Archive for June, 2011

Facial wrinkles reflect weaker bones in women

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

A new study by the Yale School of Medicine has revealed that wrinkles in the skin reflect the weak stature of bones in women. These wrinkles would increase the chances of ailments from osteoporosis and hard to heal breaks and fractures as they start ageing. But the scientists have also confirmed that diagnosing brittle bones […]

New study finds high salt diet to be good for health

Saturday, June 25th, 2011

A new European research suggests that contrary to popular belief a high salt diet is actually good for our health. The researchers found that people on a high sodium diet were less likely to develop heart diseases. The study led by Jan A. Staessen of the University of Leuven, Belgium had 3,681 participants. Each of […]

Cancer drug form Novartis approved for pancreatic tumor treatment

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

Afinitor (everolimus), the cancer drug from Novartis, have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) of the United States for the treatment of progressive pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors. Such tumors are usually metastasized and it is not possible to remove them through surgery. Though it is rare in occurrence—the strike rate is 0.32 cases […]

Biphosphonates may trigger atypical fractures: Study

Tuesday, June 14th, 2011

While there are many drugs that are prescribed for osteoporosis a recent research suggests that many of these make the recipients more vulnerable to fractures. Known as bisphosphonates, these drugs cause the people who use them to have what is known as atypical fractures or unusual. The research that was conducted by the Swedish Research […]

Allergy season at its worst in the US

Friday, June 10th, 2011

Proving all the poets wrong, spring is far removed from welcome for Americans who suffer from allergies. Frequent changes in climate including heavy snowfall and rains have caused trees to pollinate longer while a sudden change of warm weather in other parts of the country has brought about robust release of pollens. Random deluges coupled with […]

Suffering from heart pain? Don’t go for pain relievers

Friday, June 10th, 2011

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Heart Association points out that taking nonsteroidal antiflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) post heart attack increases your risk of experiencing another attack within a week of operation by 45%. Use of such drugs further increases the risks of another attack within three months of surgery by 33%. […]

New generation oral contraceptives run a greater risk of causing blood clots

Monday, June 6th, 2011

Birth control pills, also known as oral contraceptives are an important part of many adult women’s lives. But according to a latest study report published in the British Medical Journal (BMJ) it has been found that birth control pills which contain the hormone drospirenone are likely to cause blood clots twice as much as the pills […]

Misdiagnosis causes complications from Lyme disease

Monday, June 6th, 2011

At times it so happens that there is a huge error on the part of doctors by way of misdiagnosis of a certain disease. Lyme disease is one such medical problem that has often been misdiagnosed by doctors and has ended up causing many unwanted long term effects for the affected people. Lyme disease is […]

Merck’s shares are on the rise as Victrelis is set for the big launch

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

Putting all the apprehensions to rest Merck has finally managed to get a green signal from federal regulators and is on the verge of launching their anti-viral drug for Hepatitis C Victrelis (boceprevir). This will be the a new drug in 20 years for Heaptits C— something after which all the major companies including Johnson […]

Memory loss is not the only symptom of Alzheimer’s

Friday, June 3rd, 2011

In a latest study published in Journal Neurology, a Spanish research group showed that Alzheimer’s disease is not limited to memory loss as its early sign. Early symptoms also include disparity in behavior, language and vision problems. The chances of misdiagnosis are even greater in people who develop this disease before 60. This is because […]