Monthly Archives: November 2010

Diastolic BP Lower than 70 mm Hg Increases CV Risk in Diabetic Patients

If you are a type 2 diabetic, you might like to maintain your blood pressure below 140/70 mm Hg but keeping your diastolic blood pressure above 70mm Hg.  This can reduce your chance of having a heart attack, according to … Continue reading

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Is Loperamide (Imodium) the Best Medicine to Relieve Diarrhea?

I think most people agree that loperamide (Imodium) might be one of the best anti-diarrhea medicines.  A study published in the July 28, 2004 issue of the Clinical Therapeutics, however, suggested that an ancient Japanese herbal medicine, Seirogan, was as … Continue reading

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Breast and Endometrial Cancer – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Hormonal Treatment

Breast Cancer  Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women and the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States.  It is estimated that the lifetime risk of developing breast cancer is one in eight, with … Continue reading

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Anorexia and Cachexia – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Latest Treatment

Anorexia in Cancer Cancer anorexia-cachexia syndrome (CACS) is an extremely common condition in cancer patients.  It is estimated that 50% of cancer patients suffered from anorexia.  The exact frequency of CACS varies according to the primary pathology (from 30% in … Continue reading

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New Drug to Prevent Future Strokes

As we all knew, patients who have a stroke or a transient ischemic attack have more than double the risk of having another attack. Now a subanalysis of RE-LY study which was published in The Lancet Neurology indicated that dabigatran … Continue reading

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Black Tea Can Prevent Lung Cancer?

Black tea prevents nonsmokers from having lung cancer while milk and dairy products help deter lung cancer in smokers, according to research presented at CHEST 2010: American College of Chest Physicians Annual Meeting.  The researchers conducted interviews and analysis on … Continue reading

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FDA Approves Halaven for Late-Stage Breast Cancer

Good news for patients with late stage metastatic breast cancer.  The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved eribulin mesylate injection (Halaven; Eisai, Inc) for the treatment of metastatic breast cancer in patients who have received at least 2 prior … Continue reading

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Sugar-sweetened Beverages Increased the Risk of Gout

If you have hyperuricemia or gout, you should stop or reduce your intake of sugar-sweetened sodas, orange juice, and fructose, according to new research published online November 10 in the Journal of the American Medical Association.  The data comes from the … Continue reading

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Healthy Lifestyle Could Prevent Colorectal Cancer

A new study published in the BMJ indicated that changing physical activity, waist circumference, smoking, alcohol intake and diet can reduce the risk of colorectal cancer by 23%.  The results comes from the Diet, Cancer and Health Cohort Study, which … Continue reading

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Prostate cancer – Causes, Symptoms, Prognosis, Diagnosis and Latest Treatment

Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer diagnosed in men in the U.S., with 179,000 new cases diagnosed in 2002 and 31,500 deaths are reported relating to this disease.  The National Cancer Institute estimates that one in six … Continue reading

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