There’s a scientific reason behind why your toddler has so much energy

(Annamarya Scaccia/ Romper) — I’ll admit that, as a child, I was high energy. I am pretty sure I was the single-handed reason why my mom was always tired. And it seems my toddler has taken after me in that regard. This boy is rambunctious, which is great because he’s a kid and that’s what kids […]

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Heavy drinking may change the bacteria In your mouth and raise disease risk

(Jamie Ducharme/ Time) — There’s still quite a bit scientists don’t know about the microbiome: the vast collection of microorganisms living within your body. What is becoming increasingly clear, however, is that your lifestyle habits, from the foods you eat to the medications you take, may influence these bacterial colonies. Even drinking seems to have an […]

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Cancer risk triples after blood clot in leg

(NewsMax Health) — The risk of developing cancer is more than three times higher in the first six months following the diagnosis of acute arterial thrombosis, or a blood clot in the leg, say researchers at Denmark’s Aarhus University. Patients with the most acute type of thrombosis in the leg, known as an arterial thrombosis, risk […]

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Scientists create a biomedical tattoo to monitor for a sign of cancer

(Megan Thielking/ Stat) — Scientists have designed a biomedical tattoo that changes color when calcium in the blood is too high — a tool that they say could one day be used to monitor for the earliest signs of disease. Some types of cancer increase the amount of calcium in the blood before symptoms appear. So […]

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Common drugs may halt post-surgery relapse of breast cancer, study suggests

(Maria Cohut/ Medical News Today) — After cancer surgery — particularly for breast cancer — many patients experience an early tumor recurrence. It is not clear why, but new research suggests that common pain-reducing, anti-inflammatory drugs may prevent that from happening. In many cancer types — especially in the case of breast cancer — surgery is […]

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What are the signs of heart attack in a woman?

(Jayne Leonard/ Medical News Today) — A heart attack is a life-threatening event caused by a disruption in the blood flow to the heart. Knowing the female-specific symptoms of a heart attack could help a person seek medical attention sooner, which may save their life. Women are less likely to survive their first heart attack than […]

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Vaginal hygiene products like sprays, wipes, creams linked to infections: study

Think twice before buying gels, anti-itch creams, moisturizers, sprays and wipes, researcher says (Sheryl Ubelacker/ Canadian Press) — Doctors have long advised women to avoid vaginal douching because of the risk of infection and other adverse effects, but a new study suggests other feminine hygiene products may be just as harmful.The University of Guelph-led study […]

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Lung cancer patients live longer with immune therapy, study suggests

Immune therapy treatments worked for only about half of patients, but that’s far better than chemo has done (Associated Press) — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It’s the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, […]

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Guys, why aren’t you checking your balls for cancer?

This Testicular Cancer Awareness Month, do yourself a favour and perform a self-exam already   (Mary Brophy Marcus/ Men’s Health) — Scott Petinga, 45, was diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2004. “I was 31 at the time and I had just gotten married and was essentially on my honeymoon when we found the lump,” he […]

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A real pick-me-up: Viagra could become the next cancer drug

(Dan Robitzski/ Futurism) — Developing a new drug from scratch is hard work — it takes a tremendous pile of cash, not to mention several years, to go from early research to an FDA-approved medication. Cancer drugs in particular are very resource-intensive, costing a median $750 million to develop. This has cancer specialists looking to repurpose […]

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