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The Keto Diet Could Be New Tool In Cancer Treatment

11 July 2018 03:30 AM
The Keto Diet Could Be New Tool In Cancer Treatment

Cancer researchers are optimistic that they have found a groundbreaking new way to make cancer-fighting drugs more effective. According to Business Insider, a new study found that high-fat, low-carb diets like the ketogenic diet helped boost certain cancer treatments in mice. Keto diets alone did not show the same effectiveness, suggesting diet is only one part of the equation. The first human trial of a similar diet-and-drug combo therapy is set to begin in the fall.

 

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New Study Has A Warning About 'Good Cholesterol' For Older Women

by 20 July 2018

July 19 (UPI) -- "Good cholesterol" may not be a good indicator an older woman has a lower risk of developing cardiovascular disease, according to a study. Researchers in the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health studied high-density lipopr

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Study Suggest CRISPR Gene Editing Doing More Harm Than Good

by 18 July 2018

According to a report by Geek.com, a new study found that CRISPR, heralded as the future of gene-editing, can cause greater damage to cells than previously thought. Scientists at the Wellcome Sanger Institute found that CRISPR frequently caused extensive mutat

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Studies Show Men Recover More Quickly From The Flu Than Women

by 18 July 2018

According to a study of mice and human cells, men recover from the flu more quickly than women. The reason for this is a larger presence of a lung-healing protein called “amphiregulin.” Researchers think that males evolved greater wound-healing abi

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Magnetized Wire Ups Early Blood Cancer Detection Rate

by 17 July 2018

UPI reports researchers have developed a magnetic wire as a quick and effective way to detect cancer early. Scientists from the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection report that the wire could be more effective than standard methods to catch har

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Some Birth Control Pills Can Make Acne Worse - Here's Why

by 17 July 2018

Some birth control pills can wreak havoc on your skin - when they have a reputation for doing the opposite. Here's why your birth control pill might be causing you to break out.  

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Researchers May Be Able To Diagnose Leukemia 6.3 Years Earlier

by 12 July 2018

According to UPI, "Studying genetic changes in blood, researchers have found a way to identify people at high risk of developing acute myeloid leukemia several years before diagnosis. In fact, "DNA can reveal the roots of AML in healthy people an average of 6.

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Scientists Make Leap Forward In Creating HIV Vaccine

by 11 July 2018

According to research recently published in the Lancet, researchers have made an important breakthrough towards developing a vaccine to protect against HIV.Business Insider reports Most attempts have failed because the virus is able to rapidly mutate, making m

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Is Type 1 Diabetes Soon To Be A Thing Of The Past?

by 22 June 2018

Good news for those of us with type 1 Diabetes …UPI reports that clinical trials of a generic vaccine seem to reverse the effects of type 1 diabetes.A Massachusetts General Hospital research team says the effects of the vaccines depends on metabolic mec

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Herpes Linked To Development Of Alzheimer's Disease

by 22 June 2018

A complex new study suggests that latent viral infections can lead to Alzheimer's Disease. Study author Joel Dudley studied brain samples from Alzheimer's affected brains and healthy brains. Dudley found strains of herpes viruses that were more common in the b

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Computer Model Used To Determine Breast Cancer Treatment

by 21 June 2018

According to UPI, researchers at Monash University used a computer program to determine a combination of drugs for treating triple-negative breast cancer.According to Dr. Lan Nguyen, their computer application may help clinicians match the best combinations of

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Breast Reconstruction More Satisfying For Cancer Patients

by 21 June 2018

According to Upi.com, "Patients who had breast reconstruction after a mastectomy as part of breast cancer treatment had better satisfaction and higher quality of life than those with implants. This was discovered after 2,013 women were given surveys by researc

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New Laser Scan Detects Breast Cancer Faster Than Mammogram

by 19 June 2018

According to UPI, researchers at Caltech developed a new breast cancer screening method.Instead of relying on mammograms to identify cancerous cells, Caltech engineers used a laser to scan for tumors..The method uses near-infrared lasers to pulse light into br

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Diabetes After 50 May Be Sign of Pancreatic Cancer

by 19 June 2018

A new study suggests that diabetes may be an early sign of pancreatic cancer.Conducted at USC's Keck School of Medicine, the study found a correlation between the onset of diabetes after the age of 50, and early pancreatic cancer.According to CNN, the study in

