Mon Feb 19 2018

Category: General Medicine


Breast Cancer Can Occur in Men as Well

Posted in General Medicine, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Women's Health

I know I talk about breast cancer on many occasions, and it is important because breast cancer affects one out of eight women and any major development can be crucial. But, what many people don’t realize is breast cancer can affect men as well. That’s why doctors at Fox Chase Cancer Center are trying to [&hellip

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Research on the Cause of Rosacea

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

It is estimated that 15 million Americans suffer from a condition called rosacea. People with the condition suffer from long-term redness of the cheeks, nose and skin. There is a suspected link between hot and spicy foods and alcohol that can cause some of the symptoms, but these are definitely not the only causes. There [&hellip

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Research on Human Genetics

Posted in General Medicine

Philosophers have long written that people are more alike than they are different.  Now, modern science supports the claim.  Researchers from what is called the International HapMap Consortium are publishing their latest statistics, and they found that humans are 99% alike genetically.  Not surprisingly, that 1% difference is what makes us individuals.  The numbers are [&hellip

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Out of Body Experiences and the Brain

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

Doctors in Belgium have reported about an unusual patient. He’s a 63-year-old man suffering from severe ringing in the ear. Now, what the doctors did was they implanted electrodes in the man’s brain to cure the ringing. Now, the electrodes provided no relief for the ringing, but they did cause the man to have a [&hellip

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Crystal Meth Addiction

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Health, Women's Health

It is known as meth or crystal meth, but whatever you call it, methamphetamine abuse is a growing problem. The most common abusers are men aged 18 to 25, but it’s become a choice of housewives because of perceived energy lift and weight loss. But the stimulant has a devastating downside. In the short-term meth [&hellip

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Warning Signs and Screenings for Autism

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

The country’s leading pediatrician group is making its strongest push yet to have all children screened for autism twice by the age of two. Warning of symptoms such as babies who don’t babble at nine months and one-year-olds who don’t point to toys are going to be seriously looked at. The advice is meant to [&hellip

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More Vaccines Than Necessary?

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Women's Health

A new study suggests that Americans actually may be receiving more vaccines than necessary. That’s because immunity from initial vaccines lasts longer than previously believed. Doctors analyzed 630 blood samples from 45 people, with some samples dating back 26 years. They tested the blood for evidence of immunity to diseases such as chicken pox, measles, [&hellip

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What is Somatoform Disorder?

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Health, Women's Health

The medical term is somatoform disorder, and yes, I will be the first to tell you it’s another one of those annoying medical terms that is so technical it’s virtually impossible to figure out. But, once you hear what it means, it will help make it clear how important the term is. The best way [&hellip

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Causes of a Pregnancy Loss

Posted in General Medicine, Men's Health, Mental Health, Parenting & Pregnancy, Women's Health

The loss of a pregnancy can be a devastating event. Most losses occur in the first trimester, or first three months of pregnancy. They’re the result of chromosomal abnormalities, where the body actually rejects the developing fetus. Now, there are other causes, including drug use, ectopic pregnancy, and abuse, but far and away, most babies [&hellip

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Information about Ulcerative Colitis

Posted in General Medicine, Geriatric Health, Health Conditions, Men's Health, Women's Health

Ulcerative colitis is a condition that affects as many as half-a-million Americans. It is the direct cause of 20,000 hospital admissions every year. There are two peak times in a person’s life when they can develop it, either in their late teens and young adult years, or after age fifty. Now it’s ironic, but ulcerative [&hellip

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