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Medical News and Information

Published: Fri, 12 Jun 2009 15:53:09 PST


Parental warning: an increase in repoting children nicotine dependence.

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 00:41:54 PST

Parents who smoke cigarettes around their kids trigger symptoms of nicotine dependence in children. [Addict Behav].

BPA (Bisphenol A), used in packaging, is linked to metabolic disorders.

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 00:37:18 PST

Bisphenol A used in plastic packaging for food and beverages, is associated  with risk of metabolic disorders. [JAMA].

Byetta (Exenatide) - new once-a-week treatment for type 2 diabetes

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 00:14:42 PST

A new once-weekly treatment for type 2 diabetes could replace the more common twice-daily injection. [Lancet].

Radiation plus hormone therapy increases survival in prostate cancer.

Sat, 04 Oct 2008 00:07:20 PST

Radiotherapy added to anti-androgen hormone therapy reduces the risk of dying of prostate cancer by 50 percent. [ASTRO].

Study finds association between hepatitis B and pancreatic cancer

Fri, 03 Oct 2008 23:34:47 PST

Past hepatitis B infection was twice as prevalent in patients with pancreatic cancer as in healthy people. [J Clin Oncol].

Topical estradiol may stimulate collagen production in aging skin

Mon, 22 Sep 2008 16:31:24 PST

Topical estradiol appears to stimulate production of the protein collagen in older men and women. [Arch Dermatol].

Anti-inflammatory drugs may mask prostate cancer marker (PSA)

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:39:23 PST

Regular use of aspirin and ibuprofen may reduce serum levels of PSA altering the detection of prostate cancer. [Cancer].

A strict Mediterranean diet helps reduce deaths from major chronic diseases

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 14:11:39 PST

Mediterranean diet protects against heart disease, cancer and Parkinson's and Alzheimer's disease. Br Med J.

Erectile dysfunction related to sleep apnea persistent but treatable

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:54:43 PST

ED in cases of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome may be linked to chronic hypoxia. Am J Respir Crit Care Med.

Risk of breast cancer mutations underestimated for Asian women

Fri, 12 Sep 2008 13:39:15 PST

Study suggests more Asian American women may need to be tested for BRCA mutations. J Clin Oncol.

Topical retinoic acid and other existing treatments rescue aging skin

Mon, 07 Jul 2008 16:33:14 PST

Retinoic acid, carbon dioxide laser resurfacing and hyaluronic acid aid key process of collagen repair. Arch Dermatol.

US could face shortage of 44,000 primary care physicians

Tue, 17 Jun 2008 17:37:16 PST

MU researcher calls for incentives to increase numbers of primary care practitioners. Health Aff.

New guidelines for treating resistant hypertension

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 18:32:51 PST

American Heart Association new guidelines which recommends specialized diagnostic, behavioural and therapeutic strategies.

Galiximab - rituximab in previously untreated follicular lymphoma

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 18:26:31 PST

The Cancer and Leukemia Group B announced data from a phase II clinical trial showing that 70 percent response rate.

2008 - American Diabetic Association - 68th Scientific Sessions

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 18:05:29 PST

The ADA Annual Meeting was held in San Francisco, June 6 - 10, 2008.

Can we 'wipe out' MRSA?

Wed, 04 Jun 2008 09:07:45 PST

Three basic principles is all it could take to reduce the incidence of MRSA in hospitals according to research by Cardiff University.

Model predicts renal cancer disease free survival at 12 years

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 10:26:27 PST

Unique statistical model that predicts the probability of a patient being cancer free 12 years after initial surgical treatment. J Urol.

2008 - American Society of Clinical Oncology - 44th Annual Meeting

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 10:07:13 PST

The ASCO Annual Meeting was held in Chicago, May 30 - June 3, 2008.

Vitamin D level examined in pediatric patients with low bone density

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 09:58:52 PST

Study published in Pediatrics suggests examining vitamin D status in patients with history of fractures or low bone density. Pediatrics.

Exposure therapy may prevent post-traumatic stress disorder

Tue, 03 Jun 2008 09:47:50 PST

Exposure-based therapy may be effective in preventing progression to post-traumatic stress disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry.