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What is a chocolate cyst?

What is a chocolate cyst?

A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with old blood. These cysts, which doctors call endometriomas, are not cancerous, though they usually mean that a person’s endometriosis is severe enough to complicate their fertility. Between 20 and 40 percent of people with endometriosis develop chocolate cysts. In this article, we explore the causes, symptoms, […]

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Is it safe to mix Flagyl and alcohol?

Is it safe to mix Flagyl and alcohol?

Drinking alcohol while taking Flagyl can cause serious side effects. Doctors and pharmacists advise people to avoid alcohol entirely while using the medication in any form, including oral Flagyl tablets and topical Flagyl creams. Flagyl is an antibiotic that treats many infections, including abdominal and sexually transmitted infections (STIs). While not all antibiotics interact with […]

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Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson’s?

Can a blood pressure drug protect the brain from Parkinson’s?

A prescription drug already in use for the treatment of high blood pressure could be effective against conditions such as Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, and Huntington’s, in which toxic proteins build up in brain cells. Scientists could repurpose felodipine to prevent Parkinson’s disease. Scientists at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and the Guangzhou Institutes […]

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Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes

Cancer: Highly personalized therapy can improve outcomes

The findings of a new study suggest that people who receive highly personalized combination therapy for treatment-resistant cancer can experience improved disease control and survival rates. Can highly personalized precision medicine bring more benefits to people with metastatic cancer? Recently, precision medicine has been gaining ground as a potentially more effective approach to treating a […]

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Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 percent

Plant-based diet cuts heart failure risk by over 40 percent

New research finds that sticking to a diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish can slash heart failure risk by 41 percent. By contrast, a diet rich in fats, fried foods, processed meat, and sugary drinks can raise the risk of this condition. Adding more vegetables to our plate could keep heart failure at bay. […]

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Study identifies a hormone that may hinder weight loss

Study identifies a hormone that may hinder weight loss

A series of experiments in mice demonstrates that a well-known hormone might have a previously unidentified role in the metabolic response to energy restriction during weight loss. A recent study finds a new role for an old hormone. Scientists have known about growth hormone (GH) for several decades. It plays a role in bone growth […]

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Malawi First Country to Immunize Children Against Malaria

Malawi First Country to Immunize Children Against Malaria

Malawi has become the first country to start immunizing children against malaria, the World Health Organization says. Latest Infectious Disease News The country will use the only licensed vaccine to protect against the mosquito-spread disease. The vaccine, called Mosquirix, was approved by the European Medicines Agency in 2015, the Associated Press reported. The vaccine only […]

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Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

Everything You Need to Know About Lyme Disease

By Len CanterHealthDay Reporter Latest Infectious Disease News TUESDAY, April 23, 2019 (HealthDay News) — With growing concern about mosquito-borne viruses such as Zika, it’s easy to let down your guard when it comes to ticks. But Lyme disease is still a danger, especially in the Northeast and upper Midwest. In fact, it has affected […]