National study compares options for treating fecal incontinence

IMAGE: This is Dr. Satish S.C. Rao. view more  Credit: Phil Jones, Senior Photographer, Augusta University AUGUSTA, Ga. (Jan. 29, 2019) — It is a common health problem that causes uncommon personal discomfort. Fecal incontinence, or accidental stool leakage, affects some 8 to 10 percent of the 325 million people in the United States. In up…

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MMV and DNDi make compounds available for research into new drugs for pandemic diseases

Geneva — 29 January 2019 — Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV) and the Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative (DNDi) have launched the Pandemic Response Box to provide researchers with free access to 400 diverse compounds to accelerate the discovery of new treatments for life-threatening pandemic diseases. The Pandemic Response Box is a collection of structurally…

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Heavy drinking may change DNA — Leading to increased craving for alcohol

IMAGE: The Rutgers-led team’s findings may eventually help researchers identify biomarkers — measurable indicators such as proteins or modified genes — that could predict an individual’s risk for binge or heavy… view more  Credit: US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Binge and heavy drinking may trigger a long-lasting genetic change, resulting in an even greater…

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Medical News Today: What are the signs of depression in men?

Both men and women can experience depression, but the signs and symptoms can be different. Although the primary symptom of depression for many is often a feeling of sadness, men may have a higher tendency than women to feel anger, demonstrate aggressive feelings, and engage in substance abuse. Due to the different symptoms, and because…

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A Day of Rice Cakes for the Lunar New Year

WEST COMPTON, Calif. — In a sunny field here in Los Angeles County, the chef Diep Tran folded a banana leaf like wrapping paper, running her fingers along the crease. As she spooned some pork jowl and rice on top, a dozen women leaned over to observe her technique. “Not too much!” Ms. Tran said.…

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20 Valentine’s Day Gifts for the Friends You Love the Most

Valentine’s Day is meant to celebrate your loved ones, especially the ones who have never broken your heart: your best girl friends. Show some appreciation with accessories worthy of any boss lady, bakeware she’ll heart, and clothing only you’re allowed to gift her. 20 gift ideas for your Day One BFFs, ahead.

What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?

Metastatic breast cancer in the lungs refers to cancer that originally developed inside the breast tissue but has spread to the lungs. Breast cancer can spread to various parts of the body. This is called metastasis. The most common sites for breast cancer metastases include the bones, brain, lungs, and liver. This article will discuss…

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City Kitchen: Juicy Fish, Crisp Potatoes and Minimal Fuss

May I say there are few combinations better than fish and potatoes? I don’t think anyone could argue convincingly to the contrary. Fish and chips are an obvious example of how good a pairing it is, and New England fish chowder would be decidedly one-dimensional without the world’s best-loved tuber in the picture. This week…

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Which Allergens Are in Your Food? You Can’t Always Tell From the Labels

When you’re shopping for someone who has a food allergy, a trip to the grocery store is like a police investigation. Each product must be scrutinized. Labels are examined, each ingredient studied. My 5-year-old son, Alexander, is allergic to almonds and hazelnuts, so my wife and I spend a lot of time trying to decipher…

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