Womans Health

Study finds 1 in 10 Canadians cannot afford Prescription Medication

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(Best Syndication News) - A study from the University of British Columbia along with the University of Toronto suggested that around 1 in 10 Canadians could not afford their prescription medications. Approximately 9.6 percent of Canadians were not getting their prescription filled, not getting it refilled, or even skipping dosages because of the cost.

The researchers reviewed data from 5,732 respondents to a Statistics Canada’s Canadian Community Health Survey to determine the magnitude of the problem of affording prescription medication in country.

Soy Isoflavone Supplement did not help with Menopause Hot Flashes or with Bone Density

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(Best Syndication News) - A five-year study found that menopausal women did not benefit from taking soy-isoflavone supplement tablets. The women who took the soy supplement, had slightly more hot flashes reported. Additionally, there were not any differences in bone density tests compared to the placebo supplement group. The study results were first reported in the August 8, 2011, issue of the JAMA’s Archives of Internal Medicine.

The article explains that during the early menopause stage, women suffer from quick bone density reduction, sleep problems, hot flashes, vaginal dryness, and other symptoms. Previously estrogen therapy was used to treat these symptoms, but risks often offset the help with this treatment method. The risks with hormone therapy treatments have caused many women to look for alternative treatments and remedies to relieve menopausal symptoms. The researchers wanted to see if soy-derived supplements would offer similar menopause relief relative to the estrogen therapy.

Birth Defects linked with Long-Term High-Dose intake of Diflucan (Fluconazole) during First Trimester of Pregnancy

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(Best Syndication News) - The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced a public warning that taking high doses of Diflucan (fluconazole) during the first trimester of pregnancy could increase the risk for the baby to develop an uncommon and discrete set of birth defects. Only long-term doses between 400-800 mg per day are associated with the birth defect risk. A one-time use of 150 mg dose did not have the birth defect risk.

Fluconazole is commonly used to treat vaginal yeast infections called candidiasis. It can also be used to treat yeast infections in other parts of the body. The medication can also be used to treat meningitis for a specific kind of fungus.

Alternative Medicine Health All-Stars Showcased on Dr Oz TV Show

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(Best Syndication News) Alternative skin care and weight-loss solutions were discussed on the Dr. Oz television show Monday when several experts gave details to their approaches.

Doctor Arthur Agatston, pioneer of the South Beach Diet, explained that during the 1980s he was frustrated when his patients kept gaining weight. He found that a diet high in fiber and rich in good fats proved the best weight-loss and health result.

As a cardiologist, his goal is to prevent heart attacks, not fix patients after they already had one.

Disease Prevention tips on ‘The Dr. Oz Show’

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(Best Syndication News) - Dr. Oz hosted a special ‘Prevention Power Hour’ on his TV show today and said it is never too late to prevent disease. By changing how you do things you can reduce your risk of developing heart disease by up to 80 percent, cancer up to 60 percent, and type 2 diabetes up to 90 percent, he explained. Two doctors join him on the show to explain simple lifestyle changes that can prevent diseases. Later on, Dr. Oz had Health Magazine editor, Frances Largeman-Roth, RD, shared some unique household products that can offer health prevention - all for under $10.

Donald Hensrund, Md, chair Preventive Medicine at the Mayo Clinic and said that preventive medicine, helps people make lifestyle changes to feel better now and live longer.

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