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Cancer symptoms: What does your poo smell like? Major warning sign of pancreatic cancer

Cancer is a serious condition whereby cells in a specific part of the body grow and reproduce uncontrollably. The cancerous cells can invade and destroy surrounding healthy tissue, including organs. When this destructive process takes place in the top part of your tummy, it is known as pancreatic cancer. Like all cancers, it is imperative… Read More »

Major Health Insurer to Stop Covering Descovy to Prevent HIV

UnitedHealthcare, one of the largest health insurance companies in the nation, notified plan members that starting September 1, it will no longer cover Descovy as pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) to prevent HIV, reports MedCity News. The announcement arrives as a low-cost generic version of Truvada as PrEP will become available September 30. Approved as PrEP last… Read More »

McGill study identifies new role of major genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, physicians have been aware that patients carrying the apolipoprotein ꜫ4 (APOE ꜫ4) gene are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research from McGill University has now found the gene plays an even greater role in dementia. In a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology, Dr. Pedro… Read More »