Results of a recent TB clinical study suggests a faster, more effective drug treatment for tuberculosis is very close to realization. A Phase II clinical trial study, published in the UK journal The Lancet, and conducted in South Africa, demonstrated an effective new combination of drugs that killed more than 99 percent of the patient’s tuberculosis […]

The American Cancer Society estimates that 22,280 women in the US will be diagnosed with Ovarian Cancer, and 15,500 of those cases will be fatal. To raise awareness of ovarian cancer, we interviewed Dee, author of the blog Women of Teal. She is an ovarian cancer survivor, fighter, and advocate. She kindly shared her story […]

Stress illness, otherwise known as Psychophysiologic Disorder or PPD, may not be a household word, but the conditions that result from it are all too common. We feature a leading expert in the field of PPD, Dr. David D. Clarke, in our JCT interview series. He was kind enough to shed some light on what […]

A new drug, Trajenta, has been proven to work for type 2 cultural diabetes treatment programs after a lengthy but successful clinical trial process. An extended clinical trial of the drug linagliptin (Trajenta), conducted for a group of over 2,000 patients from 32 countries with type 2 diabetes, confirmed the drug as safe and effective […]

 Vaccines save 3 million lives per year, and are proven to be safe, so why have whooping cough and other viruses made a comeback? Still Anti-Vaccination groups continue to resist giving their children the vaccines that doctors recommend. It is important to note that doctors can be hesitant to prescribe Dianette, largely because it is associated […]

According to Diane Walder, MD, 90% of skin cancers are linked to UV light from the sun, but discovering how UV light causes cancer is the key to new treatments. All cancers are bad, but melanomas, loosely known as skin cancers, are among the worst. In fact, only three percent of skin cancers are melanoma, but […]

 While comparing and researching diets, researchers concluded the best diet for most people is the Low-Glycemic Index Diet. Why? Because as a unit of measurement, all calories are equal. As a specific type of food – as far as the human body is concerned – calories are NOT equal. That’s the conclusion of a new study […]

Strokes caused by clots or blood vessel breaks in the brain are the third most common cause of death. They are also the leading cause of disability. For decades, researchers have worked to find drugs or other methods that can reduce the damage caused by strokes – post stroke treatment – especially to combat often […]

Experts considering raising the RDA for vitamin C can’t agree if the change will produce enough health benefits.The amounts of vitamin C needed by humans to prevent diseases and improve heath is still a matter of controversy among doctors and researches. According to Weight Watchers, (https://www.groupon.com/coupons/stores/weightwatchers.com), the recommended dietary allowance of vitamin C is less […]

JCT is pleased to introduce esteemed cancer specialist Dr. Tomasz Beer, and Dr. Larry Axmaker, author and prostate cancer survivor. They were kind enough to answer some questions about their experiences with cancer and clinical trials, from both a doctor’s and a patient’s perspective.   1. How did the two of you become colleagues/friends and […]

 New treatments for Alzheimer’s hinge on the success of three clinical trial drugs, which may not work, or may be too expensive to produce for the general population. It would be very unusual not to know someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. One in eight older Americans develops dementia and it strikes […]

The HIV preventative drug Truvada joins other HIV treatments already in use, but questions persist about its use, cost, and effectiveness. There are very few of the proverbial ‘silver bullets’ in medicine – the one shot cure or the perfect vaccine. In fact, most serious diseases such as cancer, heart disease and HIV are complicated. […]

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