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Black women with fibroids have greater cancer risk

Posted by Lisa Chedekel Boston University Black women with a history of uterine fibroids have a 40 percent higher risk of endometrial cancer, a new study shows. Researchers found that the association between a history of uterine leiomyoma—or fibroids—and cancer was strongest for cancer diagnosed within two years of uterine fibroids being found. The results could be explained by greater[Read More…]

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Rare form of diabetes needs its own treatment rules

Posted by Jim Dryden Patients with a rare, genetic form of diabetes often are misdiagnosed as having type 2 diabetes because the two share symptoms. Now, scientists say treating these patients with therapies designed for type 2 diabetes is potentially harmful and that treatment guidelines need to change. The underlying problems in patients with the genetic form of the disease—called [Read More…]

Briefs

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   Doctor speculates:  O. J.  Simpson maybe suffering from CTE Forensic neurologist Bennett Omalu, MD, the first person to identify chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brains of deceased football players, said he strongly believes that O. J. Simpson[Read More…]

Pill could deliver insulin without the pain

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button] Posted by Sonia Fernandez University of California Santa Barbara Researchers are developing an insulin pill that could soon offer a pain-free blood sugar management option to people with diabetes. “With diabetes, there’s a tremendous need for oral delivery,” says Samir Mitragotri,[Read More…]

Will this hair loss drug kill your sex drive?

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   Posted by Marla Paul Northwestern University Men taking the hair loss drug finasteride have access to very little information about the drug’s sexual side effects, experts say. None of the 34 published reports from clinical trials offer information[Read More…]

African Americans have higher risk of Alzheimer’s

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   Posted By Robin Reese Emory University The first known meta-analysis of Alzheimer’s disease incidence by race shows that African Americans are 64 percent more likely to develop the condition than Caucasians. The estimate, made after adjusting for age,[Read More…]

New rules mean more kidney transplants for blacks, Hispanics

[su_button style=”flat” background=”#94989b” text_shadow=”4px 0px 5px #868686″ desc=”Return to the homepage to see the complete issue and video channel.” rel=”lightbox”]HOMEPAGE [/su_button]   Posted by Lauren Nelson Johns Hopkins University New rules for allocating donor kidneys have led to more transplants for blacks and Hispanics, whose access to donor organs had been held artificially low under an earlier eligibility formula. A[Read More…]

U.S. adult smoking rate falls to new low

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink] CDC says less than 17 percent are lighting up, but big gap remains between well-off and poor Less than 17 percent of adults said they smoked in 2014, down from nearly 21 percent in 2005, a U.S. Centers[Read More…]

Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure not controlling it: CDC

[ilink url=”http://www.northstarnewstoday.com”]Return to the homepage and video channel at www.northstarnewstoday.com or just click here to see the complete issue and video channel.[/ilink]   48% of blacks have their blood pressure under control HealthDay News — Nearly half of Americans with high blood pressure are not properly controlling their condition, increasing their risk of heart attack, stroke and heart disease, a[Read More…]