Monthly Archives: July 2010

Everolimus (Affinitor) Improves Survival in Pancreatic Neuroendocrine Tumors

Pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors affect the hormone-producing tissues within the pancreas, and have an incidence rate, affecting only 2 to 4 people per million worldwide.   The incidence, however, is rising, and has quadrupled in the past 30 years, according to data … Continue reading

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Regular Tea Consumption Slows Cognitive Decline

A large longitudinal study suggested that regular tea consumption may slow the rate of cognitive decline in cognitively normal older adults.  When compared with non-tea drinkers, tea drinkers have a lower annual rate of cognitive decline compared with non-tea-drinkers, ranging … Continue reading

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Fish Oil May Cut Breast Cancer Risk in Postmenopausal Women

Fish oil supplement intake is associated with a lower risk for breast cancer in postmenopausal women, according to the results of the VITamins And Lifestyle (VITAL) Cohort study. From 2000 to 2002, a total of 35,016 postmenopausal women, aged 50 … Continue reading

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Vitamin E–Rich Foods Lower Long-Term Dementia Risk

Vitamin E may delay the risk of having dementia. A study published in Archives of Neurology found that participants who have higher intake of vitamin E were 25% less likely to develop dementia than those with lowest intake.  In the … Continue reading

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Low Levels of Vitamin D increases the risk of Parkinson’s disease

A new study conducted in Finland indicated that low level of vitamin D increases the risk of Parkinson disease.  This study was carried out among 3000 people in Finland, an area where sunlight exposure is limited and the population vitamin … Continue reading

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Yin Qiao San was shown to be more effective than ribavarin (Rebetol) to inhibit Influenza-A

The widespread outbreak of avian influenza throughout East Asia in the past few years have raised concerns that such infections could lead to another pandemic in the near future. Current antiviral drugs are effective in controlling the virus, but some … Continue reading

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Low level of Vitamin D might cause Headache and Migraine

If you constantly experience headache or migraine, you might like to check your level of vitamin D level.  A presentation at the 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the American Headache Society (AHS) suggested patients with headache and migraine have low … Continue reading

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Gefitinib (Iressa) is better than Standard Therapy in Lung Cancer with EGFR Mutations

Gefitinib (Iressa) is more effective than first-line therapy in improving survival without disease in patients with advanced nonsmall-cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and epidermal growth-factor receptor (EGFR) mutations.  The current study was conducted in 230 patients from 43 centers in Japan, … Continue reading

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Vitamin B6, Methionine Linked to Lower Risk for Lung Cancer

According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, serum levels of vitamin B6 and amino acid, methionine, were inversely associated with risk for lung cancer.  The study was conducted among ~400,000 participants in 10 … Continue reading

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Coffee Drinking Lowers Risk for Head and Neck Cancers

Good news for coffee drinkers.  A new study found that drinking caffeinated coffee is associated with lower risk for head and neck cancers.  The study was published in June 22 online issue of the Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.  Tobacco … Continue reading

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