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July 31, 2017
Irregular levels of adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH), which is released by the pituitary gland, are indicative of a wide array of endocrine conditions, including Addison’s disease, adrenal hyperplasia, or Cushing’s disease when ACTH is too high or adrenal tumor, exogenous Cushing’s syndrome, or hypopituitarism when ACTH is too low. A blood test to determine a patient’s […]
July 24, 2017
Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest forms of the disease, spreading fast and often resisting chemotherapy. Approximately 3 in 4 patients die within a year of diagnosis, and 9 in 10 die within five years. Pancreatic cancer is on track to becoming the second most fatal cancer, but that trajectory might change if an […]
July 17, 2017
New research from the United Kingdom points to flaws in the thinking that men and women are generally interchangeable as research subjects. Scientists working at the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute analyzed up to 234 physical characteristics of more than 50,000 mice. In a standard group of mice – control mice – their sex had an […]
July 10, 2017
What if you could skip having a colonoscopy and take a simple blood test instead? When you’re old enough to need the former, you’ll appreciate a simpler way. While an effective colon cancer screening tool, a colonoscopy is pretty involved. Preparation takes a full day of dieting and burdensome colon-cleansing measures. The procedure itself, which […]
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