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FDA Approves Ocrevus for Treating MS

Friday, March 31st, 2017

The FDA has given approval to Ocrevus for treating adults suffering from relapsing multiple sclerosis (or MS for short) and primary progressive multiple sclerosis (or PPMS for short). With this approval, Ocrevus has become the first drug that FDA has approved for treating PPMS. This drug is administered intravenously. MS is a chronic, autoimmune condition […]

Vitamin C Improves the Effectiveness of Standard Cancer Treatment

Thursday, March 30th, 2017

Chemotherapy and radiation are two most common treatments for cancer. Both are expensive and fail to have an effect in some cases. Recent research examined the effect of a combination of conventional cancer treatment and high dose of Vitamin C on cancer patients. More than forty years ago, Linus Pauling, a Nobel Prize winner, suggested […]

Omega3s might be helpful in treating type 1 diabetes

Wednesday, March 29th, 2017

Type 1 diabetes is a common autoimmune disorder and it’s incurable. It is estimated that nearly 1.25 million people in the U.S. have this condition. Latest research might lead to more effective treatments for this condition. According to it, omega-3s might treat as well as reverse the autoimmune response associated with type 1 diabetes. The […]

Top Foods for Breast Cancer Prevention

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017

There are many risk factors for breast cancer, some uncontrollable and some controllable. Age, genetics, family history, and gender are all examples of uncontrollable risk factors for breast cancer. Whereas, smoking, lack of exercise, obesity or being overweight, and diet are risk factors that one can control. According to some researchers, diet accounts for no […]

Insomnia increases risk of heart disease and stroke

Monday, March 27th, 2017

People with insomnia carry a greater risk of stroke and heart attack, as per a new research. While research has found link between insomnia and poor health, the studies probing the connection between insomnia and cardiovascular disease have produced inconsistent results. In this latest meta-analysis, the researchers checked the link between symptoms insomnia and incidence […]

Gene Therapy Might Reverse Damage to Cardiac Capillaries by Diabetes

Sunday, March 26th, 2017

It’s a well-known fact that the risk of heart attack is greater in diabetic patients. Recent research hints at why this is so. Cardiac capillaries, which are small blood vessels close to the heart, get damaged because of diabetes and in turn might increase the risk of heart attack. Now a recently published study suggests […]

Use NSAIDs only for a valid indication, experts advise

Saturday, March 25th, 2017

Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen are available without prescription and are commonly used for pain and other reasons. However, past research has shown NSAIDs to increase the risk of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, and arrhythmia. A latest study confirms ibuprofen to increase the risk of cardiac arrest. Following this finding, the researchers are asking […]

New studies show how broccoli helps against cancer

Friday, March 24th, 2017

Past studies have hinted at sulforaphane being an anti-cancer agent. It has been hailed as a natural compound that can help prevent cancer as well as slow the speed at which cancer spreads. A new study might have found how sulforaphane does it. Sulforaphane is found in the highest amount in broccoli. Other cruciferous vegetables […]

Six Unsaturated Fatty Acids Linked to Alzheimers, New Research Says

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

The exact cause of Alzheimer’s is not known. However, to gain better insight into development of this neurodegenerative disorder, researchers are analyzing a range of causes, from genetic to lifestyle and environmental. In a recent research, scientists examined certain key parts of the brain known to be associated with Alzheimer’s and found six fatty acids […]

Peptide Hi1a Offers Protection against Brain Damage By Stroke

Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017

New research has found the peptide Hi1a to be effective in helping prevent brain damage because of stroke. The peptide Hi1a is obtained from the venom of the funnel web spider. It works by blocking ion channels present in the patient’s brain. These channels play an important role in brain damage after ischemic stroke, which […]

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