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Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

Immunotherapy successful against deadly breast cancer

A recent clinical trial could change the face of therapy for a very aggressive and stubborn form of breast cancer: triple-negative. A combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy boosts survival rates, the scientists found. A new clinical trial confirms that immunotherapy can help prolong the life of people with triple-negative breast cancer. Triple-negative breast cancer is […]

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Is hair loss a side effect of metformin?

Is hair loss a side effect of metformin?

Metformin is a prescription medication for the treatment of type 2 diabetes and polycystic ovary syndrome. Some people are worried that this drug may cause hair loss, but there is little evidence to validate this concern. Doctors typically prescribe metformin as a first-line treatment for people with type 2 diabetes. Along with diet and exercise, […]

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Cannabis relieves symptoms in Crohn’s disease

Cannabis relieves symptoms in Crohn’s disease

Treatment with cannabis can relieve symptoms and improve quality of life in individuals with Crohn’s disease even though it has no impact on gut inflammation, according to new research presented at a conference recently. Cannabis oil relieved Crohn’s disease symptoms in a new, small study. The study is the first to show, contrary to medical […]

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Through my eyes: Bilateral hip dysplasia

Through my eyes: Bilateral hip dysplasia

My name is David Brown, and I am grateful for the opportunity to write this article. I decided to have a more open dialogue with my chronic condition. It has not come easily to me, but I am progressing to a healthier relationship with what has been lifelong pain. ‘I have congenital bilateral hip dysplasia, […]

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Pancreatic cancer: Chinese tree compound helps destroy tumors

Pancreatic cancer: Chinese tree compound helps destroy tumors

A new study, published in the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research, finds that a synthetic analog of a compound found in a rare Chinese tree can be used to tackle treatment-resistant pancreatic cancer. New findings may drastically improve the outlook for people who have pancreatic cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) report that […]

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Etravirine (Intelence)

Etravirine (Intelence)

What is etravirine (Intelence), and what is it used for? Intelence, in combination with other antiretroviral agents, is indicated for the treatment of human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV-1) infection in antiretroviral treatment-experienced patients ages 2 years and older, who have evidence of viral replication and HIV-1 strains resistant to a non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor […]

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Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

Enfuvirtide (Fuzeon)

What is enfuvirtide (Fuzeon), and what is it used for? Fuzeon in combination with other antiretroviral agents is indicated for the treatment of HIV-1 infection in treatment-experienced patients with evidence of HIV-1 replication despite ongoing antiretroviral therapy. This indication is based on results from two controlled studies of 48 weeks duration. Subjects enrolled were treatment-experienced […]

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Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer

Using light to destroy metastatic breast cancer

Dr. Nalinikanth Kotagiri of the Cincinnati Cancer Center in Ohio has just received the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award to study the use of light to target cancer cells in late-stage breast cancer. The researcher explains the benefits of light therapy for metastatic breast cancer. A new form of light therapy could drastically […]

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Why does diabetes cause fatigue?

Why does diabetes cause fatigue?

Fatigue is a common symptom of diabetes and can result from high blood sugar levels and other symptoms and complications of the condition. Some lifestyle changes can help a person manage diabetes fatigue. Fatigue is different from being tired. When a person is merely tired, they usually feel better with rest. When a person has […]

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12 natural muscle relaxers

12 natural muscle relaxers

Experiencing muscle tightness and soreness at times is common. While some over-the-counter medications can help, many people are interested in using natural muscle relaxers instead. There are many possible causes of muscle tightness, pain, and reduced range of motion, including: exercise, especially unfamiliar exercise a backache pregnancy fibromyalgia symptoms People who wish to avoid synthetic […]