Do neck gaiters really make effective face masks?

The CDC can’t be more clear on the need for face masks. They help prevent the spread of COVID-19. They protect people around us. Masks can reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are used by people in public settings. And when they are used along with other preventive measures like social distancing, hand washing, and disinfecting surfaces, the spread […]

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Radiation/immunotherapy combo shows promise for recurrent/metastatic head and neck cancers

A new phase II trial finds that a combination of radiation therapy and immunotherapy led to encouraging survival outcomes and acceptable toxicity for patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). The combination of radiation and pembrolizumab may offer a new treatment option for patients who are ineligible for cisplatin chemotherapy, part of standard treatment for the […]

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Botanical drug is shown to help patients with head and neck cancers

In a UCLA-led phase I clinical trial, a new plant-based drug called APG-157 showed signs of helping patients fight oral and oropharyngeal cancers. These cancers are located in the head and the neck. APG-157 is made up of multiple compounds produced by plants, including curcumin. UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers found that treatment with this botanical drug resulted in […]

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Head and neck cancer symptoms: One symptom of the deadly disease you should never ignore

Every year around 12,000 people in Britain are diagnosed with head and neck cancers, with Cancer Research UK saying incidence rates have increased by a third since the early 1990s. Leading head and neck cancer charity The Swallows has revealed how the number of people they’re supporting has quadrupled this year alone. There is currently a 90 percent chance a […]

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Neck circumference for seniors, gives information on malnutrition

Professionals in nursing homes malnutrition, often by measuring the circumference of the arms or the calves of older people. Now a Spanish research team of the University hospital Miguel Servet in Zaragoza, has found part of another body, which can serve as a reference: the neck. A neck circumference that is smaller than 37.8 cm in men and 35.2 cm […]

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About the Idea That You’re Growing Horns From Looking Down at Your Phone …

You may be hunched over your phone right now, worrying about reports that young people are growing horns on their skulls from spending too much time hunched over smartphones. O. K., cellphones are making us rude and inattentive, but medical experts don’t totally buy the idea that technology is also warping our skeletons. The area of concern is the back […]

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A big neck may mean you need to improve your health

Neck circumference predicts a deadly cluster of cardiovascular risk factors, according to research presented at the Asian Pacific Society of Cardiology Congress (APSC) 2019. The congress takes place 22 to 26 May in Pasay City and is organised by the Philippine Heart Association. The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) and APSC are holding joint scientific sessions as part of the […]

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Surgeons remove man's 61-pound neck tumor in marathon operation

Man gets 61-pound tumor removed in 33-hour marathon surgery Surgeons in Shanghai remove a 61-pound tumor from a man’s neck and upper back in a 33-hour marathon surgery. A 68-year-old man in China reportedly underwent life-changing surgery to remove a 61-pound cancerous tumor from his neck and upper back earlier this month. The patient, identified as Mr. Tang, had reportedly had […]

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Persistent Opioid Use High in Head, Neck Cancer Patients

FRIDAY, Jan. 11, 2019 — Persistent opioid use at three and six months remains high among patients undergoing treatment for head and neck squamous cell cancer, according to a study recently published in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery. Jessica D. McDermott, M.D., from the University of Colorado Anschutz School of Medicine in Aurora, and colleagues used data from the Surveillance, Epidemiology […]

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