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Possible causes of a lump on the back of the neck hairline

Apr 16, 2019

Lumps on the back of the neck hairline can be the result of skin irritation or acne or may be a sign of a new mole. Other possible causes include muscle knots, cysts, boils, and swollen lymph nodes. Learn more about these causes and when to see a doctor here. Read More

Alternative therapies for cancer: Do they do more harm than good?

Apr 16, 2019

How many people with cancer use complementary and alternative therapies? And do these interfere with conventional treatments? A new study investigates. Read More

Is it better to get nutrients from food or supplements?

Apr 12, 2019

New research has found that nutrients obtained from food, not supplements, correlate with lower risks of all-cause mortality and cancer. Read More

What to know about lip cancer

Apr 11, 2019

Lip cancer is a type of head and neck cancer that often starts with a lump on the lip that does not heal. Common risk factors for lip cancer include prolonged sun exposure, heavy alcohol intake, and tobacco use. Learn more about the symptoms, treatment, and prevention of lip cancer here. Read More

Cancer: Scientists find 129 'jumping genes' that drive tumor growth

Apr 10, 2019

A study of thousands of tumors from 15 cancer types highlights the widespread role of jumping genes as cancer promoters and identifies 129 of them.  Read More

Cancer: 'Off-the-shelf' stem cell treatment enters clinical trial

Apr 09, 2019

In a landmark clinical trial, researchers are making use of induced pluripotent stem cells for the first time in the United States.  Read More

Chili pepper compound may slow down lung cancer

Apr 09, 2019

New research in mice and human cells suggests that capsaicin, the compound that gives red peppers its spicy flavor, may slow lung cancer progression. Read More

What causes a hard lump under the skin?

Apr 08, 2019

There are many causes of a hard lump under the skin, including lipomas, swollen lymph nodes, and several types of cyst. Learn more about hard lumps under the skin here. Read More

Poor diet biggest risk factor for early deaths worldwide

Apr 05, 2019

A global study links 1 in 5 deaths to poor diet, suggesting that low intake of fruit, vegetables, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and legumes is a major factor. Read More

Signs and symptoms of colon cancer in men

Apr 04, 2019

Many symptoms can indicate colon cancer in men, including bowel changes, weight loss, cramps, and bloody stool. However, these symptoms can also be due to other causes. Learn more about colon cancer symptoms and when to see a doctor here. Read More

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