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Exemestane Consumption reduces Bone Density in Women

In a recently published study, shocking revelations regarding the anti-breast cancer drug exemestane have come out. The study says that the women, who take this drug, should have regular check-ups of their bones in order to assess the risks of fractures. This is because consuming exemestane increases the process of losing bone density. In order Read more

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Impact of BMI of doctors on Obesity care

The weight of the primary care physicians might influence obesity care and diagnosis performed by them. This piece of information came out from a survey conducted across the US in which 500 primary care physicians took part. The findings were published in the journal Obesity, earlier this month. It said that it is more likely Read more

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Vareniciline may Increase the Unpleasant Effects of Alcohol

According to an ongoing research, the medicine Varenicline which is known for its smoking desistance properties has now been found to be helpful in reducing drinking too. Although the concrete results of the research will be made available by May 2012, the study so far has revealed the drinking cessation properties of Varenicline when its Read more

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Increase in risk of Carpal tunnel syndrome using exemestane

According to a study in the Lancet Oncology, in the prevention of breast cancer reoccurrence, tamoxifen is not as effective as Aromatase inhibitors are. However, Aromatase inhibitors have an increased of musculoskeletal side effects, like the carpal tunnel syndrome. The aim of the study was to analyse the prognostic value of musculoskeletal symptoms, like the Read more

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Primates Genomes vs the HIV virus

Scientists at Fred Hutchison Cancer Research Centre, using the combination of evolutionary biology and virology, have been able to trace the birth of the ability of some HIV virus that can defeat a recently discovered defence mechanism at the cellular level in some primates.  The research was led by Michael Emerman, Ph.D. besides being a Read more

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High Fructose sweetener consumption a threat to teens hearts

A latest study finds out that taking high amounts of foods and beverages, rich in fructose sweetener, is linked with heart diseases and diabetes risks in teens. Teenagers who consume large quantities of such stuff show strong evidence of cardiovascular risks and also decreased levels of heart protectors such as good cholesterol (HDL) and protein Read more

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Autism goes hand in hand with other Disorders

If your kid has Autism then chances are that he is suffering from various other mental and behavioural conditions that go hand-in-hand with Autism. This shocking discovery was made in a recent study highlighting the fuzzy nature of the methods for the diagnosis of Autism. The researchers told that the other disorders that are present Read more

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Pancreatic Hormone Amylin Associated to Various Cardiac Diseases

In the recent study which was published in the journal Circulation Research and was carried out by the researchers in UC Davis, the pancreatic hormone named Amylin has been associated to the varied cardiac problems in the people who are obese and are also diabetic. In an unusual observation the researchers found that certain strings Read more

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Parasite Infected Fruit Flies Use Alcohol to Self Medicate

A recent research has revealed a behavior that will help the parasite infected fruit flies to augment their survival rate. According to the research which was led by Todd Schlenke, the evolutionary geneticist, to kill the blood borne parasites fruit flies use alcohol. This process of self medication helps the fruit flies to increase their Read more

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Circadian Clock If Disorganized Can Render the Immune System Weak

Our susceptibility and vulnerability to diseases may be influenced if the body clock is interrupted since its disruption affects the immune system to quite an extent. The metabolism, sleeping behavior and similarly related body functions of the human body are regulated by the body clock or in the other words by the circadian clock which Read more

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The Enigma of Crystal Meth (Methamphetamine) Revealed

The highly addictive odorless substance which resembles shiny blue-white rocks and is often known as ice, Tina or glass is nothing but a colorless form of d-methamphetamine. In other words the chemical n-methyl-1-phenyl-propan-2-amine (C10H15N) is known as methamphetamine – and in its crystalline form it is known as “meth” and since Crystal meth is usually Read more

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Occupational Health Hazard

Obesity and type II diabetes which have reached epidemic proportions worldwide are the risks associated with the working patterns of shift workers and their poor diet. Hence, it should be considered as an occupational health hazard as per the editors of the journal ‘PLoS Medicine’. In work places that employ shift workers, junk food is readily Read more