Month: August 2017

The benefits of sentinel lymph node biopsy in treating skin cancer (melanoma) is well established; however, the value of lymph-node dissection, a procedure in which all nodes located nearby metastasis-positive sentinel nodes are surgically removed, remains controversial. Recently, a phase III clinical trial demonstrated that immediate completion lymph-node dissection is not associated with increased melanoma-specific
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Tuberculosis is a communicable respiratory disease. A group of researchers led by Maeve Lalor conducted a cohort study to determine household transmission of tuberculosis in England by combining epidemiologic and molecular strain typing data. Tuberculosis is a communicable respiratory disease prevalent in some third world countries. In first world countries where the prevalence of this
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Punicic acid, found abundantly in pomegranate seed oil, has been found to be beneficial for inflammatory and metabolic conditions and may be of value for cancer and neurodegenerative disease as well. Pomegranate contains various bioactive compounds; pomegranate seed oil (PSO) is particularly beneficial to our health, as reported by several studies in human and animal
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Deep brain stimulation (DBS) is indicated for the treatment of many intractable neurological illnesses such as Parkinson’s diseases, Tourette’s syndrome, and obsessive compulsive disorder. It has also been used in experimental trials for treatment of major depression, stroke recovery, and several other conditions. DBS represents a widely applicable treatment for many neurological diseases but it
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