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Motor Activity Improves After Stroke With Brain Stimulation

by 19 June 2018

Mobility improves after massive strokes when rats receive electronic brain stimulation.According to UPI, the findings from California researchers offer hope for treatment in humans.UC San Francisco scientists found the stimulation restores brain cell activity

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Pill May Offer Diabetics An Alternative To Bypass Surgery

by 15 June 2018

According to a new study from Brigham and Women’s Hospital, a pill could make gastric bypass surgery a thing of the past.Conducted by the Brigham Research Institute at BWH, the team developed a substance that temporarily coats the intestines, allowing fo

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New Blood Test Predicts Risk Of Heart Attack

by 15 June 2018

A new blood test predicts the long-term risk of a heart attack and death among those with severe coronary artery disease.Such patients are more likely to die or have a heart attack within 10 years if they have high levels of enzyme ACE2.Australian researcher D

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Pill May Make Gastric Bypass Surgery Unnecessary

by 13 June 2018

According to UPI, a preliminary study tested a new pill on rats for treating type 2 diabetes in obese patients.Researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital used the oral agent to allow food to be digested without being fully absorbed into the body.The researche

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Experimental Drug Targets Cancer Metabolic Process

by 13 June 2018

According to UPI, a clinical trial produced an experimental drug for stopping a vital metabolic process for cancer cells.Conducted by the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the Center for Co-Clinical Trials, the drug targets one key metabolic pr

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Breakthrough Cardiac Device Prevents Blood Vessel Scarring

by 13 June 2018

A new device can attach itself to a damaged heart and deliver medication as needed."Therepi" ends scarring where a blood vessel was blocked after a heart attackAccording to UPI, the device's reservoir can be implanted in one surgical procedure.Therapies can be

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Scientists Identify Protein For Syphilis Vaccine

by 13 June 2018

According to UPI, a study from the University of Connecticut identified a protein on the outside of the bacteria that causes syphilis, which may be used as a vaccine.Although the bacteria, T. pallidum, was identified over a century ago, research to identified

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What To Know About HIV Prevention Drug PrEP

by 12 June 2018

Truvada is the closest thing there is to an HIV vaccine. When taken daily, the small blue pill is up to 99 percent effective at preventing HIV. This kind of preventative approach, is technically called PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis). It was approved by the FD

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Cancer Drug Tackles Aggressive Liver Cancer In Children

by 12 June 2018

According to UPI, a cancer drug approved by the FDA shows potential for treating aggressive liver cancer in children.A new study on human tumor cells found that the drug helps to block a protein in the cell nucleus.Conducted at the Cincinnati Children's Hospit

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Researchers Develop Saliva Test To Detect Prostate Cancer

by 12 June 2018

According to UPI, Scientists in Britain have developed a saliva test for prostate cancer.The researchers compared DNA of 80,000 prostate cancer patients and 61,000 healthy controls.They identified 63 new genetic variations that increase the risk of prostate ca

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Could Cold Plasma Treat Wounds Better Than Medicine?

by 12 June 2018

Here in 2018, plenty of the Star Trek technologies which once seemed the stuff of science fiction are now science reality.  

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With Artificial Bone Marrow, Scientists Aim To Decode Blood Disease

by 08 June 2018

Bone marrow is like the offensive line of the immune system — it’s an essential part of the team but doesn’t always gets the recognition. By pumping out hundreds of billions of blood cells every day, bone marrow helps us fend off disease and

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New Study Finds Source Of Inflammation After Heart Attack

by 08 June 2018

A new study from the Washington University School of Medicine identified why inflammation damages the heart after a heart attack.According to the study, certain immune cells try to heal injuries after a heart attack, but they also trigger more inflammation.But

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Brains Use Silence To Make Sense Of Things

by 07 June 2018

The mind may seem to thrive on stimuli.according to a new study from Neuroscience Research Australia (NeuRA) and the University of New South Wales, it may be what lies between when the brain focuses on encoding the information.The new research points to the ab

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Following Blood Pressure Guidelines Helps Stroke Survivors

by 07 June 2018

According to a joint study, strictly following blood pressure guidelines could reduce the risk of death for stroke survivors with hypertension.Researchers at the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association examined data from 2003 to 2014 to

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Rare, Deadly Nipah Virus Kills 17 In India

by 04 June 2018

Business Insider reports at least 17 of the 18 patients infected in an outbreak of the Nipah virus in India. According to the World Health Organization, Nipah is a deadly virus that can be transmitted between people, and there is no cure or vaccine. Fruit bats

