role in preventing a major cause of heart attack and stroke. The unsaturated fats in olive oil could protect […]

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Is regular screening for prostate cancer really necessary?

Is regular screening for prostate cancer really necessary?

A BMJ commission considered whether or not regular screening for prostate cancer using the prostate-specific antigen test is truly necessary, despite the possible risks it carries. Should men opt for routine screening for prostate cancer? According to an official statement released by the United States Preventive Services Task Force in JAMA, men in the U.S. […]

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How many is too many eggs?

How many is too many eggs?

There is not a specific number of eggs a person can eat as part of a healthful diet. Eggs were once considered to be an unhealthy food source in terms of high cholesterol and heart problem concerns. The fact that the yolk of an egg contains a high level of cholesterol was the primary cause […]

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Why does hormone therapy worsen some prostate cancers?

Why does hormone therapy worsen some prostate cancers?

Hormone therapy for prostate cancer does not always work; the tumor can become resistant and continue to spread. Now, new research reveals how the therapy alters the environment of tumor cells to make this happen. Hormone therapy can actually make some prostate cancers worse, but how? Scientists at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, […]