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MNT weekly newsletter | 30 January 2019
Exercises and stretches are important parts of recovery from a herniated or slipped disk. In this article, we look at 6 possible exercises that can help with neck and back pain, as well as what exercises to avoid.
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The body processes marijuana at varying rates, which may change depending on dose, hydration, body fat percentage, and, sometimes, the sensitivity of the test. Learn more here.
What to know about multifocal breast cancer:
Multifocal breast cancer is where a person has more than one tumor in one area of their breast. In this article, we look at the causes, diagnosis, staging, treatment, and prognosis for multifocal breast cancer.
Breast cancer: How fast does it spread?
In the early stages of breast cancer, it may not spread at all. It is difficult to know how fast invasive breast cancer can spread in 1 year, as it depends on the cancer’s stage, grade, and other factors. In this article, we discuss the growth and progression of breast cancer.
What happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs?
Metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer in the lungs is when breast cancer cells are growing in the lungs. In this article, we look at what happens when breast cancer metastasizes in the lungs, including the symptoms, causes, treatments, and prognosis.
Triple-negative breast cancer: Recurrence and survival rates
Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer. It can recur more frequently than other types. This article looks at the recurrence rates, survival statistics, treatment, and prevention of triple-negative breast cancer.
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What to expect during a bowel resection
A small bowel resection is a type of surgery in which the surgeon removes a damaged part of the small intestine and rejoins the healthy parts. A doctor may recommend this surgery for people with severe complications of Crohn’s disease, such as strictures and fistulas. Learn more here.
What are the signs of depression in men?
The signs of depression can vary between men and women. Men are generally more likely to feel anger and to engage in substance abuse and risky behavior. In this article, we discuss the behavioral, physical, and emotional signs of depression in men and explain how to get help.
Letter from the Editor: Breaking the stigma
In the first letter of 2019, Managing Editor Honor highlights the importance of talking about mental health in the workplace and what MNT is doing to open the discussion.
What to know about marijuana withdrawal
After frequently using marijuana, or cannabis, people may experience withdrawal symptoms when they stop. Such symptoms include cravings, irritability, and sleep problems. In this article, we discuss the symptoms and timeline of marijuana withdrawal, treatments, and tips for coping.
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