Category Archives: Cancer

All You Need To Know About Reclast

What  Is Reclast? Reclast is a brand name of a medication, Zoledronic Acid. This is a commonly used medication for treating Osteoporotic conditions. Another common brand of Zoledronic acid available in the market is Zometa. This medication is usually a 15 to 20 minute slow infusion, given intravenous, once a year to slow down bone […]

FAQs On AIDS And HIV Infection

What Is The Difference Between HIV And AIDS? HIV or Human Immunodeficiency Virus is a deadly virus, which infects humans. It makes you ill and, if left untreated, may finally lead to a condition called AIDS. So, AIDS is the advanced condition of the illness caused by this virus. How Does One Get Infected By […]

How To Test Bone Density, Detecting Osteoporosis

What Do We Mean By Bone Density? In common terms, bone density is used as a synonym for bone strength. We generally imply that bones that are denser are stronger. Bone density is actually bone mineral density. It is defined as the density of minerals per unit volume of the bone. Bones richer in minerals, […]

Diseases Associated With Dyslipidemia

Dyslipidemia The term indicates any disturbance in your blood lipid levels. Your lipids may be high, low or there may be an abnormality in the ratio of different types of lipids. All these situations come under the broader term Dyslipidemia. Association of Dyslipidemia With Heart Problems Most forms of dyslipidemia are closely associated with heart […]

Cures For Lichen Sclerosis

Lichen Sclerosis Also called the White patch disease, the condition is characterized by the appearance of small rounded white patches over the skin. It mainly involves the genital area. Who is Prone to Getting These Skin Patches? Anyone can get this condition. However, it is commoner in young girls who have not started menstruating or […]

Great American Smoke Out During Nov 2013

Quit Smoking – Great Smoke Out During November 2013 The American Cancer Society observes the Great American smoke out day during November each year. Millions of Americans join the society and spend a smoke-free day. This encourages them to quit smoking and use of other tobacco related products in near future. Observing this day is […]

Now Air Pollution Officially Linked With Cancer by WHO

Air Pollution Called Human Carcinogen by WHO With increasing industrial growth, tons of waste products are constantly produced and dumped into our environment. For long, things were ignored. But now these hazardous substances have started taking toll on our health. It’s surprising that just taking your routine breaths may lead to cancer. Pollutants in the […]

Post Menopausal Women With Hirsutism and High Testosterone

Hirsutism and Virilizing Signs in Post Menopausal Woman Q: Hello, my name is Dan. My wife, who is 60 years old, suffers from hirsutism with virilizing symptoms. Her testosterone levels are in the male range, and her LH is elevated. DHEA is normal. After a pelvic exam and transvaginal ultrasound, it was determined that she […]