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Erectile Dysfunction: What You Should Know

By Dr Enoch Udo & Dr Emaediong Akpan-Ekpo What is Erectile Dysfunction? Erectile Dysfunction(ED) is the inability of a man to achieve and /or maintain sufficient penile erection adequate for a successful sexual intercourse (modified from NIH definition). Either their erection is not firm enough for penetration to happen, or they’re …

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Causes of Breast Lump

There are different causes for lumps in the breast. Not all of them are cancer. They include: Cysts: Harmless growths in the breast tissue. They tend to occur with hormonal changes, such as with the start of a menstrual period. Cysts are usually filled with fluid that can be drained …

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E cigarettes are as harmful as tobacco smoke to oral health

In a study published in the journal Oncotarget, researchers found that the chemicals present in electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) vapor were equally as damaging – in some cases, more damaging – to mouth cells as tobacco smoke. Such damage can lead to an array of oral health problems, including gum disease, …

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Cancer Cachexia Could Be Diagnosed Earlier With New Tool

In their paper, the researchers describe how they compiled and tested a tool to “stage cancer cachexia patients and predict clinical, nutritional and functional outcomes.” The tool comprises five criteria – available from routinely available clinical measures and laboratory tests.These include: results from biochemical analyses; measures of food intake and weight …

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Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Bladder Cancer

Around 2.4 percent of men and women in the U.S. are expected to develop bladder cancer. It accounts for 4.6 percent of all new cancer cases and is responsible for 2.8 percent of cancer deaths. Researchers from the University of Warwick and Coventry in the U.K., led by Dr. Rosemary Bland, …

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Heart Attack and Stroke: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

A heart attack and stroke are both potentially life-threatening conditions that require emergency medical care. Combined, the two conditions affect 1.5 million people each year. Both heart attacks and strokes can cause permanent damage to important organs, affecting quality of life and even causing death. Though a heart attack and stroke have …

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Low Oxytocin May lead to Low Apathy

Oxytocin is a hormone produced in the hypothalamus, which is a very small part of the brain that controls many of our bodily functions, including our appetite, thirst, sleep, mood, and libido. The hormone is secreted and stored by the pituitary gland, a pea-sized organ at the base of our …

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Smoking More Hazardous for HIV Positive Patients

  Cigarette smokers who are HIV positive appear to have a higher chance of dying from smoking-related complications than from HIV, according to research published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.   Numerous health problems are associated with smoking. Smokers have a high chance of developing heart disease, cancer, serious …

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