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Chemo Could Be Unnecessary For Thousands Of Women With Breast Cancer

by 04 June 2018

According to a new study, thousands of women with early-stage breast cancer may be able to skip chemotherapy. The study was published June 3 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers found that most patients with an intermediate risk of cancer recurr

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Researchers Have Found A New Material That Regenerates Dental Enamel

by 02 June 2018

June 1 (UPI) -- New mineralized material has been developed than can regenerate hard tissues such as enamel and bone. Researchers at Queen Mary University of London are working on the materials that are precise, and look and behave like dental enamel. The new

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Four More Dead From E.Coli Linked To Romaine Lettuce

by 02 June 2018

Four more people have died from an E. coli outbreak linked to romaine lettuce.The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Friday that the new total toll is five.Twenty-five more people have become ill from contaminated lettuce since May 16.The ind

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Utah Sues Maker Of OxyContin Over Marketing Campaign

by 01 June 2018

Utah’s attorney general filed a lawsuit against Purdue Pharma LP, the maker of OxyContin.According to Reuters, Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes filed the suit after talks to reach a settlement stalled.The suit contends that Purdue Pharma led a marketing

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Cancer Society Says Screen For Colorectal Cancer At 45

by 01 June 2018

The American Cancer Society now advised adults to start screening for colorectal cancers at 45-years old.The cancer society updated its recommendation after noticing a sharp rise in deaths from abdominal cancers for people under 50-years old since 1991.Those r

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Fragile Supple Leads To Shortages, As Antibiotic Crisis Deepens

by 01 June 2018

According to a report by Reuters, shortages of life-saving antibiotics jeapordize a growing number of patients and risks fueling the evolution of "superbugs' that do not respond to modern medicines. The non-profit Access to Medicine Foundation warn of an emerg

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Are Vitamins Really Necessary?

by 01 June 2018

We all need vitamins in our diet but that doesn't mean they necessarily need to come in a pill form. If you have certain health conditions, pills might be necessary. Actually, the best way to get your vitamins is through what you eat and from natural sun expos

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Study Finds High Protein Diet Can Increase Heart Failure Risk By Almost 50%

by 31 May 2018

A new study has found that middle-aged men who follow high protein diets may be at higher risk of heart failure. The study was recently published in an American Heart Association journal. For the study, 2,441 men aged between 42 and 60 were surveyed for an ave

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Take These Vitamins, Forget The Others

by 31 May 2018

Decades of research has failed to find substantial evidence that vitamins and supplements do any significant good. In fact, recent studies skew in the opposite direction.Several supplements have been linked with an increase in certain cancers. others have been

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Study: Taking Vitamins Simply Gives You Expensive Pee

by 30 May 2018

A new study reveals most vitamin C, D and calcium pills do no good whatsoever.Specifically, they don't do anything to prevent cardiovascular disease, heart attack or stroke."We were surprised to find so few positive effects of the most common supplements that

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Nutritional Supplements Don't Improve Heart Health

by 30 May 2018

According to a new study, certain nutritional supplements may not do much for maintaining heart health.Researchers focused on vitamin and mineral supplements like vitamin C and calcium, but found no no benefits in preventing cardiovascular disease or early dea

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Confidential Justice Department Report Shows Purdue Pharma Knew About Abuse

by 30 May 2018

According to a report by Business Insider, with over 42,000 deaths attributed to opioids in 2016, and with 40% of all opioid overdose deaths involve prescription opioids, it is clear that the United States is in the throes of an opioid crisis. A New York Times

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What You Need To Know About Ebola

by 28 May 2018

Ebola hemorrhagic fever is a disease with a high fatality rate. It most commonly affects people and nonhuman primates such as monkeys, gorillas and chimpanzees. The fever is caused by an infection with one of five known Ebola virus species. Four of the strains

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Opioid Therapy May Not Always Be Effective for Treating Chronic Pain

by 28 May 2018

According to the National Institutes of Health Study, opioid therapy may not always be effective at treating chronic pain.A new study conducted by the NIH and Montreal's McGill University found that chronic pain limits the brain's opioid receptors.The research

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Pain-Relief Supplement Kratom Linked To Salmonella

by 25 May 2018

The Centers for Disease Control has issued a warning about Kratom and salmonellaDerived from a plant native to Southeast Asia, Kratom is an opioid consumed in many forms.The drug, often called an herbal supplement, usually comes as a pill, powder, or tea.Many

