Monthly Archives: February 2010

Exercise Improves Elasticity of Coronary Blood Vessels in Type 2 Diabetic patients

A study conducted by the University of Leipzig (Leipzig) and the Paracelsus Medical University (Salzburg) found that exercise and hypo-caloric diet improved the elasticity of the coronary blood vessels in Type 2 diabetic patients with coronary artery disease. The study … Continue reading

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IVF May Raise Risk of Diabetes, Hypertension and Cancer in Later Life

People who were conceived through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) may be at greater risk of early-onset diabetes, high blood pressure, and certain cancers. A study comparing the genetic composition of 75 IVF-born children and 100 naturally born babies found that children who … Continue reading

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Good News for Women Who Have HER2-Positive, Herceptin-resistant, Metastatic Breast Cancer

A study published in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology indicated that breast cancer patients who have HER2/neu gene, but have failed Herceptin therapy, can now receive Tykerb, in addition to their Hercpetin, to improve their length of time … Continue reading

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A New and Better Treatment Improves Survival in Ovarian Cancer Patients

It is well known that chemotherapy can not be used in a patient for a long time due to its toxicity.  A new study indicated that patients who have stopped chemotherapy can lived longer without disease worsening by adding Avastin® … Continue reading

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Former Smokers Protected from Lung Cancer by Eating Green Vegetables

Experts generally agree that quitting smoking is of key importance in reducing the likelihood of getting lung cancer.  For those smokers who have already quitted, is there anything else they can do to further reduce their cancer risk?  Now a … Continue reading

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Immune response and stage 4 melanoma

Stage 4 (Stage IV) melanoma is very difficult to treat.  Even though stage I melanoma has an excellent prognosis; response rate for stage 4 melanoma with palliative biotherapies and chemotherapies is only approximately 10%. Clinicians and researchers are working hard to … Continue reading

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How to live longer with Stage 4 Melanoma?

Would you and your loved ones like to fight cancer and fulfill your dreams?  Have you reached your milestones yet?  Here are some suggestions offered by Nekar Lo, a terminal cancer patient who is in his eighth year after his … Continue reading

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Amlodipine/benazepril (Lotrel) shown to slow the progression of chronic kidney disease

Antihypertensive combination drug Lotrel (amlodipine/benazepril) was shown to be more effective than benazapril plus diuretics in preventing the development of chronic kidney disease. The new study, Avoiding Cardiovascular Events in Combination therapy in Patients Living with Systolic Hypertension (ACCOMPLISH), was … Continue reading

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Hypertension may lead to dementia in older adults

Hypertension appears to predict progression to dementia in older adults with cognitive deficiency (ability to plan and initiate/inhibit complex behaviors), according to a report published in the February 2010 issue of the Archives of Neurology. The analysis was based on … Continue reading

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Chocolate linked to lower stroke and stroke mortality risk

Good news for chocolate lovers: a review from researchers suggests higher chocolate consumption may be associated with a lower risk of stroke and stroke-related mortality. The researchers reviewed the results of 2 cohort studies and found that individuals who consumed … Continue reading

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