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Researchers Discover A New Type of Chemotherapy

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Scientists have discovered a new type of chemotherapy that locates a partner's gene and eradicates cancer cells.Scientists at the University of Alberta have discovered a partner gene, that when zapped, kills cancer cells.When a tumor forms, it can be caused by one of two...

Lung Cancer: Diagnosis and Treatment 101

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When cells of the lung start growing rapidly in an uncontrolled manner, the condition is called lung cancer. Cancer can affect any part of the lung and it's the leading cause of cancer deaths in both women and men in the United States, Canada,...

Gonorrhea: Symptoms and Treatment 101

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Gonorrhea is an infection spread through sexual contact. In men, it most often infects the urethra. In women, it usually infects the urethra, cervix, or both. It also can infect the rectum, anus, throat, and pelvic organs. In rare cases, it can infect the...

Shigellosis

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Shigellosis is a type of food poisoning caused by infection with the shigella bacterium. Every year, about 14,000 cases of shigellosis are reported in the United States. It is more common in summer than winter. Children ages 2 to 4 are most likely to...

Scoliosis: Symptoms and Treatment 101

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Scoliosis is a problem with the curve in your spine. Some curves in your spine are normal. But a few people have spines that make a large curve from side to side in the shape of the letter "S" or the letter "C." If...

Report: Smoking Linked To Lower Back Pain

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There are many causes of lower back pain, but new studies show that quitting smoking can dramatically decrease the pain.Back pain is a condition that plagues at least 80% of Americans at some point in their lives, with causes ranging from strenuous work to...