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Medullary thyroid cancer is a rare type of thyroid cancer. The first sign of it is usually the appearance of a painless lump in the front of a person’s neck. If caught early, this cancer is often very treatable. In this article, we examine what medullary thyroid cancer or MTC is, and the early signs
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earn free cme credit Earn CME credit by reading this article and completing the posttest. Sign Up CME Author: Vicki Brower Study Authors: Matthew Shorofsky, Jean Bourbeau, et al. Target Audience and Goal Statement: Pulmonologists, allergists/immunologists, geriatricians, sleep disorder specialists, internists, family medicine specialists The goal of the study was to evaluate the relationship between
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Keynote speaker Donald Berwick, who recently led the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, told graduates that in a contentious and sometimes confusing time for medicine, a physician’s “true compass” should always be the oath to care for all patients. Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram:
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A 12-week consultation has been launched to discuss whether folic acid should be added to flour to combat the number of pregnancies affected by neural tube defects, which occur in approximately 1,000 pregnancies every year in the UK. Konstantin Kolosov | Shutterstock Flour milled in the UK is already fortified with iron and calcium, and
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The digestive system is complex, which makes the symptoms of colon cancer difficult to catch. As a result, it is vital to attend regular colon cancer screenings. Colon cancer, which is also called colorectal cancer, is the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths in both men and women in the United States. For men, the
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Naltrexone, in low doses, has recently become a popular drug for treating multiple sclerosis. This is an off-label use, and research into its effectiveness is still underway. Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease that damages the nerve cells. As it progresses, symptoms can get in the way of daily life and impair movement, speech, and
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For many years, specialists believed that people who studied more and kept their brains more active had lower dementia risk. Some recent studies have contradicted this idea. So how is education linked to the evolution of Alzheimer’s disease, if at all? Another study suggests that there is no link between a person’s level of education
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A new treatment with a genetically modified herpes virus is effective against stage 3B and stage 4 melanoma, a recent human study confirms. A genetically modified herpes virus is demonstrably effective against stage 3 melanoma, researchers show. In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) for
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New research in mice has discovered that disrupting the gut microbiome may result in more aggressive breast cancer. One factor that may drive the spread of breast cancer is the population of gut bacteria. Although the outlook of people with breast cancer has improved dramatically in recent years, predicting and preventing the spread of cancer
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Tailoring asthma education and medication use instruction to the specific needs of older patients significantly improved asthma control and medication adherence among adults over age 60 with persistent, uncontrolled disease, a randomized trial found. Half as many study participants in the individualized support arm of the study reported an asthma-related hospital emergency department visit compared
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A new microscope technology allows us to see cells and tissues like we’ve never seen before. Find out more at https://hms.harvard.edu/news/boldly-go Like Harvard Medical School on Facebook: https://goo.gl/4dwXyZ Follow on Twitter: https://goo.gl/GbrmQM Follow on Instagram: https://goo.gl/s1w4up Follow on LinkedIn: https://goo.gl/04vRgY Website: https://hms.harvard.edu/
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How to wake up early and not be tired: Learn how to make waking up early as painless as possible. We often have to wake up early at ungodly hours for work, school, or other responsibilities. In this video, I show you the lessons I learned from enduring challenging surgery rotations in medical school where
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Sometimes life’s not fair. We’ve just come out of cold and flu season only to arrive smack in the middle of spring allergy season. What can you do about that runny nose and nasal congestion? Medications are one option, but so is nasal cleansing. More on how nasal cleansing can help from Mayo Clinic.
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Many people with asthma find that their symptoms get worse when they exercise, especially in cold weather. With effective treatment and management, however, people can usually exercise without symptoms arising. Exercise does not cause asthma, but it can trigger symptoms in people who already have the condition. According to the Allergy and Asthma Foundation of
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Neurobion is a brand of supplements that contain a combination of B vitamins. Its manufacturers advertise that Neurobion can help improve nerve function. Vitamin B-complex supplements, including Neurobion products, can help treat or prevent certain nutrient deficiencies. Talk to a doctor before taking any supplement, as they can interact with medication. In this article, we
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Secondary progressive multiple sclerosis is a later stage of multiple sclerosis. Instead of having symptom relapses and remissions, a person’s symptoms steadily get worse over time. Most people, but not everyone, with relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis (RRMS) will eventually develop secondary progressive multiple sclerosis (SPMS). Because of advances in current treatment, fewer people go on to
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New research featuring in the journal Science Translational Medicine shows that fatty acids fuel prostate tumor growth. As blocking fatty acids seems to slow disease progression, fatty acid uptake may be a promising new therapeutic target for prostate cancer. It may soon be possible to stop prostate cancer from becoming aggressive by blocking fatty acids.
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