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Niraparib Trial Reports Encouraging Results for Ovarian Cancer Patients

Niraparib Trial Reports Encouraging Results for Ovarian Cancer Patients

For platinum-sensitive recurrent ovarian cancer, Niraparib maintenance therapy has been found promising in a phase three trial conducted recently. The results of phase 3 study were presented at the European Society for Medical Oncology Congress in Copenhagen, Denmark. The study team noticed that the results were encouraging for patients regardless of the BRCA mutation or homologous recombination deficiency status.

New Highly FlexibleHyperelastic Bone could be Effective Bone Graft

New Highly FlexibleHyperelastic Bone could be Effective Bone Graft

A group of US scientists has invented a new artificial bone which could be manipulatedfor custom-made implants. The new 3-D printed material works like a real boneand helps accelerate recovery. In future, it could be an inexpensive and effective technique to replace current approaches for bone implants.

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Depression a potential adverse effect of hormonal contraceptive use, study concludes

Depression a potential adverse effect of hormonal contraceptive use, study concludes

A latest study has discovered that women taking hormonal contraceptives like the pill are highly vulnerable to being diagnosed with depression, and have high chances of being prescribed antidepressants in comparison to their peers.

Researchers said that teenagers are facing the highest risk as they have discovered that the chance of being prescribed antidepressants surged around 80% in girls in the age group 15 to 19 years, who are dependent on the pill. The risk was thrice in some using others kinds of hormonal contraceptive, like IUDs

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NBTY agrees to conduct advanced genetic testing to ensure its herbals products are genuine

NBTY agrees to conduct advanced genetic testing to ensure its herbals products are genuine

New York State attorney General’s office announced Wednesday that NBTY under an agreement would carry out advanced genetic testing to confirm that its herbal products comprise the ingredients being mentioned on the label.

The agreement with NBTY, one of the nation’s largest makers of popular supplements including ginkgo biloba and ginseng, is the third such kind of agreement negotiated by the office of the state attorney general, Eric T. Schneiderman.

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FDA seeks public input on meaning of ‘healthy’ to help them quickly make healthy food choices

FDA seeks public input on meaning of ‘healthy’ to help them quickly make healthy food choices

The US Food and Drug Administration is involving public in the process of redefining nutritional claims on food labeling. The federal agency has asked Americans to share what they think ‘healthy’ means on food labels.

As per the FDA, the plan focuses both of consumers as well as the food industry. On the part of consumers, it will be easier for them to make healthy food choices. In the case of food industry, they will be able to present healthier food products.

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Risk of miscarriage significantly lessens in pregnant women experiencing vomiting and nausea: Study

Risk of miscarriage significantly lessens in pregnant women experiencing vomiting and nausea: Study

Experiencing nausea and vomiting during pregnancy has been linked reduced chances of miscarriage, unveils a new study. The findings should especially be comforting for women having a history of miscarriage, as these symptoms are positively linked with higher chances of success.

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Nine in ten American teenagers do not follow minimum 60 minutes of recommended daily physical activity

Nine in ten American teenagers do not follow minimum 60 minutes of recommended daily physical activity

Despite the fact that the US has been facing obesity epidemic, not many efforts have been seen on the part of American teenagers to maintain their physical fitness. A new study has found that majority of American teenagers continue to lead their life in a sedentary manner.

Study highlights ways to lessen cholesterol levels other than statins

Study highlights ways to lessen cholesterol levels other than statins

Statins work great when it comes to lowering cholesterol levels and reducing the risk of heart events. They are considered to be a safe option, but a new study has found that there are other ways as well to lessen the levels of cholesterol, including change in diet, surgery to shorten parts of the intestines and taking different drugs.

A research paper published in JAMA has unveiled that researchers have scanned 49 trials that involved nine different ways to lower cholesterol levels in over 300,000 people.

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Compassion level for people with mental illness remains low

Compassion level for people with mental illness remains low

Mental health disorder is considered to be the most common childhood disease. A data suggests that one in five adults suffer from it, but then also there is not much level of understanding or compassion about the disease.

It is not something new that people having mental illness have been seen under the light of negativity. They are actually discriminated and owing to this reason, people suffering from it avoid seeking medical help or discuss the condition with others.

Nausea and vomiting lessen miscarriage risk: Study

Nausea and vomiting lessen miscarriage risk: Study

Nausea and vomiting make first three months of pregnancy awful, but a new study has found them to be a sign of reduced risk of miscarriage. The JAMA Internal Medicine-published research paper is the strongest evidence till date that nausea and vomiting in pregnant women is associated with lower risk of miscarriage, good news especially for those women who have earlier experienced the loss.

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