Archive for 12/20/2013

Eliminating lymphatic filariasis in Port-au-Prince

A mass albendazole administration was successful in eliminating lymphatic filariasis in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 71% cases. Lymphatic filariasisis is an infection caused by worm Wuchereria bancrofti associated with lymphedema and hydrocele. It has been a large scale global problem for a long time. The drug

Coffee prevents hepatocellular carcinoma

New research made by staff of the Institute of Pharmacological Research in Milan found that coffee reduces the risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (the most common type of liver cancer) by 40%. According to the author of the research, Carlo La Vecchia, drinking three cups