Developments In Cancer Treatment And Immunotherapy

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Receiving a cancer diagnosis can have profound physical and psychological effects. Not only must patients confront the possibility of devastating bodily changes, but collateral damage often takes shape in the form of emotional distress, feelings of sadness, anger, hopelessness and fear of facing one’s own mortality. Despite the panicked blur that generally accompanies hearing such news, cancer patients are learning that there are more treatment options available now than ever before. Researching a specific cancer and its treatments can sometimes ...

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The Dangers of Compulsive Hair-pulling

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Trichotillomania is an impulse control disorder which manifests in an irresistible, continuous urge to pull out one’s own hair.  The term was first coined by French dermatologist, Francois Henri Hallopeau in 1889 after witnessing a young man engage in the habit.  The etiologies that may give rise to trichotillomania are numerous, but negative emotions such as stress, loneliness and boredom are common among those who suffer from it.  Because it falls into the category of ...

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