Month: November 2017

Colon cancer is the third most common cancer worldwide. A group of researchers determine the link between antioxidants and digestive cancer risk. Colon cancer is the third most common cancer observed in both genders worldwide.  Previous studies have proposed that antioxidants reduce the risk of development of different malignancies. However, there have only been few
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Researchers in the United States are investigating the long-term effects of socioeconomic inequalities on heart health. Cardiovascular disease may not be associated only with the older in age. New research has made the connection between factors from childhood and its influence on the development and progression of heart disease. Researchers are becoming increasingly aware of
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The impact of swimming in chlorinated water on childhood asthma is controversial. Researchers determine whether the controversy is due to citation bias in the current scientific literature. Childhood asthma is a common chronic disease. Swimming is an accepted way to relieve symptoms, which include shortness of breath, wheezing, and coughing. However, a study challenging this
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A recent randomized clinical trial detemines whether early education during depression treatment results in a better adherence to medication prescriptions. Non-adherence to anti-depressant medication is a major concern for depression treatment. In fact, between  29% and 40% of depressed adults over 55 years do not take their anti-depressant medications as prescribed.  This non-adherence is influenced
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Researchers determine whether a new, rapid blood test for heart attack diagnosis could rule out heart attacks faster than current methods, to improve decision making and treatment. Millions of people report to hospital emergency departments every year with chest pain. Not all of these people have suffered a heart attack or myocardial infarction. In fact,
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An article published in the Gynecologic Oncology Research and Practice reviews the current medications available for treatment of ovarian cancer. Epithelial ovarian cancer is commonly diagnosed in its advanced stages. Although current management for ovarian cancer is effective in inducing a complete remission, a large proportion of patients eventually experience recurrence. In an article recently
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In 2017, three different pharmaceutical companies have found that a protein responsible for cancer-induced anorexia may benefit people suffering from obesity. Currently, there are many people suffering from obesity worldwide. However, attempts to lose weight are unsuccessful for some people despite engaging in diets and strenuous physical activities. A recent news article published in Science
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Photoaging is the early aging of the skin as a result of prolonged UV-exposure. In a recent study, researchers investigate the effects of fluorouracil 5% cream on photoaging. Photoaging presents with signs such as liver spots, wrinkles, spider veins, loss of elasticity, and hyperpigmentation. This premature aging of the skin is the result of long-term
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A phase II trial of Tazepelumab – an asthma medication developed by pharmaceutical companies MedImmune and Amgen – yielded exciting results for many patients with uncontrolled asthma. Over 315 million people across the globe are affected by asthma – a long-term inflammatory disease of the lungs. Most cases can be controlled by using glucocorticoids administered
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Researchers determine whether there is an association between aggressive treatment of hypertension and cognition function. Despite the relationship between hypertension and cognition being well established, recent concerns have arisen surrounding the treatment of hypertension. This concern is due to suspicions that more aggressive hypertension treatment, particularly in the elderly, may actually be linked to adverse
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In hopes to find a new treatment for Alzheimer’s, researchers determine if toxic tau tangles are the primary drivers responsible for the disease. The two pathological hallmarks of the devastating neurodegenerative disorder, Alzheimer’s disease, are amyloid plaques and tau protein tangles. Amyloid plaques and tau protein tangles are two brain abnormalities of Alzheimer’s disease. Amyloid
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