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  • March 07, 2012
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Angelina effect: health news of celebrities ‘has long-term effects for public health care’

Angelina effect: health news of celebrities ‘has long-term effects for public health care’ 96 In May last year, actress Angelina Jolie announced she underwent a double mastectomy to reduce the risk of breast cancer after testing positive for a BRCA1 gene mutation. According to a new study, this announcement triggered a significant rise in the […]

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  • March 06, 2012
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Combination Drug Therapy May Be Best Treatment For Osteoporosis

Combination Drug Therapy May Be Best Treatment For Osteoporosis 3.55 The combination of two different drugs for osteoporosis was found to increase bone mineral density (BMD) more than treatment with either drug alone, according to the results of a small clinical trial published in The Lancet. The combination, which included teriparatide, a bone-building (anabolic) drug, […]

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Antibiotic Beats Cranberry Capsules In Preventing Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections – Antibiotic Resistance A Concern

Antibiotic Beats Cranberry Capsules In Preventing Recurrent Urinary Tract Infections – Antibiotic Resistance A Concern 413 A human study found that trimethoprim-sulfamethoxazole (TMP-SMX), an antibiotic, was more effective at preventing recurrent urinary tract infections (UTIs) among premenopausal females than cranberry capsules. The researchers, from the Academic Medical Center, Amsterdam, reported their findings in the journal […]

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