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Popular Diabetes Drugs May Raise Pancreatic Cancer

Popular Diabetes Drugs May Raise Pancreatic Cancer

A new study has provided preliminary findings that suggest that drugs used to treat type 2 diabetes may increase the risks of several types of cancer and pancreatitis. The study was published in the medical journal Gastroenterology and was carried out by a team from theLarry L. Hillblom Islet Research Center at the University of [...]

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Is High Blood Pressure Linked to Birth Defects?

Is High Blood Pressure Linked to Birth Defects?

Birth Defects more Common in Pregnant Women With High Blood Pressure High blood pressure during pregnancy is in the spotlight again due to a recently published report. The report which is published in the journal BMJ challenges previous research which has indicated that blood pressure medications known as ACE inhibitors increase the risk of an [...]

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Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine Sulfate

Glucosamine sulfate is a popular dietary supplement used to prevent and manage osteoarthritis of the knee. The supplement can lower joint pain, especially when used along with vitamin C, bromelain, chondroitin sulfate, and manganese. Considerations Glucosamine sulfate is a normal component of glycoaminoglycans found in the matrix of the cartilages in the joints as well [...]

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hCG Diet

hCG Diet

The hCG diet involves injections of the hCG, or the human chorionic gonadotropin, hormone. You should also consume a low calorie diet of 500 calories with the injections. The diet will help in the absorption and activity of the hCG hormone. How It Works? Two thirds of adults in the United States are overweight or [...]

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hCG Drops Reviews

hCG Drops Reviews

hCG diet drops are often used to replace the hCG injections that promote weight loss. The hCG diet plan includes hCG supplements along with a low-calorie diet that activates the hormone and promotes increased fat metabolism. hCG Drops hCG, or the human chorionic gonadotropin, is a pregnancy hormone that helps maintain testosterone levels in the [...]

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hCG Injections

hCG Injections

The hCG is a hormone produced by the pregnant women to maintain testosterone levels in the body. It is also an important component of the hCG diet plan that helps you lose one to two pounds of weight per day. Components of the Diet The hCG diet is composed of two main components. The hCG [...]

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What is the Best Diabetes Test Out There?

What is the Best Diabetes Test Out There?

If you have diabetes at the moment, then it would be absolutely vital for you to know how important a diabetes test can actually be. Aside from controlling your levels of blood sugar to prevent organ damage and to avoid other complications, you also have to find out what other products you can use as [...]

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The bark of the cascara sagrada – what you need to know

The bark of the cascara sagrada – what you need to know

Just because it’s natural doesn’t mean it’s good for you. The cascara sagrada tree, also known as the California buckthorn, has a long history of medicinal uses in the Native American community. The dried bark was frequently used to treat constipation and this use continues today. In 2002 the use of cascara sagrada was banned, [...]

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Botanical slimming soft gel diet pills

Botanical slimming soft gel diet pills

In the current weight conscious world we live in, its not surprise how popular the diet pill has become. With so many to chose from how do you know which one is really good for your body? A combination of diet pills and weight loss strategies marketed to Americans is currently turning over $40 billion [...]

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What is TMS Therapy?

What is TMS Therapy?

TMS therapy can be used to treat depression through stimulation of the part of the brain that affects our mood. It is non-invasive and painless. TMS therapy; what it is and how it works NeuroStar TMS therapy is a fairly new treatment for depression currently being used in TMS NeuroHeath Centers and has been fully [...]

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Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation: Acne Reminders

Post Inflammatory Hyper-pigmentation: Acne Reminders

Even after acne clears up, the natural post inflammatory response of the skin often causes more concern and distress for acne sufferers. Acne is colorblind when it comes to affecting people of different skin tones. Unfortunately, darker skin has a tendency to develop dark spots known as post inflammatory hyper-pigmentation. These spots are a common [...]

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Understanding the PKU Test

Understanding the PKU Test

Even though a PKU child can seem perfectly healthy for the first few months of life, the lack of a PKU test can lead to irreversible brain damage. Phenylketonuria (PKU) is a genetic disorder that occurs when each parent passes on an abnormal PAH gene to their child. People with only one abnormal gene do [...]

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The Pros and Cons of the Da Vinci Surgical System

The Pros and Cons of the Da Vinci Surgical System

With more than 210 of its devices being used all over the world, Intuitive Surgical has gone another step further with its latest Da Vinci surgical system. This system was approved in 2000 and is now being used for advanced techniques in surgery, like suturing and cutting. It is the very first operative robotic system [...]

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The Truth Behind Creatine Ethyl Ester

The Truth Behind Creatine Ethyl Ester

University of Tulsa researchers have finally figured out the truth behind creatine ethyl ester, so that athletes can finally stop playing the guessing game when it comes down to it. The Problem with Nutritional Supplements In general, practically every fitness or bodybuilding magazine out there will feature tons of nutritional supplement advertisements, which all claim [...]

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Institutional Review Board Approval

Institutional Review Board Approval

Institutional review board (IRB) oversees the rights and welfare of human subjects during their participation in research and clinical trials. The IRB approves research projects based on regulations issued by the FDA and the Office of Human Research Protections. Mission of IRB American University’s Institutional Review Board was created to maintain high standards of ethical [...]

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Birth Control and Yasmin Side Effects

Birth Control and Yasmin Side Effects

Yasmin (Yaz), manufactured by Bayer, is an oral contraceptive that is also used to treat acne and premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD). Yasmin contains estrogen and progestin which prevents ovulation and therefore pregnancy. Although yasmin is the most popular form or oral contraception, it has been linked to a number of side effects. Yasmin side effects [...]

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Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Causes and Symptoms

Nephrogenic Systemic Fibrosis Causes and Symptoms

Nephrogenic systemic fibrosis or NSF is a condition that affects the skin and connective tissues. It is caused by the gadolinium-based contrast agents sometimes used with magnetic resonance imaging, MRI. One type of MRI procedure is known as a magnetic resonance angiography, MRA, which is scan used by doctors to get a closer look at [...]

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The HPV Vaccine

The HPV Vaccine

HPV stands for Human Papillomavirus and is a sexually transmitted disease of around 40 different strains that affects the genital area of men and women, and can cause cancers of the throat, cervix, penis and anus. It is transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, usually during sexual activity. The disease is sometimes called Genital Human Papillomavirus, and [...]

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How to Avoid Arginine Side Effects

How to Avoid Arginine Side Effects

Using arginine should not be considered without first speaking to your general practitioner, and if you suffer from chronic pulmonary disease or asthma you will be advised not to take it. This is because there are some reports stating asthma can be exacerbated by taking arginine. If you have diabetes it is not advisable to [...]

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The best kinds of breast implant

The best kinds of breast implant

Whet is comes to the best kind of implant the choice is between silicone gel-filled implants or saline-filled ones. The United States Food and Drug Administration, known as the FDA for short, have approved both kinds of breast implant, leaving the ultimate decision up to the woman along with advice from her surgeon. Both the [...]

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