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Why A Colonoscopy Isn’t As Bad As You Think

Any surgery is really scary, but one of the scariest of all is a colonoscopy. But, honestly, it’s not all that bad. In case you’re unfamiliar with the procedure, a colonoscopy is where a tube is inserted in your anus, so the physician can view any abnormal tissue growth or abnormalities in your large intestine […]

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What Really Happens When A Piercing Closes Up

Pavel L Photo and Video/Shutterstock By Azure Hall/Sept. 2, 2021 9:26 am EDT After enduring the nerves and pain that accompany a new piercing, there’s nothing more disappointing than having the hole close sooner than you would like. There are a lot of variables that go into healing your piercings, but doing the procedure correctly is […]

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A cancer treatment with built-in light

Therapies should be highly effective and as free as possible of side effects—a big challenge, particularly in the case of cancer. A Chinese research team has now developed a novel form of photodynamic tumor therapy for the treatment of deep tumors that works without external irradiation. The light source is built into the drug and […]

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Link between amino acid and a range of common diseases could help predict personal risk

One of the first population-scale studies on how common genetic traits are influenced by variations in the DNA of mitochondria, the powerhouses of human cells, has been completed by scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute, the University of Cambridge, EMBL’s European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI), and their collaborators. The team identified associations between mtDNA variants and […]