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Cancer Deaths Are On The Decline

by 23 May 2018

Buzzfeed recently reported, "Overall, the caner mortality rate -- the number of deaths per 100,000 people -- is dropping in the US, including most of the common cancers such as lung, colorectal, breast, and prostate, according to a report that is published eac

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WHO Launches Anti-Ebola Vaccine In Congo

by 22 May 2018

The World Health Organization is trying to get the jump on Ebola with a vaccination campaign.It just released an experimental vaccine by Merck in Mbandaka, Congo.Four cases of the deadly disease have already been confirmed there.WHO officials say it marks a 'p

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Aimovig New Drug For Migraine

by 19 May 2018

According to Business Insider, "The FDA just approved a new preventative migraine treatment. The drug, Aimovig, is the first of a new class of medications that's going after the huge migraine market. An estimated 38 million Americans have migraines and around

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New Drug Prevents Migraines Before They Start

by 18 May 2018

The FDA approved a new migraine drug on Thursday. Aimovig, known generically as erenumab, is the first drug shown to stop migraine headaches before they start. The drug would be approved for patients who have tried other drugs and found no relief. In studies,

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FDA Approves New Opioid Withdrawal Treatment

by 18 May 2018

The FDA has approved the first treatment for opioid withdrawal that is not based on an opioid drug.Made by US WorldMeds, the drug Lucemyra specifically treats narcotic withdrawal symptoms including; vomiting, muscle aches, diarrhea, anxiety, sleep problems and

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Drug May Decrease Death From Stroke

by 17 May 2018

A drug used to treat blood loss from major trauma and uncontrolled bleeding after childbirth may be of benefit to stroke victims. Researchers at the University of Nottingham in Britain found that tranexamic acid reduced the number of deaths in the early days a

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More Organs Available Because Of Opioid Crisis

by 17 May 2018

A bittersweet upside to the Opioid crisis is that more organs are available for transplant.14 percent or people who donated organs in 2016 had died from opioid overdose.This is a huge difference from the 1 percent of opioid overdose, organ donors in 2000.&ldqu

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Rheumatoid Arthritis, Huntington's Disease Share Similarity

by 16 May 2018

Researchers have found a genetic link between rheumatoid arthritis and Huntington's disease. The findings show promise of new therapeutic targets and drugs for both conditions. Huntington's disease is an inherited incurable genetic brain disease. People with t

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Emergency Teams Deployed To The Congo To Handle Ebola Outbreak

by 15 May 2018

The World Health Organization has deployed emergency teams to the Democratic Republic of Congo. They come equipped with 4,000 doses of vaccine to control an outbreak of Ebola. 39 people have been infected so far, including 19 deaths. The UN agency is working w

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Ebola Virus Rears Its Menacing Head Once Again

by 14 May 2018

The World Health Organization says the Ebola virus has surfaced once more.There have been at least 18 deaths since early April in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.The largest outbreak of Ebola scorched through West Africa in 2014, reaching even New York Ci

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Daily Aspirin Use Linked to Double Melanoma Risk in Men

by 11 May 2018

Preventing skin cancer obviously includes a serious SPF routine. We know this. But staying out of the sun isn't the only thing that impacts your risk of skin cancer — your diet and even certain medications have been linked to an increased risk. Now, a ne

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Free Skin Cancer Screenings Are Available Near You

by 11 May 2018

According to lifehacker.com, "Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in the United States, but it can be hard to find a dermatologist to check out your skin. Fortunately, the American Academy of Dermatology is organizing free skin cancer screenings for

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HPV Vaccines Prevent Cervical Cancer

by 10 May 2018

The human papillomavirus or HPV spreads through intimate contact during sex with someone who is infected. In some women, an HPV infection will persist and lead to cervical cancer. HPV vaccines protect against cervical cancer in young women, especially when the

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New Study On Drinking More Water And Kidney Disease

by 09 May 2018

Drinking an extra four to six extra glasses of water per day won't slow the decline of kidney functions for chronic kidney disease patients, according to a study in Britain and Canada. Researchers with the Lawson Health Research Institute in Ontario and Wester

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World Health Organization announces Ebola outbreak declared in Democratic Republic of Congo

by 09 May 2018

Ebola outbreak in the Congo. Tuesday, the World Health Organization announced ... the Democratic Republic of the Congo declared an out of the hemorrhagic virus. In the past five weeks, there have been 21 suspected cases of viral hemorrhagic fever, including

