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New Novartis Cancer Treatment Wins FDA Approval

New Novartis Cancer Treatment Wins FDA Approval

On Monday, a US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) panel has given approval to Novartis AG's drug for the treatment of patients who have relapsed after earlier therapies for multiple myeloma.

Over the past several years, the Swiss pharmaceutical major Novartis has picked up the pace in the development of new drugs. The company's most recent venture Farydak is a drug that is developed for the treatment of various types of cancers.

Lack of Sleep can lead to Obesity and type-2 Diabetes

Lack of Sleep can lead to Obesity and type-2 Diabetes

Lack of sleep can also cause diabetes and obesity. It can lead to increase in levels of fatty acids in the blood, which can hinder insulin’s ability to regulate person’s blood sugar level.

Caramel color added in soda contains carcinogen

Caramel color added in soda contains carcinogen

A new study has revealed that presence of carcinogens in the caramel color added to cold drinks increases the risk of cancer among people with high consumption. The chemical, 4-methylimidazole (4-MEI), is produced as a byproduct when caramel color is formed in soft drinks. Findings of the study have been published in the journal PLOS ONE.

“Soft drink consumers are being exposed to an avoidable and unnecessary cancer risk from an ingredient that is being added to these beverages simply for aesthetic purposes”, said Keeve Nachman, senior author of the study.

Couples have more sex after 50 years of marriage

Couples have more sex after 50 years of marriage

As per a new study, after 50 years of marriage, couples feel like having more sex. The study has been published in the Archives of Sexual Behavior. The study also found that in second marriage, people have lesser sex than those who continue with their first marriage. However, remarried people also experience emotional satisfaction and physical pleasure at similar level.

Sprout Pharmaceuticals will resubmit flibanserin for FDA approval

Sprout Pharmaceuticals will resubmit flibanserin for FDA approval

This week, Sprout Pharmaceuticals made an announcement that it will be resubmitting its female sex drug, flibanserin, for the U. S. FDA approval. If the drug secures FDA approval, it will be the first of its kind for women in the United States to treat female hypoactive sexual disorder, or a low sex drive.

FDA: Those with Peanut Allergies should Avoid Cumin

FDA: Those with Peanut Allergies should Avoid Cumin

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA), on Wednesday has warned people, who are allergic to peanuts, to avoid cumin. In the past some months, several shipments of the spice has been tested positive for peanuts.
According to the report, people who are highly allergic or sensitive to peanuts may face a serious or life-threatening allergic reaction if they eat the contaminated cumin.

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Exercise Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Exercise Keeps Your Heart Healthy

Let your heart beat in a healthy way. All you need to do is regular exercise. In today's world, most of the people die because of heart-related diseases and diabetes. Their laziness, inactivity and poor eating habits lead to atherosclerosis in them, which results in the narrowing of the arteries that can restrict the flow of blood.

HRT Increases Ovarian Cancer’s Risk: Study

HRT Increases Ovarian Cancer’s Risk: Study

As per a new research by the University of Oxford, hormone replacement therapy increases the risk of ovarian cancer.

Study’s lead researcher Sir Richard Peto was of the view that the claim that there is no risk for those on short courses of HRT is not correct. In the UK, women take HRT for between two and five days.

The researchers said that the drugs were found to reduce the risk of osteoporosis and bowel cancers. The research, which has been published in the Lancet, looked at data from 52 different studies including 21,500 women with ovarian cancer.

Scientists find reasons behind obesity related issues faced by many

Scientists find reasons behind obesity related issues faced by many

A new research, which involves the largest-ever DNA investigation into obesity, has revealed clues for the inherited factors leading to obesity. The investigators said these findings might explain why some people are more likely to put on extra pounds and develop obesity-linked conditions.

The investigators mentioned that they netted more than 100 previously-undiscovered gene variants which play a part in obesity's complex processes. Out of these, some variants might help to explain why some people are more prone to dangerous patterns of fat deposits than others.

Shortage of Vitamin D in Childhood linked to Increased Risk of Artery Disease in adulthood

Shortage of Vitamin D in Childhood linked to Increased Risk of Artery Disease in adulthood

Lack of vitamin D during childhood can prove troublesome during adulthood, finds a new study. The researchers affirmed that children having lower level of vitamin D are at an increased risk of developing artery disease in their later lives.

In their previous studies, vitamin D shortage has been associated with heightened risk of stroke and heart attack. In the new study, the researchers have evaluated the data of 2,148 children aged three to 18.

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