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Kidney Failure

Kidney failure facts Kidneys are the organs that filter waste products from the blood. They are also involved in regulating blood pressure, electrolyte balance, and red blood cell production in the body. Symptoms of kidney failure are due to the build-up of waste products and excess fluid in the body …

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Renal Replacement Therapy

Renal replacement therapy (RRT) replaces nonendocrine kidney function in patients with renal failure and is occasionally used for some forms of poisoning. Techniques include intermittent hemodialysis, continuous hemofiltration and hemodialysis, and peritoneal dialysis. All modalities exchange solute and remove fluid from the blood, using dialysis and filtration across permeable membranes. …

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Does the Mole Always Come Before the Melanoma?

Do Melanomas Arise From Preexisting Moles? It’s a widely held assumption that melanomas are malignant transformations of moles. But it turns out that most are not. A recent study  reported that only 29% of more than 20,000 melanomas were associated with a preexisting nevus, and 71% arose de novo. Patients …

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‘MAP’ Program Improves Hypertension Control

Primary-care practices using the “MAP” hypertension quality-improvement program saw improved blood-pressure control in their patients in just 6 months[1]. MAP is an acronym that stands for: Measure blood pressure accurately every time it’s measured. Act rapidly to manage uncontrolled blood pressure. Partner with patients to promote blood-pressure self-management. “The MAP …

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Female Orgasm Can Reveal Partner’s Attractiveness, Wealth, And Confidence Levels

A night of passionate lovemaking between the sheets, bodies moving in synchrony, should lead to the holy grail of sex — an orgasm. The female orgasm has plagued researchers (and some men) for decades with questions such as why it exists and how it happens. Now, according to a recent study published …

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Eating Ice Cream For Breakfast May Improve Mental Performance And Alertness, Study Says

Most parents would consider it a crime to give a child ice cream for breakfast. But they might rethink allowing their kids to have a scoop of the cold, sweet treat first thing in the morning, if they knew it could make them smarter. Although an early morning sugar rush may …

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Are Men Attracted To Women On Birth Control? Maybe Not, Study Indicates

There, you will find the same stories on the latest news about health, fitness, nutrition, and relationships to enhance your life. Most women are familiar with the ups and downs of their menstrual cycle: they get their period and feel fatigued; post-period, their energy rises; mid-cycle, they’re at their most …

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Eating Badly Is A Leading Cause Of Death Worldwide: Study

There, you will find the same stories on the latest news about health, fitness, nutrition, and relationships to enhance your life. A long list of benefits is associated with maintaining a nutritious, well-balanced diet, including added energy, weight control and a lower risk of diabetes. While many of us are aware …

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Vertigo: Identifying the Hidden Cause

Vertigo is a sensation of motion or spinning that is often described as dizziness. Vertigo is not the same as light-headedness. People with vertigo feel as though they are actually spinning or moving, or that the world is spinning around them. REFERENCE FROM A.D.A.M. Peripheral vertigo; Central vertigo Causes There …

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Trigeminal Nerve Stimulation Provides Pain Relief in Episodic and Chronic Migraine

External trigeminal nerve stimulation (eTNS) can be an effective treatment for acute migraine even when applied well into an attack, a new study suggests. Researchers presented the results here of a trial involving patients with migraine with or without aura with pain present at least 3 hours before treatment. “The …

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