Screening takes 10 seconds for cancer that is 2nd leading cause of death of Richmonders
A 41 year-old woman's blood cancer was misdiagnosed as carpal tunnel because of her burning hand pain
When Roban Lampkin arrived at urgent care in searing pain, clinicians misdiagnosed her with carpal tunnel. She actually had multiple myeloma.
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Story at a glance Although alcohol consumption is a leading modifiable risk factor for cancer, many Americans are unaware of the link between the disease and drinking. Seven cancer types are associated with alcohol consumption, and risks increase alongside intake. Researchers suggest putting cancer warning labels on beverages could help raise awareness. A low number…
Walking 10,000 steps a day is one of those mysteriously decided good things we should all do, much like drinking eight glasses of water a day. Evan Brittain, a cardiologist and associate professor at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Tennessee, co-wrote an October 2022 study published in Nature Medicine journal that measured how much exercise people actually got using Fitbit fitness trackers during a median of four years. “We looked across every human disease that showed up in unbiased analysis,” Brittain says.
High intensity exercise may reduce the risk of metastatic cancer according to a new study. Here, experts explain what this means.
Sharp abdominal pain struck Jessie Sanders' body. For almost two weeks in November 2021, she couldn't eat, work out or move. All she did was lie in bed.
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A headache is a common COVID-19 symptom. Here's what it feels like, and more importantly, how to get relief from a COVID-19 headache.
The virus is more likely to survive on certain foods, depending on the conditions in which they’re stored.
- LA Times
When everyone around them stops taking pandemic precautions, it gets harder for immunocompromised Americans to protect themselves against COVID.
- The Conversation
What the archaeological record reveals about epidemics throughout history – and the human response to them
Dead men do tell tales through their physical remains. AP Photo/Francesco BelliniThe previous pandemics to which people often compare COVID-19 – the influenza pandemic of 1918, the Black Death bubonic plague (1342-1353), the Justinian plague (541-542) – don’t seem that long ago to archaeologists. We’re used to thinking about people who lived many centuries or even millennia ago. Evidence found directly on skeletons shows that infectious diseases have been with us since our beginnings as a specie
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A La Quinta High School student is receiving global recognition for inventing a cancer-detecting toothbrush. It was all inspired by his late grandmother, who lost her life to brain cancer.
One of mayor-elect Karen Bass' stepdaughters was injured during a hit-and-run crash in the Fairfax District on Thursday. The injuries are not considered to be serious.
But not all experts are convinced
A 'green' Mediterranean diet burns visceral fat faster than a classic Med diet, reducing risks of heart disease and cancer, study finds
A Mediterranean diet with extra greens can help you lose a risky type of body fat linked to health risks like heart disease, according to new studies.
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Dolphins fullback Alec Ingold was adopted by a ‘loving' family but knows the journey can be hard. He's showing support in the My Cause My Cleats campaign.
Optimal nutrition is essential for healthy immune function.
One in five people is likely to skip additional breast cancer testing after an abnormal mammogram if there’s a deductible involved, according to a new study. The report, presented at a Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting earlier this week, explored whether costly health insurance deductibles affected a patient’s willingness to undergo breast imaging. […]
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The company behind a popular line of laundry detergent and cleaning products has issued a voluntary recall due to possible bacterial contamination. The Laundress first issued a safety notice on Nov. 17, urging customers to stop using its products completely. "We have identified the potential presence of elevated levels of bacteria in some of our products that present a safety concern," the company wrote in part, before adding that it would provide an update at a later date.
Country music star Toby Keith shared an update on his stomach cancer treatment in an interview with "CMT Hot 20 Countdown."
A report about the athlete, 82, being transferred to palliative care comes after he had a tumor removed from his colon in September 2021
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Health officials said Friday that 7.5% of outpatient medical visits last week were due to flu-like illnesses. The annual winter flu season usually doesn’t get going until December or January, but this one began early and has been complicated by the simultaneous spread of other viruses. Other years also didn't have this year's unusually strong wave of RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, a common cause of cold-like symptoms that can be serious for infants and the elderly.