Monthly Archives: April 2010

How to Prevent Stroke in Women?…Walking

If you are a woman and will like to reduce your risk of stroke, you might like to walk at least 2 hours a week, especially at a brisk pace. According the long-term follow-up of the Women’s Health Study (WHS) … Continue reading

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Another Option in the Second Line Treatment of Patients with Advanced Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)

Docetaxel(Taxotere) has long been considered the standard of care for second-line treatment of advanced NSCLC.  However, the disadvantage of using this agent include the need to administer it with corticosteroid premedication and its toxicity profile A new study published in … Continue reading

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Dietary Pattern that Cuts the Risk of Alzheimer’s disease

According to a new study published in the April 12 issue of the Archives of Neurology, individuals who consume a diet rich in nuts, fish, poultry, vegetables, fruits, and olive oil–based salad dressings but low in high-fat dairy products, red … Continue reading

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Pradaxa eliminates the need to monitor INR in Atrial Fibrillation patients

Good news for atrial fibrillation (AF) patients who require taking warfarin to prevent stroke.  It is well known that routine blood monitor and food interaction represent major hassles for patients taking warfrin. However, a new drug, Pradaxa (dabigatran), might be … Continue reading

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Chinese Scientists Uncover How Arsenic Treats Blood Cancer

In China, arsenic has long served the dual role of intentional poison as well as traditional Chinese medicine.  In 1992, a group of Chinese doctors reported they have successfully used arsenic to treat acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL), with cure rates … Continue reading

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Pancreatic cancer – Causes, Prevention, Prognosis, Diagnosis and Latest Treatment

Prevalence Pancreatic cancer is the fourth most common cause of adult cancer death, accounting for an estimated 42,470 new cases and 35,240 deaths in USA for 2009.  The high mortality rate is due to the high incidence of metastatic disease … Continue reading

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Coffee may reduce the risk of becoming diabetes

Good news for coffee drinkers.  A study published in the March issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition indicated that coffee consumption could reduce subclinical inflammation and oxidative stress, as well as increase in HDL-cholesterol levels.  Since subclinical inflammation … Continue reading

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High-Protein, Low-Carbohydrate Diet – a viable option for Obese Teens to lose weight

Fear that a high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet could adversely affect the growth and cholesterol level; parents have few option to help their kids to lose weight.  A study published in the March issue of the Journal of Pediatrics, however, shed light … Continue reading

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Vitamin K Intake Cut Cancer Risks

A study published in the March 24th issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition suggested that higher dietary intake of vitamin K may reduce the incidence of cancer and cancer-related mortality, particularly lung or prostate cancers. Vitamin K exists … Continue reading

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Omega-3 PUFAs prevent arrhythmia after cardioversion

Patients who are at high risk of atrial fibrillation (AF) recurrence after electrical cardioversion are more likely to stay in sinus rhythm if they take an omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty-acid (PUFA) supplement on top of standard antiarrhythmic therapy, according to a randomized, … Continue reading

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