Medical News Today: Should I get checked for cancer?

Cancer can affect various tissues in the body, causing a range of signs and symptoms, such as weight loss, fatigue, skin changes, and a persistent cough. Anyone who experiences persistent or worrisome symptoms should consult a doctor. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), cancer was the second leading cause of death…

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How single neurons and brain networks support spatial navigation

IMAGE: Nikolai Axmacher is heading the Neuropsychology Department at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. view more  Spatial navigation is an essential cognitive function, which is frequently impaired in patients suffering from neurological and psychiatric disorders. Research groups worldwide have studied the neuronal basis of spatial navigation, and the activity of both individual nerve cells and large cell assemblies in…

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Infection biology: Signs of selection in the stomach

Helicobacter pylori, a globally distributed gastric bacterium, is genetically highly adaptable. Microbiologists at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet (LMU) in Munich have now characterized its population structure in individual patients, demonstrating an important role of antibiotics for its within-patient evolution. The cosmopolitan bacterium Helicobacter pylori is responsible for one of the most prevalent chronic infections found in humans. Although…

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How to prevent mosquitofish from spreading in water ecosystems

IMAGE: Its high fecundity, sexual precocity and tolerance to environmental pollution are factors that make its monitoring more difficult. view more  Credit: Oriol Cano (University of Barcelona-IRBio) Preventing the introduction of the mosquitofish and removing its population are the most effective actions to control the dispersal of this exotic fish in ponds and lakes, according to…

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Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy fills industry gap

A MAJOR new reference work conceived and edited by the University of Huddersfield’s Professor Zaheer-Ud-Din Babar will have a global readership and breaks new ground with its analysis of the latest developments in the pharmacy profession. Due to be launched on 25 June, the 2,358-page Encyclopedia of Pharmacy Practice and Clinical Pharmacy has 180 chapters…

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UVA partnering to improve HPV vaccination rates in western Virginia

University of Virginia Health System is joining a coalition of healthcare organizations to improve vaccination rates in western Virginia for human papillomavirus (HPV), a leading cause of cancer. Virginia Center for Health Innovation is partnering with 40 pediatric and family medicine sites from UVA, Ballad Health and Carilion Clinic to boost HPV vaccinations with the…

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