Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] In a recent study, researchers examined whether Vitamin B12 is suitable for treating the pain symptoms in those with postherpetic neuralgia. Postherpetic neuralgia is a painful complication that occurs after a normally latent virus that resides in neural cells (specifically the sensory ganglia) is reactivated. This virus is
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Despite the rising number of peanut-allergic children in North America, no FDA approved food allergy treatment is available. A recent phase-3 trial tested a new oral peanut allergy treatment in children and adolescents. There is currently no treatment for allergy symptoms caused by peanut proteins. Peanut-allergic patients are
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent study examined the relationship between endometriosis and infertility to determine effective fertility treatments. Compared to the past, women are now bearing children later and later in life. However, conception is predominantly affected by a woman’s age. After age 30, fertility rates start to decrease, and after
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers have discovered a previously unknown molecular target within estrogen receptors, opening new avenues for the development of breast cancer drugs. Current medications for breast cancer work by blocking receptors for the female sex hormone estrogen. Disruption of this pathway can slow down the progression of breast cancer.
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] At the recent ESMO 2018 Congress, French researchers presented two studies investigating exercise and cancer treatment recovery. Cancer treatments are fatiguing, and recovering patients may feel they lack energy for exercise or sport. However, recent research suggests that it is important to keep physically active during cancer treatment
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers compared complications in patients following appendicitis surgery or antibiotic treatment for acute appendicitis. Many people think of acute appendicitis as meaning one thing – an emergency surgery where the appendix is removed before it bursts. In recent years, however, that association has been challenged. In uncomplicated cases
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] A recent article published in the NEJM has highlighted a first-of-its-kind success in lengthening survival for patients with aggressive breast cancer. Metastatic triple negative breast cancer is a form of an aggressive breast cancer that has spread within distant organs of the body and lacks key growth receptors that can
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Our Reader Score [Total: 2 Average: 3] A recent study reviewed the effects of physical inactivity on the risk of cardiovascular disease and the environmental factors influencing a heart-healthy lifestyle among patients. Physical activity is associated with many health benefits including a decrease in the risk of mortality, greater cardiovascular health, lower occurrence of illness,
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers studied 1.5 million people to investigate the relationship between Alzheimer’s and heart disease. Increasing evidence from clinical trials and epidemiological studies suggests there is a link between Alzheimer’s and heart disease. The occurrence of the two diseases together is the most common cause of dementia in elderly
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Our Reader Score [Total: 0 Average: 0] Researchers studied whether dapagliflozin for diabetes treatment could also have beneficial effects on heart disease outcomes. Diabetes affects more than 415 million adults worldwide and continues to increase in prevalence. People with diabetes are at a higher risk of other negative outcomes from cardiovascular disease, kidney disease, and
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