Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Health Notes

This is not a pleasant thought: gum disease might lead to pancreatic cancer.

Is prostate cancer caused by a virus?

Valcyte, an antiviral drug, might help people with chronic fatigue syndrome.

Patients with heart failure may want to consider undergoing a bypass operation or angioplasty. According to this article, “mortality rates among those who had the procedures were half that of those who did not.”

Taking growth hormone may not make you live longer, and it may have some negative side effects. Here is another article.

One way to avoid skin cancer is: try to identify moles that look suspicious.

“A newly discovered 'peptide' molecule (a chain of amino acids smaller than a protein) increases the effectiveness by 350 per cent of drugs used to kill breast cancer cells,” giving new hope to women with advanced breast cancer. That’s pretty good news, isn’t it?

Here is an article, with information about ovarian cancer.

Does lemon grass tea kill cancer? Apparently some people in Israel think so, but there doesn’t seem to be a whole lot about this on the internet. Sure, lemon is really healthy, I think, but kill cancer? We’ll see.

This article argues that there is no epidemic of autism.

If you have restless leg syndrome, taking iron might help?

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