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Medical News Today: Supplement for joint pain linked to lower heart disease risk

Glucosamine, a dietary supplement that people commonly take to ease joint pain and reduce symptoms of osteoarthritis, may lower the risk of cardiovascular problems, according to a study analyzing health data from over 400,000 participants. Does glucosamine, a popular dietary supplement, have a preventive effect against heart disease? Information from the National Center for Complementary… Read More »

Scientists identify genes tied to increased risk of ovarian cancer

Denise Heady A team of researchers from UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Cedars-Sinai Cancer and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute has identified 34 genes that are associated with an increased risk for developing the earliest stages of ovarian cancer. The findings, published today in the journal Nature Genetics, will both help identify women who are at highest risk of developing ovarian… Read More »

Common contraceptive could raise TB risk

STORY NADIA KRIGE. PHOTO CIELL, WIKIMEDIA The UCT study found that the benefits of the injectable contraceptive Depo-Provera may be overshadowed by serious disadvantages, including potential increased risk for contracting TB. A breakthrough study conducted by Professor Keertan Dheda and Dr Michele Tomasicchio, at the University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Centre for Lung Infection and Immunity, has revealed… Read More »