Month: September 2019

Symptoms of oral cancer include difficulty chewing, lumps and sores, and white or red patches in the mouth. Early detection and treatment of oral cancer can help prevent the cancer from developing further or spreading to other areas. Oral cancer is caused by the uncontrolled growth and reproduction of cells in some regions of the
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Packages of Zantac, a popular medication which decreases stomach acid production and prevents heartburn, sit on a shelf at a drugstore on September 19, 2019 in New York City. Drew Angerer | Getty Images News | Getty Images Health officials said they have been investigating the carcinogen, called N-nitrosodimethylamine or NDMA, in blood pressure and
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Lynch syndrome is an inherited condition that increases a person’s risk of developing colorectal cancer and other forms of cancer before the age of 50 years. Doctors may also refer to it as hereditary nonpolyposis colorectal cancer (HNPCC). According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Lynch syndrome is responsible for 3–5% of colorectal cancers
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How to Love the Process: ‘Follow Your Passion’ is bad advice. Following your passion often leads to dead ends and encourages us to endlessly pursue a perfect dream job that does not exist. With any job, there are parts you will and will not enjoy. Become an Insider at PATREON: https://patreon.com/medschoolinsiders Accompanying article: https://medschoolinsiders.com/pre-med/love-the-process-dont-follow-your-passion In
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When children are diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, stimulant medications like Ritalin or Adderall are usually the first line of treatment. The American Academy of Pediatrics issued new guidelines Monday upholding that central role of medications accompanied by behavioral therapy in ADHD treatment. Some experts say, however, they are disappointed the new guidelines don’t
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Low urine output is a symptom that people who are sick and have lost too many liquids commonly experience. It also occurs in people who have an obstruction in their urinary tract. However, the body may produce less urine for several different reasons, which will require different treatments. Oliguria is the medical term for low
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Status asthmaticus is a severe and life-threatening asthma state. Doctors also call it acute severe asthma. This condition is a medical emergency that can cause death without treatment. Unfortunately, some people with status asthmaticus may not recognize the severity of their symptoms, and their breathing abilities may rapidly decline. This article will explain how status
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A 3D mammogram uses X-rays to create an image of the breast tissue. Many healthcare facilities and hospitals are adopting 3D mammogram technology due to the clear picture it gives of the breast tissue. A 3D mammogram, or digital tomosynthesis, is different to a standard mammogram that gives a 2D picture. A 3D mammogram helps
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The safety and long term health effects of using electronic cigarettes or other vaping products are still not well known. In September 2019, federal and state health authorities began investigating an outbreak of a severe lung disease associated with e-cigarettes and other vaping products. We are closely monitoring the situation and will update our content
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Many people have symptoms of Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease, or GERD, often called acid reflux. This video shows how the esophagus works and how acid can splash into the esophagus because of a hiatal hernia or weakness of the valve called the lower esophageal sphincter. Mayo Clinic has a very large team with an international reputation
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Medical School versus Residency! Use code ‘EARLYBIRD’ to get $25 off your purchase at http://medschoolinsiders.com. Expires April 30th! David Hindin’s Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCp67C6fdzWb3s56SnZ_xUuw My Vlog Channel: http://youtube.com/lifeofasurgeon Medical School vs College (Part 1): https://youtu.be/PgHotL0MOVM In this video we compare medical school to residency and go over: 1) Structure 00:38 2) Length 01:36 3) Grading & Evaluation
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According to new findings by Yale Cancer Center scientists, higher levels of genetic mutations in a tumor biopsy are linked to improved clinical outcomes in patients using pembrolizumab (Keytruda) to treat non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The findings were presented today at the European Society for Medical Oncology (ESMO) conference in Barcelona, Spain. The study
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Although alcohol has been popular for millennia, and dementia is increasingly prevalent, scientists are yet to understand the relationship between the two. A recent study sets out for answers. A new study looks at the relationship between dementia, alcohol, genes, and cognitive impairment. With dementia predicted to affect 13.9 million adults in the United States
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A team led by Kobe University Professor Mamiko Ozaki (Department of Biology, Graduate School of Science) has become the first to identify the chemical makeup of the odors produced by newborn babies’ heads. The results shed more light on the olfactory importance of newborns’ heads in mother-baby and kin recognition. They also developed a non-invasive
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Recent research has revealed that a new urine test can detect aggressive prostate cancer cases that need treatment up to 5 years sooner than other diagnostic methods. Research has assessed the effectiveness of a new urine test for prostate cancer. Researchers from the University of East Anglia (UEA) in Norwich, United Kingdom, and the Norfolk
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Although stress is a natural part of life that tends to come and go, some people may find it difficult to calm down in stressful situations. If a person’s stress or anxiety levels become chronic or overwhelming, they may wish to speak to their doctor. There are also several steps that people can take to
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A chocolate cyst is an ovarian cyst filled with old blood. These cysts, which doctors call endometriomas, are not cancerous, though they usually mean that a person’s endometriosis is severe enough to complicate their fertility. Between 20 and 40 percent of people with endometriosis develop chocolate cysts. In this article, we explore the causes, symptoms,
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