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Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

Some cancer patients can skip treatments, 2 studies show

After surgery, some cancer patients can safely skip radiation or chemotherapy, according to two studies exploring shorter, gentler cancer care. Researchers are looking for ways to precisely predict which cancer patients can avoid unneeded treatment to cut down on harmful side effects and unnecessary costs. One new study used a blood test to determine which …

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Want to Understand Delusions? Listen to the People Who Have Them

Want to Understand Delusions? Listen to the People Who Have Them

For the first decades of Sohee Park’s career in schizophrenia research, she rarely stopped to consider what life was like for her research subjects. Now a professor of psychology at Vanderbilt University, Park made a name for herself by studying working memory—the quick, scratch-pad-like memory that helps us keep track of what we’re doing. By …

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Vitamin D Is Good For More Than Just Your Bones—And This Is How Much You Need Every Day

Vitamin D Is Good For More Than Just Your Bones—And This Is How Much You Need Every Day

Photo credit: SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY – Getty Images “Hearst Magazines and Yahoo may earn commission or revenue on some items through the links below.” There are some vitamins that you’re probably pretty well-versed in, like vitamin C. But you might be a little vague on others, like vitamin D. Plenty of people joke about getting …

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If Your Handwriting Looks Like This, You Could Have Dementia — Best Life

If Your Handwriting Looks Like This, You Could Have Dementia — Best Life

While there’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease—the most common cause of dementia—being aware of the condition’s early warning signs is key to helping slow its progress. Early detection gives people access to new treatments for dementia, as well as the opportunity to make lifestyle changes that can help preserve cognitive function—just two of the …

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The 6 Best Vegetables You Should Be Eating Every Day, Say Dietitians — Eat This Not That

The 6 Best Vegetables You Should Be Eating Every Day, Say Dietitians — Eat This Not That

Hopefully, we all know by now that vegetables are a fundamental part of a healthy diet. As Americans, unfortunately, we fall short of getting enough vegetables in our diets despite the awareness that vegetables offer incredible health benefits. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that only around one in 10 …

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The Best Foods To Eat If You're Hungry In The Middle Of The Night

The Best Foods To Eat If You’re Hungry In The Middle Of The Night

It’s strange to find yourself awake at 3 a.m., when the world is dark, your stomach is grumbling and the kitchen is beckoning. You’re hungry for something. It’s not breakfast — it’s not any meal — so chips and salsa are just as much an option as the leftover steak from several hours earlier. What …

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Dr. Sanjana Iyengar, a Lakeland Regional Health dermatologist, examines the skin of Lance Devore during a skin cancer screening at LRH Hollis Cancer Center.

Early diagnosis and treatment crucial for melanoma patients

Treatment will begin and end in a dermatologist’s office for most patients who get melanoma. They won’t need the array of advanced treatments discussed in an accompanying article. They won’t see medical or surgical oncologists. “People get scared of that word, melanoma, but if it’s caught in the early stages, it’s curable,” said Dr. Pamela …

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'Testing bottleneck' for monkeypox puts hope of containment at risk, experts warn

‘Testing bottleneck’ for monkeypox puts hope of containment at risk, experts warn

Infectious disease specialists are growing increasingly concerned by the U.S. strategy for testing for monkeypox, warning that it’s creating a bottleneck and squandering the limited time the country may have to get the outbreak under control. Under the current system, specimens must be sent to one of 74 laboratories across the country before being sent …

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10 Medicines That Work But We Don't Know Why - Listverse

10 Medicines That Work But We Don’t Know Why – Listverse

Pharmaceutical companies run exhaustive trials before they can release a drug onto the market. This is a matter of common sense. No one wants a repeat of the thalidomide scandal of the 1950s and ’60s when some women took thalidomide for morning sickness. The result of the “biggest man-made medical scandal ever” was 10,000 children …

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What to know about Heartland virus, a new tick-borne disease spreading through the Midwest and southern US

What to know about Heartland virus, a new tick-borne disease spreading through the Midwest and southern US

Heartland virus disease is a relatively new tick-borne illness that was discovered in 2009. The virus is spread by the lone star tick in the American South and Midwest. Little is known about this emerging disease, but experts are working on tick surveillance. Loading Something is loading. In 2009, Dr. Scott Folk treated two patients …

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