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Uterine Cancer Treatment May Cause Cardiovascular Issues

by 09 May 2018

According to upi.com, "survivors of uterine cancer are more likely to face cardiovascular problems several years after treatment." Researchers wrote, "Endometrial cancer survivors are at higher risk for various adverse long-term cardiovascular outcomes compare

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Hepatitis C Eludes Patients as states struggle with costs

by 07 May 2018

According to nbcnews.com, "Hepatitis treatment pits patients against insurance companies and lawmakers against drugmakers. States, which cover a huge number of hepatitis sufferers... are stuck with some of the biggest bills." Matt Salo, the director of the Nat

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Research: Psychedelic Drug Can Help People With PTSD

by 03 May 2018

The idea of using recreational drugs to treat health problems is picking up pace.Recent research has shown how psychedelic drugs like LSD and magic mushrooms can be used to treat depressive symptoms, marijuana can treat pain and seizures, and even highly hallu

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Antidepressant Drugs Increase Dementia Risk

by 26 April 2018

A new study has linked common antidepressants with an increased risk of dementia.Researchers found that the risk is still present, even if the medication was taken decades before diagnosis.The study focused on anticholinergic drugs prescribed as antidepressant

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Measles Outbreaks In Europe Lead To Vaccination Urging

by 26 April 2018

The European Commission on Thursday urged its member nations to cooperate more closely in reducing diseases that can be prevented by vaccines. The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control has reported that several European Union countries, including

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DNA Tests Can Help You Make A Health Plan

by 26 April 2018

According to Business Insider, "DNA testing can teach you everything from your ethnic background and disease predisposition to food preferences and exercise habits." There is a DNA test available now provided by the company Vitagene that only cost $100. The DN

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Genetically Tailored Cancer Treatments Spark Controversy In Medical Commumity

by 25 April 2018

Experts are having a lively debate over a booming cancer treatment field called 'precision oncology.'Drugs can be custom-tailored to fit the genetic makeup of cancerous tumors.The FDA has endorsed the first “tissue-agnostic” immunotherapy drug.It's

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Allergies And Eczema Linked To Higher Likelihood Of Psychiatric Disorders

by 25 April 2018

According to a new study conducted in Taiwan, asthma, hay fever and eczema are linked to an increased risk of developing psychiatric disorders. Psychiatric disorders include depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The researchers utilized a da

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How To Help Minimize Allergies And Asthma

by 24 April 2018

According to a recent article by Allure, medication is not the only way that people can minimize the symptoms of asthma and allergies. While over-the counter and prescribed medications can do a lot to help, there are a number of preventative steps that people

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Researchers Treat Psoriasis with Immune Cells in Mice

by 20 April 2018

A compound from immune cells has been used to treat psoriasis in mice.According to a new study, the treatment may be effective against other autoimmune diseases.Conducted at the Washington University School of Medicine, researchers specifically focused on how

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Opioid Prescriptions Changed Last Year

by 20 April 2018

According to a report released Thursday by a healthcare consulting company, prescription opioid dosage volume declined 12 percent in 2017. It is the largest annual drop in more than 25 years of measurement.IQVIA's Institute for Human Data Science conducted the

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Two New Cases Of Super Gonorrhea Found In Australia

by 19 April 2018

"Super Gonorrhea," the first documented case of a drug-resistant gonorrhea, was reported earlier this year.And only a month following its discovery, there have been two more cases reported in Australia.One patient was diagnosed in Western Australia, while the

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Gene Mapping Could Help Doctor Choose The Proper Chemo

by 19 April 2018

According to upi.com, "Researchers have devised a new gene mapping technique that allows medical providers to determine the chemotherapy with the fewest side effects and best success for individual patients." This could be extremely revolutionary for cancer tr

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The Problem With The 23andMe Cancer Test

by 18 April 2018

According to Business Insider, "The consumer genetics company 23andMe recently got a green light from the US Food and Drug Administration to include information on breast cancer risk in its online customer reports, based on screening for three of the multiple

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New Study Finds Ketamine Alleviates Depression

by 18 April 2018

A phase 2 study found that ketamine can alleviate symptoms of major depression and suicidal thoughts.The compound, which has a history of recreational use as a party drug, was administered in a nasal spray mist.According to researchers, a specific part of the

