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Existing antibiotic could help treat melanoma

In the treatment of melanoma, tumor cells sometimes develop a resistance to anticancer drugs. A new study asks whether an antibiotic may provide extra firepower to bolster existing treatments. An antibiotic may boost melanoma treatment. Melanoma is a type of skin cancer that develops from melanocytes. These are cells that ... Read More »

‘Winter blues’ study finds key to depression resilience

A new study used a model of seasonal affective disorder to find out why some people don’t develop depression despite being genetically predisposed to it. The findings also shed light on potential new treatments for seasonal depression. Seasonal depression affects about 5 percent of the U.S. The National Institute of ... Read More »

What makes whole grains so healthful?

Lately, it has become common knowledge that eating foods that contain whole grains is good for our health. However, we are only now unraveling exactly why this is the case. Why are whole grains so healthful? Drink enough water, get enough sleep, eat fresh fruits and vegetables, and eat whole ... Read More »

Drinking water lowers the risk of bladder infections

Bladder infections are extremely common among women. New research, however, shows that boosting water intake might reduce these infections by almost half. Drinking plenty of water can help keep UTIs at bay. A urinary tract infection (UTI) can affect any part of the urinary tract, including the urethra, bladder, ureters, ... Read More »

Through my eyes: Why I now agree with vaccination

I’m Lana Burgess, a 31-year-old freelance writer passionate about well-being. In this article, I explore why I disagree with my mom’s decision not to vaccinate me when I was a child — and how, as an adult, I decided to finally get vaccinated. ‘In a world of so many information ... Read More »

What to know about constipation after surgery

Surgical procedures are stressful on the body. As a result, they can cause unexpected side effects, including constipation. Constipation does not affect everyone who has surgery, but it is a relatively common side effect of pain medications, anesthesia, and a lack of mobility. Depending on which body part or parts ... Read More »

What are the side effects of radiation for breast cancer?

One common and effective treatment for breast cancer is radiation therapy. However, it does have some side effects. A doctor may recommend radiation therapy in combination with other treatments, such as surgery and chemotherapy. There are two main types of radiation treatment: External beam radiation: This involves a doctor applying ... Read More »

Can probiotics help with psoriasis?

Probiotics feed the good bacteria in the gut. Healthful microorganisms support the functioning of the immune system, which can help control symptoms of chronic conditions, such as psoriasis. Psoriasis is an autoimmune disease, which means that it causes the immune system to mistakenly attacks healthy cells. Probiotics help to maintain ... Read More »

Differences between lactose intolerance and Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease and lactose intolerance can both cause similar digestive symptoms, such as diarrhea and abdominal pain. However, the causes and treatment of these two conditions are very different. In this article, we look at Crohn’s disease and lactose intolerance in more detail and compare their causes, symptoms, risk factors, ... Read More »

How can gold help repair muscle injuries?

Researchers have revealed that nanoparticles of gold, attached to natural anti-inflammatory agents, work well on inflammation and can also promote muscle regeneration. Scientists now believe that we can use gold to help treat muscle injuries. Muscle injuries can take a while to recover from. This is because inflammation that occurs ... Read More »

Why are my feet swollen?

A person might experience swollen feet for a number of reasons. Some causes, such as minor injury, are apparent and easy to treat. Others, however, may be signs of a serious underlying health condition that needs prompt medical attention. Here, we take a look at some of the reasons why ... Read More »

Scientists link diabetes to increased risk of arthritis and osteoporosis

A study that draws on data from more than 100,000 people finds a link between diabetes and an increased risk of osteoporosis, osteoarthritis, and rheumatoid arthritis. A new study examines the relationship between diabetes and chronic musculoskeletal conditions. In the United States, over 100 million people are living with diabetes ... Read More »

Tourette’s syndrome: 400 genetic mutations found

New research has brought us much closer to understanding the genetic roots and neurodevelopmental causes of Tourette’s syndrome. A new study examines the DNA mutations that may interfere with brain development in Tourette’s syndrome. In the United States, about 200,000 individuals now live with Tourette’s syndrome in its most severe ... Read More »

Just In: RBI keeps repo rate unchanged at 6.50%

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI), surprising the street expectation of at least a quarter percentage rate hike in its fourth bi-monthly policy announcement, has kept repo rate unchanged at 6.50%. Consequently, the reverse repo rate under the LAF stood at 6.25%, and the marginal standing facility (MSF) rate and ... Read More »

Can Viagra permanently damage vision?

For the first time ever, researchers investigate — in cellular detail — the damage that high levels of Viagra can do to the retina. Taking too much might threaten color vision. How might a blue pill make you see red? There are few drugs as well-known as sildenafil citrate, commonly ... Read More »

Zydus Cadila gets final approval from USFDA for Exemesfane Tablets

Zydus Cadila has received the final approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA)  to market Exemestane Tablets, (US RLD – AROMASIN Tablets), 25 mg. It will be manufactured at the group’s formulations manufacturing facility at SEZ, Ahmedabad. The estimated sale for Exemestane Tablets is $68.6 million. Exemestane belongs ... Read More »

Cadila Healthcare’s Biologics manufacturing facility gets EIR from USFDA

Cadila Healthcare’s Biologics manufacturing facility (Zydus Biologics) located at Ahmedabad has received an Establishment Inspection Report (EIR) from US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) signifying the successful closure of the audit from August 14 to August 24, 2018, with zero 483 observations. Cadila Healthcare is an India-based pharmaceutical company. The ... Read More »

Which foods are high in arginine?

Arginine, or L-arginine, is an amino acid that occurs in foods such as dairy, fish, poultry, and other meats. It is a building block of protein. Some research suggests that arginine may benefit health, for example by relieving chest pain, improving erectile dysfunction, and reducing high blood pressure. The human ... Read More »