Mesothelioma Treatment And Life Expectancy

Mesothelioma Treatment And Life Expectancy

Courtesy of Clara Rothko for redOrbit Health Watch Mesothelioma is caused by exposure to asbestos. Only a small percentage of patients survive long after they have been diagnosed. Usually mesothelioma life expectancy for patients is approximately 4 to 18 months, after they have been properly diagnosed with the disease. Less than 10 percent of diagnosed patients live more than five years. Mesothelioma patients go through four stages as the disease spreads throughout the body. Medical...

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Is the Kratom Drug Addicting?

Kratom can be found in packs labeled "Floories", "Kratom OPM" and "Medicine Man" and is marketed as an all-natural product which can be used as an alternative to pain medication. Kratom is completely legal and is taken from the leaf of a Southeast Asian tree. Today, Kratom is becoming quite popular in the United States, especially in South Florida. In fact, a lot of people there have already been putting themselves on YouTube drinking it...

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Seasonal Affective Disorder Lights at Swedish Bus Stops

A Swedish energy company called Umea Energi has recently started to install extra bright lights at bus stops found in Northern Sweden to make up for the lack of sunlight during the cold winter months. Umea itself, where the energy company is located, is one of the towns in Northern Sweden that has been benefitting from these lights immensely. Umea is around 600km to the North of Stockholm, Sweden's capital city. These lights are generally...

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Brain Exercises Can Improve Your Memory

For years now, experts have believed that the brain stops growing after childhood and that adults can no longer do anything to improve brain functioning. Within the last ten years, though, researchers have come to find that the cells in the brain are actually able to make new connections and keep growing, regardless of how old people get. So, believe it or not, it is actually completely possible to train your brain the same way...

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Single-Sided Deaf Patients Hearing Via Teeth

Not all deaf patients are deaf in both ears. Still, single-sided deafness can make it very hard for those who suffer from it to communicate with other people. In general, this condition may be caused by infection, trauma or tumors. This may sound unbelievable, but a new non-surgical hearing device called SoundBite has now made it possible for them to hear through their teeth. In cases of single-sided deafness, the friends and relatives of the...

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Belly Fat in Men Can Lead to Osteoporosis

Back in the day, it was believed that obese men were safe from bone loss, but more recent studies have shown that fat stored under the abdominal muscles actually decreases bone strength. So, although there is no association between a man's body mass and bone loss overall, researchers say that men with a ton of belly fat may experience a significant decrease in bone strength compared to obese men with a low amount of...

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Aromatherapy Can Do Wonders for the Heart

Have you always wanted a better excuse to go to the spa? Well, you're in luck! A new study suggests that getting exposed to essential oils during aromatherapy for a short term might actually lower your overall risk for heart problems. In this study, Taiwanese researchers basically studied 100 healthy non-smoking spa workers who were regularly exposed to essential oils for two hours inside a laboratory. The experiment was set up to properly mimic the same condition...

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Botox Can Treat Incontinence

A ton of people the world over - especially women - suffer from urinary incontinence. Unfortunately, the effects of this particular condition can be very debilitating for those who suffer from them, and the problem is that it shows up without warning and comes with a ton of anxiety to boot. Well, it has now been discovered in this video that urinary incontinence can be treated with the utmost ease. Women tend to have more...

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Depression Source May Be Your Night Light

Did you know that getting exposed to bright night lights can cause depression and learning problems? Well, it's true. People who use night lights on a regular basis are actually at higher risk of depression and learning problems. And, while a lack of sleep isn't exactly helpful in this department, researchers from John Hopkins have found that there is only one culprit to put the blame on: light. In their research, these researchers routinely exposed...

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Grapefruit and Medicine Do Not Mix

If you are one of those people who loves to eat grapefruit or drink grapefruit juice first thing in the morning, then you should know that it can be harmful to do so if you are currently taking certain drugs. Although it has always been known that certain drugs and grapefruit negatively react, new studies actually show that the risk of danger is much bigger now than it was originally believed to be previously. This...