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Is it possible to kill cancer by ‘overfeeding’ it?

Is it possible to kill cancer by ‘overfeeding’ it?

Oxidative stress is a phenomenon that occurs at a cellular level, and which can drive previously healthy cells to deteriorate and eventually die. Cancer often uses oxidative stress to its own benefit, but could this phenomenon be turned against it? Researchers are now investigating whether they can ‘force feed’ cancer to death. Reactive oxygen species […]

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Foreign object in eye: Treatment and home remedies

Foreign object in eye: Treatment and home remedies

A foreign object in the eye can be anything from a piece of dust to a lodged pencil. Most of the time, foreign objects are harmless and easy to remove. Foreign objects and debris in the eye usually affect the cornea or conjunctiva. The cornea is a transparent layer that protects the iris and pupil. […]

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Persistent stress may lead to vision loss, study shows

Persistent stress may lead to vision loss, study shows

A new analysis of clinical reports and existing research suggests that “stress is both consequence and cause of vision loss.” The findings indicate that clinicians should refrain from adding any unnecessary stress to their patients, and that reducing stress may help to restore vision. Prolonged stress may lead to a range of eye health issues, […]

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Are e-cigarette flavorings toxic to the heart?

Are e-cigarette flavorings toxic to the heart?

Despite their popularity, little is known about the health impacts of electronic cigarettes. New research investigates the chemicals used to flavor these products and their effects on cardiovascular health. A new study investigates e-cigarettes’ impact on the heart. New research, published in Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology, concludes that the chemicals used to create these […]

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What does having both chest pain and headache mean?

What does having both chest pain and headache mean?

When chest pain and a headache happen at the same time they are usually unrelated, though some conditions can cause both symptoms. Experiencing chest pain and a headache at the same time may be related to the heart, the immune system, or psychological factors. The cause is usually not serious, but people may be concerned […]

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What to know about peripheral vascular disease

What to know about peripheral vascular disease

Peripheral vascular disease is a disease that causes restricted blood flow to the arms, legs, or other body parts. It occurs when arteries or veins get narrower, become blocked, or spasm. If peripheral vascular disease (PVD) occurs only in the arteries, it is called peripheral artery disease (PAD). Most cases of PVD affect the arteries […]

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What to expect from a bronchoscopy

What to expect from a bronchoscopy

A bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine the inside of the lungs, including the bronchi, which are the main pathways into the lungs. During a bronchoscopy, a doctor inserts a thin tube containing a light and camera into the lungs through the nose or mouth. The doctor can use the findings […]

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What are the signs of not eating enough?

What are the signs of not eating enough?

Typical signs that you’re not eating enough can include feeling tired, getting ill more often, hair loss, or skin problems. While obesity and related conditions are on the rise, the dangers of undereating are relatively overlooked. Undereating can have a range of adverse effects on a person’s health and wellbeing. In this article, we look […]

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What are the first symptoms of ovarian cancer?

What are the first symptoms of ovarian cancer?

It is often difficult to diagnose ovarian cancer in its early stages because the symptoms are similar to those of other conditions. Anyone who experiences unexplained abdominal symptoms that last for more than 2 weeks should see a doctor. Ovarian cancer can also be challenging to detect early because the ovaries are small and located […]

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Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk

Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk

In the largest study of its kind, low levels of vitamin D are linked with a significant increase in colorectal cancer risk. Conversely, higher levels appear to offer protection. Vitamin D and colorectal cancer may be linked. Vitamin D is produced in the skin after contact with sunlight, as well as absorbed in our guts […]