Azedra injection – first treatment approved for rare adrenal tumors

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Azedra (iobenguane I 131) injection for intravenous use for the treatment of adults and adolescents age 12 and older with rare tumors of the adrenal gland (pheochromocytoma or paraganglioma) that cannot be surgically removed (unresectable), have spread beyond the original tumor site and require systemic anticancer therapy. This … Read more

Stem cell transplants can cure Crohn’s disease patients

A clinical trial has begun which will use stem cell transplants to grow a new immune system for people with untreatable Crohn’s disease – a painful and chronic intestinal disease which affects at least 115,000 people in the UK. The study, led by Queen Mary University of London and Barts Health NHS trust, is funded … Read more

Healthy diet reduces asthma symptoms by 30 percent

People who eat a healthy diet experience fewer asthma symptoms and better control of their condition. Healthy diet means greater consumption of fruits, vegetables and whole grain cereals, and less consumption of meat, salt and sugar. This new study strengthens the evidence on the role of a healthy diet in managing asthma symptoms, and offers … Read more

Epidiolex derived from marijuana to treat epilepsy

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Epidiolex (cannabidiol) [CBD] oral solution for the treatment of seizures associated with two rare and severe forms of epilepsy, Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome, in patients two years of age and older. This is the first FDA-approved drug that contains a purified drug substance derived from marijuana. It … Read more

ASD or autism increases in children of diabetic mothers

Risk of ASD was higher in children exposed in utero to maternal preexisting T1D, T2D and gestational diabetes diagnosed by 26 weeks compared with no maternal diabetes exposure, revealed by medical researchers in a study being presented at the American Diabetes Association’s 78th Scientific Sessions. Maternal preexisting type 2 diabetes (T2D) and gestational diabetes mellitus … Read more

Vegetarian diet lowers chronic diseases & weight gain

Eating a vegetarian or primarily plant-based diet is associated with a variety of health benefits. But simply being vegetarian is not enough to reap those benefits–the quality of the food matters, too. Researchers are working on a new research into the health impacts of eating a plant-based diet and how dietary quality influences those impacts. … Read more

Mangoes – heart healthy fruit – eat 2 cups daily

Two cups of mangos a day had beneficial effects on systolic blood pressure among healthy postmenopausal women, revealed by researchers at the University of California, Davis. Mango consumption helped relax blood vessels in as little as two hours after intake. Additionally, some of the participants showed favorable changes in the production of breath methane, an … Read more

Melania Trump recovering from Kidney Surgery

US’ First Lady Melania Trump underwent an embolization medical procedure to treat a benign kidney condition at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. President Donald Trump’s wife Melania Trump is reported to be recovering without any trouble now and will likely remain there for the duration of the week. “The procedure was successful and there … Read more

5 healthy lifestyle habits may add 10 years more

Maintaining five healthy habits — (1) eating a healthy diet, (2) exercising regularly, (3) keeping a healthy body weight, (4) not drinking too much alcohol, and (5) not smoking–during adulthood may add more than a decade to life expectancy, revealed by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers also found that U.S. … Read more

Drinking baking soda helps to treat autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis

A daily dose of baking soda may help reduce the destructive inflammation of autoimmune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, scientists say. They have some of the first evidence of how the cheap, over-the-counter antacid can encourage our spleen to promote instead an anti-inflammatory environment that could be therapeutic in the face of inflammatory disease, Medical College … Read more

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