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New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer
How to fix age-related skin damage fast
Why you should be eating more carbs
Advanced prostate cancer patients may live longer with new drug
Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia
'Prolonged exposure' therapy may help vets with PTSD
Lung cancer screening most useful in high-risk people
Bipolar disorder tied to risk of disease, early death
The importance of donating to cancer research
Burst appendix linked to ozone air pollution
All the benefits of exercise, from a pill?
Juice cleanses and detox diets: Helpful or harmful?
Is it OK to order my medications online from outside the U.S.?
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  New surgical knife can instantly detect cancer
Surgeons may have a new way to smoke out cancer. An experimental surgical knife can help surgeons make sure they've removed all the cancerous tissue, doctors reported Wednesday. Surgeons typically use knives that heat tissue as they cut, producing a sharp-smelling smoke. The new knife analyzes the smoke and can instantly signal whether the tissue is cancerous or healthy.


  How to fix age-related skin damage fast
I don't remember when I first found out I was a Fitzpatrick Type II. According to the Fitzpatrick Scale, developed in 1975 by a Harvard dermatologist to classify skin types, I'm a fair person who shouldn't have ever tried to tan. (Damn you, bronzed 1980s!) Maybe that's why, in my later 40s, I'm spotty, a little saggy in the cheeks and seeing lines creep in. Much of this is caused by the environment, mainly ultraviolet rays; it's called extrinsic aging.


  Why you should be eating more carbs
Want to build muscle? Chill with the protein, bro. If you're an active guy, then according to Alyse Levine, advisor for livestrong.com, there's a good chance you actually need less protein and more—wait for it—carbs. "There's a huge misconception that you just need to load up on protein if you're building muscle,"Levine says. "If you're going for bodybuilding and strength, you really need about 50-50 carbs and proteins. Carbs get such a bad rap that a lot of people minimize them, but that's not what you want to do—you need to consume something after working out that's going to get into your system quickly.


  Advanced prostate cancer patients may live longer with new drug
Men with advanced prostate cancer may live longer after receiving a new type of targeted radiation treatment, a new study suggests. In the study, men given the treatment -- a radioactive drug that specifically targets tumors in bone -- lived 14.9 months on average after their diagnosis, while those who received the placebo lived 11.3 months, meaning the drug extended life by about 3.5 months.


  Memory decline may be earliest sign of dementia
Memory problems that are often dismissed as a normal part of aging may not be so harmless after all. Noticing you have had a decline beyond the occasional misplaced car keys or forgotten name could be the very earliest sign of Alzheimer's, several research teams are reporting. Doctors often regard people who complain that their memory is slipping as "the worried well," but the new studies show they may well have reason to worry, said Maria Carrillo, a senior scientist at the Alzheimer's Association.


  'Prolonged exposure' therapy may help vets with PTSD
Therapy that involves repeatedly processing painful memories and approaching anxiety-provoking situations in a safe way may ease symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among veterans, a new study suggests. Although there is good evidence so-called prolonged exposure therapy can help people with PTSD, researchers said most of the data come from civilians, including women who have been sexually assaulted.


  Lung cancer screening most useful in high-risk people
Using low-dose CT scans to screen high-risk patients for lung tumors is far more effective at preventing lung cancer deaths than scanning those at low risk, according to a new analysis of over 53,000 volunteers. The study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, comes at a time when doctors are struggling to reduce the death rate among lung cancer patients, who account for more than one quarter of all cancer deaths.


  Bipolar disorder tied to risk of disease, early death
In a large new study, people with bipolar disorder were more likely than those without the mental illness to die from a number of causes, and to die almost a decade younger.
An expert on the condition, which is best known for including extreme swings in mood and energy levels, said the new findings illustrate a poorly understood point about the physical effects of the disease.
  The importance of donating to cancer research
Last month, Roger Ailes was awarded the prestigious Bradley Prize. The mission of the Bradley Foundation is to strengthen American democratic capitalism and promote a vigorous defense of American ideas and institutions. Less government, which I support, is the only way we will all survive economically. So does this mean government should stay out of funding cancer research?


  Burst appendix linked to ozone air pollution
High levels of ozone a major component of smog may increase the risk of a burst appendix, according to a new study from Canada. Researchers found that people's risk of a burst appendix rose by 22 percent with every 16-part-per-billion increase inozone levels over the previous seven days. Ozone levels typically ranges between 0 ppb on good air quality days, to more than 300 ppb on days considered to have a "very unhealthy" air quality index.


  All the benefits of exercise, from a pill?
Good news for couch potatoes: Researchers are developing a drug that provides all the benefits of exercise, with no actual workout required, according to the New York Times. In a study published in Nature Medicine, researchers injected a compound into obese mice that increased production of the muscle protein REV-ERB, which is known to have an impact on sleep and on animals’ internal biological clocks.


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