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Weight loss surgery may cut deaths from heart disease and stroke

Weight loss surgery may cut deaths from heart disease and stroke

There can be many health benefits behind having weight loss surgery, especially if you are morbidly obese. It is already understood that patients who undergo weight loss surgery will experience a wide range of health benefits as well as their dramatic weight loss. Those who have undergone bariatric surgery are shown to have fewer occurrences [...]

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Lysosomal Storage Disease

Lysosomal Storage Disease

Lysosomal storage disease is a severe disorder caused by deficiencies or defects in the lysosomal enzymes. There are many variations on the disease all with varying symptoms and prognosis’. What is lysosomal disease? Lysosomal enzymes are responsible for the breakdown of macromolecules. Individuals who inherit a disorder of the lysosomal enzymes such as in the [...]

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Malignant Melanoma

Malignant Melanoma

With increasing reports of malignant melanoma every year, it is time that awareness and understanding of a disease that is now considered to be common also increases. Overview Malignant melanoma affects either the melanocytes or the cells that are produced from melanocytes. The numbers of cases of the disease continue to increase every year, as [...]

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Medullary Carcinoma of the thyroid

Medullary Carcinoma of the thyroid

Medullary Carcinoma of the thyroid, or cancer of the thyroid is a serious condition that results in having the thyroid surgically removed. Causes of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid The direct cause of medullary carcinoma of the thyroid remains unknown. Other cancers of the thyroid are commonly caused through exposure to radiation therapy that was [...]

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Facts you should know about milk allergy symptoms

Facts you should know about milk allergy symptoms

Milk allergies occur when are body’s react to the protein in cows milk. Milk allergy symptoms can be grouped into 3 categories and there are a number of hidden sources of milk in our diets that you may not be aware of. Milk allergy overview There are a number of substances that make up milk [...]

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Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA)

MRSA is most commonly contracted by elderly or sick people who have spend time in hospital. Find out more about who is most susceptible, the symptoms and how it can be prevented. Overview Methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus or more commonly known as MRSA is a bacterial infection, which has a resistance to antibiotic methicillin. There [...]

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Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum

Molluscum contagiosum is a skin infection that can affect people of all ages, although is most common in young children. Treatment is difficult and sometimes requires surgery. Introduction to molluscum contagiosum Molluscum contagiosum is considered to be a common viral skin infection. It can affect both men and women but is most common in infants [...]

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MRI breast cancer screening

MRI breast cancer screening

Magnetic resonance breast imaging has been used as a tool for diagnosing breast cancer since 1991. Together with mammography technology, MRI scanning has allowed breast cancer to be detectable at earlier stages than previously. A MRI breast cancer screening is typically performed to further investigate a lesion or abnormality that has shown up after a [...]

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Mononucleosis symptoms, causes and treatments

Mononucleosis symptoms, causes and treatments

Mononucleosis is a viral infection sometime referred to as mono. There are a number of mononucleosis symptoms and it is easily spread via saliva. Causes Mono as it is often called for short, is a contagious viral infection that is spread through both saliva and close contact. It occurs most commonly in teenagers, aged 15 [...]

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Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy

What is Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy? The white matter within the brain contains some cells that make a substance known as myelin. Myelin is essential for insulating the nerve cells. Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy is a disease that targets these myelin-producing cells and can therefore be defined as a disease of the white matter of the brain. [...]

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MSG allergy symptoms

MSG allergy symptoms

MSG is a flavouring that is regularly added to food to enhance the taste. MSG allergy symptoms although rarely heard about are fairly common. What is MSG? MSG is added to a great range of foods and also occurs naturally in seaweed. Not many people feel the need to report allergic reactions to food additives, [...]

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How is Cytisine Related to Smoking?

How is Cytisine Related to Smoking?

If you want to quit smoking, you might want to look into a little something called cytisine. Smoking and Quitting Everybody knows that smoking is one of the most common causes of disabilities and deaths the world over. It also happens to be a preventable one, though. Unfortunately, despite this fact, most smokers who want [...]

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Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia

This is an inherited disorder, which affects one of the endocrine glands such as the pancreas, parathyroid or pituitary gland. Causes of multiple endocrine neoplasia Multiple endocrine neoplasia (MEN) type I is a disorder involving one or more of the endocrine glands. The gland may have become overactive or formed a tumour and most commonly [...]

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Multi-vitamin side effects

Multi-vitamin side effects

Multi-vitamins are becoming increasingly popular with a wide range of people and for good reason. However despite the many health benefits they have to offer, it is always good to be aware of the side effects. Multi-vitamins Multi-vitamins are great way to boost you diet without having to worry too much that you diet contains [...]

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Decompensated Heart Failure – What are the Causes and Symptoms?

Decompensated Heart Failure – What are the Causes and Symptoms?

Decompensated heart failure refers to a condition wherein the heart can no longer send sufficient blood into the tissues of the body. Since there isn’t enough blood being sent through the tissues and the organs, they basically won’t get enough nutrients or oxygen for them to work properly. And, when people build up too much [...]

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The Pros and Cons of the Da Vinci Surgical System

The Pros and Cons of the Da Vinci Surgical System

With more than 210 of its devices being used all over the world, Intuitive Surgical has gone another step further with its latest Da Vinci surgical system. This system was approved in 2000 and is now being used for advanced techniques in surgery, like suturing and cutting. It is the very first operative robotic system [...]

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Oppositional Defiant Disorder – Could Your Child Have ODD?

Oppositional Defiant Disorder – Could Your Child Have ODD?

Oppositional defiant disorder, or ODD, refers to a behavioral problem in children that is normally characterized by hostility and constant disobedience. On average, one out of ten children under 12 years old have ODD and it tends to be more common in boys than girls. Oppositional defiant disorder is also part of a behavioral disorder [...]

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How to Deal with Anterior Cervical Discectomy

How to Deal with Anterior Cervical Discectomy

People who experience chronic neck pain and other disorders related to the cervical spine might need an anterior cervical discectomy. Cervical Pain Unfortunately, a lot of people experience neck pain or arm pain because of cervical disc ruptures or herniations. Ruptures usually occur when the disc annulus tears and soft nucleus comes out. When this [...]

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Treating Dehydrated Skin the Right Way

Treating Dehydrated Skin the Right Way

Dehydrated skin basically refers to a condition wherein the body lacks water and thus makes the skin look pale and dull. This usually happens because of an insufficient consumption of water and the first symptoms usually include a dull, dry, pale and lifeless texture. After that, the urinary system might get affected, as well, and [...]

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Am I Depressed? Get Your Answer Here!

Am I Depressed? Get Your Answer Here!

Do you ever ask yourself the question, “Am I depressed?” Well, here are several indications that will help you find out if you really are suffering from depression. How to Tell If Your Depressed Although it is fair to ask yourself, “Am I depressed?” whenever you feel down for no reason whatsoever, this won’t actually [...]

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