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VA Publishes Study About Opioids and Chronic Pain

by 13 April 2018

According to a study by the Veterans Administration, the long-term use of opioids has no major difference for patients dealing with chronic pain.Researchers based their findings after examining the electronic health records of 600 patients with chronic pain an

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Chemists seek antiaddiction drugs to save hijacked brains

by 13 April 2018

Powerful chemical countermeasures could one day enter the battle against opioid addiction. The epidemic killed more than 42,000 people in the United States in 2016. Doctors and first responders already use medications to combat the *effects* of opioids. But th

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Opioid Litigation Gets A Schedule

by 12 April 2018

A federal judge has been pushing for a settlement in lawsuits seeking to hold drug companies responsible for their roles in the U.S. opioid epidemic. On Wednesday, that judge set an aggressive schedule that would have the first trial take place in March 2019.

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Can Redefining Alzheimer's Lead To Treatment Sooner?

by 11 April 2018

Government and other scientists are proposing a new way to define Alzheimer’s disease — basing it on biological signs, such as brain changes, rather than memory loss and other symptoms of dementia that are used today.

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New Blood Test Can Detect Alzheimer's Disease Years Before Symptoms Manifest

by 10 April 2018

German researchers have developed a blood test for Alzheimer's disease.Subjects with early Alzheimer stages are hard to identify. The disease is incurable.The test detects the disease several years before symptoms, including memory loss.It does so by picking u

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A Second Wave of Flu Season Is Hitting the U.S., But There's Good News

by 07 April 2018

On Friday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the 13th week of the flu season had reduced cases of influenza in the United States, but that a second strain, Influenza B was on the rise. UPI reported that rather than getting a strain o

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US Surgeon General: Opioid Crisis Calls All Americans To Have This In Their Homes

by 06 April 2018

The US opioid crisis has led the US Surgeon General to make an unusual request.He wants every American to have a dose of Naloxone in their home.That's the overdose antidote routinely administered by paramedics and physicians.It comes as a nasal spray and as an

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J&J Loses Trial Over It's Baby Powder

by 06 April 2018

Pharmaceutical company Johnson & Johnson received its first trial loss in a lawsuit claiming its talc-based products including Johnson’s Baby Powder contain cancer-causing asbestos. The trails was conducted with a New Jersey jury on Thursday ordering

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New Study Finds Evidence of New Neuron Growth in Elderly

by 06 April 2018

A study found that the elderly can generate hundreds of new neurons a day, at the same rate as younger adults.Researchers at Columbia University in New York determined in their study that elder males remain more intact cognitively and emotionally than previous

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Researchers Develop Technique to Watch Brain Cells Live

by 05 April 2018

Researchers are developing a technique to look inside the brain at cells interacting in real time.Although the team is conducting experiments on mice, they methodology has been successful.According to their findings, the imaging method allows them to capture i

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Red Meat Linked To Colon Cancer Risk In Women

by 05 April 2018

New study links colon cancer risk in women. You might want to rethink your dinner plans.

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Get Ready: 'Nightmare Bacteria' Found Across The Entire US

by 05 April 2018

“Nightmare bacteria” are popping up across the U.S.The bacteria have the power to resist most antibiotics.Suspect bacteria turned up unusual antibiotic-resistance genes 221 times in 2017.11% of symptomless people screened for these superbugs carrie

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Synthetic Weed Linked To Severe Bleeding Deaths

by 04 April 2018

The outbreak of severe bleeding cases linked to synthetic pot in Illinois is getting worse with every day. On Tuesday, the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) reported a second death in connection to the designer drugs, also known as synthetic cannabin

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Exciting New Breakthrough In Treatment For Sickle Cell Anemia

by 03 April 2018

Australian researchers have found a way to introduce natural mutations into blood cells that could lead to new therapies for sickle cell anemia and other blood disorders. According to UPI, scientists at the University of New South Wales used gene editing to in

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New Cancer Drug Extremely Effective?

by 02 April 2018

A new cancer drug called larotrectinib was effective in 93 percent of pediatric patients tested in a Phase 1 clincial trial, researchers announced.

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Do You Need More Vitamin B12?

by 02 April 2018

You may know about the pluses of taking iron, calcium, and vitamin D supplements. But what about Vitamin B12? Do you need more of it?The vitamin has been in the news recently after celebrities like Justin Timberlake, and Madonna reportedly got B12 injections.

