Experimental Drug Cures Osteoporosis In Mice

A team of international researchers led by scientists from the Columbia University Medical Center have reported that an experimental drug that inhibits the function of serotonin in the gut has been effective in curing osteoporosis in rats. This discovery is reported on the Feb 7 issue of Nature Medicine. The findings may someday be used […]

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Breast Cancer Survivors Taking Aspirin Experience Lower Death Risk

A recent study showed that breast cancer survivors taking aspirin may also experience a lower death risk from the disease. The said study was made by researchers from the Harvard Medical School and published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology. The said study involved more than 4,000 nurses who took aspirin, mainly as a way […]

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Bitter Melon Can Kill Breast Cancer Cells

A study conducted at Saint Louis University suggests that a vegetable used in Oriental and Indian medicine to treat ailments such as diabetes can also be quite effective in killing breast cancer cells. A vegetable known as bitter melon, which is common both as food and as an herbal remedy in many parts of Asia […]

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Study Finds Antioxidants Wont Reduce Pregnancy Linked Hypertension Risk

A recent study has debunked a common theory that suggests antioxidant nutrients such as vitamin C and E may help reduce the risk of hypertension linked to pregnancy. Pregnant women who took vitamin C and E supplements provided no indication that it might prevent or reduce the risk of the dangerous high blood pressure condition […]

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Diet Related Pregnancy Risks

A pregnancy can be considered as a risky situation for both the mother and the baby. That is why pregnant women should try to be more careful since various factors may have an effect on the baby’s development during the pregnancy period. One such factor may be the mother’s diet. There are several known risks […]

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Study Says Folate May Not Protect Against Premature Birth

Pregnant women are recommended by their doctors to take folate during their pregnancy. Women take folic acid, the synthetic form of folate, supplements in order to prevent a number of birth related conditions which might include neural birth defects and premature birth. A previous 2008 US study indicated that taking folate for a year before […]

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Common Pregnancy Misconceptions

Pregnancy is both an exciting as well as sensitive time for expecting mothers. It can become quite a worrisome time especially for those who are going through this life stage for the first time. It is important for women to know and understand what pregnancy is all about and what they need to do to […]

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Bone Building Tips

Maintaining healthy and strong bones requires good nutrition and following a healthy lifestyle. The bones provide support for the whole body structure. But if one does not take care of it, bone density may gradually lessen as early as the age of 25. this will further lead to weaker and thinner bones that may be […]

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Caffeine May Cause Infertility In Women Study Shows

A recent study suggests that caffeine may be linked to infertility in women. The researchers from the University of Nevada School of Medicine, Reno say that caffeine can reduce the muscle activity in the fallopian tubes which carry the eggs from the ovaries to the womb. This can further reduce a woman’s chances of getting […]

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Oral Contraceptives May Increase HIV Risk

Researchers may have uncovered some possible indications that hormonal methods of contraception may be associated with an increased risk of HIV. The recent report was a result of an observational analysis of a randomized trial that involved couples where one partner had HIV while the other did not. The report was published on the online […]

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