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Men With BRCA Mutations at Increased Risk of Prostate Cancer, Study Confirms

24 minutes ago   |   Medscape   |   2 articles

Males who carry BRCA1 or BRCA2 mutations are at increased risk of prostate cancer , a new prospective study confirms. Reuters Health Information
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Certain thyroid cancer treatments more likely with private health insurance

42 minutes ago   |   Healio

Access to surgery and radioactive iodine therapy for papillary thyroid cancer is greater for adults with private health insurance than for those without insurance, and cancer...
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10 Natural Cleaning Products For A Fresh Feel At Home

10 Natural Cleaning Products For A Fresh Feel At Home

58 minutes ago   |   Scary Mommy

When we become moms, we start to question the safety of everything around us, from the air we breathe and the food we eat to the clothing we buy and the cleaning products we...
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Yes, cannabis CAN protect the liver from alcohol-induced damage, but it's still no reason to binge

Yes, cannabis CAN protect the liver from alcohol-induced damage, but it's still no reason to binge

1 hour ago   |   Natural News

Stunning new research has confirmed that cannabis has liver-protective benefits, and can even help prevent alcohol-induced liver damage. However, researchers caution that while...
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Scientists use cannabidiol as a Trojan horse to deliver medications to the brain

Scientists use cannabidiol as a Trojan horse to deliver medications to the brain

1 hour ago   |   Natural News

Cannabidiol is a compound in marijuana that offers a wealth of health benefits without causing the “high” traditionally associated with cannabis. CBD oil is quickly becoming...
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Long-Term Pentosan Polysulfate Sodium Use Associated With Vision-Threatening Maculopathy

1 hour ago   |   Medscape

Long-term use of the interstitial cystitis drug pentosan polysulfate sodium is associated with a vision-threatening pigmentary maculopathy, a case series suggests. Reuters...
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PTSD Linked to Increased Risk of Ovarian Cancer

1 hour ago   |   Medscape   |   2 articles

Women who exhibit many classic symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder may be much more likely to develop ovarian cancer than their counterparts who don't, a new study...
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Breast cancer screening for high-risk men may detect disease early, improve survival

1 hour ago   |   Healio   |   2 articles

Men at high risk for breast cancer may benefit from screening for the disease, according to results of a retrospective study published in Radiology. “Mammographic screening has...
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Hospital staff are having their cars stolen or stripped of parts while they work

Hospital staff are having their cars stolen or stripped of parts while they work

1 hour ago   |   Wales online

The incidents at Morriston Hospital in Swansea follow a spate of thefts there last year
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The bride who lost an incredible 10 stone before her wedding day

The bride who lost an incredible 10 stone before her wedding day

1 hour ago   |   Wales online

Claire Williams says the dramatic weight loss has greatly boosted her confidence
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Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women's PLACENTAS for...

Toxic air pollution particles are found in pregnant women's PLACENTAS for the first time

Researchers led by Hasselt University in Belgium scanned flesh from the placentas of 28 women who lived in areas with varying levels of pollution and found they all had black... Read more ...

Making Major Decisions While Being Hungry is a Bad Idea

Making Major Decisions While Being Hungry is a Bad Idea

You might want to avoid making any important decisions about the future while being hungry. Read more ...

Positive Experiences With Teachers or Neighbors can Save Long-term Health of...

Positive Experiences With Teachers or Neighbors can Save Long-term Health of Kids Who Face Trauma

Adverse childhood experience can lead to poor health later in life. Positive experiences could work as an anecdote to counter and overcome trauma. Read more ...

The 10 women who beat breast cancer

The 10 women who beat breast cancer

The survivors, from Lincolnshire, aged from 47 to 81 and including eight blood relatives, won their battle after 15 years. Joyce Waite, 78, was the first to be diagnosed in 2002. Read more ...

Cancer Cells Exhibit Cannibalism to Survive Chemotherapy: Here's How

Cancer Cells Exhibit Cannibalism to Survive Chemotherapy: Here's How

Cancer cells can survive chemotherapy by resorting to cannibalism. This behavior provides them with the energy resources to stay alive and cause tumor relapse after the... Read more ...

Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional...

Needle-free patch could 'protect against flu as effectively as a traditional vaccine'

Scientists from the University of Rochester gave the patch (pictured, alongside a traditional vaccine) to mice for between 18 and 36 hours. The animals 'initiated a robust... Read more ...

Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept...

Mother begs people to donate blood as her two-year-old is only being kept alive by transfusions

Steph Davidson's daughter Adeline relies on blood transfusions while she waits for a bone marrow transplant. Adeline, from Scotland, has low levels of platelets and red and... Read more ...

Gut Bacteria may Influence Your Blood Sugar Levels: Here's How

Gut Bacteria may Influence Your Blood Sugar Levels: Here's How

Bacteria living in your gut may negatively influence your blood sugar levels, reveals a new study. Read more ...

New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize the Future of Cancer Surgery

New Imaging Technology Could Revolutionize the Future of Cancer Surgery

New imaging technology uses the way light from lasers communicates with cancerous and healthy tissues to distinguish between them in real-time. Read more ...

Being a Night Owl can Make Teen Girls More Fat

Being a Night Owl can Make Teen Girls More Fat

Are you a night owl? Watch out, poor sleep and staying up late at night can cause excess weight gain among teen girls. Read more ...