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What causes kidney stones? Symptoms and treatment

Kidney stones affect more than 5% of the population. It may be difficult to believe, but there is actually a great deal of mystery about how these stones are formed. One thing is for certain: the pain involved in eliminating these tiny “rocks” can be excruciating. What is a kidney stone? Urinary or “kidney” stones are hard deposits of minerals from inside the kidney. Kidney stones have many causes, and there is still a lot of mystery and hypothesis about


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Chemotherapy: Why women with early breast cancer might not need it

Breast cancer affects one-in-eight women in the United States, and until recently, chemotherapy was used throughout most stages of treatment. While it destroys cancer cells by targeting rapidly dividing cells, chemo also affects similar normal cells in the same way. Healthy cells that also divide rapidly are found in the blood, mouth, intestinal tract, nose, hair, and so on. Chemotherapy attacks those “good” cells, as well, which is what causes the most common side effects of hair loss, nausea, vomiting,


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Why sunscreen should be your best friend this summer

Everyone wants to have fun in the sun — it’s why we live for the summer months. But the sun does a great deal more than just light up the beach for you. That huge ball of burning gases, some 92 million miles from our world, is vital to the survival of every living thing here. We usually take for granted how it provides light, heat, and life. But with all of the good it does, it also can be


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