- Scanning For Genetic Changes May Indicate Lung Cancer Risk
A new technique could pave the way toward screening people at risk for lung cancer for the genetic changes that may foreshadow malignancies, researchers from the University of Colorado say.
- Brain Tumor Stem Cells Killed By Experimental Anti-Cancer Drug
A drug that shuts down a critical cell-signaling pathway in the most common and aggressive type of adult brain cancer successfully kills cancer stem cells thought to fuel tumor growth and help cancers evade drug and radiation therapy, a Johns Hopkins study shows.
- Go To Sleep If You Want To Have More Sex
CHRONIC sleep deprivation is increasingly damaging the male libido and triggering erection problems, a sex researcher has warned at an international sleep conference.
- A Type Of Antioxidant May Not Be As Safe As Once Thought
Certain preparations taken to enhance athletic performance or stave off disease contain an antioxidant that could cause harm.
- Laser Blasts Viruses In Blood
Team discovered a new use for lasers zapping viruses out of blood. The technique, which holds promise for disinfecting blood for transfusions, uses a low power laser beam with a pulse lasting just fractions of a second.
- New Survey Reveals Many Adults With High Cholesterol Fail To Take Necessary Steps To Improve Their Condition
A recent survey of U.S. adults with high cholesterol shows that in spite of concerns about the serious health risks associated with their condition, such as heart attack, stroke and coronary heart disease, there is a significant disconnect between understanding what should be done to monitor and control high cholesterol and actually implementing recommended changes to lower cholesterol levels.
- Secondhand Smoke Affects Pets Too
The threat of secondhand smoke to the health of non-smokers has been known for years but now researchers say pets can also suffer from the effects of secondhand smoke.
- New DNA Test To Determine The Sex Of A Baby From Seven Weeks Into Pregnancy
For the first time in history it is possible to tell the gender of your unborn child as early as eight weeks into your pregnancy without having to wait for a 22 week scan.
- Cancer Can Be Detected By Scanning Surface Veins
A new technology for cancer detection that eliminates the need for drawing blood has been developed by Purdue University researchers.
- A New Treatment For Autism
An estimated 1.5 million Americans and their families are affected by autism. And with no cure, many parents are left searching for answers on how to get their children the best treatment to help them live somewhat “normal” lives.
- Exercise And Yoga Improves Quality Of Life In Women With Early-Stage Breast Cancer
Studies report that exercise and yoga can help maintain and in some cases improve quality of life in women with early-stage breast cancer.
- Promising Drug Combination May Help Those With Ocular Melanoma That Has Spread
A combination of two drugs shows promise in treating a rare and therapy-resistant type of melanoma that originates in the eye and spreads to other organs, according to a new study.
- New Approaches To Treating Scars Caused By Burns And Physical Injuries
Burn injuries, trauma, and surgical procedures can give rise to exuberant scarring, which can lead to physical disability and to patients being stigmatized by their disfigurement.
- Bulimia Patients Respond Better To Family-Based Treatment Than Supportive Psychotherapy
Patients suffering from bulimia, aged 12-19, respond better to family-based treatments than supportive psychotherapy, according to an article in Archives of General Psychiatry (JAMA/Archives). Supportive psychotherapy explores the underlying issues of the disorder.
- Muscadine Grape Skin Extract Shows Promise For Prostate Cancer
Laboratory experiments show that an extract of the skin of muscadine grapes can inhibit growth of prostate cancer cells in the laboratory.
- More Vitamin D Could Mean Fewer Cancers: Study
Thousands of cases of breast and colon cancers might be averted each year if people in colder climates raised their vitamin D levels, researchers estimate in a new report.