Monthly Archives: October 2011

A New Agent That Might Change the Lives of Many Cancer Patients

This is not only good news for all prostate cancer patients, but is also good news for all cancer patients. The investigational radiopharmaceutical radium-223 chloride (Alpharadin) has recently been shown to improve survival in patients with advanced prostate cancer and … Continue reading

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Chocolate is Good for the Heart and Brain

Good news for chocolate lovers!! A new study reported that chocolate is beneficial to the heart and the brain.  The investigators performed an analysis on 7 studies to evaluate the effects of chocolate consumptions in various forms (such as chocolate … Continue reading

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Cetuximab Increases Survival in Patients with Lung Cancer with High EGFR Expression

Good news for patients with non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC)!  If you have NSCLC, you might like to ask your oncologist to check whether you have high expression of EGFR.  Patients with high EGFR expression represented about 25 percent of people … Continue reading

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Barbecued Meat Increased the Risk of Kidney Cancer

We all love barbecue, but a study suggested eating too much barbecued meat might increase the risk of kidney cancer (Renal Cell Carcinoma).  Barbecue involves cooking meat at high temperatures.  However, cooking meat at high temperatures might result in the … Continue reading

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Soy Intake Prevents Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma in Women

Non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL) is one of the common malignant tumors worldwide.   In the United States, the age-standardized incidence rates of NHL per 100,000 persons in 2008 were 16.3 in men and 11.5 in women.  The National Cancer Institute previously predicted … Continue reading

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Curry Spice for Tendinitis Pain

The global incidence of tendinitis is increasing as the population ages. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis or metabolic diseases such as diabetes are at increased risk of having tendinitis.  Tendinitis is a form of tendon inflammation that causes pain and tenderness … Continue reading

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Yellowish Plagues on the Eyelid Increases Risk of Cardiovascular Events

If you have yellowish, flat plagues on the upper or lower eyelid (Xanthelasmata), you might like to see a cardiologist.  A new study published in BMJ indicated that occurrence of xanthelasmata is linked to an increased risk of mycardial infarction … Continue reading

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Yoga Beneficial for Diabetes

If you are diabetes, you might like join a yoga class.   A new study published in Diabetes Care reported that gentle yoga classes may help people with type 2 diabetes to reduce weight and to improve their glycemic control.  The … Continue reading

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Which diet can prevent acne?

Acne is a nuisance for lots of teens.  It may also be nuisance to adults who are in their middle age as well.   While the cause of acne might be related to stress, personal hygiene and genetics, diets also plays an … Continue reading

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How to Shorten the Duration of Cold Symptoms?

The winter is coming and many of us are going to catch the cold this year.  How can we shorten the duration of cold symptoms?  A study published in the Open Respiratory Medicine Journal reported that high-dose, but not low-dose, zinc … Continue reading

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