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FDA Approves Sutent for Lowering Risk of Kidney Cancer Recurring

Friday, November 17th, 2017

The FDA has given approval for Sutent to be used for adjuvant treatment of adult patients in whom the risk of kidney cancer recurring is high after surgical removal of a kidney. Adjuvant treatment is defined as a therapy which is started after a patient has had a surgical removal to reduce the chances of […]

How Regular Physical Exercise Offers Protection against Dementia

Friday, July 28th, 2017

More than one study has revealed physical exercise might help prevent cognitive impairment, as well as dementia, associated with old age. Recently researchers have conducted a first-of-its-kind study in which they examined how physical exercise impacts brain metabolism. In this study, the researchers enrolled 60 patients to check the impact of regular physical exercise on […]

Deficiency of a particular protein might cause kidney disease

Wednesday, January 18th, 2017

Hundreds of thousands of individuals in the U.S. are affected by chronic kidney disease. Recent research suggests that a protein that circulates in the blood might be the main cause behind deterioration of kidney function. The protein in question is klotho protein. Actually there are two types of klotho proteins and only one of them […]

Taking medication for depression associated with improved diabetes control

Sunday, January 17th, 2016

Those suffering from diabetes and also having depression may be able to keep their blood sugar levels under control more effectively if they also take medication for depression, according to a new study. Diabetics have a greater risk of stress and depression than non-diabetics. Mental health problems, in turn, increase the risk of seriously high […]

Increasing Green Vegetables Intake May Lower Glaucoma Risk

Tuesday, January 12th, 2016

Consuming green leafy vegetables on a daily basis might lower the risk to glaucoma by as much as 20 percent over a period of many years, according to a new study. A severe disease of the eye, Glaucoma is marked by increased fluid pressure within the eye. Generally, a patient has glaucoma in both eyes. […]

Insomnia symptoms linked to back pain

Sunday, August 10th, 2014

Insomnia can make patients feel less focused and more tired during daytime, but a new study indicates that it may also cause back pain. Chronic back pain patients often find their condition worsens due to sleeping difficulties. Insomnia and back pain have been medically linked before, but it has not been clear whether back pain […]

Lovastatin Prescriptions Rise and other Cholesterol Medicines Decline

Friday, June 21st, 2013

According to a recent report published by IMS Health, statins like lovastatin are being prescribed more often while other cholesterol-lowering medications have reduced in their frequency of usage. Statins are already one of the most prescribed drug classes in the United States. The number of statin usage has increased by 17 percent, according to the […]

Rheumatoid arthritis children at risk of developing infections

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

A new study has found that the children who suffer from juvenile rheumatoid arthritis are at high risk of getting bacterial infection as compared to other children. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Timothy Beukelman, M.D., M.S.C.E. from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. the researchers further found that the […]

African Americans prone to thyroid cancer

Tuesday, May 1st, 2012

A new study has found that the African Americans are more prone to anaplastic thyroid cancer, a severe and advanced form of thyroid cancer. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Christopher Hollenbeak, PhD. The results of the study were published in the journal called “Ethnicity & Disease”. The aim of […]

Sugar-sweetened drinks increase risk of heart disease

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

A new study claims that the intake of sugar-sweetened drinks increases the risk of cardiovascular disease in men. The study was conducted by a group of researchers headed by Frank Hu, MD, PhD from the Harvard School of Public Health in Boston. The study was funded and supported by a postdoctoral fellowship from the National […]

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