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New Drug Combo Treats Certain Cancers

A research team at the Biozentrum (Center for Molecular Life Sciences) of the University of Basel, Switzerland, has found that metformin, the widely prescribed drug used to treat type 2 diabetes, also has anti-cancer properties when combined with syrosingopine, which has been used to treat hypertension since 1960. The drug

Newsbriefs: Yoga; Type 2 Diabetes; Lowering Blood Pressure

Yoga Improves QOL in Afib Patients.
Swedish patients with paroxysmal atrial fibrillation—atrial fibrillation that occurs occasionally, lasting minutes to days before returning to normal rhythm—had improved quality of life, heart rate, and blood pressure after a 12-week yoga intervention. The study involved 80 patients who were randomized to yoga or a

What Is PCOS? Defining Polycistic Ovary Syndrome

What Is PCOS? Defining Polycistic Ovary Syndrome

It’s an obvious question to women who may be experiencing symptoms: “What is PCOS?” The short answer: polycystic ovary syndrome, a complex hormonal disorder. Because PCOS symptoms can overlap with other diseases, a woman who’s experiencing them should seek medical advice from a gynecologist.

A leading cause of infertility, PCOS

PCOS Natural Treatment with Inositol and NAC

PCOS is one of the most common hormonal diseases. It is a multifaceted disease with a complex set of metabolic and hormonal abnormalities, including high testosterone, failure to ovulate, and insulin resistance.

Prediabetes Symptoms: Are They a Reliable Indicator?

Prediabetes Symptoms: Are They a Reliable Indicator?

During your latest doctor’s appointment, your physician breaks the news that you have prediabetes. It means your blood-sugar levels are elevated, but not high enough to be considered type 2 diabetes. You’re surprised not only by the diagnosis, but also by the fact that you experienced no prediabetes symptoms. After

3. Who is at Risk for Alzheimer’s Disease?

A good deal of research has been done to try to pinpoint who is at greatest risk for getting Alzheimer’s disease. Simply getting older raises your risk, but age alone does not mean a slow decline toward dementia. Beyond age, there are certain factors that may further increase risk. Most

Prediabetes: Are You At Risk?

Prediabetes: Are You At Risk?

The process by which blood glucose levels become elevated is the same for prediabetes as it is for type 2 diabetes. Normally, the hormone insulin acts on the cells of your body, moving the glucose in your blood into the cells so that it can be used as energy. In

Meeting Your Vitamin B12 Needs

Vitamin B12 is important for maintaining a healthy metabolism. It is also required for red blood cell formation and supports healthy brain and nerve function. In addition, research has linked adequate vitamin B12 levels to a lower risk of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Studies have shown that taking a supplement

Maintain Adequate Vitamin B12 Levels for Healthy Aging

As women get older, consuming—and absorbing—enough vitamin B12 becomes even more vital for optimal health.
“Vitamin B12, like the other B vitamins, is important for maintaining a healthy metabolism. It also is required for red blood cell formation and improves the function of the brain and nerves,” says Georgia A Giannopoulos,

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