Cancer Patients Support Each Other Through Facebook Community
Talking to a doctor about cancer, its treatment and aftermath offers a detached point of view because the physician usually doesn't have first-hand knowledge. But interacting with fellow patients can be enormously helpful and supportive.
Diabetes Drug's Dark Side
There have been huge strides in the fight against diabetes over the past decade. Patients now have more treatment and drug options than they ever did before. Yet, some of these drugs may not be entirely safe.
Crohn's Disease Medication Helps With Brain Cancer
Ted Kennedy's first symptom of brain cancer was the seizure he had in 2008. Seizures are commonly the first sign that's something's wrong among patients who have gliomas.
Colon Cleansing Clogged
Commitment to regular bowel movements can sometimes lead one to take extreme measures. Many herbal products offer quick fixes to get the system to speed up.
Esophagus Problems Are in the Genes
Barrett's esophagus happens when stomach acids damage the lining of the esophagus. Now, it seems that genes may also play a role in causing the disorder.
FDA Drug Safety Communication: TNF blockers
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is informing the public that it continues to receive reports of a rare cancer of white blood cells (known as h epatosplenic T-Cell lymphoma or HSTCL ), primarily in adolescents and young adults being treated for Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis with medicines known as tumor necrosis factor ( TNF ) blockers, as well as with azathioprine , and/or mercaptopurine . Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis cause inflammation of the digestive system. Common symptoms are pain in the abdomen, cramps, and diarrhea. Bleeding from the rectum, wei...
No Signs Doesn't Mean No Disease
If you have a health problem but no symptoms, you may not even know that you are sick. Some people with gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), or acid reflux disease, have this problem.
Your Heart's Not Really Burning
"I got heartburn during my second pregnancy," Marcy tells dailyRx.com. "It felt like fire in my throat. My doctor told me that the baby was pushing up on my stomach." Some years later, Marcy said it returned. "I quit smoking in 2006 and gained a lot of weight, and it kicked in for real - like every night or when I lay down - here it came. In the middle of the night, this vile bitter vomit would come up, wake me up and go into my nose. It was awful." What she's talking about is a serious form of heartburn.
Help is Here, but You Aren't Eligible
Lack of health insurance coverage may affect hepatitis C patients' access to current antiviral treatments, according to a new study.
Yummy Yogurt Silences the Rumbly in Your Tummy
Scientists have discovered that a genetically altered version of a probiotic found in yogurt and cheese can be used to treat inflammatory bowel diseases (IBS) such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.