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FOODS PROMOTING CANCER: FAT AND FLESH FOODS

Fat Scientific studies show that people with higher rates of cancer, consume excessive animal fat in their daily diet. Additionally, widely used omega-6 polyunsaturated fats, such as corn oil, are potential cancer threats. For instance, feeding animals corn oil greatly … Continue reading

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WOMEN’S HEALTH DURING PREGNANCY: X-RAYS, ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

Alcohol and Drugs A woman should avoid all types of drugs during pregnancy. Even common over-the-counter medications such as aspirin and beverages such as coffee and tea can damage a developing fetus. During the first three months of pregnancy, the … Continue reading

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REDUCING YOUR RISK OF CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE: EATING FOR BETTER HEALTH – HOW TO INTERPRET FOOD LABELS – STANDARDIZED SERVING SIZES

Standardized serving sizes: Tighter regulations will make serving sizes shown on labels more realistic and consistent. For the first time, relative terms will be defined: Until now, there have been no consistent definitions for terms such as “light,” “reduced,” “low,” … Continue reading

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KNEE FRACTURE: COMPLETE FRACTURES

When a bone actually breaks into two or more pieces, it is called a complete fracture. A complete fracture can be caused by any type of trauma, including a fall off a bicycle, a car accident, or even a sports … Continue reading

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SURGICAL APPROACHES TO EPILEPSY: SURGERY FOR PARTIAL (FOCAL) SEIZURES – NEW NONINVASIVE RESEARCH APPROACHES TO LOCALIZATION

Positron emission tomography (PETscanning). Recent technical developments (CT, MRI, grids) have dramatically altered our ability to identify the source of certain children’s seizures. Even newer techniques are beginning to improve our ability to study the pathophysiology (the chemical abnormalities) of … Continue reading

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LIVING WITH TYPE II DIABETES: WAYS TO LOOSE WEIGHT

An important step for successful weight loss is writing down your food eating habits. Ask yourself these questions: •   Do I use food to reward myself when I have accomplished something? •   Do I use food as a … Continue reading

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SUPPORTIVE CARE OF CHILDREN WITH CANCER: PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF URINARY TRACT TOXICITY (RENAL TOXICITY TO BE EXPECTED WITH SPECIFIC CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC AGENTS)

A. Toxicity 1. 5-Azacytidine 5-Azacytidine can produce proximal tubular dysfunction with acidosis, hypokalemia, and hypophosphatemia. 2. Diaziquone (AZQ) AZQ given in high doses commonly leads to proteinuria and renal tubular dysfunction. Carmustine (BCNU)/ Lomustine (CCNU) BCNU/CCNU, along with other nitrosoureas, … Continue reading

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HOW BDD AFFECTS LIVES: ALCOHOL AND DRUG USE

More commonly, people try to cope with BDD by using alcohol or drugs. The intent is to decrease the preoccupation, dull the emotional pain, and lessen anxiety and self-consciousness in social situations. The percentage of people with BDD who’ve had … Continue reading

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HIV: SKIN PROBLEMS-EXCESSIVE BLEEDING

Excessive bleeding from nosebleeds, cuts, and injuries may; be a symptom of idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP). Other symptoms are easy bruising and bloody or tarry stools that result from intestinal bleeding. Some people will have many small red dots about … Continue reading

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COMMON SKIN DISORDERS: TINEA AND ITS TREATMENT

Tinea feet Scaly, itchy skin on the soles of the feet is usually the first sign of tinea. White, soggy skin between the toes and discolouration of the toe nails can also point to tinea. It generally begins on one … Continue reading

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