Traces of Tattoo May Reach the Lymph Nodes

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Microscopic particles from tattoos can travel within the body and reach the lymph nodes, researchers say. Along with pigments, tattoo inks contain preservatives and contaminants such as nickel, chromium, manganese and cobalt. “When someone wants to get a tattoo, they are often very careful in choosing a parlor…

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Semen Harbors Wide Range of Viruses

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 13, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Human semen provides a potential hiding place and breeding ground for a host of dangerous viruses, a new evidence review reports. The analysis of current medical literature revealed genetic evidence of 27 infectious viruses found in semen, including dread-inducing agents like Zika, Ebola, Marburg, Lassa fever and chikungunya,…

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New Research Finds Value in PSA Testing

Analysis of 2 major trials on the prostate cancer screen shows it cuts men’s risk of dying from the disease (HealthDay News) — Despite ongoing debate over the value of prostate cancer screening, a new review says it can indeed reduce a man’s risk of dying from the disease. Early tumor detection using the prostate-specific…

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