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Benign intracranial

Benign intracranial

Many patients presenting with raised intracranial pressure will find that there is, apparently, no known cause for their condition. Even it is essential to receive prompt treatment of even benign intracranial pressure in order to avoid permanent damage to sight. Whilst there is no known cause for benign intracranial pressure there are some known risk [...]

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Lung cancer – a leading cause of death

Lung cancer – a leading cause of death

Lung cancer affects more people than all other cancers combined. It is estimated that lung cancer causes more deaths related to cancer than breast cancer, prostate cancer and colorectal cancers combined; indeed, it is thought to cause more deaths amongst women than breast cancer. In the twenty-year period between 1974 and 1994, the rate of [...]

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The meningitis vaccine

The meningitis vaccine

Meningitis is a highly contagious and serious infection, the effects of which can be debilitating. The meningitis vaccine has been a successful method of protecting children from the condition. Overview of meningitis Meningitis comes in two forms, the viral infection and the bacterial infection. While the viral infection is relatively harmless, the bacterial infection can [...]

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

Frozen shoulder is the name of the condition in which one of the shoulders becomes stiff and painful. It is a chronic condition that tends to get worse over time. Overview The shoulder joint is what’s known as a ball and socket joint, which means it has a great amount of movement. Frozen shoulder is [...]

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Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife

Gamma Knife surgery is a type of radiation therapy used to treat tumors and abnormalities in the brain. Specialized equipment focuses almost 200 tiny beams of radiation on the tumors, without affecting the surrounding tissue. Uses Gamma Knife is recognized as one of the most cost-effective and highly specialized treatment techniques that can help treat [...]

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Sciatica and its causes

Sciatica and its causes

Sciatica, or sciatic pain, normally develops from the lower back and can affect the legs, sometimes all the way down to the toes, and the buttocks. The sciatic pain is sometimes called sciatic nerve pain and is normally intense and may cause a sensation of muscle weakness, also known as heavy leg. The trigger may [...]

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Recognizing the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome

Recognizing the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome

Tumors that grow from cells associated with the endocrine system are referred to as carcinoid tumors, these tumors often produce too much of the hormone serotonin which, in turn, causes the development of carcinoid syndrome and its associated symptoms. Unfortunately once the symptoms of carcinoid syndrome are recognized the original, slow growing, tumor has usually [...]

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Brain Tumor

Brain Tumor

A brain tumor may be benign or malignant and can produce a variety of symptoms according to a number of factors. Treatment depends on the location and type of brain tumor. Overview Symptoms of a brain tumor depend on a number of factors including its size, type and location. Symptoms are caused for different reasons [...]

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The truth about cancer symptoms and the pancreas

The truth about cancer symptoms and the pancreas

There are some surprising early symptoms of pancreatic cancer. Many articles on the subject of pancreatic cancer will indicate that there are no early cancer symptoms connected to this disease. Very often anyone who diagnosed with pancreatic cancer is found to be at an advanced stage of the disease and may a life expectancy of [...]

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Vertebral Compression: What Causes It and How To Avoid It

Vertebral Compression: What Causes It and How To Avoid It

Vertebral compression fractures are the result of osteoporosis, injury or pathologic fracture; but it can be avoided with rest, a proper diet regime and possibly surgery. Vertebral compression fracture is when the bones of the spine have broken because of trauma (or injury), usually very large trauma. However, for the elderly and people afflicted with [...]

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Virtual Colonoscopy: How To Prepare and What To Expect

Virtual Colonoscopy: How To Prepare and What To Expect

A virtual colonoscopy is designed to look for find signs of pre-cancerous growths such as large intestine disease, cancer and polyps in the colon and rectum. Do you know what virtual colonoscopy? It’s a procedure that looks for signs of pre-cancerous growths known as polyps, cancer and other large intestine diseases. Doctors look for these [...]

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Symptoms of ovarian cysts

Symptoms of ovarian cysts

Ovarian cysts can affect woman of all ages but are most common in those between the ages of 30 and 60. There are a number of causes and symptoms of ovarian cysts as well effective treatments. Symptoms of ovarian cysts Some of the most common signs and symptoms of ovarian cysts include: Pain in the [...]

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Pontine Glioma: Brain Cancer

Pontine Glioma: Brain Cancer

Pontine glioma is a tumor of the brain stem in children. Often inoperable, a growing tumor can have drastic effects. Pontine glioma is a brain cancer which normally affects children. It is responsible for about 10-15% of all brain tumors among the child population. The majority of brain stem tumors among children are gliomas. The [...]

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Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

Malignant fibrous histiocytoma

This is a tumor of the soft tissues or bones and often occurs in the arms or legs but can develop in other areas of the body. This enlarged mass is painless and symptoms may include low blood sugar levels, weight loss and fever. Malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a rare condition in which there is [...]

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What is Cutaneous Lymphoma?

What is Cutaneous Lymphoma?

Cutaneous lymphoma is a very rare condition that affects adults – mostly men – from 40 to 60 years old and occurs when skin cells grow in an uncontrollable manner. The Most Common Kinds Mycosis Fungoides Mycosis fungoides is a slow-growing condition, which can only be found on the skin. Usually, it is possible to [...]

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Large Cell Lymphoma

Large Cell Lymphoma

Large cell lymphoma is a type of non-Hodgkin lymphoma that affects B- and T-cells of the immune system. This aggressive form of cancer accounts for almost 31 percent of all non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas and may develop in the neck, chest, throat or abdomen. It may, further, spread to skin and other tissues under the skin, bone [...]

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Ligament Sprain

Ligament Sprain

A ligament is an elastic tissue that connects the bones in a joint. Ligament sprain occurs as result of overstretched or partially or completely torn ligaments, and may affect the tendons and muscles of the joint as well. Causes A Ligament sprain may involve one or more ligaments, and occur in any joint of the [...]

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Memory Loss and Age

Memory Loss and Age

Many older adults complain about forgetfulness and memory loss. They forget facts, directions and events, and take more time to learn or recall information. The experience may be frustrating but is not related to dementia. Causes Decreased blood flow to the brain and poor absorption of brain-enhancing nutrients can promote loss of memory in the [...]

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Discovering breast lumps and what may be causing them

Discovering breast lumps and what may be causing them

The discovery of breast lumps will cause great anxiety and stress to any woman. The key is to remain calm, be aware that there are many causes other than cancer and to get checked out as quickly as possible. What are breast lumps? Any woman who finds that she has breast lumps will immediately and [...]

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Recognising and understanding lung pain

Recognising and understanding lung pain

Lung pain or a pain that seems to be located in or around the lungs can be a worrying experience and may be a sign of a number of conditions. Understanding lung pain and the accompanying symptoms may help to identify the cause. Types of lung pain Discussing lung pain can be fairly difficult as [...]

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