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Researching the Secrets of Cancer Killer Number Five: Gaining Against Ovarian Cancer

Researching the Secrets of Cancer Killer Number Five: Gaining Against Ovarian Cancer

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One of the traits of cancers that make them dangerous is their stealth. By their very nature, all cancers operate somewhat covertly because they are able to hide from the immune system. However, many cancers will eventually show symptoms that provide some warning to us that something is wrong. Unfortunately, not all cancers expose themselves […]

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Positive Health Benefits From The Placebo Effect

Positive Health Benefits From The Placebo Effect

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The “placebo effect” has long been associated with a positive personal belief in the benefits of a fake drug or treatment. However, research in recent years has shown that the benefits of placebos are real and that they don’t simply arise from false hope. This means that placebos represent a more important part of the treatment process than was once thought.

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Understanding And Preventing One Of The Causes Of Swelling – Lymphedema

Understanding And Preventing One Of The Causes Of Swelling – Lymphedema

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Like a city’s storm sewer system, the human lymphatic system is responsible for collecting excess fluids that build up in our tissues. When the system fails to work properly, painful swelling called Lymphedema results, but new approaches are reducing the risk.

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ALS Research Emerges From The Darkness

ALS Research Emerges From The Darkness

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As a devastating disease, ALS or MND has refused to yield its secrets for a great many years with the result being no real effective ALS treatment in sight. However, in recent years, knowledge about the disease from, ALS research, has increased dramatically.

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Revolting Against Hemophilia, ‘The Royal Disease’ – Researching Better Treatments

Revolting Against Hemophilia, ‘The Royal Disease’ – Researching Better Treatments

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Although hemophilia is a rare disease, this blood clotting disorder is famous because of its effects on a number of historic royal families. Today, however, research is finding ways to better treat the disease and eliminate both the costs to the health care system and individual lives.

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Clearing the Sleepy, Dreamy Fog That Shrouds Narcolepsy

Clearing the Sleepy, Dreamy Fog That Shrouds Narcolepsy

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While you may not recognize the name of the condition Narcolepsy, you have undoubtedly seen this sleep/wake disorder parodied on sit-coms where a character will suddenly pass out for no reason. Once a mystery, medical science has now uncovered the cause of the disease.

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Keeping the Good In and the Bad Out with Better Bandages

Keeping the Good In and the Bad Out with Better Bandages

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As far as medical technologies go, the bandages is not something that most of us would consider when thinking about advanced medicine. However, with much research being directed at creating a better bandage, we will soon be looking at bandages in a whole new light.

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