Colorectal Cancer Screening: Guidelines, Options and Risks

Colorectal Cancer Screening: Guidelines, Options and Risks

Colorectal cancer is the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States, but with timely screenings, it is also one of the most preventable, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). A colorectal-cancer screening can usually detect precancerous polyps, and these growths can then be removed during a colonoscopy long before they become […]

Why patients with brain markers for Alzheimer's never develop the condition

Why patients with brain markers for Alzheimer's never develop the condition

By Liji Thomas, MDAugust 17, 2018 An intriguing new study has marked the beginning of the answer to a medical mystery: why is it that some people with classic markers for Alzheimer’s Disease never show any signs of dementia throughout their life? Image Credit: SpeedKingz / Shutterstock Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most widespread form […]

Woman Gets Contact Lens Stuck In Eye For 28 Years

Woman Gets Contact Lens Stuck In Eye For 28 Years

A missing contacts lens isn’t something you should turn a blind eye toward. Case in point: A 42-year-old woman in Great Britain who lost a lens when she was a teen, only to have doctors discover it embedded in her eye 28 years later. According to the medical journal BMJ Case Reports, the patient went to the […]

Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'

Historic face transplant gives suicide survivor a 'second chance'

(CNN) — As Katie Stubblefield brushed her fingers across her face, she could feel the wound. Her vision is greatly impaired due to her injury, but touching her face allowed her to feel what her doctors were working around the clock to treat. She could feel where her face was swollen. She could feel the […]

Thyroid medications recalled due to risk of impurities

Thyroid medications recalled due to risk of impurities

Story highlights Westminster Pharmaceuticals has recalled some of its medications Customers using the pills should check with their doctor or pharmacist The medication in question contains a combination of levothyroxine, called LT4, and liothyronine, called LT3. Both are synthetic thyroid hormones used when a person’s thyroid gland is no longer functioning properly. “While we stand […]

How vaping could lead to lung disease

How vaping could lead to lung disease

Washington: An experimental study has revealed that e-cigarette vapour boosts the production of inflammatory chemicals and disables key protective cells in the lung that keep the air spaces clear of potentially harmful particles. The vapor impairs the activity of alveolar macrophages, which engulf and remove dust particles, bacteria, and allergens that have evaded the other […]

Quadruple Amputee Beats The Odds To Walk Down The Aisle

Quadruple Amputee Beats The Odds To Walk Down The Aisle

(CBS) —  It seems like it was love at first sight for Amanda Flores and Frank Bordoy. They met in a restaurant in Alexandria, Virginia, in 2013, and by the following Christmas, they were living together, step-kids and all. “We were happy, finding our flow, and then I got a cold,” Flores said. It wasn’t […]

FDA approves flexible, reusable contraceptive ring for yearlong use

FDA approves flexible, reusable contraceptive ring for yearlong use

The FDA approved the first in a new class of self-administered hormonal contraceptives, formed as a reusable, flexible silicone ring that is placed in the vagina for three weeks at a time for up to an entire year. Developed by the Population Council, Annovera (segesterone acetate and ethinyl estradiol) is washed and stored in a […]

Man Donates Kidney To Wife Of Almost 30 Years: What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Man Donates Kidney To Wife Of Almost 30 Years: What Is Polycystic Kidney Disease?

Compared to normal kidneys, polycystic kidneys have fluid-filled cysts. If they grow too large or too many, the condition may eventually lead to kidney failure.   ( Bruce Blaus | Wikimedia Commons ) A Washington man donated his kidney to his wife just a few months before they celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary. What is […]

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