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What are the benefits of glutathione?
Glutathione is an antioxidant that helps make proteins in the body and may have a variety of other health benefits. Learn more about the effects of glutathione here. (Medical News Today)

Is it possible to reverse 'chemo brain?'
'Chemo brain' affects many people who have undergone cancer treatment. What happens in the brain, and how can we reverse this effect? (Medical News Today)

What are the complications of HIV?
While modern medical treatments have drastically reduced the risk of HIV complications, people living with HIV may be more prone to certain illnesses. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think
Study reveals a common cellular mechanism through which bacterial infection could promote cancer and increase resistance to anticancer drugs. (Medical News Today)

Iron-rich foods for vegetarians and vegans
Iron is an essential nutrient. Many plant-based foods contain iron, including lentils, beans, tofu, and blackstrap molasses. Learn about these and other iron-rich vegetarian foods here. (Medical News Today)

PSA levels after prostatectomy
A prostatectomy is one treatment option for prostate cancer. It involves the surgical removal of the prostate gland. Following a prostatectomy, doctors carry out regular prostate-specific antigen (PSA) testing to check that the cancer is not returning. Learn more about PSA after a prostatectomy here. (Medical News Today)

Can drinking alcohol lead to prostate cancer?
Doctors do not fully understand what causes prostate cancer. This disease may have an association with alcohol, but scientists need to do more research to confirm the potential link. Here, learn more about the risks of alcohol, how doctors screen for and treat prostate cancer, and the survival rates for this disease. (Medical News Today)

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight
Cancer cells have a unique pattern of chemical tags on their DNA, which differs from that of healthy cells and could serve as the basis for a universal test. (Medical News Today)

Does HIV increase cancer risk?
HIV can weaken a person’s immune system, which can increase the risk of certain types of cancer. Such cancers include Kaposi’s sarcoma, non-Hodgkin lymphoma, and cervical, lung, anal, and oral cancer. However, effective treatment can significantly reduce the risk of developing these cancers. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer
Researchers have discovered a new drug combination that may be able to boost cancer treatment while also preventing tumors from becoming therapy-resistant. (Medical News Today)

Cancer cells' use of sugar holds the key to their destruction
Either reducing glucose supply or altering its metabolism in cancer cells could greatly improve effectiveness of virus-based treatments, a study reveals. (Medical News Today)

New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy
Scientists have found that making the cancer cells that survive chemotherapy more aggressive results in them being vulnerable to anti-inflammatories. (Medical News Today)

End-of-life symptoms of metastatic breast cancer
The end-of-life symptoms associated with metastatic breast cancer depend on where a person’s cancer has spread to, and they can include both physical and mental issues. Treatment focuses on improving quality of life and caring for the individual’s physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. Learn more here. (Medical News Today)

'DNA origami' tackles multidrug-resistant cancer cells
Scientists have developed a 'DNA nanoplatform' that carries anticancer drugs to targeted cancer cells and also prevents the cells from expelling the drug. (Medical News Today)

What you need to know about breast cancer
Breast cancer survival rates are rising as screening and treatment improve. But breast cancer is still the most invasive cancer in women. Find out who might have a greater risk, what symptoms to look out for, and the treatment options a person might face. Plus, learn about the types of breast cancer and the stages. (Medical News Today)

Ovarian cancer statistics
Knowing the statistics on ovarian cancer can help a person better understand the condition. However, it is important to remember that everyone has a different experience with cancer. (Medical News Today)

Do cancer treatments accelerate brain aging?
A new study finds connections between key markers of biological aging and signs of cognitive decline years after the completion of breast cancer treatment. (Medical News Today)

Rainforest vine compound kills resilient cancer cells
New research finds that a compound extracted from vines in the Congolese rainforest can kill cancer cells where other substances have failed. (Medical News Today)

Could a type of sugar halt cancer's march?
A recent study concludes that supplementation with a type of sugar interrupts cancer cells’ metabolism. This simple intervention could help fight cancer. (Medical News Today)

New blood test can detect ovarian cancer in its early stages
Ovarian cancer is rarely detected in its early stages, which makes treatment less effective. A new blood test, however, may become a game-changer. (Medical News Today)

Stopping tumor cell movement halts cancer spread
Using tumor-like microenvironments, scientists stopped cancer cells from spreading, even after the cells had switched to a different way of moving. (Medical News Today)

How much does hepatitis C treatment cost?
Hepatitis C is a viral infection with different treatment options. Medication, treatments, and care pricing depend on factors that include a person’s insurance policy and their overall health. There are various medications available. Learn more about the costs of hepatitis C treatment here. (Medical News Today)

Melanoma: Keeping these molecules apart could stop cancer spread
Recent research suggests that stopping the proteins LRP1 and tPA from interacting could form the basis of a treatment to halt metastasis in melanoma. (Medical News Today)

How aspirin and omega-3 may reduce cancer risk
A new clinical trial suggests that taking aspirin and an omega-3 fatty acid can decrease the number of precancerous growths in the colon. (Medical News Today)

What are the benefits of flaxseed oil?
Learn about the health benefits of flaxseed oil, such as improved skin and cholesterol, decreased inflammation, and a reduced risk of diabetes. We also cover the potential risks of flaxseed oil, as well as how to use it. (Medical News Today)

For Younger Cancer Patients, Mastectomy vs. Breast-Conserving Surgery
Title: For Younger Cancer Patients, Mastectomy vs. Breast-Conserving Surgery
Category: Health News
Created: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

Incontinence Drug May Cut Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors
Title: Incontinence Drug May Cut Hot Flashes in Breast Cancer Survivors
Category: Health News
Created: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
Title: Obesity May Be Driving Rise in Uterine Cancers
Category: Health News
Created: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Odds of Breast Cancer's Return
Title: Healthy Lifestyle Lowers Odds of Breast Cancer's Return
Category: Health News
Created: 12/7/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

Tamoxifen at a Lower Dose Might Still Prevent Breast Cancer's Return
Title: Tamoxifen at a Lower Dose Might Still Prevent Breast Cancer's Return
Category: Health News
Created: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/7/2018 (Medicine Net)

Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Targeted, 'Personalized' Medicine: Poll
Title: Many Americans Unaware of Promise of Targeted, 'Personalized' Medicine: Poll
Category: Health News
Created: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 (Medicine Net)

Worldwide Search For Donors to Help Girl With Rare Blood Type
Title: Worldwide Search For Donors to Help Girl With Rare Blood Type
Category: Health News
Created: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 (Medicine Net)

Too Much Time in the Sun? Skin Patch Might Tell
Title: Too Much Time in the Sun? Skin Patch Might Tell
Category: Health News
Created: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 (Medicine Net)

Fewer Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients May Need Lymph Node Removal: Study
Title: Fewer Early Stage Breast Cancer Patients May Need Lymph Node Removal: Study
Category: Health News
Created: 12/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/6/2018 (Medicine Net)

Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers
Title: Rapid Test for Cancer Developed by Researchers
Category: Health News
Created: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2018 (Medicine Net)

Drug Halves Tumor Recurrence for Women With a Common Breast Cancer
Title: Drug Halves Tumor Recurrence for Women With a Common Breast Cancer
Category: Health News
Created: 12/5/2018 12:00:00 AM
Last Editorial Review: 12/5/2018 (Medicine Net)

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