Wednesday, June 20, 2018
Our guts, research is proving, are much more important to our overall state of health and well-being than previously thought. Do they also play a role in memory and orientation, and if so, why?In a famous scene from the...
Cancer treatments that attack tumours based on their individual genetic traits; not their location in the body, far outperform traditional methods, extending survival for twice as many patients, a study said Saturday. The precision medicine field of targeted therapy involves...
One in 10 men have 'astonishing benefits' from personalised treatment which jump-starts the immune system to tackle tumours Men with otherwise untreatable prostate cancer can benefit from an immune system-stimulating treatment which could help prolong their life, or even stop...
The drug company Allergan is recalling nearly 170,000 packs of Taytulla birth control pills because of a packaging error. The error puts the pills out of sequence in the package and may make an unplanned pregnancy more likely. The Taytulla...
A researcher from the University of Virginia, USA has revealed that fatty liver disease and other unwanted effects of aging may be the result of our cells’ nuclei, the compartment containing our DNA, getting wrinkly, as such preventing genes...
Trastuzumab isn’t exactly new, but it is offering simpler and quicker treatment for women living with breast cancer. Previous formulations for dealing with breast cancer, which affects millions of women around the world, have been administered as intravenous medication, injected...
At least one in four children who get tuberculosis dies each year because health systems routinely neglect children with the disease, a new report by the International Union Against Tuberculosis says. The report called systemic neglect of children with TB...
After tumor removal surgery, treatment with erectile dysfunction drugs and a flu vaccine may help to stop the cancer returning. These drugs, aided by the flu vaccine, remove a block to the immune system that can sometimes result from cancer...
The deadly yellow fever virus has the potential to spread into cities around the world where it previously has not been seen, according to a new study led by St. Michael’s Hospital. Researchers led by Dr. Kamran Khan of St....
Global consumption of antibiotics has soared since the year 2000, stoking calls for new policies to rein in usage — and fueling fears that the worldwide threat posed by drug-resistant superbugs will spiral out of control, researchers say. A study...