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What is cancer immunotherapy?

Immunotherapy is treatment that uses certain parts of a persons immune system to fight diseases such as cancer. This can be done in a couple of ways.

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Source: www.cancer.org

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Vaccines | HealthyWomen

But it wasn't until 1796 that a country doctor from England named Edward Jenner formally vaccinated a child against the disease. It, however, would be nearly two centuries later before smallpox was eradicated worldwide (the last known case occurred in Somalia in 1977).

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Source: www.healthywomen.org

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Challenges, opportunities for reducing antibiotic resistance in agricultural settings --…

Antibiotic resistant pathogens are an emerging, critical human health issue. Two million Americans are infected each year with diseases resistant to known antibiotics; between ten and fifteen thousand die.

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Source: www.sciencedaily.com

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Depression | MentalHealth.gov

Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days.

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Source: www.mentalhealth.gov

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Zika virus: New threat from tiger mosquito -- ScienceDaily

In the group of viruses that includes dengue and chikungunya, a newcomer now has people talking about it. Showing almost the same symptoms as its two dreaded cousins, did zika pass unnoticed by the researchers?

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Source: www.sciencedaily.com

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Pneumonia | Overview -- FamilyDoctor.org

Treatment depends on the type of pneumonia you have, how severe your symptoms are, how healthy you are overall and your age. Most of your symptoms should improve within a few days, although a cough can last for several weeks.

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Source: familydoctor.org

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Emphasis on Exercise - HealthyChildren.org

People are finally starting to see the light and realize the serious effects of being overweight on our young population. And the longer a child stays overweight, the greater the chance he will remain that way as an adult.

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Source: www.healthychildren.org

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Food Allergy Reactions - HealthyChildren.org

Food allergy reactions can vary from mild to severe. Because there are many things that can be confused with food allergies, it is important for parents to know the difference.

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Source: www.healthychildren.org

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Parainfluenza Viral Infections - HealthyChildren.org

Human parainfluenza viruses (HPIVs) are a group of organisms, types 1 through 4, that cause several different respiratory infections. They also cause some cases of lower respiratory tract diseases, including pneumonia (a lung infection) and bronchiolitis (an infection of the lungs small breathing tubes).

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Source: www.healthychildren.org

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RSV: When It's More Than Just a Cold - HealthyChildren.org

If your child is otherwise healthy, like Janie, then RSV may only produce the symptoms of the common cold. An infants chest wall is not very stiff because it is not well-developed, says John Bradley, M.D., FAAP, Director, Division of Infectious Diseases, Childrens Hospital San Diego.

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Source: www.healthychildren.org

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Human Papillomavirus, HPV

As many as 20 million Americans are infected with the genital form of the virus. Both often have no symptoms; both can cause medical problems in some women; and both have become widespread in this country.

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Source: www.healthywomen.org

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Exercise and Cancer

Regular physical exercise is documented to reduce risk of cancer. Exercise has also been found to increase survival in those with existing cancer, (JAMA and J Clin Oncol.)

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Source: www.healthline.com

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Protecting Children from Pesticides: Information for Parents - HealthyChildren.org

Pesticides are used in many products and may affect childrens health in a variety of ways. However, there are things parents can do to protect their children from pesticides where they live and play.

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Source: www.healthychildren.org

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Skin Cancer Prevention | Lifestyle Changes to Lower Risk

Making smart behavioral changes and lifestyle choices can prevent skin cancer from ever developing. Physical sunscreens, such as titanium dioxide or zinc oxide, reflect light like an armored coating rather than absorb it.

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Source: www.healthline.com

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Signs and Symptoms of ADHD in Toddlers

According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the condition can extend beyond toddler age to affect teens and even adults. According to the Mayo Clinic, toddler-aged children, ages two or three years old can display symptoms of ADHD.

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Source: www.healthline.com

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MRSA - HealthyChildren.org

This resistance has made treating these infections more difficult. It can be transmitted from person to person through skin-to-skin contact, particularly through cuts and abrasions.

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Source: www.healthychildren.org

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New American Lung Association Resource Offers Lung Cancer Patients and Caregivers “Support…

This online tool offers interactive features that address specific topics of interest for people living with lung cancer and their loved ones. Lung cancer impacts one in 14 Americans and is the leading cancer killer in the nation, said Norman H. Edelman, M.D., chief medical officer of the American Lung Association.

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Source: www.lung.org

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CDC - Post Lyme Disease Syndrome - Lyme Disease

Most medical experts believe that the lingering symptoms are the result of residual damage to tissues and the immune system that occurred during the infection. Similar complications and "autoimmune" responses are known to occur following other infections, including Campylobacter (Guillain-Barre syndrome), Chlamydia (Reiter's syndrome), and Strep throat (rheumatic heart disease).

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Source: www.cdc.gov

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Prostate Cancer and Nutrition

All of the dietary nutrients that may reduce the risk of developing prostate cancer are readily available. Whether substituting or adding dietary supplements is advantageous continues to be investigated.

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Source: emedicine.medscape.com

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The Ugly Truth About Indoor Tanning

UV rays, whether they come from indoor tanning or the sun, can also cause wrinkles, rashes, and dark spots. According to CDC research, indoor tanning is especially popular among young women and teenage girls.

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Source: www.cancer.org