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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 […]

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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.