The diagnosis and monitoring of breast cancer can be aided by a breast cancer tumor marker blood test. Tumor markers can be of use in the determination of a prognosis, the selection of treatment options or the monitoring of a response to therapy in breast cancer.
Adopting a vegan diet for heart disease can be useful both in prevention and control. Vegans have a lower intake of saturated fat and a higher intake of fiber, leading to lower cholesterol levels. Increased intake of folic acid may also help prevent heart disease.
A number of cancer blood tests are available to aid in the detection and diagnosis of various types of cancer. Blood tests may detect cancer markers which are produced by tumor cells, or may look for specific antigens or antibodies associated with malignant cells.
Natural remedies for hyperactivity provide an attractive alternative to medication due to fewer side effects and a decreased risk of dependency. Alternative therapies include dietary changes, herbal medicines, meditation, acupuncture and EEG therapy.
Probiotics are becoming increasingly popular in order to promote a healthy digestive system, but some people may experience an allergic reaction to probiotics.
Due to its widespread use as a treatment for ADHD in children a number of studies have been published that have investigated the long-term effects of Ritalin. The overall view remains that its therapeutic benefits outweigh any potential risks to long-term health.
Ritalin and Concerta are two branded formulations containing methylphenidate commonly used in the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). When considering Ritalin vs Concerta, dosing regimes, side effects and individual effectiveness are likely to be considered.
What is Ritalin? Ritalin is the trade name for the psychostimulant drug methylphenidate (MPH), best known for its extensive use as a medication for the treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Low dose Ritalin is effective in the management of ADHD, improving attention and focus.
Does traffic pollution cause asthma? Find out about a number of scientific studies investigating the relationship between air quality and asthma, and whether scientists believe pollution may increase the risk.
Ritalin is widely used in the treatment of ADHD; but there are a number of Ritalin side effects in children. Most side effects are mild such as insomnia, but some are more serious including growth disturbances and psychotic disorders. More serious side effects are only rarely reported.
Low-dose stimulants such as Ritalin are widely used to treat ADHD along with behavioral and other therapies. There a number of positive and negative long term effects of stimulants in children with ADHD which should be considered when choosing an appropriate treatment for the disorder.
ADHD additives are believed to increase hyperactivity and learning difficulties in children suffering from attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Learn which additives to avoid and why food additives may cause ill effects in children with ADHD.
The Azemar treatment for prostate cancer is a pioneering new approach based on vaccination to stimulate the patient’s immune system to destroy tumor cells
There are a number of pancreas cancer tumor markers which can be used in the diagnosis and management of pancreatic cancer including CA19-9 and galactosyltransferase II.
Find out the difference between normal and malignant cells, what malignant cells look like under the microscope and how the growth and behavior of malignant cells differ from normal cells.