Study explaining side effects of statins finds drug can have unexpected benefits: Statins can be beneficial during heart attacks and cancer cell metastasis

While investigating why cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins cause negative side effects such as blurred vision, short-term memory loss or increased risk for diabetes, cellular chemists at The University of Toledo discovered several previously unknown benefits. It is well-established statins can help lower the risk of heart attack by lowering blood cholesterol, but statins also may play a protective role in […]

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Second-Gene Alteration Now Possible To Treat Cancer

Radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and medical surgery are the most famous methods the patients had undergone in order to treat cancer. Aside from these medical treatments, we also urge people to live a healthy lifestyle to avoid further health complications. However, we also know that even with these two “proven” treatments, it is still not enough to treat our ailments. Like us […]

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Miramichi, N.B. man blogging about his fight with colorectal cancer to help others

Dave Gillham is fighting for his life, yet unselfishly trying to spare others the same terrifying battle. Just before Christmas last year, the 35-year-old father of two from Miramichi, N.B. was diagnosed with stage 4 colorectal cancer. The diagnosis was a shock for his young family, given the belief that colorectal cancer typically does not affect young adults “You will […]

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Mother dies of cervical cancer after missing just ONE smear test

‘She only missed one smear test’: Mother dies of cervical cancer less than 18 months after she skipped a routine screening Carly Gorst was told she had a four-inch tumour in her cervix in December 2017 Endured surgery, chemo and radiotherapy but the disease became terminal Died in her husband Craig’s arms just a week after their wedding  e-mail 1 […]

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Therapy could improve and prolong sight in those suffering vision loss: Damping noise in hyperactive eye cells allows details to emerge

Millions of Americans are progressively losing their sight as cells in their eyes deteriorate, but a new therapy developed by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, could help prolong useful vision and delay total blindness. The treatment — involving either a drug or gene therapy — works by reducing the noise generated by nerve cells in the eye, which […]

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Artificial intelligence cuts lung cancer screening false positives

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Screening is key for early detection and increased survival, but the current method has a 96 percent false positive rate. Using machine learning, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Hillman Cancer Center have found a way to substantially reduce false positives without missing a single case of cancer. […]

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Study: air pollution, more people die than by Smoking

Air pollution reduces life expectancy by two years Researchers are sounding the Alarm: According to the latest findings, the health hazards caused by air pollution in Europe, twice as large as previously thought. A current reassessment of the health risks showed an unexpectedly high mortality rate due to contaminated air. Germany takes even the sad leadership in Europe. According to […]

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Do Wireless Bluetooth Headphones Really Increase Cancer Risk?

The internet is abuzz today with worries about the latest tech-fad-turned-health-hazard, with headlines warning that wireless headphones—like Apple’s trendy AirPods—are a potential source of cancer. And yes, articles claiming that the little white devices could “pump radiation into your brain” certainly caught our attention. But before we freak out too much, let’s look at all the facts. Those headlines you […]

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Imaging technique finds differences between radiation-sensitive and resistant tumors: Pilot clinical trials begun

Researchers have started pilot clinical studies in head and neck cancer patients to determine if Raman spectroscopy, a noninvasive imaging technique, can effectively spare some patients of the toxic side effects of ineffective radiation therapy. Researchers at the University of Arkansas, Johns Hopkins University and the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) used the imaging technique and discovered differences […]

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