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Medieval coffin birth: A modern medical mystery

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Sat, 04/07/2018 - 10:00
What is a 'coffin birth,' and what does it tell us about how far we've come in terms of providing appropriate care for expectant mothers?
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Could berries help to fight cancer?

Cancer - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 19:00
According to new research, there's more to the berry than its delicious taste. Its pigments may offer new ways to stop cancer and slow the aging process.
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Why does cancer arise? Landmark study provides unique insight

Cancer - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:00
A huge study published in a slew of papers has analyzed over 11,000 tumors from 33 cancers and reclassified them by their genomic and molecular makeup.
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Why does cancer arise? Landmark study provides unique insight

Genetics - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 17:00
A huge study published in a slew of papers has analyzed over 11,000 tumors from 33 cancers and reclassified them by their genomic and molecular makeup.
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Signs and symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Fri, 04/06/2018 - 15:00
The fallopian tubes can become blocked for a number of reasons, such as scarring and infection. When a blockage occurs, fertility can be affected and a woman may find it more difficult to conceive. Learn about the symptoms of blocked fallopian tubes here, along with the available treatment options to improve fertility.
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What to know about diaphragmatic endometriosis

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Thu, 04/05/2018 - 19:00
Diaphragmatic endometriosis occurs when endometrial-like tissue grows in the diaphragm. It can cause pain in the chest or upper abdomen. The condition is rare, affecting 0.6 to 1.5 percent of women, and it can be treated with surgery or medication. Learn about causes, management, and links to fertility and pregnancy.
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Space travel may hold the key to cardiac repair

Genetics - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 19:00
New research — conducted both in space and on Earth — suggests that simulated microgravity could be used to boost stem-cell therapy for cardiac repair.
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Dual attack with two existing drugs destroys lung cancer

Cancer - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 18:00
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in the U.S. A new study finds a two-pronged approach that could significantly improve survival rates.
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'Natural insecticide' kills advanced prostate cancer cells

Cancer - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 17:00
Scientists identify a class of drugs that selectively targets and kills advanced prostate cancer cells that lack the tumor-suppressor protein PTEN.
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Everything you need to know about breakthrough bleeding

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 16:00
Breakthrough bleeding or spotting occurs between periods or during pregnancy. Conditions such as fibroids and infections can cause it, and it is a common side effect of hormonal birth control and IUDs. In this article, learn to identify breakthrough bleeding, management techniques, and when to see a doctor.
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Newly created compound boosts anti-cancer immunity

Cancer - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:00
The results of a study that took years to conduct are finally in: scientists have devised a compound that can boost our immunity against cancer.
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Newly created compound boosts anti-cancer immunity

Genetics - Wed, 04/04/2018 - 10:00
The results of a study that took years to conduct are finally in: scientists have devised a compound that can boost our immunity against cancer.
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What causes broken blood vessels on the face?

Hematology - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:00
Broken blood vessels or spider veins are enlarged blood vessels under the skin. They can occur anywhere but can appear on the face for a variety of reasons, including alcohol consumption and vomiting. In this article, learn how to get rid of broken blood vessels on the face with clinical treatments and home remedies.
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New colon cancer drugs may arise from protein discovery

Cancer - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:00
Researchers have uncovered new mechanisms by which a protein called APC can prevent colon cancer, a discovery that could lead to new drug treatments.
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New colon cancer drugs may arise from protein discovery

Genetics - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 18:00
Researchers have uncovered new mechanisms by which a protein called APC can prevent colon cancer, a discovery that could lead to new drug treatments.
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What causes dark nipples?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Tue, 04/03/2018 - 15:00
A person's nipples can change color at different times in their life. There are many different reasons why this might happen, most of which are harmless, hormone-related, and linked to pregnancy or menstruation. This article explains more about these causes of dark nipples, plus when someone might need to see a doctor.
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New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

Cancer - Sat, 03/31/2018 - 10:00
A new drug that targets cancer-causing genes may help to improve cancer survival rates. Researchers also hope that it might halt obesity-related cancers.
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I tried leech therapy, and it was unpleasant

Hematology - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:00
Leech therapy has been around since the dawn of civilization, and it is still practiced today. I gave it a try and here's what it felt like.
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How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

Cancer - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:00
New research finds that a genetic mutation makes lung cancer cells morph into gastrointestinal cells. The mechanism may explain drug-resistant lung cancer.
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How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

Genetics - Thu, 03/29/2018 - 10:00
New research finds that a genetic mutation makes lung cancer cells morph into gastrointestinal cells. The mechanism may explain drug-resistant lung cancer.
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