Boning Up for Menopause Helps Colons
Women trying to treat their menopause symptoms with hormone replacement therapy drugs have heard for years of the potentially terrible side effects they can cause. However, some medications not only treat one ailment, but might even prevent another.
New Findings on Hormone Replacement Therapy
You may remember some years ago when a large women's study was stopped because one of the therapies being tested was shown to actually increase the risk of breast cancer, heart attacks and strokes.
Double Up on Vitamin D
Adults need around 4,000 to 8,000 IU daily of vitamin D to maintain levels of healthful vitamin D metabolites in the range needed to reduce the risk of several diseases by about half.
A Plan to Help the Pre-existing Condition Crowd
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is increasing awareness about a health plan for uninsured Americans with pre-existing conditions created by the Affordable Care Act.
FDA Approves Pain Reliever Abstral for Cancer Patients
The FDA has approved the use of Abstral for additional pain relief in cancer patients. The drug is an immediate release medication designed to help individuals already on regular opioid pain treatment.
Common Osteoporosis Drugs Linked to Increased Cancer Risk
Oral bisphosphonates, a treatment for bone disease, may double the risk of developing esophageal cancer (cancer of the gullet), according to a new study from the University of Oxford.
When it Comes to Tea, Go "Green"
Digested green tea is more potent than its fresh-brewed undigested form and may be useful in preventing Alzheimer's disease and even cancer.
Cancer Therapy May Also Benefit MS Patients
Rochester drug company Vaccinex, Inc., a spinoff from the University of Rochester, has seen some success with its antibody therapy for combatting cancer.