Cancer

Study provides clues to how cancer cells develop resistance to chemotherapies

1 hour ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

About half of all drugs, ranging from morphine to penicillin, come from compounds that are from-;or have been derived from-;nature. This includes many cancer drugs, which are...
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Robotic surgery appears to be as effective as open surgery in treating bladder cancer

1 hour ago   |   News Medical

The first comprehensive study comparing the outcomes of robotic surgery to those of traditional open surgery in any organ has found that the surgeries are equally effective in...
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Researchers discover new type of cell that hinders formation of fat cells

2 hours ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

Obesity is the plague of our times. Some 80 percent of obese people will develop Type 2 diabetes at some point in their lives, and being overweight is also a significant risk...
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Lipid-scrambling DNA enzyme outperforms naturally occurring counterpart, say researchers

2 hours ago   |   News Medical   |   3 articles

A new synthetic enzyme, crafted from DNA rather than protein, flips lipid molecules within the cell membrane, triggering a signal pathway that could be harnessed to induce cell...
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Higher colon cancer risk tied to delayed colonoscopy after positive FIT

2 hours ago   |   Healio

WASHINGTON - Patients who wait longer to undergo colonoscopy screening after a positive fecal immunochemical test are at higher risk for developing colorectal cancer, according...
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Top stories in hematology/oncology: FDA expands indications for Avastin, Keytruda, six gene mutations linked to pancreatic cancer

2 hours ago   |   Healio

Among the top stories in hematology/oncology is a study that identified mutations in six genes associated with pancreatic cancer. Higher levels of circulating vitamin D...
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Transport of lipid-conjugated floxuridine by natural serum albumin for delivery to cancer cells

3 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   3 articles

How can elimination of therapeutics from the bloodstream or their early enzymatic degradation be avoided in systemic delivery? Scientists have new developed a method to bind an...
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Opening up a drug delivery route: Discovery of a new vehicle peptide

3 hours ago   |   ScienceDaily   |   2 articles

The bottleneck of cationic antimicrobial peptides as anticancer therapeutics is their limited ability to penetrate cell membranes. Researchers discovered a cyclic decapeptide...
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How ironic: Chemotherapy can actually trigger the spread of cancer in adjacent areas, science confirms

How ironic: Chemotherapy can actually trigger the spread of cancer in adjacent areas, science confirms

4 hours ago   |   Natural News

Cancer patients have to face a lot of tough decisions, and one of the biggest ones is whether or not to get chemotherapy if it's offered for their particular diagnosis. A lot...
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New Device may Detect Heart Dysfunction in Childhood Cancer Survivors

New Device may Detect Heart Dysfunction in Childhood Cancer Survivors

4 hours ago   |   Medindia Health

A wireless device designed for detection of heart dysfunction in childhood cancer survivors treated with chemotherapy shows promising results.
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No toothpaste can compensate for bad bacteria in your mouth: You can't have...

No toothpaste can compensate for bad bacteria in your mouth: You can't have good oral health without a good diet, according to study

Toothpaste alone isn't enough to protect your teeth from damage: To achieve good oral health, having a good diet is also essential, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

U.S. follows Canada with recall of Now Real Food seed snacks

U.S. follows Canada with recall of Now Real Food seed snacks

A snack mix sold under the Now Real Food brand that was recalled in Canada a few days ago is now being recalled in the United States because clover seeds in the product are... Read more ...

Rosemary oil scientifically documented as a natural medicine treatment for...

Rosemary oil scientifically documented as a natural medicine treatment for stress

Rosemary essential oil has been identified as a potential alternative treatment for stress. A study published in BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine looked into ROEO's... Read more ...

Moringa oleifera lam. leaf powder can help HIV patients stay healthy during...

Moringa oleifera lam. leaf powder can help HIV patients stay healthy during antiretroviral therapy

The leaf powder of Moringa oleifera lam. could help human immunodeficiency virus patients stay healthy during antiretroviral therapy, according to a study published in the... Read more ...

Standing up could lower your risk of diabetes

Standing up could lower your risk of diabetes

The amount of time spent sitting has increased over time. With innovations such as delivered food, experts say many older adults will sit longer, more often. A new UCLA study... Read more ...

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

Could Herpes Virus Play a Role in Alzheimer's?

Human herpes virus 6 and 7 were found in Alzheimer's-affected brains at levels up to twice as high as in those without Alzheimer's, the scientists reported Thursday. Read more ...

Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's Retina

Laser Pointer Burns Hole in Boy's Retina

Vision in the 9-year-old boy's injured left eye is 20/100 and doctors who treated him said it's not possible to restore normal vision to that eye. The boy's right eye has 20/20... Read more ...

Drinking four cups of coffee a day could help heart grow stronger

Drinking four cups of coffee a day could help heart grow stronger

Researchers in Germany found in experiments on mice that levels of caffeine equivalent to four cups of coffee could help to strengthen the cells which line the heart and blood... Read more ...

Physical Function in Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis: An Application of...

Physical Function in Older Adults With Multiple Sclerosis: An Application of the Short Physical Performance Battery

Background and Purpose: There is a growing prevalence of older persons living with multiple sclerosis , and this cohort likely undergoes changes in physical function associated... Read more ...

Determining Whether a Dosage-Specific and Individualized Home Exercise...

Determining Whether a Dosage-Specific and Individualized Home Exercise Program With Consults Reduces Fall Risk and Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults With Difficulty Walking: A Randomized Control Trial

Background and Purpose: The development and implementation of effective interventions to prevent falls in older adults is a public health priority. The purpose of this study... Read more ...