Download PDF A new study involving researchers from The University of Manchester looked at the genetic information of more than 1,500 prostate cancer patients and identified two variants linked to increased risk of radiotherapy side-effects. Nearly 50% of the 1.1 million men a year worldwide diagnosed with prostate cancer undergo radiotherapy. It is an effective […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Osteoarthritis is a chronic, long-term disease that affects millions of elderly adults. There is currently no known cure for it and treatment options are limited. New research, however, suggests that chair yoga is effective in relieving osteoarthritis pain. The first new randomized control study suggests that chair yoga may be effective in relieving […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A recently published study from China finds that a mother\’s blood pressure before conception may influence the gender of her future child. If the results are replicated, this marks a fascinating discovery. Blood pressure may help to predict the gender of a baby before conception. A million and one old wives\’ tales predict […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Heartburn is a medical condition in which the contents of the stomach move backward and upward into the food pipe. Heartburn is also known as gastrointestinal reflux. The diaphragm and a muscle called the lower esophageal sphincter usually prevent heartburn. However, this muscle can sometimes relax and leave the food pipe unprotected from […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF In 2014, recreational cannabis use was legalized in Colorado, and seven other states have since followed suit. With an ever-expanding part of the population using marijuana to cure a number of ailments, researchers at Colorado State University have investigated its effects on mood. The latest study finds that casual cannabis users have a […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has published guidance recommending infliximab for use within its marketing authorisation as an option for treating severe active ankylosing spondylitis (AS) in adults whose disease has responded inadequately to, or who cannot tolerate, non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.1 NICE last reviewed infliximab for AS in 2008 […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A team of Cambridge researchers led by scientists at the Babraham Institute have discovered the hidden connections in our genomes that contribute to common diseases. Using a pioneering technique developed at the Babraham Institute, the results are beginning to make biological sense of the mountains of genetic data linking very small changes in […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Scientists have pinpointed a gene mutation in a subset of people with autism that hinders the development of brain connections and slows brain activity – a discovery that could lead to new medications to treat autism at its core. In some people with autism, researchers have pinpointed mutations in the DIXDC1 gene that […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A new way of looking at how pollutants ride through the atmosphere has quadrupled the estimate of global lung cancer risk from a pollutant caused by combustion, to a level that is now double the allowable limit recommended by the World Health Organization. The findings, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A multi-institutional research team has estimated for the first time the number of children born with Down syndrome each year in Massachusetts over the past century, along with the numbers of pregnancies of a child with Down syndrome lost to either termination or miscarriage. Their report receiving advance online publication in the journal […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF If you think the mind grinds to a halt when you\’re doing nothing, think again. A University of British Columbia-led review of mind-wandering research, published in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, proposes a new framework for understanding how thoughts flow, even at rest. The authors argue that their new framework could help better understand the […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The 1-year results of an ongoing trial of a skin patch for treating peanut allergy shows it is safe and modestly effective for the treatment of children and young adults – especially younger children. The patch delivers small amounts of peanut protein into the skin. The trial found the skin patch was safe […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A single dose of psilocybin – the psychedelic compound in magic mushrooms – may reduce anxiety and depression in patients with advanced cancer, according to the results of two new studies. Researchers say the magic mushroom compound psilocybin could help alleviate psychological distress for patients with advanced cancer. Both studies – conducted by […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Promising results of Phase I trial show successful migration of immune cells to tumor sites Genetically modified versions of patients\’ own immune cells successfully traveled to tumors they were designed to attack in an early-stage trial for mesothelioma and pancreatic and ovarian cancers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Turmeric is a yellow-colored, aromatic spice commonly used in Indian cuisine. Its use in food, as well as natural medicine, has been prevalent in Eastern cultures for thousands of years. Research has confirmed that turmeric contains potent anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties that may play a role in combating many diseases. Curcumin, the active […]Continue Reading ...
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