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Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast

Mediterranean diet promotes anticancer bacteria in the breast

Diet can influence microbe colonies not only in the gut, but also in other body parts, such as the female breast in mammals. The influence is strong enough to create conditions that are pro- or anticancer. The Mediterranean diet is rich in fish, nuts, fruits, and vegetables, as well as olive oil. So concluded researchers […]

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Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight

Some chiropractic treatments can harm eyesight

Chiropractic care realigns the bones in the spine and other body parts to treat issues such as headaches and back pains. Some chiropractic adjustments, however, can produce side effects, and according to a new case report, these include vision problems. Chiropractic techniques can harm vision, a new case study illustrates. A case report — now […]

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Does ‘bad’ cholesterol deserve its bad name?

Does ‘bad’ cholesterol deserve its bad name?

“Misleading statistics, exclusion of unsuccessful trials, and […] ignoring numerous contradictory observations” are at the root of a half-century-long assumption that may be entirely wrong, says new research. Heart health may not have much to do with cholesterol levels. In the case of good vs. bad cholesterol, things are less clear-cut than we’d like them […]

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Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk

Yo-yoing weight linked to higher cardiovascular risk

Recent research cautions that fluctuating weight, blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar are associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular events and death. Weight fluctuation is a top risk factor for cardiovascular events, says new research. Scientists at the Catholic University of Korea in Seoul, South Korea — with other institutions — have now assessed […]

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What to know about Accutane and Crohn’s

What to know about Accutane and Crohn’s

Accutane is the former brand name for the medication isotretinoin. Isotretinoin is a drug that doctors prescribe to treat severe acne that does not respond to other treatments. Some people believe that it may cause Crohn’s disease. The makers of Accutane no longer produce this medication, but the drug continues to be known colloquially by […]

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New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

New research shows that a new cancer vaccine may be effective for treating a range of HER2-positive cancers, including the more aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. A new cancer vaccine showed promise in an early trial. Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive holds too much of the protein on the surface of its […]

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How can psoriasis affect the lungs?

How can psoriasis affect the lungs?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes widespread inflammation. This can affect the skin and several other parts of the body, including the lungs. The most noticeable symptoms of psoriasis are patches of red, inflamed skin and silvery-white scaly rashes. However, the condition puts a person at risk for many complications, including lung disease, heart […]

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Can aspirin help treat cancer?

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it “time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?” Can a simple pill of aspirin help treat cancer? A new review investigates. Peter Elwood, of the […]

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What is chronic laryngitis?

What is chronic laryngitis?

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box that can cause hoarseness or loss of voice. Chronic laryngitis lasts for more than 3 weeks, and causes can include other illnesses or certain lifestyle factors. In this article, we examine chronic laryngitis and look at its symptoms, causes, and risk factors. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, […]