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Category Archives: Medication


Emotional Toll Of Diabetes ‘Needs More Recognition’


Many people living with diabetes are struggling with related emotional problems – an issue that needs support and recognition, a charity says. Diabetes UK surveyed 8,500 people about diabetes and how it affected their daily life. Three in five said their condition made them feel down. Of those in employment, 16% felt discriminated against at […]


Aspirin May Help Regrow Your Rotting Teeth


Researchers at Queen’s University Belfast have found aspirin could reverse the effects of tooth decay. The combination of a poor diet and poor oral hygiene inevitably causes tooth decay. Cavities can lead to tooth sensitivity and some pain near the root of the tooth; usually, a filling will help prevent further decay. Now, researchers at Queen’s […]


Researchers Inch Closer To Peanut Allergy ‘Cure’


Could a cure for peanut allergies be close? Australia’s Shiny Health reports that in a new study, 82 percent of participants saw their peanut allergies cured within the first 18 months of treatment. Four years later, 80 percent of the participants still showed no signs of an allergy, and 70 percent passed a further test meant […]


Prostate Cancer Blood Test ‘Helps Target Treatment’

Prostate cancer blood

Scientists have developed a blood test that could pick out which men with advanced prostate cancer would benefit from a new drug treatment. The test detects cancer DNA in the blood, helping doctors check whether precision drugs are working. Cancer Research UK said the test could “greatly improve survival”. But larger studies involving more men […]


Cancer Drug Might Slow Type-1 Diabetes


Gleevec, the daily pill that turned a killer type of leukemia into a manageable disease, may also help slow the worsening of diabetes, researchers reported Monday. In a follow up to a 2008 study in which diabetic mice were cured by the drug, a team reports “modest” effects in adults with type-1 diabetes. This is […]


Smoking Weed Can Increase Your Risk Of Gum Disease


Marijuana is being recognized for its benefits to both physical and mental health, but that doesn’t mean the drug is completely safe. A recent study from Columbia University offers evidence that recreational pot use increases the risk of gum disease and tooth loss. The study determined that frequent recreational use of the cannabis plant can double users’ risk of  periodontal […]


When Cancer Patients Should Ask For Genetic Sequencing

Cancer DNA

Cancer DNA can provide important clues about the best way to treat the disease, finds a new study published in the journal Nature Medicine. Doctors can genetically profile tumors by sequencing the DNA from a person’s cancer cells, revealing which mutations are responsible for causing the cancer. By comparing the tumor’s DNA to DNA from […]