Category: Conditions and Diseases

Study Ties Virus to Breast Cancer

French scientists are now suggesting that a run-of-the-mill virus may have a hand in some cases of breast cancer.

The new study, published in the Aug. 18, 1999, issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute (JNCI) points to the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) in the development of certain malignant breast tumors. EBV is a herpes virus most commonly known for causing mononucleosis, a mild illness that typically affects teenagers and young adults.

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Familial Hypercholesterolemia Treatment

Generic Simvastin is the best treatment for familial hypercholesterolemia, which is the presence of excess cholesterol. The fact is that the body requires a balanced level of cholesterol in order to be healthy. The two types of cholesterol are good cholesterol and bad cholesterol.

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Faces of Breast Cancer: Vincene Parrinello

When Vincene Parrinello looked in the mirror, her reflection shocked and frightened her.

Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, she had had a double mastectomy and was in the midst of nine months of chemotherapy treatments. But the treatments prescribed to kill the cancer were taking such a serious toll on her body that she said she began to look like she was fighting a losing battle.

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Estrogen Use and The Risk of Breast Cancer

Evidence about the relationship of hormone replenishment therapy to breast cancer risk is often conflicting. And deciding to begin hormone replenishment therapy can be difficult because of the ongoing controversies and differences in opinions regarding the benefits versus the potential risks.

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How Classical is Classical Homeopathy? Part 2

As with every field of knowledge and research, there are areas on the perimeter, which straddle the boundary between classical homeopathy and adjacent fields. Drainage therapy is one of them. Under this name we often refer to the particular kind of homeopathy prevalent in France but also found in other places, whose central figure at the beginning of this century was Leon Vannier.

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How Classical is Classical Homeopathy? Part 1

The summer issue has arrived just in time to add some more heat to an already hot topic in homeopathy: the question of how classical is classical homeopathy? In countless discussions I have been part of, in the real world and in cyberspace, this topic has been ardently argued over.

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Arthritis Drug wins Approval for use in Children with Crohn’s Disease

The Food and Drug Administration in the U.S. has given approval for the drug Remicade for use in children with active Crohn’s disease(CD), a chronic and debilitating condition.

Crohn’s disease is an inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract which causes diarrhea, fever, abdominal pain, weight loss and, in some sufferers, delayed development and stunted growth.

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Epilepsy: The Process of Diagnosis and Treatment. Part 2

How Is it Treated?

There are many different treatments for epilepsy including medications, diet and surgery. Doctors will normally try drug therapy first to see if the seizures can become controlled. The doctor will select a medication or combine more than one medication that target the specific type or types of seizure the patient is experiencing.

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Epilepsy: The Process of Diagnosis and Treatment. Part 1

Being diagnosed with a disease or disorder can be a very stressful life-altering experience. Being diagnosed with a seizure disorder – epilepsy — brings with it many questions and concerns. Understanding the process can help a patient understand and better cope with what is happening to them. Following is a simple guide to the process to help better explain what epilepsy is and how it is treated.

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