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Cancer drugs in development nearly doubled since 1995

...iver cancer, leukemia,kidney cancer, brain cancer, stomach cancer and bladder cancer.Of the drugs in development, 17 are waiting for Food and Drug Administrationapproval (FDA). Thanks in large part to medicines developed in the pastdecade, cancer deaths are on the decline. But cancer is still the secondleadi...

Patients often assume wrongly that they are allergic to penicillin

.... However if a person develops rashes or an upset stomach three days after taking penicillin injections then it is very unlikely to be a drug hypersensitivity reaction. The eruptions could be due to the underlying disease itself for which penicillin was prescribed or could be because of an unrelated coincid...

Lose stomach for Life....Preventive removal of stomach saves the risk of cancer

...genetic mutation that confers a very high risk of stomach cancer. Yes! Dr. David G. Huntsman of the British...d a very bad family history with deaths related to stomach cancer. On this basis these members were taken in for the study and after thorough counselling the...

H2O - a cure for low blood pressure

...e salt concentrations) or stretch receptors in the stomach or liver," added Jordan, the director of the Clinical Research Center at the Franz University in Germany....

Gel prevents pregnancy

...traceptive pill. The gel, which is rubbed onto the stomach each day, is being tested in four countries world-wide.For many women, protecting against pregnancy means the daily ritual of popping the contraceptive pill. But now there's a new option under trial.// Dr Edith Weisberg from the Family Planning Asso...

Tracing oesophagal cancer

...sophagus - the tube leading from the throat to the stomach - affects 5000 people a year in the UK, making it the eighth most common cancer. The main problem is spread of the cancer through the lymph glands. But it is hard for doctors to know which gland close to the oesophagus are affected by the cancer.// ...

Antidepressants increase gastric bleeding

...d been admitted to hospital with bleeding from the stomach or any other part of the gastrointestinal system.There were 974 bleeds in the study and they were more common with SSRI's than with other antidepressants - especially in older patients. The risk was particularly high for patients who had had a peptic...

Gastrointestinal ills more common in diabetics

...nd nausea, according to a report. But the frequent stomach and intestinal troubles may be a result of poor control of blood sugar rather than a side effect of diabetes medications, researchers suggest. Gastrointestinal symptoms such as heartburn, bloating, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and constipation have bee...

Animal Fat Enhances Risk Of Stomach

...tential links between these and two other types of stomach and esophageal cancers and dietary factors, Dr. Susan T. Mayne from Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, and colleagues interviewed more than 1,000 patients and nearly 700 healthy people in three states.// Total fat intake and intake of sat...

Erythromycin and infants’ intestinal disorde

... month of life, is a blockage of the outlet of the stomach that causes projectile vomiting//, leading to weight loss and dehydration. It is a common indication for abdominal surgery in infancy. “The finding will make a difference to the health of baies,” said the study’s principal investigator, Barbara E. Ma...

Cut down on fries

...r of the oesophagus - the food pipe connecting the stomach with the upper throat - affects approximately 11,000 people every year. Drinking lots of tea or coffee - particularly when piping hot - also seems to increase risk, perhaps because of the burning effect of the liquid as it passes down the food pipe....

Olive oil does good

...fits.// They found that it reacts with acid in the stomach to prevent the onset of bowel and rectum cancers. They studied bowel cancer rates in 28 countries across the world, most of which were in Europe. However, rates of the disease in the UK, the USA, Brazil, Colombia, Canada and China were also examine...

Infection linked with heart attack

...umoniae - which cause flu and pneumonia - plus the stomach bug Helicobacter pylori . The more infections a person had been exposed to, the greater the extent of artery thickening in the heart, neck and legs. On follow up over the next three years or so, there was a link between the number of infections and...

Memory loss associated with microbes

... with water containing the organism. Headaches and stomach problems follow. The severity of the symptoms appears to be proportional to the amount of exposure to the toxin excreted by the microbe. The first evidence that the microscopic creature, a dinoflagellate, could kill came from US fishermen who noted t...

Aspirin - a drug after one’s own hear

...a lack of clear guidelines. Aspirin can also cause stomach problems such as bleeding and ulcers, which could also explain why it is not more widely used. The study is one of the largest international overviews of a disease treatment. It involved hundreds of trials with 200,000 patients. The researchers found...

Leukemia pill shows promise against stomach cancer

...ing leukemia, also shows promise against a type of stomach cancer . The Food and Drug Administration approved the use of a promising anti-leukemia drug for treatment of a relatively rare form of abdominal cancer. The drug, Gleevec, administered as a pill once a day, is effective in treating both forms of can...

Cancer hazard Found With Animal-Based Nutrients

...linked to risk of a specific type of cancer of the stomach and esophagus that has been increasing rapidly.// ...s. The rate of a specific type of esophageal and stomach cancer, has increased by 300 percent since the mid-1970s, according to lead author Mayne, associate ...

Safeguarding anti-inflammatory users from ulcers

...the NSAIDs have a major drawback. They may lead to stomach bleeding and ulceration. Researchers in Hong Kong have tested the effect on patients needing long-time NSAIDs of eliminating the bacterium Helicobacter pylori - which is a major risk factor for ulcers when it colonises the stomach. One group of patie...

Gleevec gets hopeful results

...ment of lung cancer, prostate cancer and a form of stomach cancer. In the longest study of the drug so far, researchers studied 532 patients with chronic leukemia. They all had received the standard drug, interferon, but after six months their cancer had gotten worse. The patients were switched to Gleevec, ...

Diet irregularities lead to stomach cancer

...t mean people today are more at risk of developing stomach cancer than their ancestors, scientists have said....ndicates that Aspirin may be effective in fighting stomach cancer. They are carrying out two trials on people with a predisposition to developing the disease. ...

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