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Bowel cancer: Low-calorie soft drinks could reduce recurrence

Bowel cancer: Low-calorie soft drinks could reduce recurrence

Consuming artificially sweetened soft drinks such as diet colas may be linked to a significantly lower risk of cancer return or death in patients with stage 3 colorectal cancer. Drinking artificially sweetened soft drinks could lower your risk of cancer recurrence. It is also likely that around half the effect is due to artificially sweetened […]

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What does it mean when your poop is stringy?

What does it mean when your poop is stringy?

Stringy poop is when stool appears thin or narrow, often resembling strips of ribbon. Doctors may link it to temporary, nonserious causes, such as poor diet, or it could be a sign of an underlying condition or disease. While it is natural for stool to vary in appearance and consistency, poop that frequently appears stringy […]

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Targeting one hormone may help treat bowel cancer

Targeting one hormone may help treat bowel cancer

Scientists in Spain have discovered a mechanism that promotes inflammation-related bowel cancer and could offer new treatment targets. Researchers may have found a new treatment target for bowel cancer. The finding concerns the activity of the signaling protein p38 in the myeloid cells of the immune system and that of IGF-1, which is a hormone […]

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Is it possible to kill cancer by ‘overfeeding’ it?

Is it possible to kill cancer by ‘overfeeding’ it?

Oxidative stress is a phenomenon that occurs at a cellular level, and which can drive previously healthy cells to deteriorate and eventually die. Cancer often uses oxidative stress to its own benefit, but could this phenomenon be turned against it? Researchers are now investigating whether they can ‘force feed’ cancer to death. Reactive oxygen species […]

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What to expect from a bronchoscopy

What to expect from a bronchoscopy

A bronchoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine the inside of the lungs, including the bronchi, which are the main pathways into the lungs. During a bronchoscopy, a doctor inserts a thin tube containing a light and camera into the lungs through the nose or mouth. The doctor can use the findings […]

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Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk

Low vitamin D levels may raise bowel cancer risk

In the largest study of its kind, low levels of vitamin D are linked with a significant increase in colorectal cancer risk. Conversely, higher levels appear to offer protection. Vitamin D and colorectal cancer may be linked. Vitamin D is produced in the skin after contact with sunlight, as well as absorbed in our guts […]

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Aspirin’s anticancer effect explored

Aspirin’s anticancer effect explored

According to new research, aspirin may reduce the risk of bowel cancer. The latest study to investigate this relationship outlines how the popular painkiller might manage this feat. A simple, well-used pill may provide insight into bowel cancer. Aspirin, the cost-effective, relatively safe, over-the-counter painkiller, is commonly taken to treat aches and pains. Also known […]

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Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications

Bibasilar atelectasis: Symptoms, causes, and complications

Atelectasis is a partial or total collapse of one or both of the lungs. It occurs when tiny air sacs in the lungs known as alveoli deflate. Bibasilar atelectasis is the collapse of the lowest lobes in both lungs. Bibasilar atelectasis can cause severe complications if left untreated. How doctors deal with it will vary […]

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Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Antifungal drug kills dormant colorectal cancer cells

Colorectal cancer is the fourth most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the United States. Though various treatments are available for it, certain tumor cells are therapy-resistant. Now, research suggests that an antifungal drug may be effective against these persistent cells. Can itraconazole, an antifungal drug, eliminate therapy-resistant cancer cells and halt tumor progression? The […]