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Severely Obese People at Significantly Higher Risk of Developing GERD

Severely obese people are at significantly higher risk of developing a chronic acid reflux condition known as gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), according to a...

Stretta Procedure Effective in Treating GERD

A treatment for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) known as the Stretta procedure has been shown to relieve symptoms such as heartburn and regurgitation, while...

Skin Cancer More Deadly in Dark-Skinned People

Dark-skinned people, commonly thought to be "immune" to most forms of skin cancer, are more likely than whites to die from skin cancer and...

Skin Cancer

The skin is the body's outer covering. It is made up of two main layers: the outer epidermis and the inner dermis. The epidermis (outer...

Scientists Identify Genetic Variant That Ups Risk of Prostate Cancer

Scientists have identified a genetic variant that puts one man in 10 at higher risk of prostate cancer, marking a breakthrough in diagnosing the...

Prostate Cancer : All you need to know

The prostate is a gland in a man's reproductive system. It makes and stores seminal fluid, a milky fluid that nourishes sperm. This fluid...

Mayo Researchers Report Possible Link Between Higher Risk of Parkinson’s and...

Mayo Clinic researchers reported at the American Academy of Neurology meeting in San Diego the discovery of a possible link between an increased risk...

What is Parkinson’s disease ?

Parkinson's disease belongs to a group of conditions called motor system disorders. Parkinson's and related disorders are the result of the loss of dopamine-producing...

What is Osteoporosis ?

Osteoporosis, or porous bone, is a disease characterized by low bone mass and structural deterioration of bone tissue, leading to bone fragility and an...

Menopause Causes Women to Lose Strength

Postmenopausal women are weaker than women who have not entered menopause, according to a study published in the September 1 issue of the American...