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Thyroid nodules are lumps that can develop on the thyroid gland. These nodules are relatively common and are usually harmless, but there is a very low risk of thyroid cancer. The thyroid is a small gland in the front part of the neck that produces hormones to regulate the body’s metabolism. Nodules can develop on
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Does dementia spread gradually and evenly in all directions across the brain, or can it “jump” from one brain area to another? New research helps to settle the question by examining the progression of frontotemporal dementia. Frontotemporal dementia (FTD) is a condition in which the frontal and temporal anterior lobes of the brain shrink, or
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On the Mayo Clinic Radio podcast, Dr. Kathryn Ruddy, a Mayo Clinic medical oncologist, discusses the rare and often overlooked disease of male breast cancer. This interview originally aired Oct. 19, 2019. Learn more about male breast cancer: https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/male-breast-cancer/symptoms-causes/syc-20374740?mc_id=us&utm_source=newsnetwork&utm_medium=l&utm_content=content&utm_campaign=mayoclinic&geo=national&placementsite=enterprise&cauid=100721&_ga=2.5988016.2015304361.1570976851-165526356.1480776015
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  Bacterial vaginosis (BV) is an infection in the vagina. Males cannot develop bacterial vaginosis, but they can spread the infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), BV is the most common form of vaginal infection for women between ages 15 to 44. People with BV can get symptoms that include
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Cancer ribbons are simple loops of ribbon that people wear to show their support for people who have cancer or to spread awareness about the disease. There are many different types of cancer ribbons, each with their own symbolic color. In this article, we list all the cancer ribbon colors and their purposes, as well
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For millions of people who take statins to prevent the onset of cardiovascular disease, the potential harms of the cholesterol-lowering medication may outweigh the benefits. So concludes a recent modeling study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland that questions whether statins are “significantly overprescribed.” The research, which features in the Annals of Internal Medicine,
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Researchers studied the prevalence and effects of moderate depression, anxiety, and stress in cardiac rehab patients. Heart disease is still the main cause of mortality around the world. Depression and anxiety are oftentimes present in heart disease patients. The presence of mental illness can have a negative impact on physiological health, especially during cardiac rehabilitation.
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In a recent study, researchers trained an algorithm to differentiate between malignant and benign lesions in scans of breast tissue. With cancer, the key to successful treatment is catching it early. As it stands, doctors have access to high quality imaging, and skilled radiologists can spot the telltale signs of abnormal growth. Once identified, the
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Essential oils are concentrated extracts of various plants. Practitioners use them in natural and alternative health practices, such as aromatherapy and naturopathy. Many plants contain some potentially helpful compounds. However, in many cases, there is not enough evidence to suggest their use as a treatment or cure for ailments. In this article, learn more about
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If you buy something through a link on this page, we may earn a small commission. How this works. Gout is a form of inflammatory arthritis that causes pain and discomfort, often in the toes, ankles, and knees. There is no cure for gout, so a combination of medications and home remedies can help keep
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Humans have looked for ways to improve their sexual experience for thousands of years, including trying to discover the best foods for sex. Scientists have linked a variety of foods with better sex. In this article, learn about which foods to eat to boost libido, improve stamina, and enhance your sex life.   Foods for
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The skin on the back of the neck by the hairline comes into contact with many things that can irritate it, including shampoo, residual detergent on clothing, sweat, and hair care products. This area of skin is also subject to friction from the hair and clothes. As a result, lumps, bumps, and other skin problems
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Peptides are smaller versions of proteins. Many health and cosmetic products contain different peptides for many uses, such as their potential anti-aging, anti-inflammatory, or muscle building properties. Recent research indicates that some types of peptides could have a beneficial role in slowing down the aging process, reducing inflammation, and destroying microbes. People may confuse peptides
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