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Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer’s cases

Herpes may account for 50 percent of Alzheimer’s cases

The herpes virus could account for at least half of Alzheimer’s cases, according to a new review of the findings of three recent studies examining links between Alzheimer’s and herpes. Infection with the herpes simplex virus may boost the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, researchers suggest. The new paper, published in the Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience […]

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What’s the best way to get rid of a bunion?

What’s the best way to get rid of a bunion?

Bunion removal is when doctors use surgery to remove a bony bump, or bunion, that forms at the base of the big toe. People may require bunion removal if other treatments do not bring relief. It is usually successful. Bunions can cause intense pain and may increase the risk of other foot problems. Research estimates […]

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What is orthopnea?

Orthopnea is a symptom rather than a condition. It is a shortness of breath that only occurs when a person is lying down and usually subsides when they sit or stand up. Causes include conditions that affect the heart or lungs, such as heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more here.

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Cancer: Could a ‘universal’ blood test make detection easier?

Cancer: Could a ‘universal’ blood test make detection easier?

Researchers developed a generic test for cancer and partnered with a tech company to bring it to market. They believe that this test could be the first screening tool to detect cancer. Researchers are working hard to develop an effective ‘universal’ blood test that would improve cancer detection. Cancer is one of the leading causes […]

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Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome

What is the treatment for non-HIV-infected people exposed to the genital secretions or blood of someone with HIV? Blood and genital secretions from people with HIV are infectious and the utmost care should be taken in handling them. Fluids contaminated with blood also are potentially infectious. Feces, nasal secretions, saliva, sputum, sweat, tears, urine, and […]

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How do you treat a droopy eyelid?

How do you treat a droopy eyelid?

Droopy eyelid or ptosis is when the upper eyelid droops downward. Doctors can treat a droopy eyelid with surgery, although this may depend on the cause. Reasons why an eyelid may droop include genetics or damage to the eye, and the condition is more likely with age. Treatment may not be necessary in cases where […]

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What causes low energy in men?

What causes low energy in men?

Many lifestyle and medical factors can cause low energy. Some of these are unique to men or are more common in men than women. Many men feel tired and overwhelmed each day, especially with the busy lives that many people lead. Lifestyle factors can cause low energy levels, such as sleep patterns, exercise, and diet. […]

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What are the side effects of insulin therapy?

What are the side effects of insulin therapy?

Many people with diabetes need to take insulin to stay healthy. However, insulin therapy can cause a range of side effects. In this article, we look at what insulin is and who needs to take it. We also cover the side effects, risks, and myths of insulin therapy and provide tips for taking insulin safely. […]