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Testicular cancer: ‘Kinder’ chemotherapy is ‘just as effective’

Testicular cancer can be treated successfully with fewer rounds of toxic chemotherapy drugs, doctors say. A study on 246 patients, reported in the journal European Urology, showed a single cycle of chemo was just as effective as the standard two cycles. But the “shorter, kinder and cheaper” approach reduced the side-effects for cancer patients, scientists […]

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Heavy menstrual bleeding: Keyhole hysterectomy technique ‘more effective’

A keyhole-surgery technique for treating heavy menstrual bleeding is more effective and just as safe as a non-invasive alternative, a study of more than 600 UK women suggests. Those who had a laparoscopic supra-cervical hysterectomy, removing part of the uterus, were more satisfied than a group that had endometrial ablation. And they were less likely […]

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Mild Depression: Are Antidepressants Effective?

I've heard antidepressants don't work for mild depression. Is that true? Answer From Daniel K. Hall-Flavin, M.D. Antidepressants don't work for everyone. For some people with mild depression, antidepressants seem to have little effect. However, for people with more severe depression, antidepressants often make a big difference. Although antidepressants generally aren't as effective for mild […]

Food & Nutrition

Kratom Tea Is Being Used to Treat Anxiety, Chronic Pain, and Even Opiate Withdrawal—but Is It Safe and Effective?

What is Kratom tea? This buzzy tea is made from the leaves of the kratom tree, which is native to Southeast Asia. Kratom is thought to act as a stimulant in smaller doses. In larger amounts, it has a sedative effect. Some people even use kratom to ease symptoms of opiate withdrawal. It’s marketed as a “natural high” and is illegal in many […]