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Pancreatic carcinoma symptoms and causes

Pancreatic carcinoma symptoms and causes

Pancreatic carcinoma is cancer of the pancreas, which can be caused by a number of things including diabetes and smoking and produces symptoms ranging from fatigue to jaundice. The pancreas is an important organ that is found behind the stomach. The role of the pancreas is produce and release enzymes responsible for the absorption of [...]

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Spinal Canal Stenosis

Spinal Canal Stenosis

The spine is made up of bone with a hole in the centre called vertebrae, which stack up on top of each other forming what is known as the spinal canal where the holes line up. The canal protects the spinal cords and nerves that are vital for connecting the brain to the rest of [...]

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Abdominal Aneurysm – Everything You Need to Know

Abdominal Aneurysm – Everything You Need to Know

The aorta refers to the primary blood vessel, which sends blood into the body from the heart. Since the aorta is completely elastic, it can be filled up with blood when under high pressure. If the artery’s wall gets weak, though, an aneurysm might develop. In a nutshell, an abdominal aneurysm refers to a condition [...]

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Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma Cancer

Mesothelioma cancer, although uncommon is not a rare form of cancer and is mainly caused by exposure to asbestos. It affects the membrane lining of the lungs and abdomen and is normally very aggressive. Mesothelioma cancer produces symptoms very similar to those of other diseases and conditions, often making it hard to correctly diagnose. Although, [...]

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All about Lymes Disease

All about Lymes Disease

So what exactly is Lymes disease? It is an infection that is caused by a tick bite and has a few different symptoms similar to those seen in influenza patients, such as fever, aches and pains, swollen glands and drowsiness. Tick bites are often caused when the wood tick buries its head into the skin [...]

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Description of Colorectal Cancer

Description of Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal cancer is the name given for any type of cancer whether it is a growth, lump or tumour found in the colon or the rectum and is also known as bowel cancer. According to the NHS it is currently the most common cancer across the world. The world health organisation disagrees claiming it is [...]

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When and how does a cold become a sinus infection?

When and how does a cold become a sinus infection?

Most people will have experienced a sinus infection that has appeared immediately after a common cold. This is due the cold causing the sinuses to swell and inflame making it more likely for a sinus infection known as sinusitis to develop. It is a horrible and uncomfortable condition but it is incredibly common with millions [...]

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Carcinoid syndrome

Carcinoid syndrome

When it comes to carcinoid syndrome one of the first questions that people often ask are which vitamin or dietary supplements are recommended. Most kinds of multiple vitamin supplements can provide many benefits. It is commonly advised however; that all patients suffering from carcinoid syndrome take regular low does of niacin. This can help to [...]

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Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Stones

Symptoms and Signs of Kidney Stones

A kidney stone is caused when chemicals in the urine crystallize and in the beginning are smaller than a grain of sand. Over time, however they can become larger and if they fall from the kidney into the ureter, will act like a dam, preventing urine from passing. The kidney will continue to function and [...]

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Are you Familiar with the Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Are you Familiar with the Symptoms of Post-Concussion Syndrome

Before you have symptoms of a post-concussion syndrome you have to experience a concussion. Basically, a concussion is where you have had some brain injury which usually involves some rapid motion to your head or some blow. With either rapid motion or blow, this causes your brain to press on your skull slightly compressing it. [...]

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What does it Mean to have a Kidney Cyst?

What does it Mean to have a Kidney Cyst?

Before we get into the actual categories of kidney cysts there are two general classes. The first class is the simple kidney cyst and is the most common and carries no risk of turning into renal cancer. The other class of kidney cyst is know as the complex cyst which has many forms and has [...]

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Symptoms of Appendicitis

Symptoms of Appendicitis

Because the symptoms of appendicitis are vague and can vary in individual patients extra care must be taken when diagnosing someone suffering from the condition. Appendicitis – What is it? The appendix is small and is a worm shaped appendage that is connected to the colon. The medical terminology for the appendix is vermiform appendix [...]

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Clogged arteries pose different dangers for men

Clogged arteries pose different dangers for men

It appears that even if men and women have the same quantity of coronary plaque they may have different risks of having a heart attack. A study conducted by the University of South Carolina has found that women had a far higher risk of major cardiac events if they had a large buildup of plaque [...]

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Dogs Sniff Out Lung Cancer in Humans

Dogs Sniff Out Lung Cancer in Humans

Recent research coming from Germany states that dogs can smell lung cancer successfully to an acceptable level of accuracy. The study, which is published in the European Respiratory Journal, notes that the level was far higher than that of chance (14%). The four specially trained dogs correctly identified cancer in 71 out of 100 cases. [...]

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Back Pain

Back Pain

Back pain is the second most common reason for medical office visits. About 60-90% of people will have at least one significant episode of low back pain during their lifetime. Low back pain is the most common and the most expensive cause of work-related disability in the United States. Workers’ compensation costs as well as [...]

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