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What to know about petechiae

Hematology - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 15:00
A look a petechiae, small non-raised hemorrhages that appear on the skin. Included is detail on what they look like and when to see a doctor.
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What is palmar erythema?

Hematology - Fri, 01/12/2018 - 10:00
Palmar erythema is a rare condition that makes the palms of the hands turn red. Learn about the causes, including pregnancy and liver cirrhosis.
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What is mesenteric panniculitis?

Cancer - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 21:00
Mesenteric panniculitis is a rare disorder that affects the abdomen, causing pain and other symptoms. Learn more about the diagnosis and treatment.
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Everything you need to know about anoxia

Hematology - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 15:00
Anoxia occurs when a person's body or brain stops getting oxygen. Learn more about the causes, symptoms, and types in this article.
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Is acetaminophen really safe in pregnancy?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 12:00
More than two thirds of pregnant women take acetaminophen at some stage during their pregnancy. New research supports claims that this may be harmful.
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Could targeting the body clock stall brain cancer?

Cancer - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:00
Researchers explore a potential new cancer treatment: an experimental drug that interacts with the body clock, stalling the growth of cancer cells.
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Stinging nettles: A new approach to cancer

Cancer - Thu, 01/11/2018 - 10:00
A new drug that specifically targets cancer cell metabolism has been discovered. It is 'switched on' by a chemical found in stinging nettles and ants.
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How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer

Cancer - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:00
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research.
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How your gut bacteria may protect you from cancer

Genetics - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 18:00
The so-called good bacteria in our gut can influence our chances of developing colorectal cancer by altering our gene activity, suggests new research.
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Your brain cell structure could influence obesity risk

Genetics - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 17:00
A genetic predisposition to obesity involves a signaling pathway that occurs in primary cilia, or antenna-like projections on brain cells, says new study.
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Is Parkinson's disease passed on through genetics?

Genetics - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:00
Learn about how genetics affects the development of Parkinson's disease, and when to talk to a doctor about family history and genetic testing.
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Severe obesity may be caused by this genetic mutation

Genetics - Wed, 01/10/2018 - 10:00
Using genome sequencing in a population of Pakistani children, scientists zoom in on a genetic mutation that is likely to cause severe obesity.
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What is piebaldism and what causes it?

Genetics - Tue, 01/09/2018 - 19:00
Learn all about piebaldism, a condition that is often marked by a white patch of hair known as a white forelock. We look at additional symptoms and causes.
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Night shifts raise women's cancer risk

Cancer - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:00
Women who work long-term night shifts may be at increased risk of developing cancer, especially breast cancer, reveals a new study.
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All you should know about Waardenburg syndrome

Genetics - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 19:00
A look at Waardenburg syndrome, a group of diseases that cause changes in the body and eye color. Find out about how rare it is and the diagnosis.
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Diabetes: Can gene therapy normalize blood glucose levels?

Genetics - Mon, 01/08/2018 - 10:00
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh have shown that alpha cells can be reprogrammed into beta cells to restore blood glucose levels in diabetes.
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What is hyperphosphatemia?

Hematology - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 17:00
Learn all about hyperphosphatemia, when levels of phosphate in the blood are too high. We examine the symptoms, causes, and treatment options.
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What to eat for hypoglycemia

Hematology - Sat, 01/06/2018 - 15:00
Hypoglycemia is low blood sugar that can cause headaches, weakness, and anxiety. What foods should a person with hypoglycemia eat to reduce symptoms?
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Just two sausages per week may raise breast cancer risk

Cancer - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 19:00
Researchers suggest that eating just 9 grams of processed meats per day, or two sausages per week, could increase women's risk of breast cancer.
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Your gut microbes may give melanoma treatment a boost

Cancer - Fri, 01/05/2018 - 17:00
People with advanced melanoma who had healthy levels of specific gut bacteria responded better to immunotherapy than those who did not, a new study found.
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