Monthly Archives: March 2010

Taking Aspirin Can Also Improve Survival after Breast Cancer

Previously, we have the beneficial effect of Aspirin in reducing in the death among colorectal cancer patients. Now, a prospective, observational study published in the March issue of the Journal of Clinical Oncology suggested that aspirin can also lower the … Continue reading

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Normalized level of Vitamin-D cut the Risk of CVD and Death

You cut your risk of cardiovascular events by normalizing your vitamin-D level. A new study has found that people who has low vitamin-D levels but managed to normalize their levels were significantly less likely to develop cardiovascular events after six … Continue reading

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Alternative 1st Treatment for Small-Cell Lung Cancer Patients with Extensive Disease

Lung cancer is the most common diagnosed cancer worldwide and small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) accounts for only 10%-15% of lung cancer cases.  Etoposide in combination with cisplatin (EP) or carboplatin is currently considered the standard of care in most countries, but … Continue reading

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Melanoma Cases on the Rise – Latest Incidence, Prevention and Detection

Incidence While the incidence of other cancer such as prostate cancer has leveled off, the incidence of melanoma in US is on the rise, according a presentation at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology.  In his … Continue reading

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Psoriasis Is Associated With an Increased Risk of Cancer

If you have psoriasis, you might have an increased risk of cancer, including melanoma, prostate cancer and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a new research presented at the 68th annual meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD 2010).  The researchers … Continue reading

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Beyond Cardiovascular Benefits – NSAID and Statin Reduce the Cancer Risk with PPI-Treated Barrett’s Esophagus

It is well known that NSAID (Advil, Motrin and Aspirin) and statin (Zocor, Mevacor, Lipitor, Crestor, Pravachol and Lescol) offer cardiovascular benefits. However, a new study published in the February issue of Gastroenterology suggested that non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and … Continue reading

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Vitamin B6 might reduce the Risk of Colorectal Cancer

Not all vitamins are created equal. While vitamins such as vitamins C has not been shown to prevent cancer, a meta-analysis published in the March 17, 2010 issue of JAMA indicated that intake of vitamin B6 might be associated with … Continue reading

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Insomnia – Prevalence, Diagnosis and Latest treatment for Sleeplessness

Background If you have difficulty failing asleep, frequent awakenings, early morning awakenings, daytime drowsiness, snoring, or sleep apnea, you might be suffering from insomnia. Insomnia is a common problem in the US with over 50 million Americans reported having a … Continue reading

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Should you continue to take Statin if it Increases the Risk of Diabetes?

In the February issue of Lancet, Sattar and his colleagues presented a meta-analysis of 13 large, placebo-controlled trials, in which they discovered statin users have a higher risk of developing diabetes.  The analysis involved 91,000 individuals and the results indicated … Continue reading

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Moderate Drinking in Women Linked to Less Weight Gain

Based on the results of study published in the March 8 issue of the Archives of Internal Medicine, normal-weight women who consume light to moderate amounts of alcohol appear to gain less weight and have less risk for obesity than … Continue reading

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