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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In recent study published in Science Translational Medicine, researchers tested a personalized cancer vaccine for treating ovarian cancer. For most advanced ovarian cancers, the current treatment is a combination of surgery and chemotherapy. Initially, patient response to this treatment is good, but most patients relapse and eventually develop
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Sarcopenia, which is the loss of muscle mass, tends to happen naturally with age. So, in older people with sarcopenia, excess body fat may not be readily visible. But hidden fat, paired with muscle mass loss later in life, could predict Alzheimer’s risk, researchers warn. Sarcopenic obesity may exacerbate the risk of cognitive decline later
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Cystic hygromas are fluid-filled sacs that occur most commonly on the head or neck of a baby. They are a result of blockages in the lymphatic system. Doctors can sometimes detect cystic hygromas using ultrasounds during pregnancy. They can also diagnose them after the baby is born. Some cystic hygromas may not appear until the
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Investigator brochures are key documents in the regulatory approval process before initiating clinical trials. A recent study by German and Canadian researchers investigated just how effective these documents are at enabling accurate risk-benefit assessments. The main purpose of early-phase clinical research is to establish the safety and dosing
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A common disorder that repeatedly interrupts breathing during sleep is tied to changes in brain structure that are also seen in early dementia. How are OSA and dementia linked? This was the main finding of new research into obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in older adults that is now published in the European Respiratory Journal. In
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Antibiotics are a type of medication that fight bacteria. They work either by killing bacteria or by stopping it from reproducing. These drugs often cause gastrointestinal side effects, such as: These side effects may be uncomfortable, but they tend to pass quickly. Eating the right foods can help to prevent bothersome side effects and encourage
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When people stop taking antidepressants, this can sometimes cause withdrawal symptoms or even a potential relapse. Knowing how to stop this medication safely can help people to manage these symptoms and safeguard their well-being. In this article, we look at why it can be hard to stop taking antidepressants and the symptoms that withdrawal can
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A recent study identified an unused psychotropic drug that might help in the fight against cancer. The molecule could help to minimize drug resistance. A new study sheds light on drug-resistant tumors. One of the most significant stumbling blocks to effectively treating cancer is its ability to develop immunity to some drugs. Cancer cells are
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Chlorophyll is present in most green vegetables, and some people take it as a health supplement. The potential benefits of chlorophyll include improving health, boosting energy, and fighting illnesses. In this article, we examine the possible benefits of chlorophyll and the evidence supporting them. We also look at how to take chlorophyll supplements. What is
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A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience suggests that regular intake of low-dose aspirin may prevent Alzheimer’s pathology from forming in the brain and protect the memory of those living with this form of dementia. If replicated in humans, the results of the new research will lead to the use of aspirin as
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Heberden’s nodes are bony growths that develop on the finger joints, otherwise known as the interphalangeal joints. They most commonly develop on the joints nearest to the fingertips and can cause the fingers to appear crooked. Heberden’s nodes only develop in people who have osteoarthritis, or OA, which is a degenerative bone condition. These growths
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Our Reader Score [Total: 3 Average: 3.7] Scientists are designing a blood test that could detect cancer before symptoms occur. Early detection allows early treatment and prevents cancer progression. Cancer is usually diagnosed after a patient has been experiencing symptoms. At this point, the tumor has already grown significantly and often has spread to other
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