Sunday, September 18, 2011

Do diabetes drugs cause cancer?

Researchers looked at FDA adverse event reports, to find a possible link between two diabetes drugs and higher risk of pancreatitis and cancer of the pancreas.

The link between cancer and the diabetes drugs, isn't definite, but the researchers do suggest more studies. 

The finding, published in the journal Gastroenterology, links the two diabetes drugs to an increase in the chances of pancreatitis and cancer of the pancreas. Researchers also found an increased risk that patients taking one of the drugs might develop thyroid cancer, compared to those whose diabetes is treated with other therapies. Read the study finding at Emaxhealth

Could apples and pears lower stroke risk?

Apples and pears might be good medicine for stroke

Study suggests white fruits and veggies may lower the chances of having a stroke
In a first study, research links the color of fruits and vegetables to lower chances of stroke in an observational finding.
If you're looking for a natural and tasty way to protect from stroke, new research suggests apples and pears might be good preventive medicine.
The health benefits of eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables is well known, but the study is the first to discover that eating fruit with a white edible portion could lower stroke risk by 52 percent. Another recent study shows potassium, found in abundance in bananas, can reduce the chances of stroke. Read the rest at

Yellow eyelid skin and heart attack linked

What do the eyes say about heart disease?

Research suggests the presence of yellow cholesterol deposits around the skin of the eyes and on the eyelids might predict risk of having a heart attack.

Scientists haven't proven heart attack risk is higher when the skin condition is present, but they do suggest their finding could be used to help clinicians diagnose heart disease. Read the rest of my article at Digital Journal