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What does a headache on top of the head mean?

What does a headache on top of the head mean?

A headache on top of the head may be worrying but, in many cases, it is not a cause for concern. However, there are several different types of headache, and each may have its own trigger in different people. People have muscles and nerves that can contribute to a headache, and they may need to […]

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Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

New research, now published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, suggests that a small dose of the popular male impotence drug Viagra, when administered daily, may significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. A small daily dose of the erectile dysfunction drug may prove invaluable for treating and preventing colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society […]

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Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer

Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer

A new study suggests that chondroitin sulfate, which is a dietary supplement approved for use in osteoarthritis, may promote the growth of tumor cells in a type of melanoma that accounts for around half of all cases of the dangerous skin cancer. A certain arthritis supplement may drive tumor growth in melanoma. The researchers stress […]

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How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

New research suggests that targeting a particular cell signaling pathway with the diabetes drug metformin might offer a way to stop the progression and spread of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer kills more than 44,000 people in the U.S. every year. The study — which was led by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New […]

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Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

New research led by the State University of New York at Buffalo suggests that an anti-cancer drug may be able to reverse social impairments associated with autism. How might an anti-cancer drug help to treat the symptoms of autism? In a paper now published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the investigators report how low doses […]

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What does it mean when your left lung hurts?

What does it mean when your left lung hurts?

The lungs do not have a significant amount of pain receptors, which means that any pain felt in the lungs probably originates somewhere else in the body. However, some lung-related conditions can result in pain in the left lung. The chest contains several vital organs, including the heart and lungs. Because of this, it is […]

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How much of our empathy is down to genes?

How much of our empathy is down to genes?

When you’re going through a tough time, some people seem to know almost instinctively what you need, while others, although well-intended, may not be able to offer the emotional support you’re hoping for. Is this because the ability to empathize is innate, or down to our genetic inheritance? A new study investigates. Our ability to […]

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New drug ‘could save the hearing of millions’

New drug ‘could save the hearing of millions’

The researchers behind a new study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine note that inhibiting an enzyme known as cyclin-dependent kinase 2 could potentially save the hearing of millions of people. Researchers suggest that the drug kenpaullone may help to prevent hearing loss. In the study, inhibiting cyclin-dependent kinase 2 (CDK2) was found to […]

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Diabetes: Study proposes five types, not two

Diabetes: Study proposes five types, not two

Adults with diabetes could benefit from better treatment if the condition was categorized into five types, rather than just two. This is the conclusion of a new study published in The Lancet Diabetes & Endocrinology. Researchers say that diabetes should be categorized into five types, rather than two. The research was led by Prof. Leif […]

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Five ways to make ringing stop after a concert

Five ways to make ringing stop after a concert

Long exposure to loud noises, such as attending a concert with no ear protection, can damage the delicate structures within the ear. This can cause a ringing in the ears, known as tinnitus. Tinnitus can be bothersome, as the sound can make hearing difficult and interrupt daily life. Tinnitus after a concert is usually temporary […]