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FDA approves Sitvarga for Treating Liver Cancer

Sunday, April 30th, 2017

The FDA has expanded the approved use of Sitvarga. Now this drug can be used for treating liver cancer patients who have had undergone treatment with sorafenib. The FDA has approved a new liver cancer treatment in almost ten years. Liver cancer patients don’t have many treatment options available to them. Now, for the first […]

Researchers investigate a new one-shot drug for osteoarthritis

Saturday, April 29th, 2017

Osteoarthritis is a common joint problem, but there’s no cure for it at present. A recent study suggests in future a single-injection fix for this condition might become available. At present, the drug in question is in the trial stage. It works by removing old cells present in the joints. Osteoarthritis happens when cartilage in […]

Soy Protein Might Reduce Inflammation Linked with Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Friday, April 28th, 2017

According to a new study, eating soy proteins might help relieve symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. The current study was done on mice, and if similar results are found in human studies, we could have more effective treatments for inflammatory bowel disease in future. A common condition, inflammatory bowel disease, like ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s […]

Liquor, white wine increases rosacea risk in women

Thursday, April 27th, 2017

According to a new study, who drink liquor and white wine might have a greater risk of developing rosacea, a chronic, inflammatory condition of the skin. The face and the neck are two areas that are most commonly affected by rosacea. Early symptoms are flushing of the cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead. Patients may also […]

New Eye Test Diagnoses Glaucoma Early

Wednesday, April 26th, 2017

A new eye test can detect the earliest signs of glaucoma, and this in turn will allow doctors to start treatment early. It is estimated that nearly 60 million individuals in the world are living with glaucoma. One patient in every ten suffers complete sight loss in his both eyes. Detecting the disease early would […]

Obesity makes it difficult to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis accurately

Tuesday, April 25th, 2017

Being overweight is linked with many health conditions. Research has shown that it can worsen the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis. However, latest research shows that being overweight can also make it difficult to accurately diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. According to a new study, being obese can alter the results of tests done to diagnose rheumatoid arthritis. […]

Italian-Styled Coffee Linked to Lower Prostate Cancer Risk

Monday, April 24th, 2017

If you enjoy a few cups of joe everyday, there’s some good news for you. According to a new study, the risk of prostate cancer can reduce by more than 50 percent if you drink three or more cups of Italian-style coffee daily. This finding came after researchers examined the risk of prostate cancer in […]

Chronic Stress Linked to Obesity

Sunday, April 23rd, 2017

There’s some bad news for people living with chronic stress. A new study suggests that chronically stressed people not only tend to put on excess weight more but also find it much harder to lose them. The culprit was found to be cortisol. Whenever we are under stress, cortisol levels in the body rise. Cortisol […]

Certain food products might help prevent liver cancer, increase longevity

Saturday, April 22nd, 2017

Liver cancer is a common type of cancer. It is estimated that nearly 40,000 new cases of liver cancer will be diagnosed in the US this year and about 29,000 people will die from it. Since 2000, liver cancer death rates have increased every year by about 3 percent. A new research suggests an easy […]

Orange Essential Oil Might Be Beneficial for PTSD Patients

Friday, April 21st, 2017

It is estimated that nearly 8 million people in America suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder, also known as PTSD. There are not many treatment options available for this condition. According to a recent research, orange essential oil might help relieve fear and stress linked with this type of stress disorder. An anxiety disorder, PTSD is […]

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