Prostate cancer: New test ‘transforms’ diagnosis and treatment – what is it?

Prostate cancer usually develops slowly, and the majority of cancerous cells will not develop to the point of needing treatment in a man’s lifetime. However, doctors struggle to predict which tumours will become aggressive, making it hard to decide on treatment for many men. A new revolutionary test can help ease the worry men have to deal with when awaiting […]

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Type 2 diabetes: This simple exercise can reduce blood glucose levels

Type 2 diabetes is a common condition, causing the level of sugar (glucose) in the blood to become too high. The symptoms are usually gradual and rarely cause any pain. If left untreated however, the condition can lead to serious health issues related to the eyes, heart and nerves. Research reveals there is one simple way to help keep blood […]

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Thread veins: Eight things you may not know about the condition

Thread veins, known medically as telangiectasia, are small clusters of blue or red veins that sometimes appear on the face or legs. They’re harmless and, unlike trunk varicose veins, don’t bulge underneath the surface of the skin. In rare cases, they can cause burning or itching. According to Dr Munir Somji, there are eight important points to bear in mind […]

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Acupuncture Gone Wrong: This Woman's Lung Collapsed During a Routine Treatment

A recent case report details the story of everyone’s worst post-acupuncture nightmare: a collapsed lung. It featured the story of a 79-year-old woman who, two days after having an acupuncture treatment, went to her general practitioner because of sharp pain in her right shoulder that she’d felt ever since the treatment. Her doctor ordered chest radiography, and it was revealed […]

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Terminal cancer patient’s new treatment ‘has his lymphoma on the run’

Cancer patient, 62, told his lymphoma was terminal claims the disease is now ‘on the run’ after being given pioneering ‘living drug’ treatment Mike Simpson was told he may have only two unpleasant years left to live But gruelling new cancer treatment has restored his hopes of beating the illness Experts say the therapy is having ‘incredibly impressive’ results in […]

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Advancing epilepsy treatment

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have successfully prevented epileptic seizures in animal models by preemptively directing a low-frequency stimulus to the nerve fibers in the brain. That technique differs substantially from current human therapies recently approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, in which doctors now employ a much higher frequency directly into brain tissue and sometimes only […]

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New study advances treatment options for PTSD

Stephen Maren, University Distinguished Professor in the┬áDepartment of Psychological & Brain Sciences, recently published significant research on the psychological and neural basis of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), one of the most-cited scientific journals in the world, the study looked at the areas of the […]

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Preeclampsia treatment for mothers also benefits offspring

An estimated six to 15 million people in the U.S. are children born of a pregnancy complicated by preeclampsia. New research performed in rats reveals that treating preeclampsia with sildenafil citrate (Viagra) may help protect the cardiovascular health of the offspring. Preeclampsia occurs when women with otherwise normal blood pressure experience elevated blood pressure during pregnancy. Children of women with […]

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Computational model of a human kinase may provide insights for cancer treatment

Researchers have developed a computational model for human MEK1, a protein with potential as a drug target for a variety of human cancers. The initiation and progression of cancer cells occur when molecular signals involved in cellular proliferation go awry. MEK1 plays an essential role in signaling within both healthy and cancer cells. While much is known about the key […]

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New therapy targets painful side effect of cancer treatment

When Cellix Bio, a drug design firm, approached Dr. Rajesh Lalla to discuss ideas and their patented compounds for a better way to treat oral mucositis, he had no doubt he wanted to be involved. As a professor of dental medicine at UConn Health, Lalla had treated countless patients suffering from this common side effect of cancer treatment. Unfortunately, he […]

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