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Physical Activity Lowers Psoriasis Risk

Psoriasis is a common skin condition that causes skin redness and irritation. Most people with psoriasis have thick, red skin with flaky, silver-white patches called scales. Psoriasis is very common. Anyone can get it, but it most commonly begins between ages 15 and 35. It is not contagious. You cannot spread it to others. Psoriasis Read more

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Drop Out Of Diet Programs Is Higher For Younger People

Itrim is a network of conveniently located centers that offer a one-stop solution for one of the world’s biggest challenges. Founded in Sweden in 2003, Itrim has helped thousands of people lose weight and keep it off. The combination of well designed and personalized weight loss plans, coaching and a combined approach of eating and Read more

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Avastin And Lucentis Are Equally Effective For Wet AMD

Age-related macular degeneration, often called AMD or ARMD, is the leading cause of vision loss and blindness among Americans who are age 65 and older. AMD is degeneration of the macula, which is the part of the retina responsible for the sharp, central vision needed to read or drive. Because the macula primarily is affected Read more

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PSA Screening To Detect Prostate Cancer Can Benefit Younger And At-Risk Men

Prostate cancer screening is an attempt to identify individuals with prostate cancer in a broad segment of the population—those for whom there is no reason to suspect prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. Cancer begins to grow in the prostate – a gland in the male reproductive system. Prostate cancer Read more

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Novel Gene PRDM16 Plays Critical Role In Craniofacial Development

Facial birth defects are conditions that are present in the baby at birth. These defects usually develop during the first trimester of pregnancy when organs are developing. Facial Cleft Birth Defects result from both gene mutations and environmental insults. Other causes include chromosomal abnormalities, exposure to infections in time of pregnancy, Rh incompatibility, folic acid Read more

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Intensive Kidney Dialysis And Conventional Dialysis Which Indicates Better Survival Rates?

Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals and wastes. They also make hormones that keep your bones strong and your blood healthy. But if the kidneys are damaged, they don’t work properly. Harmful wastes can build up in your body. Your blood pressure may rise. Your body may retain excess fluid and Read more

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Hip Implants Can Be Kept Where They Belong With The Help Of Nanocoating

Knee replacement, or knee arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure to replace the weight-bearing surfaces of the knee joint to relieve the pain and disability of osteoarthritis. It may be performed for other knee diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. In patients with severe deformity from advanced rheumatoid arthritis, trauma, or long standing osteoarthritis, Read more

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Traumatic Brain Injury Hampers Patient’s Medical Decision Making Ability

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as intracranial injury, occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI can be classified based on severity, mechanism (closed or penetrating head injury), or other features (e.g., occurring in a specific location or over a widespread area). TBI is a major cause of death and disability worldwide, Read more

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PolyQ Diseases Protect Against Cancer

The chances of developing cancer are lower in patients suffering from Huntington’s disease and other polyQ or polyglutamine diseases. Polyglutamine (polyQ) disorders are inherited neurodegenerative diseases and are caused by polyQ expansion in the mutant proteins. The patient shows comparable retinal neurodegeneration, characterized by morphological and functional alterations of rod photoreceptors. Transcriptional deregulations are also Read more

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Appendicitis: Antibiotics Vs Surgery

Although since 1889, appendicectomy, which involves removing the inflamed appendix surgically, has been the standard treatment for acute appendicitis but surgery need not be the first line of treatment for acute uncomplicated appendicitis. Instead, the use of antibiotics may be a safe and a viable alternative. Antibiotic therapy results in fewer problems and complications than Read more