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Medical News Today: What to know about monophasic birth control

Medical News Today: What to know about monophasic birth control

Learn about the monophasic birth control pill, a form of contraception. This article examines its uses, benefits, and possible side effects.

Medical News Today: Is the egg diet effective?

Medical News Today: Is the egg diet effective?

There are several versions of the egg diet, all of which involve eating eggs as the main source of protein and restricting other foods. Is it safe?

Medical News Today: Three to four cups of coffee per day slash disease risk

Medical News Today: Three to four cups of coffee per day slash disease risk

British-based researchers reviewed more than 200 existing studies to assess whether coffee is, in fact, good for your health. Here’s what they found.

Medical News Today: More than just ‘chemo brain’: Cancer impacts memory, too

Medical News Today: More than just ‘chemo brain’: Cancer impacts memory, too

After chemotherapy, many people report experiencing ‘chemo brain,’ characterized by impaired cognitive function. But could cancer itself be to blame?

Human form of ‘mad cow’ disease detectable in skin – study

Human form of ‘mad cow’ disease detectable in skin – study

Abnormal proteins involved in the brain-destroying Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (CJD) – a human form of “mad cow” disease – are detectable in the skin, raising new concerns about the virus’ transmission, researchers said on Wednesday.

According to the report in the journal Science Translational Medicine, while it is highly unlikely that the fast-moving and fatal disease could be spread by casual contact, since the prions in the skin are at levels 1,000-100,000 times lower than in the brain, the discovery means CJD could be spread through common surgeries that do not involve the brain.

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Medical News Today: Metastatic prostate cancer: What you need to know

Medical News Today: Metastatic prostate cancer: What you need to know

Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate grow uncontrollably. Metastatic prostate cancer means the cancer has spread beyond the prostate.

Medical News Today: How do cancer cells start to spread? Study sheds light

Medical News Today: How do cancer cells start to spread? Study sheds light

Using a 3-D collagen matrix, researchers have discovered how the environment surrounding a tumor encourages cancer cells to metastasize.

Medical News Today: How cinnamon can help you to burn holiday fat

Medical News Today: How cinnamon can help you to burn holiday fat

New research reveals how the essential oil that gives cinnamon its unique flavor and smell makes fat cells burn energy instead of storing it.

Medical News Today: Blood blister in mouth: Pictures and treatment

Medical News Today: Blood blister in mouth: Pictures and treatment

Learn about the causes of blood blisters in the mouth, including injury, oral herpes, stress, and oral cancer. How are blood blisters treated?

Medical News Today: Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?

Medical News Today: Could vitamin D help to keep rheumatoid arthritis at bay?

A new study using cells taken from joints of people with rheumatoid arthritis shows that some types of immune cell can lose their sensitivity to vitamin D.

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