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Diabetic bone marrow nerve damage associated with diabetic vascular complications

A research team led by a Michigan State University professor has discovered a link between diabetes and bone marrow nerve damage. This novel finding shows that bone marrow nerve damage represents a new therapeutic target for treatment of all diabetic vascular complications, such as retinopathy.

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Breast cancer survivors’ life guide: how to live well after breast cancer

The American Cancer Society estimates there are some 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the United States, and for most of them, life never goes back to what it used to be, said Dr. Marisa C. Weiss, a breast oncologist.

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Hair loss treatments are mostly ineffective

Hereditary hair loss and thinning hair are common concerns in women, but many popular treatments don’t do any good. Americans spent an estimated $176 million on hair loss products last year, and chances are some of that money was not well spent.

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Amenorrhea causes and diagnosis

What is amenorrhea? Amenorrhea is called ‘absent period’, ‘menstruation’ or ‘no period’. It is the absence of a monthly period.

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Platelet injection therapy can be ineffective

The first rigorous study asking whether the platelet injections actually work finds they are no more effective than saltwater.

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Genetic Testing for Celiac Disease Help Confirm a Diagnosis

Dr. Sheila Crowe, a professor at the University of Virginia, recently joined the Consults blog to answer reader questions about celiac disease.

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What is cervical cancer? cervical cancer diagnosis and treatment

What is cervical cancer? Cervical cancer, or cancer of the cervix, begins in the lining of the cervix.There are two main types of cancer of the cervix — squamous cell carcinomas and adenocarcinomas.

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What are causes of nocturnal enuresis

Some children lack a hormone that decreases urine production at night. Others wet the bed simply because their bladder capacity is small.

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Healthy old age, with supplements

Aging Well, Without Pills and Potions: In this week’s Personal Health column, Jane Brody writes about the general public’s willingness to spend money on supplements for better health.

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Exercise-induced asthma causes, symptoms and treatment

Every four years, exercise-induced asthma draws special attention among scientists and the media, in lock step with the Winter Olympics.

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