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Arthritis drugs cause serious side effects

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

A new study has found that the patients who take Trexall or Rheumatrex (methotrexate) to treat rheumatoid arthritis may develop gastric intolerance to the drug. It is the side effect that is caused in the intestines and stomach while taking the drug. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Dr. Ediz [...]

Behavioral therapy good to treat anxiety

Monday, July 30th, 2012

A new study has found that applied relaxation (AR) and cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) are very much useful in treating Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD). The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Michel Dugas, PhD from the Concordia University and Hospital du Sacre´-Coeur de Montre´al and Eleanor Donegan from the Department of Psychology [...]

Sirolimus therapy better from skin cancer in kidney patients

Sunday, July 29th, 2012

A new study has found that using sirolimus-containing immunosuppression regimen instead of calcineurin inhibitors such as cyclosporine and tacrolimus helps in reducing the risk of developing secondary skin cancer in patients who recently had kidney transplant. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Sylvie Euvrard from the Edouard Herriot Hospital, Lyon, [...]

Moderate drinking reduces risk of kidney cancer

Saturday, July 28th, 2012

A new study has found that the people who consume alcohol moderately are at less risk of developing kidney cancer. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by JE Lee from the Department of Food and Nutrition at Sookmyung Women’s University in Korea. The results of the study were published in the [...]

Children born to mothers eating nuts less prone to allergy

Friday, July 27th, 2012

A new study has found that the children who were born to mothers who ate tree nuts and peanuts are less likely to develop asthma or allergies. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Ekaterina Maslova from the Centre for Fetal Programming at Statens Serum Institute in Copenhagen. The results of [...]

New drug to treat menopause complications

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

The European Medicines Agency (EMA) has decided to review the Marketing Authorization Application (MAA) for bazedoxifene/conjugated estrogens (BZA/CE). It is a drug used to treat estrogen deficiency and other complications in women after menopause. It also helps in treating the problems in the uterus and osteoporosis in women. The drug has been manufactured by Pfizer [...]

Obese women more prone to arthritis

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

A new study has found that obese people are at high risk of developing psoriatic arthritis. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Wenqing Li, PhD from the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School. The results of the study were published in the recent issue of the magazine “the [...]

High blood pressure increases life expectancy in elders

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

A new study has found that the inactive people with high blood pressure tend to live longer. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Michelle Odden from the Oregon State University. The results of the study were published in the July issue of the magazine “Archives of Internal Medicine”.
It has been [...]

Chinese children at high risk of getting diabetes

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

A new study has found that the risk of heart disease and diabetes is increasing among the Chinese people. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Barry Popkin, PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). The results of the study were published in the magazine “Obesity Reviews”. [...]

Diabetes during pregnancy avoidable

Monday, July 23rd, 2012

A new study has found that better and healthy diet will help pregnant women from keeping themselves away from gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM). The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Deirdre Tobias from the Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. The results of the study were published in the [...]

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