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A New Way to Fight a Previously ‘Inoperable’ Pancreatic Cancer

A New Way to Fight a Previously ‘Inoperable’ Pancreatic Cancer

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — A new treatment protocol for locally advanced pancreatic cancer can enable surgical removal of previously inoperable tumors and improve survival rates, according to a new study. “Locally advanced” pancreatic cancer is confined to the pancreas, but the tumor still involves major abdominal blood vessels and […]

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U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Fall

U.S. Cancer Cases, Deaths Continue to Fall

Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, May 30, 2019 (HealthDay News) — Good news on a major killer: U.S. cancer deaths continued to fall between 1999 and 2016. So finds the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, from a consortium of leading cancer organizations. The report also found that the rate of […]

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What are the best natural mosquito repellents?

What are the best natural mosquito repellents?

People looking for alternatives to synthetic mosquito repellents may find that some natural repellents are effective in protecting them from bites. These products are also likely to be less toxic to humans and the environment.Natural repellents and some essential oils may be effective in keeping mosquitoes away because they block their sense of smell, making […]

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What to know about popping joints

What to know about popping joints

Popping joints are common. Some researchers used to think the popping sound was an air bubble between collapsing bones, while others believed the sound came from the recoil of muscle ligaments. Doctors call popping joints crepitus. Many people dislike the sound of popping or cracking joints, even though healthy joints can make noises. One 2017 […]

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Tips for staying up all night

Tips for staying up all night

Getting enough sleep is essential for people’s mental and physical wellbeing. However, there are times when a person needs to stay up all night for homework, studying, or work. Staying up very late disrupts the body’s natural sleep-wake cycle, which can affect a person’s mental functioning and energy levels the next day. Frequently staying up […]

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How to get back on track after binge eating

How to get back on track after binge eating

Many people find it challenging not to overeat sometimes. It can feel frustrating to fall off track, particularly if people are trying to lose weight or stick to a healthful diet. After binge eating, the best thing a person can do is stay positive and return to healthful habits. It can be useful to remember […]

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What are the side effects and risks of Ritalin?

What are the side effects and risks of Ritalin?

Doctors often prescribe Ritalin for the treatment of ADHD and sometimes for narcolepsy. Ritalin can cause various side effects and also has the potential for misuse and addiction. Ritalin is the brand name for methylphenidate, a medication that stimulates the production of dopamine and norepinephrine in the brain. Experts believe that these two chemicals play […]

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Is leukemia hereditary?

Is leukemia hereditary?

Leukemia does not usually run in families, so in most cases, it is not hereditary. However, people can inherit genetic abnormalities that increase their risk of developing this form of cancer. In other cases, environmental and lifestyle factors can increase a person’s risk of leukemia. Such factors include exposure to toxic chemicals and smoking. In […]

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What to know about neuralgia

What to know about neuralgia

Neuralgia refers to severe, shooting pain that occurs due to a damaged or irritated nerve. Neuralgia can affect any part of the body, causing mild to severe pain. Certain medications and surgical procedures can effectively treat neuralgia. Severe neuralgia can interfere with a person’s ability to perform everyday tasks and may impact their quality of […]

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What to know about muscle atrophy

What to know about muscle atrophy

The term muscle atrophy refers to the loss of muscle tissue. Atrophied muscles appear smaller than normal. Lack of physical activity due to an injury or illness, poor nutrition, genetics, and certain medical conditions can all contribute to muscle atrophy. Muscle atrophy can occur after long periods of inactivity. If a muscle does not get […]