Mayo Clinic Study Re-Evaluates Dangers of Hormone Therapy for Hot Flashes
It’s common wisdom among women of a certain age that hot flashes and other symptoms caused by menopause are not pleasant. And yet, for over a decade, many women suffering from menopausal symptoms have veered away from taking hormone therapy after a large-scale study put forth by the Women’s Health Initiative (WHI) raised concerns about the safety of post-menopausal women who had taken it.
Peanut Allergies Can Be Incredibly Dangerous
These days, almost everyone seems to know someone with a life-threatening nut allergy. Peanuts, one of the most common food allergies, don’t have to be ingested to cause a condition called anaphylaxis which can result in symptoms such as sharp drops in blood pressure, skin rash, nausea, vomiting, and a narrowing of the body’s airways blocking normal breathing. Simply coming into contact with the offending substance can trigger symptoms.
Statins May Help Slow Progression Of Prostate Cancer
A new study suggests that statins, drugs commonly used to lower cholesterol, may also slow the progression of prostate cancer.
An article published in HealthDay News reports that according to the study’s lead author, Dr. Lauren Christine Harshman, an assistant professor at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, patients who took statins in addition to androgen deprivation therapy slowed the progress of their prostate cancer by approximately 10 months.