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Brain Tumor Symptoms: Not Just in Your Head

Brain Tumor Symptoms: Not Just in Your Head

Not all headaches are cause for concern. You might suffer an occasional migraine, head pain from a stiff neck, or the after-effects of an extra glass of wine you imbibed the night before. You simply take a few aspirins or another medication and the pain in your brain subsides.

But when

Sugar and Cancer—Is There a Link?

You may have seen the headlines, “Sugar Causes Cancer,” but is the sweet substance that is so tough to avoid really linked to an increased cancer risk? Does it exacerbate an existing cancer diagnosis? If you cut out the sugar can you, in effect, cut down your cancer risk?
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HPV-Related Throat Cancer on the Rise Among Men

HPV-Related Throat Cancer on the Rise Among Men

Smoking, drinking alcohol, and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) all can increase your risk of throat cancer, but genital human papillomavirus (HPV) has become a leading cause of oropharyngeal cancers in the United States. In fact, some 9,000 people are diagnosed each year with throat cancer that may be caused by

1. Getting a Better Picture of Your Brain

The BRAIN Initiative
Never before has so much science been focused on exploring the secrets of the human brain. In October 2015, the National Institutes of Health announced a second wave of grants to support the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative, bringing the NIH’s annual investment to $85

Recognize Lymphoma Symptoms Early: The Key to Beating This Cancer

Recognize Lymphoma Symptoms Early: The Key to Beating This Cancer

There was a time when receiving a cancer diagnosis was tantamount to a death sentence. Any treatment with chemotherapy or radiation could only postpone the inevitable, and only for a relatively short time. Today, that statement no longer holds true for many cancers, including lymphoma, as evidenced by the fact

Cardiac Tests Can Reveal a Wealth of Information

If your doctor suspects you have heart disease, you may be advised to undergo cardiac tests to diagnose your condition. These tests range from simple, non-invasive screenings to more involved procedures that may include the use of high-tech imaging equipment.

“Typically, these tests are ordered in response to symptoms such as

Newsbriefs: Alzheimer’s News and Notes

Another Eye-Scanning Test for AD.
Study results of an eye scanning system (fluorescent ligand eye scanning, or FLES) that detects beta-amyloid deposits on the lens of the eye, conducted by the Banner Alzheimer’s Institute, Phoenix, also were reported at the AAIC. While small—the study comprised only 20 people with probable AD

Potential Breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Diagnosis

The classic symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)—beta-amyloid plaques and tangles—are detectable as much as 15-20 years before clinical diagnosis via a retinal imaging device developed at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA. The test is noninvasive and could lead to earlier treatment, researchers say.
Earlier diagnosis could “increase our chances of

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