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Researchers Find Network of Fluid Pockets Underneath Skin

by 28 March 2018

A new study has identified a previously unknown aspect of the human anatomy.Led by New York University’s Department of Pathology, the study found an undiscovered network of fluid-filled pockets and collagen underneath the skin.This network covers most of

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Super Resistant Gonorrhea Reported In UK

by 28 March 2018

Public Health England is investigating the case of a UK man infected with a multidrug-resistant form of gonorrhea.The man attended sexual health services this year. He was found to be infected with a form of the bacteria that is completely resistant to the fir

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Targeting "Mutant Protein" Could Help Treat Ovarian Cancer

by 28 March 2018

Researchers may have discovered a mutant protein linked to growth of ovarian cancer. Scientists from Baylor and Houston's MD Anderson examined a previously unknown cellular pathway The pathway selectively regulates a mutant protein called p53-R175H. This mea

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Medical Researchers Uncover Hidden Aspect of Human Anatomy

by 28 March 2018

Medical researchers have discovered an undetected aspect of the human anatomy.According to a study led by the New York University's Department of Pathology, fluid-filled pockets surrounded by collagen lie underneath the skin, and around every internal organ.Al

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Are Sinus Infections Unsafely Being Treated W/ Antibiotics?

by 28 March 2018

Sinus Infections are now being treated with antibiotics, and this sometimes cause fatal results. According to upi.com, "researchers found that adults were treated with antibiotics for 10 days or longer, although the Infectious Diseases Society of America recom

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Take These Steps To Protect Yourself From Cancer

by 27 March 2018

About one in three people will develop cancer during their lifetimes.609,640 Americans are expected to die from the disease in 2018 alone!But one-third to one-half of cancers can be prevented through lifestyle changes.Being a non-smoking, fit person at a healt

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CDC Expands Yellow Fever Warning

by 23 March 2018

The yellow fever is spreading. This week, the CDC expanded a Level 2 alert to travelers planning to visit various parts of Brazil. Outbreaks of yellow fever have been occurring in the South American country since last year. Travelers are advised to get vaccina

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Opioids Found To Be Wrong Treatment For Back Pain

by 23 March 2018

Lower back pain is the world's leading cause of disability globally. according to new research, the condition is being improperly treated with pain medication instead of physical therapy and exercise.Researchers say patients also are receiving expensive therap

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Could Diabetes Pills Replace Injection

by 17 October 2017

Research now suggests that An injectable class of diabetes medication might one day be available in pill form. Based on the results of a global clinical trial, study authors reported a substantial drop in blood sugar levels for people on the oral medication. T

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Strawberries Are Causing Hepatitis A?

by 31 August 2016

An outbreak of hepatitis A caused by imported frozen strawberries from Egypt has sickened 55 people in six states, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday. Health authorities confirmed 44 total infections in Virginia, where the outbrea

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Researchers Discover Links with Chronic Pain & Anxiety Disorder

by 31 August 2016

Researchers in Vermont found increased expression of a peptide neurotransmitter released in the body in response to stress may be a good target for both chronic pain and anxiety disorder, potentially reducing the dangerous combination of opioid-based painkille

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DEA Launches New Policy On Cannabis Growing And Research

by 11 August 2016

A dramatic shift is on the horizon, according to The Drug Enforcement Agency. The agency announced Thursday plans to redirect the way the United States conducts research on marijuana. The DEA said in a statement that the University of Mississippi will no longe

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Treating MS Symptoms Early May Delay Diagonsis

by 11 August 2016

THURSDAY, Aug. 11, 2016 -- Starting multiple sclerosis (MS) treatment when the first signs of the disabling disease appear may delay the period before the condition is definitively diagnosed or a relapse occurs, new long-term research indicates. Researchers fo

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Aspirin may prolong survival for cancer patients by up to a fifth

by 03 May 2016

Published in the journal PLOS One, the study suggests that taking low doses of aspirin may increase survival for cancer patients by up to a fifth, as well as reduce the spread of the disease.Aspirin is primarily used to treat pain, fever and inflammation, and

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What is a Heart Attack?

by 29 April 2016

The 1.4 million Australians at risk of heart attacks and strokes are failing to take steps to avoid the diseases. The vast majority of the 45-74-year-olds considered highly vulnerable.

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Pharma companies accused of manipulating patents

by 29 April 2016

Access to cheaper and better drugs is being hampered in Australia by canny...

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