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Brazil facing rise in chronic conditions

Burden of Chronic Conditions on Latin-American, Caribbean Health Systems Increasing

Six Latin American and Caribbean countries continue to face challenges managing more complex health needs related to certain diseases and conditions. The health systems of...

Colorectal Cancer Risk Higher In People With Insulin-Requiring Type 2 Diabetes

Study concludes that patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus who require long-term insulin therapy are at a significantly increased risk for colorectal cancer.

Study: Saw Palmetto No Better Than Placebo For Enlarged Prostate

Saw palmetto, an herbal extract commonly taken to improve urinary symptoms in men with enlargement of the prostate gland, is no more effective than a placebo.

New Diet-Cancer Research Shows Variety to be Key to Cancer Prevention

Researchers studying the diet-cancer link are devoting a new level of scientific attention to a dietary factor that many people take for granted - variety.
Journal of Women's Health - Aspirin, Diabetes and Breast Cancer

Low-Dose Aspirin Cuts Breast Cancer Risk for Diabetic Women

Study of women with diabetes showed a reduced breast cancer risk for women who used low-dose aspirin compared to those who did not.

Obesity Found to be a Risk Factor for Multiple Myeloma

An obese person is more likely than a lean person to develop multiple myeloma, according to researchers. Their findings indicate that Body Mass Index provides an indicator for one's risk of developing multiple myeloma.

Metabolic Syndrome Ups Colorectal Cancer Risk

In a large U.S. population-based study, metabolic syndrome patients had a 75 percent higher risk of colorectal cancer compared to those without metabolic syndrome.

Diabetes, Heart Disease Can Herald Early GI Cancers

Heart disease and diabetes are among the most common conditions plaguing Americans today, and they are related to a host of other diseases. Research now also demonstrates that these conditions can be warning signs for some types of digestive cancers.

Study Suggests Women May Need More Vitamin C

Recent findings by researchers at NIDDK and Vanderbilt University indicate that the RDA of vitamin C may need to increase to 90 milligrams a day for young women.
Hospitalization Risks for Patients with Diabetes and Solid-Organ Malignancy

Hospitalization Risks for Patients with Diabetes and Solid-Organ Malignancy

Study determines that diabetes, coexisting with solid-organ malignancies, is associated with risk of hospitalization and multiple hospitalizations. Future Science Group (FSG) announced the publication...

Diabetes Drug Shows Promise in Reducing Risk of Cancer

An inexpensive drug that treats Type-2 diabetes has been shown to prevent a number of natural and man-made chemicals from stimulating the growth of breast cancer cells, according to a newly published study.

Study: Japanese Adults with Diabetes Have Increased Cancer Risk

Japanese adults with diabetes may have a higher risk of cancer overall and in several specific organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidney, according to results of a large study.

Japanese Adults With Diabetes Have Increased Cancer Risk

Japanese adults with diabetes may have a higher risk of cancer overall and in several specific organs, including the liver, pancreas and kidney, according to results of a large study.

Hormone Therapy Study Stopped Due to Increased Breast Cancer Risk, Lack of Overall Benefit

The NHLBI of the National Institutes of Health has stopped early a major clinical trial of the risks and benefits of combined estrogen and progestin in healthy menopausal women due to an increased risk of invasive breast cancer.

Organic and Sustainable Foods Linked to Reduced Risk of Some Cancers and Heart Disease

Organically or sustainably grown berries and corn contain up to 58 percent more polyphenolics, natural antioxidants that are a natural defense for plants and may be good for our health.

Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells Could Be Suffocated by Diabetes Drug Metformin

New discovery could be used to develop treatments that stop the pancreatic cancer stem cells using oxygen and prevent cancer returning after conventional treatment. Cancer...

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