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Dietary supplements consumption risky for older women

Dietary supplements consumption risky for older women

Dietary supplement are commonly available sources of nutrients for many people, especially older people.  A recent study reported that vitamin E can enhance chances of prostate cancer in men. A new study reported that dietary supplement can increase mortality rate in older women. What is dietary supplement? Dietary supplement or nutritional supplement is a preparation intended to supplement the...
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Vitamin E supplements escalates prostate cancer risk, finds study

Vitamin E supplements escalates prostate cancer risk, finds study

Prostate cancer has been in news recently and a recent study reported increased risk of prostate cancer by consumption of eggs. A study out of Cleveland Clinic, which came as a surprise to researchers, establishes link between Vitamin E and prostate cancer. A recommendation was put forth to be cautious of consuming vitamin E supplements. What is Vitamin E and its sources? Vitamin E are fat-soluble...
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Merck launches combo-pill for diabetes and high cholesterol

Merck launches combo-pill for diabetes and high cholesterol

Under type 2 diabetes, the body either does not produce enough insulin or does not use insulin efficiently. In this condition, excess sugar, or glucose get accumulated in the blood and ultimately damages blood vessels and other organs. A large number of people with diabetes also have high cholesterol, in general. Having both diabetes and high cholesterol, increases the risk of heart disease and stroke. A...
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Kidney transplant patients may not require daily heavy medication

Kidney transplant patients may not require daily heavy medication

Kidney transplantation or renal transplantation is the organ transplant of a kidney into a patient with end-stage renal disease. Kidney transplantation is typically classified as deceased-donor (formerly known as cadaveric) or living-donor transplantation depending on the source of the donor organ i.e. genetically related or non-related transplants, depending on whether a biological relationship...
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Hormonal contraception consumption increases HIV probablity

Hormonal contraception consumption increases HIV probablity

Contraceptive pills are commonly available medications taken for the purpose of birth control or safe sex. Two types of female oral contraceptive pills are widely available. These pills contains an oestrogen and/or a progestogen, and is taken once per day. A new study reveals that probability of HIV is enhanced by intake of hormonal contraceptives. Increased risk of HIV Jared Baeten, MD, of the...
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Effective vaccine developed for Autologous Ovarian Cancer

Effective vaccine developed for Autologous Ovarian Cancer

The ovaries are a pair of female reproductive glands located on each side of a woman’s uterus (the organ where a baby grows and develops). Ovaries produce the female sex hormones, estrogen and progesterone. Ovaries also produce eggs (called ova).  Ukraine scientist developed conduct early studies that show benefit of dendritic cell vaccine on ovarian cancer. What is Ovarian cancer? It is the...
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Defective Contraceptive Pills Called Back

Defective Contraceptive Pills Called Back

Birth control or contraceptive pills  are a set of pills, which are taken by a women in a sequential way for birth control, a combination of an estrogen and a progestin. When taken by mouth every day, these pills inhibit female fertility. Contraceptive pills prevent ovulation by suppressing the release of gonadotropins and by inhibiting follicular development. Qualitest Pharmaceuticals recalled...
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FDA approves victrelis, the first new hepatitis C drug in 20 years

FDA approves victrelis, the first new hepatitis C drug in 20 years

Hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection is the most common chronic bloodborne infection in the United States.  According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) approximately 3.2 million persons have hepatitis C in the United States. Hepatitis C can lead to chronic liver problems, liver cancer, cirrhosis and death. The disease is the leading cause of liver transplants in the U.S.  Recently...
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FDA approved Vandetanib by AstraZeneca for Medullary Thyroid Cancer

FDA approved Vandetanib by AstraZeneca for Medullary Thyroid Cancer

Medullary Thyroid Cancer (MTC) is a form of cancer that originates from the parafollicular cells (C cells), which produce the hormone calciton.  There are majorly two forms of MTC, one is called familial MTC caused due to genetic susceptibility and another one is called sporadic, caused by itself.  AstraZeneca got approval from FDA for its orphan drug called Vandetanib for treatment of advanced MTC. ...
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Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh develops iphone app “ChildrensPgh” to educate parents

Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh develops iphone app “ChildrensPgh” to educate parents

Kids are susceptible to illness that keeps their parents on the toes due to frequent visit to physician.  Generally, infants or toddlers are more worrisome for parents as they can not express themselves.  With popularity of health apps, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s health network launched an iPhone app called ChildrensPgh. The iPhone app is designed to give parents information...
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