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Contraceptive pills may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes

Contraceptive pills may raise the risk of type 2 diabetes as scientists blame the surge of hormones after 22-year study of 80,000 women Women who had taken the Pill at some point in their life had a 33% increased risk Researchers said women in high-risk groups should be given more advice But critics said there […]

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Intrauterine device use may reduce incidence of ovarian cancer

(HealthDay)—Intrauterine device (IUD) use among reproductive women is associated with a decreased incidence of ovarian cancer, according to a review published online Sept. 10 in Obstetrics & Gynecology. Lindsay J. Wheeler, M.D., from the University of Colorado in Aurora, and colleagues conducted a systematic literature review to explore the relationship between IUD use and risk […]

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Dietary supplement may help with schizophrenia

A dietary supplement, sarcosine, may help with schizophrenia as part of a holistic approach complementing antipsychotic medication, according to a UCL researcher. In an editorial published in the British Journal of Psychiatry, Professor David Curtis (UCL Genetics, Evolution & Environment and QMUL Centre for Psychiatry) suggests the readily available product could easily be incorporated into […]

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Coffee may protect against gallstones

Drinking more coffee may help reduce the risk of developing gallstones, according to a new study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine. Among 104,493 individuals, those who drank more than six cups of coffee per day had a 23% lower risk of developing symptomatic gallstones compared with individuals who did not drink coffee. Drinking […]

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Novel combination of drugs may overcome drug-resistant cancer cells

Cancer cells can adapt and develop resistance to chemotherapy drugs, making it difficult to eradicate tumors. A new study led by investigators from Brigham and Women’s Hospital suggests that a combination of three drugs, including a new class of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase inhibitors, could overcome cross-therapy resistance. The results of the study are published today in […]