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Sever's disease: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment

Sever’s disease may occur during a growth spurt in children. Sever’s disease is a heel injury that occurs in physically active children. It is a common complaint that causes temporary pain but no long-term damage. Sever’s disease is named after ...

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Juvenile idiopathic arthritis: Symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment

Some symptoms of JIA include redness or warmth in a joint, fevers and rashes, and persistent joint pain. Arthritis is often associated with aging, yet it is a condition that occurs in children, too. In fact, nearly 300,000 children are ...

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Chiari malformations: Causes, symptoms, and treatment

Chiari malformations (CM) occur when brain tissue extends into the upper spinal canal. The condition is most commonly caused by congenital (present at birth) malformations in the region of the skull where the brain and spinal cord meet. Type I ...

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Dermatomyositis: Symptoms, causes, and treatment

Dermatomyositis is a medical condition that causes muscle weakness and rashes. According to The Johns Hopkins Myositis Center, women are twice as likely as men to experience dermatomyositis. Although there is no cure for the condition, some treatments are available ...

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Adding abiraterone to standard treatment improves prostate cancer survival by 40 percent

Adding abiraterone to hormone therapy at the start of treatment for prostate cancer improves survival by 37 per cent, according to the results of one of the largest ever clinical trials for prostate cancer presented at the 2017 ASCO Annual ...

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New molecular target to improve neuroblastoma treatment

The annual mortality rate in childhood cancer of the sympathetic nervous system, or neuroblastoma, is 10 per million between the ages of 0 and 4. The collaborative work between Basque and Valencian researchers has served to identify some genetic mutations ...

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Corticosteroid treatment increases survival of preterm infants within hours

The effects of corticosteroid treatments on pregnant women facing preterm delivery to prevent infant death and morbidity have been thought to develop gradually over days. However, a new study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet and colleagues in the European EPICE ...

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Advanced prostate cancer treatment failure due to cell reprogramming

Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) researchers have discovered a molecular mechanism that reprograms tumor cells in patients with advanced prostate cancer, reducing their response to anti-androgen therapy. The findings, based on a study in mice, could help to determine which ...

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Investigational dose of oral interferon-free treatment can cure hepatitis C in children

A study presented today that evaluated an investigational dosage of once-daily ledipasvir 45 mg/sofosbuvir 200 mg (LDV/SOF) in children aged six to 11 years infected with the Hepatitis C virus (HCV), found that 99% of children (n=89/90) had undetectable levels ...

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A potential cure for metastatic prostate cancer? Treatment combination shows early promise

[unable to retrieve full-text content] In the past, all forms of metastatic prostate cancer have been considered incurable. In recent years, the FDA has approved six drugs for men with metastatic disease, all of which can increase survival. Researchers demonstrate ...

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