An Old Remedy As A New Chemo Drug?

Ipecac Syrup Shows Promise As A New Chemo Drug Ipecac syrup, an erstwhile staple found in many families’ medicine cabinets, shows promise as a new chemotherapy drug for bladder cancer, according to a study conducted by Loyola University Medical Center near Chicago. The study found that emetine dihydrochloride, an active ingredient in ipecac syrup, used

Skin Disease Associated With Kidney Disease

Psoriasis linked to chronic kidney disease As if the itchy scales weren’t enough…People moderate to severe psoriasis are also at increased risk of developing kidney disease (CKD). Those with severe psoriasis are almost twice as likely to develop CKD, and four-times more likely to develop kidney failure requiring dialysis than those without the chronic skin

Diet-induced ED may benefit from exercise

Sex & (Ahem…) Size Your lovemaking may be suffering if you’re a guy with sizable love handles. Obesity can affect a man’s sexual function.  It can interfere with blood flow and can cause the male hormone, testosterone, to plummet. Many blame our Western-style diet and its associated weight gain. Eastern Carolina University researchers put rats

Positive Lifestyle Changes Can Keep Cancer From Progressing

Diet & Exercise Reduces Risk of Aggressive Prostate Tumors Prostate cancer patients who adhered to eight lifestyle recommendations of the World Cancer Research Fund (WCRF) significantly reduced their risk of developing aggressive forms of the disease in a study published by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC). Study subject who adhered to three

The Mental Toll Of Incontinence

Middle-aged women with incontinence more likely to suffer depression Researchers at the University of Adelaide in Australia found that middle-aged women with incontinence are more likely to be depressed than their older peers. Older women, according to the study, appeared to be accepting of incontinence. The study defined middle-aged women between 43 and 65 years,