Treatment Outcomes

April 28, 2012

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Almost all patients with preinvasive cervical cancer are cured.

There are persistent situations, especially low-grade preinvasive disease where the human papilloma virus infection is difficult to handle. Treatment for one viral type does not protect against infection with another viral type. These can be quite long and chronic problems can develop.

Discovery May Lead to New Treatments for Hodgkins Disease. Part 2

April 27, 2012

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The discovery may pave the way for developing new treatments to stop the growth of Hodgkin’s disease. If researchers can figure out how to block the action of IL-13, they will have a powerful therapy that arrests the growth of cancer cells while causing fewer and less severe side effects than current treatments.

Discovery May Lead to New Treatments for Hodgkins Disease. Part 1

April 27, 2012

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Canadian researchers report that they have discovered the biological substance that fuels the growth of cancer cells in patients with Hodgkin’s disease. The team believe that their finding may lead to safer, less toxic treatments for this form of cancer.

Open Wide for the Wand

April 20, 2012

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Are you dreading a trip to the dentist’s chair? If you’re like most people, you don’t look forward to the drill or the shot of painkiller.
That shot of anesthesia not only hurts, it can numb your gums, tongue and lips, and make you feel uncomfortable for hours.

Scrotal Problems

April 12, 2012

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Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can cause genital bumps or sores, a discharge from your urethra (urine tube), or pain or burning when you urinate.
Genital warts are caused by human papilloma virus. They appear as one or more flesh-colored bumps of differing sizes on genital skin. They are spread by genital skin-to-skin contact with an infected partner. They are treated with a medication you apply at home, or a doctor may remove the warts.

The Fall Guys

April 11, 2012

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Chris Hassett

As the early pioneer of push technology, PointCast quickly rose as one of the “It” startups for the Internet, along with sister media darling, Marimba. But after passing on a $450 million acquisition offer in 1997 from Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp., canceling plans for its IPO, failing to land a partnership with a major telco, and watching two CEOs come and go inside two years, Sunnyvale, Calif.-based PointCast has literally gone back to the drawing board.

Poison Ivy

April 4, 2012

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Summer weather draws you outside to work in the garden, play in the park and camp in the wilderness, but these activities also draw you closer to poison ivy.