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Anaphylaxis

Anaphylaxis is a sudden, severe allergic reaction that can be life-threatening. Common substances which can cause a severe allergic reaction include bee stings, insect bites, peanuts, eggs and drugs. Anaphylaxis is a medical emergency where immediate treatment is needed to...

Researchers Shed New Light On Cause Of Bedsores And Other Chronic Wounds

A study conducted by NYU School of Medicine researchers, in collaboration with the Wound Healing Program at Columbia University, sheds […]
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Health Benefits of Quitting Smoking

WHO estimates that about 5 million people around the world die from smoking every year. With the extensive knowledge we possess regarding the detrimental health effects associated with this habit, it is time to quit.

Preventing Cancer: Ultraviolet Radiation

What is ultraviolet radiation? Sources of ultraviolet radiation Sun Solaria Incandescent lamps Arc discharge Lasers Exposure to ultraviolet radiation and […]
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Pain

Causes of pain History and examination Tests for pain Pain management Causes of pain Pain is an unpleasant sensory and […]
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Chemotherapy

Introduction to chemotherapy Chemotherapeutic classes Alkylating agents Anthracyclines Taxanes Chemotherapeutic classes Vinca alkaloids Anti-metabolites Folate antagonists Purine antagonists Pyrimidine antagonists […]
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Radiotherapy

Introduction to radiotherapy How is radiation produced? How does radiotherapy work? Why does it take time for radiotherapy to work? What […]
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Menopause

Menopause is the term used when women permanently stop having menstrual periods. It can be diagnosed after one year with no periods following the final menstrual period. Menopause may occur naturally, or may be induced.

A Fake Tan That Also Shields Skin from Sun? Maybe

Injections of a substance similar to a hormone naturally produced in the body appear to give people a tan with […]

Tanning truths: the skin’s hidden killer

Ultra violet rays come in different forms and for a long time cancer professionals and sunscreen manufacturers have told us […]