Evidence Reviews Archive

Can daily Aspirin Use May Help Reduce Colon Cancer Among Women?

Women who took aspirin every other day as part of a massive study had a lower rate of colon cancer after 15 years compared with women who didn’t follow this aspirin regimen, according to results published in the Annals of Internal Medicine. But what interesting to note is that colon cancer rates remain the same after 10 years

Full breakfast protects against obesity and disease – Medsurfer.com

Eating full breakfast helps reduce obesity and disease

Does Duct Tape Cures Warts?

Bottom Line: Duct tape is at least as effective as traditional cryotherapy for removal of wart. Review:

Can Ginger Treat Common Cold?

Bottom Line: There is unclear evidence stating that Ginger would treat symptoms of common cold, but there is little evidence to suggest that Ginger juice may have antihistaminergic and anticholinergic effects that may help during common cold. Review:

Does having a prior BCG vaccine affect positive PPD test (screening test for Tuberculosis)?

Bottom Line: Prior BCG vaccination have variable effect on PPD results. It varies with age at vaccination, number of years since the BCG vaccination, number of times vaccinated, and number of PPD performed. When evaluating Positive PPD among immigrants, disregard the history of BCG vaccination. Review: BCG vaccination is given in the areas where tuberculosis

Is it true that high dietary calcium intake promote weight loss?

Is it true that high dietary calcium intake promote weight loss? Bottom Line: High dietary calcium intake does not promote weight loss. Review: Although energy balance is the key element in weight regulation, several studies suggested that calcium metabolism and perhaps other components of dairy products may contribute to shifting the energy balance and thus

Does daily baby Aspirin helps prevent vascular events (MI/Stroke) in all patients?

Is it true? A baby Aspirin daily helps prevent vascular events (MI/Stroke) in all patients. Bottom Line: Aspirin decreases the incidence of coronary heart disease in adults who are at increased risk for heart disease. There is also good evidence that aspirin increases the incidence of gastrointestinal bleeding and fair evidence that aspirin increases the

Does Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation alone reduce the risk of fractures in at-risk patient?

Does Calcium and Vitamin D supplementation alone reduce the risk of fractures in at-risk patient? Bottom Line: The calcium and Vitamin D supplementation alone does not cause significant reduction in risk of fractures in at risk women. There is no data available for male population.