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A drug for diabetes reduces breast cancer

The metformin, an antidiabetic drug widely used throughout the world to treat type II diabetes, is also effective in combating certain types of cancer. That is the conclusion reached by two Spanish...
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They discover the cause of osteoarthritis

A study conducted in the United States by researchers from the Scripps Institute, in which Japanese and Italian scientists have also participated, demonstrates the direct relationship between the...
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They discover how a protein influences epilepsy

Spanish scientists discover that the participation of cellular prion protein (PrPc) is essential to maintain the balance in neuronal transmission in the central nervous system (CNS). A very important...
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Denosumab, an aid for patients with osteoporosis

The use of denosumab increases bone mineral density and decreases bone destruction caused by osteoclasts in patients with osteoporosis. This advance will help the treatment and prevention of this...
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Teriparatide: in the fight against osteoporosis

A clinical trial with two medications, teriparatide and alendronate, evidence an increase in bone mineral density in patients receiving teriparatide compared to those who received alendronate.In this...
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Adult vaccination calendar, a pending issue

Primary care physicians have to be aware of the importance of getting vaccinated in adult ages to prevent diseases, thus improving the quality of life of the patient and reducing their mortality. The...
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Exposure to traffic worsens asthma

A study published in The New England Journal of Medicine demonstrates the association that exists between the degree of traffic exposure and lung function in asthma.Directed by Dr. Cullinan, member...
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14% of people with psoriasis suffer employment discrimination

Currently psoriasis sufferers can not access some jobs. Specifically, facing the public, or the State Security Bodies.The study Challenge 6391 states that almost half (42%) of those affected by...
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An early diagnosis of Parkinson's disease would slow down its progress

"In most cases the disease was diagnosed one year after suffering the first symptoms," explains Dr. José Ángel Obeso, from the Department of Neurology at the University Hospital of...
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Hepatitis C vaccine, ready in five years

Michael Houghton, who discovered the hepatitis C virus, says that in about five years the vaccine for this disease will be ready thanks to the studies developed since its discovery. Houghton recently...
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