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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 doesnâ€™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, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Saturday, December 26th, 2015
According to a recently-published study, people with hepatitis C infection might carry an increased risk of Parkinsonâ€™s disease.
Hepatitis C is caused by HCV (hepatitis C virus) which infects the patientâ€™s liver. A large number of people have Hepatitis C, but they donâ€™t become aware of it until their liver becomes sufficiently damaged, which can [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]