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People At Risk Of Cardiovascular Events Benefit From Lower BP Targets

Thursday, December 31st, 2015

According to a report published in The Lancet, use of drugs that lower blood pressure is recommended to everyone at high risk to a cardiovascular event, irrespective of their blood pressure reading at the beginning of their treatment.
Adjudged as the primary cause of stroke and heart disease deaths, high blood pressure worldwide affects no [...]

Marijuana Extract May Be Useful In Treatment of Epilepsy

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

According to a new study, CBD, a compound naturally present in marijuana, might reduce the frequency of seizures in patients having treatment-resistant epilepsy.
Researchers reported that epilepsy patients who supplemented their current treatments with 99 percent CBD (CBD stands for cannabidiol) oil experienced a 37 percent reduction in their seizure attacks over a period of [...]

Moderate Alcohol Consumption Linked To Better Mortality In Alzheimer Patients

Tuesday, December 29th, 2015

A new research shows that two drinks a day might increase the lifespan of people suffering from mild dementia.
Different researches in past have proved that moderate drinking doesn’t have any adverse effects. Some studies have actually linked moderate drinking with certain health benefits for certain people.
A new study now, done by Danish researchers, [...]

Saliva Test Can Be Used For Determining Health Risk

Monday, December 28th, 2015

Low levels of Secretory Immunoglobulin A (also referred as SIgA) in saliva may indicate a higher-than-normal mortality risk, according to a study.
SIgA is a subclass of Immunoglobulin A (also referred as IgA), an antibody essential for mucosal immunity. SIgA is found in the mucous membranes, saliva, plasma, and gastric fluids.
Primary line of defense [...]

Increasing Omega-3 Intake Can Help Prevent Rheumatoid Arthritis

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

People at risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can reduce their risk of developing the disease by taking more omega-3 fatty acids, according to a new research.
RA is a chronic inflammatory disease that primarily affects the small joints, like the joints in the hands and feet. It can begin at any age and affects both [...]

Hepatitis C May Be A Risk Factor For Parkinson Disease

Saturday, December 26th, 2015

According to a recently-published study, people with hepatitis C infection might carry an increased risk of Parkinson’s disease.
Hepatitis C is caused by HCV (hepatitis C virus) which infects the patient’s liver. A large number of people have Hepatitis C, but they don’t become aware of it until their liver becomes sufficiently damaged, which can [...]

A Glass Of Wine At Dinner Might Be Healthy For Diabetics

Friday, December 25th, 2015

More than one study has shown wine to provide many health benefits. Yet another study claims a glass of wine with dinner is healthy, even for those with diabetes mellitus type 2.
Diabetic patients who are maintaining their diabetes well through diet and exercise can enjoy a glass of wine at dinner, without worrying about [...]

FDA Gives Approval To Zurampic To Treat Hyperuricemia Linked With Gout

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

The FDA has given approval to Zurampic (lesinurad) to be used along with a xanthine oxidase inhibitor for the treatment of hyperuricemia linked with gout. Hyperuricemia is a condition of high blood uric acid levels and xanthine oxidase inhibitor or XOI for short is a drug that lowers uric acid production.
Gout is a complex [...]

FDA Approves Uptravi For Treating PAH Patients

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

The FDA has given approval to Uptravi (selexipag) tablets for the treatment of adults suffering from pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH).
PAH is a life-threatening disease which deteriorates as the time passes. This condition is marked by high blood pressure in the arteries connecting the heart with the lungs, called pulmonary arteries.
The small arteries in [...]

FDA Gives Nod To Marketing of Fenix Continence Restoration System

Tuesday, December 22nd, 2015

The FDA has given approval to the Fenix Continence Restoration System for the treatment of fecal incontinence in people for whom a surgery or medical treatment is not a viable option or who have not benefited from such treatment.
In fecal continence, the patient loses control over bowel movements. Diabetes or other functional disorders are [...]

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