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Who lived longer? The Emperors, The Chinese Medicine Doctors or The Monk?

Posted on June 6, 2010 by wngai

‘‘Long Live Your Imperial Majesty’’ was the formal address to the Chinese emperors who reigned for more than 2,000 years (between 221 BC and AD 1911) in China. The emperors had the absolute power, as well as supreme rank and utmost dignity. Many emperors also lived in lavish and extravagant lives.  But did the power […]

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Uses of Herbs and Drug Interactions in Cardiovascular Patients

Posted on April 4, 2010 by wngai

More and more consumers are taking herbal supplements as an alternative treatment for their diseases.  It is estimated that more than 15 million people in the US consume herbal remedies or high-dose vitamins, and the total number of visits to the complementary medicine providers far exceeds those to primary physicians.  Lack of efficacy and adverse […]

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Atrial Fibrillation – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Latest Treatment

Posted on March 13, 2010 by healthreason.com

If you have heart beat that is quicker than 60-80 beats per minute at rest or 90-115 beats per minutes during exercise, you might have fast and irregular heart beat or arrhythmia.    There are different kinds of arrhythmia but atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common type  Causes AF occurs when more than one cardiac […]

 

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

Posted on November 16, 2010 by wngai

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 men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, typically after the age of 55.   With 29% of all cancers in men being prostate cancer, the incidence of the disease is comparable to that seen with breast cancer. […]

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Hyperprolactinemia – Causes, Symptoms, Prognosis, Diagnosis and Latest Treatment

Posted on October 10, 2010 by wngai

Hyperprolactinemia is one of the most common pituitary abnormalities, which is caused by an increased secretion of prolactin (above 20ng/ml) from the pituitary gland.  Although the disorder is detected in less than 1% of the general population, it has been found in up to 25% of patients with secondary amenorrhea. […]

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Alzheimer’s disease – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Latest Treatment

Posted on October 10, 2010 by wngai

Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is an irreversible, progressive brain disorder that occurs gradually and results in memory loss, behavior changes, and a decline in cognitive abilities. These losses are related to the death of brain cells and the breakdown of the connections between them. […]

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

Posted on November 27, 2010 by wngai

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 patients with lymphoma to 85% inpatients with gastric or pancreatic cancer) and the stage of []

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

Posted on November 27, 2010 by wngai

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 an even higher rate in those with established risk factors.  In 2002, it is estimated []

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

Posted on April 17, 2010 by wngai

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 at initial diagnosis, the aggressive clinical course and the failure of current therapies.  Causes It []

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Insomnia – Prevalence, Diagnosis and Latest treatment for Sleeplessness

Posted on March 21, 2010 by wngai

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 sleep-related problem.  It occurs more frequently in women, especially postmenopausal women, and in the elderly.  []

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Glaucoma – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Prognosis and Latest Treatment

Posted on November 16, 2010 by wngai

Glaucoma is the second largest cause of irreversible bilateral blindness globally.  It is a disease of the optic nerve that causes a loss of vision, usually in both eyes.  In the United States, it is estimated that more than 3 million people have glaucoma.  However, almost half of these individuals with glaucoma have not been []

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How to live longer with Stage 4 Melanoma?

Posted on February 22, 2010 by healthreason.com

Would you and your loved ones like to fight cancer and fulfill your dreams?  Have you reached your milestones yet?  Here are some suggestions offered by Nekar Lo, a terminal cancer patient who is in his eighth year after his melanoma diagnosis. Mental changes 1) Don’t believe everything you heard especially on how long you []

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