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Health Tip: How Diet and Exercise Affect Cancer Risk

Health Tip: How Diet and Exercise Affect Cancer Risk

(HealthDay News) — Of course, you should quit smoking. But poor diet, being overweight and not getting enough exercise also are risk factors for developing cancer, the American Cancer Society says. Latest Cancer News Being overweight or obese raises your risk of cancers of the breast, colon, esophagus, pancreas and kidney, the cancer society warns. […]

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Surgery May Benefit Some With Early Prostate Cancer: Study

Surgery May Benefit Some With Early Prostate Cancer: Study

By Amy NortonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — For certain men with early prostate cancer, choosing surgery over “watchful waiting” may add a few years to their lives, a new study suggests. European researchers found that among nearly 700 men with earlier-stage prostate cancer, those who received surgery to […]

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Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

What are breast cancer medical treatments? Patients with breast cancer have many treatment options. Doctors adjust most treatments specifically to the type of cancer and the staging group. Treatment options undergo frequent adjustments, and your health care provider will have the information on the current standard of care available. Discusss treatment options with a health […]

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Anti-Opioid Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

Anti-Opioid Vaccine Shows Promise in Mice

Latest Chronic Pain News THURSDAY, Dec. 13, 2018 (HealthDay News) — A vaccine that might help combat the opioid epidemic has performed well in early animal testing, researchers report. The vaccine contains antibodies that are effective against several synthetic opioids, including fentanyl and the even deadlier carfentanil. Tests in mice showed that the vaccine blocked […]

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Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk

Certain Female Vets May Face Higher Dementia Risk

By Maureen SalamonHealthDay Reporter Latest Alzheimer’s News WEDNESDAY, Dec. 12, 2018 (HealthDay News) — The toll of U.S. military service can be steep for female veterans, with depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and brain injury each significantly raising the odds of later dementia, new research suggests. The study, of more than 100,000 older women veterans, spotlights […]

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How can alternative treatments help with HIV?

How can alternative treatments help with HIV?

Many people living with HIV choose to explore non-conventional therapies to ease the symptoms of HIV and side effects of the medications. Some alternative treatments can complement a person’s standard medical care, but others are not safe. Many people living with HIV use alternative therapies. According to one source, over 70 percent of people with […]

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Chronic venous insufficiency: What to know

Chronic venous insufficiency: What to know

Venous insufficiency occurs when the valves in a person’s veins do not work properly. This means that the veins are less able to transport blood back to the heart. Venous insufficiency is fairly common. According to the Society for Vascular Surgery, it affects up to 40 percent of people in the United States. It is […]

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LEEP procedure: What to expect

LEEP procedure: What to expect

LEEP stands for loop electrosurgical excision procedure. Doctors perform them to detect or treat cervical cancer. During a LEEP, an electrical current passes through a loop of wire. A doctor uses the wire to cut abnormal cells from the cervix. They send a sample of these cells to a laboratory to detect signs of cancer […]

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What causes patches of dry skin?

What causes patches of dry skin?

Dry skin patches can have many causes, including allergies, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Determining the cause of dry skin allows a person to find the right treatment. Dry skin is a common problem during the winter months, when the skin is exposed to colder temperatures and lower levels of moisture in the air. In these cases, […]

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HIV and a dry cough: What to know

HIV and a dry cough: What to know

HIV can cause a dry cough and other symptoms that affect the lungs and respiratory system. A dry cough may occur because HIV reduces the body’s ability to fight off infection and other diseases. However, respiratory problems can have many causes that are not necessarily linked to HIV. A person with persistent or severe respiratory […]