Tag Archives: Common

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 »

Researchers able to determine the effects of genes and environment in 560 common conditions

When it comes to disease and health, which is more powerful — ZIP code or genetic code? The degree to which nature and nurture affect disease and health remains one of the eternal — and still unanswerable — questions in medicine. Now a team of investigators from Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the University of… Read More »