Tag Archives: disease

McGill study identifies new role of major genetic risk factor in Alzheimer’s disease

For years, physicians have been aware that patients carrying the apolipoprotein ꜫ4 (APOE ꜫ4) gene are at a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. New research from McGill University has now found the gene plays an even greater role in dementia. In a study published today in the Journal of the American Medical Association: Neurology, Dr. Pedro… Read More »

Liver cancer symptoms: Do your stools look like this? Warning sign of the deadly disease

The liver is a football-sized organ that sits in the upper right portion of the abdomen, beneath the diaphragm and above the stomach. There are several different types of cancer that can develop in the liver cell. Cancer that spreads to the liver is more common than cancer that begins in the liver cells. If… Read More »

Does Vitamin D Supplementation Prevent Cancer and Cardiovascular Disease?

The effectiveness of vitamin D supplementation has again been questioned with negative headlines1,2 trumpeting its failure to prevent cancer and cardiovascular disease. What most researchers and journalists fail to address, however, is the fact that: The “high dose” given in this trial was a mere 2,000 international units (IUs) a day, which is still only… Read More »

Medications as effective as stents for most with coronary artery disease

How best to treat a patient with stable coronary artery disease (CAD)? The cardiology community has debated this question for decades, arguing whether it’s best to take a conservative or invasive approach. The ISCHEMIA trial (ischemia means not enough oxygen is getting to the heart muscle), a new study reported at November’s American Heart Association… Read More »

The dangers of an ultra-clean lifestyle: Coeliac disease, asthma, and obesity may be on the rise

In New York there are even some apartments where the windows can’t be opened at all. We move from air-conditioned cars to air-conditioned offices and sanitise our skin with hand gels. Our built environment is also a highly artificial one. We overuse plastic and other synthetic materials and exclude natural elements from our surroundings. But… Read More »

Promising new sickle cell disease medicine wins FDA approval

This undated image provided by Novartis shows bottles of Novartis’s Adakveo. U.S. regulators have approved the new sickle cell disease medicine that can prevent extremely painful, dangerous “crises” in which misshapen blood cells clump together, reducing blood and oxygen flow. (Novartis via AP) After a recent decision by the FDA a better day could be… Read More »