The Failure of Chemotherapy - As More Patients Abstain From The Treatment More Survive
December 6, 2016 | Cancer | D.Mihalovic
Cancer cases have increased by more than 30 percent in the last decade and half of all cases globally are ending up in deaths according to a new report from the Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration published online by JAMA Oncology. Moreover, the overall contribution of cytotoxic chemotherapy to 5-year survival in adults is below 3 percent.
Hormone Therapy After Menopause Damages Kidneys
December 5, 2016 | HumanBody | M.Torres
Estrogen treatment after menopause increases the risk of new kidney damage, according to a study by Tulane University School of Medicine researchers published in the American Journal of Physiology--Renal Physiology.
Personalized Probiotics- In Five Years, It Will Be Routine Medical Practice
December 2, 2016 | HumanBody | K.Foster
Intestinal bacteria play a key role in causing and preventing many diseases. Consequently, giving personalised gut health advice will be routine medical practice in five years, predicts the researcher behind the new start-up Map My Gut and big gut data projects British Gut and Kings College London's TwinsUK Registry.
New Evidence On Why You Should Never Go To Bed Angry
December 1, 2016 | Sleep | A.Coghlan
Don't go to bed angry. Now there's evidence for this proverb: it's harder to suppress bad memories if you sleep on them.
Disposable Biosensor Detects Pesticides
November 30, 2016 | DNA | K.Foster
When does too much of something become a bad thing? That's the question Dr. Jonathan Claussen, assistant professor at Iowa State University's Department of Mechanical Engineering, and his team of researchers aim to help farmers answer when it comes to pesticide use
Which Age Group Can Benefit The Most From Social Technology?
November 29, 2016 | Lifestyle | K.Foster
The answer may surprise you, but it's not the teens, twenty or thirty somethings that are benefiting the most from the incredible rise of social media. It's our elders and those over 80 who are more likely to report mental and physical well-being, according to Stanford research.
Curcumin Reduces Symptoms of Anxiety and Depression Even In People With Major Depression
November 28, 2016 | Antioxidants | M.Chan
Curcumin, the yellow pigment associated with the curry spice Turmeric, has been found to be effective in reducing depressive and symptoms of anxiety even in people with major depressive disorders.
Are Drugs Safe for Diabetes?
November 25, 2016 | Diabetes | E.Dahl
Diabetes and cardiovascular conditions are known to have a connection. In fact, some studies have noted that the higher the insulin dose, the higher the chance of a cardiovascular event, or even death.
Tomato Extract Better Than Aspirin For Blood Thinning And Without The Side Effects
November 24, 2016 | Alternative | M.Chan
Decreasing "platelet activation" lowers the risk of "thrombosis" -- or the forming of dangerous blood clots that cause heart attacks and strokes. It's the reason many doctors to this day still recommend aspirin despite treatment with the drug increasing cardiac failure, including heart attacks and bleeding episodes. New research show tomato extracts can thin blood as effectively or better than aspirin without the side effects.
Refuting Past Evidence - People Who Live Into Their 90s With Incredible Memories Have Alzheimer's Plaques
November 23, 2016 | MentalHealth | J.Battaglia
In the last few decades, over $40 billion has been spent worldwide on trying to develop a breakthrough drug treatment for Alzheimer's, and most of these treatments are focused on clearing amyloid plaques which scientists assumed was a major contributor. Now post mortems have revealed that these "superagers" manage to do this even when their brains have the hallmarks of Alzheimer's diseases.
Vitamin D3 Shown To Significantly Improve Autism
November 22, 2016 | Prevention | K.Foster
A recent government survey of parents suggests that 1 in 45 children, ages 3 through 17, have been diagnosed with autism spectrum disorder (ASD). This is notably higher than the official government estimate of 1 in 68 American children with autism, by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). A new study published in the Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry showed symptoms "improved significantly" following four months of vitamin D3 supplements.