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Increased Cancer Risk Associated with Atrial Fibrillation Diagnosis
Retrospective analysis of trial data has found that women with newly diagnosed atrial fibrillation faced an elevated risk of cancer as well.
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Pain medications can often cause side effects such as dizziness and sleepiness; but little do pregnant women know that they could be at risk for birth defects when taking pregabalin.
From cycad roots, to cycad seeds, to flying foxes, to human brains. Ethnobotanist Paul Cox, PhD, is traveling the world, compiling evidence that cyanobacteria, even as it is sold as a health food, can cause ALS and other neurological diseases. Gulf War veterans may have been exposed as well.
Studying the use of targeted medicines in psychiatry is still new but early studies have shown that this could be a viable treatment option in the future for some patients in need.
In the field of oncology the use of targeted medications is becoming more commonplace to address various conditions. Research is being done in other areas of medicine, including psychiatry to see if there is more that can be done to address this patient population as well.
As more women take leadership roles in gastroenterology and , it can go a long way in helping to bridge the gender gap in that other specialties in medicine.
As with many areas of medicine, the ratio of male doctors in gastroenterology to female counterparts is considerable – although work is being done to lessen that gap across the field.
Andrographis paniculata, available as an herbal medicine, helped patients with MS in a double-blind placebo-controlled study.

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