Research has already linked indoor tanning to an increased risk of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma — a type of skin cancer. However, until now, scientists did not know how the frequency and duration of use affect the risk. A recent study investigates indoor tanning and squamous cell carcinoma risk. Globally, cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)
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Abortion-rights activists gathered outside the U.S. Supreme Court to protest against abortion laws passed across the country. Aurora Samerio | NurPhoto | Getty Images The Supreme Court announced Friday it will hear arguments over the legality of a contentious Louisiana abortion regulation in its term beginning next week, setting the stage for a fight over
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Researchers examine oral microbiota and its possible link to child and adolescent obesity. Worldwide, obesity remains a major health issue, with rates of obesity on the rise in both adults and children. Obesity can be influenced by genetics; however, environmental, social, and psychological factors play a large role. Previous research has shown distinctions in taste
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A new study has shown that the relationship between aging and cancer may be more intimate and complex than previously thought. In fact, some aspects of cellular aging may hinder the development of cancer. Although advancing age increases the risk of cancer, a recent study uncovers a more complex relationship. With a vast analysis of
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The testicles, or balls, are oval-shaped glands that form part of the male anatomy. They sit inside a thin sack of skin called the scrotum. As a person ages, the scrotum loses elasticity, and the skin starts to sag. Certain medical conditions can also cause the skin to appear saggy. Skin loses its elasticity over
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People take Xanax to treat anxiety and panic disorders. Taking too much Xanax can cause mild to serious side effects, and taking other drugs along with Xanax can increase the risk of overdose. The generic name of Xanax is alprazolam. Along with its use for anxiety, some people use Xanax for sleeplessness, premenstrual disorder, and
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Helping people with cancer to stop smoking is vital because quitting improves health outcomes significantly. A recent study finds that nearly 46% of people with cancer quit smoking through a tailored tobacco treatment program. A recent study assesses a smoking intervention for people with cancer. It is no secret that smoking is bad for health
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Loose or sagging skin occurs when internal or external factors affect the key molecules that help keep the skin elastic, firm, and hydrated. Most people start to experience skin laxity, or loosening, between the ages of 35 and 40 years. Skin laxity that occurs with age is mostly due to a loss of collagen networks,
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Cardamom is a spice that people have used for centuries both in cooking and as a medicine. Originally a common ingredient in Middle Eastern and Arabic foods, cardamom has also gained popularity in the west. Cardamom
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Xanax is a benzodiazepine, which is a class of drug that can treat anxiety and panic disorders. It typically takes less than an hour to begin working and has a calming, relaxing effect. Xanax contains the compound alprazolam. The effects of the Xanax come on quickly and disappear rapidly. Some people take the drug recreationally
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A recent study looked at the validity of a questionnaire designed to measure one’s level of passion for achievement. What does it take to become truly great at something? We’ve all asked this question before. Most of us, at some point in our life, have taken up a hobby or an activity, which we found
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Newly discovered activity of the leukemia drug, nilotinib, shows promise for being useful to treat certain types of cancer. Hedgehog-dependent medulloblastoma is a deadly brain cancer that makes up about one-third of all childhood brain cancers. The Hedgehog (Hh) molecular signaling pathway and its specific component, Smoothened (SMO), is important for normal embryonic development. Abnormal
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Lithium is a medication that healthcare professionals prescribe to prevent and treat manic episodes in people with bipolar disorder. The drug helps stabilize a person’s mood. Brand names for lithium include Eskalith, Eskalith CR, and Lithobid. Lithium can be life changing for those who find bipolar disorder difficult to manage, but its use does come
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