Posted on Sep 12, 2007 | Comments 0
- It’s Only Heartburn…or Is It? Chronic Heartburn A Risk Factor For Precursor To Esophageal Cancer
If you have or have ever had chronic heartburn, you may be at risk for Barrett’s esophagus, a serious complication of chronic, severe gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).
- Manic Phase Of Bipolar Disorder Benefits From Breast Cancer Medication
The medication tamoxifen, best known as a treatment for breast cancer, dramatically reduces symptoms of the manic phase of bipolar disorder more quickly than many standard medications for the mental illness, a new study shows.
- Breastfeeding Does Not Protect Against Asthma, Allergies
Breastfeeding does not protect children against developing asthma or allergies, says a new study led by McGill University’s Dr. Michael Kramer and funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR).
- Adult Heart Failure Medication, Carvedilol, May Not Help Children
Carvedilol, a heart failure drug used for adults, may not significantly help children and adolescents, according to a report published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), September 12 issue.
- New Technology Set To Improve Skin Cancer Treatment
Researchers at Queen’s University in Belfast have demonstrated that needle-free jet injection of an agent used in the treatment of skin cancer significantly increases the amount delivered into skin, compared to the conventional approach of topical application.
- Link Between Nicotine And Atherosclerosis
It’s well known that smoking cigarettes increases risk for a host of serious health problems from cancer to heart disease. Now a new study looks at how they do their dirty work by contributing to atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries. The evidence points to nicotine, the addictive chemical in cigarettes.
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