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Neurofibromatosis Research UAB Bolstered by $7 Million Grant

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August 5, 2012

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Cancer, News

Neurofibromatosis Research UAB Bolstered by $7 Million Grant
Last month, the University of Alabama (UAB) received some really great news as they were awarded a $7 million grant. This new funding will allow the university to continue conducting clinical trials for neurofibromatosis. UAB has established themself as a leader in conducting trials to treat neurofibromatosis, as well as… Read More
 

Kidney Failure Outbreak Linked to “Legal Marijuana”

Kidney Failure Outbreak Linked to “Legal Marijuana”
A recent outbreak of kidney failure has been linked to a possibly tainted batch of synthetic marijuana. This ‘legal marijuana’ is often referred to as ‘spice’, but has gotten the attention of health officials. Just in March, five people had to be hospitalized in an eastern Wyoming city with only… Read More
 

Is “Good” Cholesterol Really that Good?

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July 24, 2012

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High Cholesterol, News

Is “Good” Cholesterol Really that Good?
Medical researchers in this new study looked at the genes of around 170,000 individuals. Earlier research had shown that variations in the DNA would naturally raise the levels of HDL in patients who possessed them. There were 15 genetic variations, known as single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs), which had been previously… Read More
 

The 2012 Asthma Diet – Managing Asthma Symptoms

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July 19, 2012

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The 2012 Asthma Diet – Managing Asthma Symptoms
Studies have shown that the number of people with asthma has increased significantly over the last three decades. Many health professionals fear that our diet could be to blame for this recent trend. The results of recent clinical studies are showing an apparent correlation between poor diet and asthma. Nowadays,… Read More
 

What’s the 411 on Methotrexate?

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July 9, 2012

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Methotrexate, News, Rheumatoid Arthritis

What’s the 411 on Methotrexate?
What is Methotrexate? Methotrexate was first initiated in the 1950’s, developed by the Indian biochemist Yellapragada Subbarao. He initially developed methotrexate as a treatment for cancer. During the 50’s, methotrexate began to replace the more toxic antifolate, aminopterin. Methotrexate is an antimetabolite drug, which means that it can stop the… Read More
 

Experimental Lupus Therapy Shows Promise After Phase I Trial

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June 28, 2012

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Lupus, News

Experimental Lupus Therapy Shows Promise After Phase I Trial
A new experimental lupus treatment, currently being developed by Argos Therapeutics, has been showing some real promise in its early stage clinical trials. Argos is hopeful that this early success will be enough to attract the interest of a potential pharmaceutical partner. During the recent European League Against Rheumatism Congress… Read More
 

The 2012 Fibro Diet – Decrease Chronic Pain Caused by Fibromyalgia

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June 26, 2012

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Fibromyalgia, News

The 2012 Fibro Diet – Decrease Chronic Pain Caused by Fibromyalgia
An Effective Diet Can Decrease Your Chronic Pain Symptoms Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition which can affect a person’s joints, tendons, and even their ligaments. Clinical research around fibromyalgia has shown that this condition can cause people to suffer from headaches, gastro intestinal issues, visual disturbances, bloating, shakiness, issues falling… Read More
 

Research Funding Needed in Birmingham

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June 15, 2012

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Research Funding Needed in Birmingham
Earlier this year, a physician from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) was on Capitol Hill petitioning lawmakers to support further funding of clinical research into idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). This is a deadly disease which is estimated to be affecting more people every year. Currently, there is no… Read More
 

Promising New Treatment Options for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients

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June 10, 2012

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News, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Promising New Treatment Options for Rheumatoid Arthritis Patients
The results of some of the latest rheumatoid arthritis clinical trials are in, and they have been described as “striking and very exciting”. Medical researchers are very excited that this could lead to whole treatment options for rheumatoid arthritis patients. Clinical studies showed that the new antibody drug, called Tocilizumab,… Read More
 

Disrupted Sleep May Raise Risk for Obesity and Diabetes

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June 5, 2012

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Diabetes, News, Obesity & Weight Loss

Disrupted Sleep May Raise Risk for Obesity and Diabetes
A new insomnia clinical study shows that sleep deprivation, combined with a disrupted sleep body clock, can actually cause a person’s metabolism to slow down. These are the type of changes in the metabolism that can preclude diabetes and obesity. The clinical study was relatively small. Some participants were allowed… Read More
 
 
 

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