Download PDF Pain relief and other forms of supportive care for cancer patients are insufficient, researchers report at the ESMO ASIA 2016 Congress in Singapore. They also highlight that side-effects to chemotherapy must be treated efficiently and that doctors should ensure end-of-life treatment meets patients\’ expectations. Despite existing recommendations on the need for early supportive […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Researchers from the University of California (UCLA) and Cardiff University have made a breakthrough in the understanding of AIDS-related dementia, discovering the role of a neuron protein which was also found to affect learning abilities in healthy subjects. Professor Kevin Fox who led the work at Cardiff University\’s School of Biosciences said: \”Our […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New guidelines have been developed that it is hoped will help to progress research into vascular cognitive impairment (VCI) following a study led by academics at the University of Bristol that brought together the views of over 150 researchers in 27 countries. VCI refers to a decline in mental abilities, such as memory, […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF High blood pressure is generally considered to be a risk factor for developing dementia. However, new research challenges this belief, instead suggesting that hypertension may lower the risk – especially in older patients. A new study suggests that developing hypertension late in life may lower the risk of dementia. Dementia affects millions of […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF New research published in the Journal of Neurolinguistics suggests that seniors who have been bilingual for years use their brain resources more efficiently and economically than their monolingual counterparts. Researchers suggest the findings show that the bilingual brain is more efficient and economical, as it uses fewer – and only specialized – regions […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Immunotherapy has proven to be effective against many serious diseases. But to treat diseases in the brain, the antibodies must first get past the obstacle of the blood-brain barrier. In a new study, a research group at Uppsala University describes their development of a new antibody design that increases brain uptake of antibodies […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was associated with a 20 per cent increased risk of stroke among persons with Alzheimer\’s disease, shows a recent study from the University of Eastern Finland. Benzodiazepines were associated with a similar risk of stroke as benzodiazepine-like drugs. The use of benzodiazepines and benzodiazepine-like drugs was […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Dementia is a general term used to describe symptoms of memory loss, personality changes, and intellectual impairments that are large enough to affect a person\’s daily life. Alzheimer\’s disease is the most common form of dementia. In the United States alone, there is a new case of Alzheimer\’s disease every 66 seconds. Alzheimer\’s […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Duke University biomedical engineers have used computers to \”evolve\” more effective patterns of electric shocks delivered deep within the brain to treat Parkinson\’s disease symptoms. The new energy-saving patterns could reduce the number of battery replacement surgeries needed during a patient\’s lifetime and lead to patterns tailored to treat specific symptoms. First introduced […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A high-risk subtype of acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) first identified in children is highly prevalent in adults with ALL and is associated with a poor outcome, according to an international collaboration led by St. Jude Children\’s Research Hospital. The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, suggest that affected patients may benefit […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF For over one hundred years, scientists have debated the question of the origins of the lymphatic system – a parallel system to the blood vessels that serves as a conduit for everything from immune cells to fat molecules to cancer cells. This issue has now been resolved by Dr. Karina Yaniv of Weizmann […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF GSK has announced publication of a new long-term analysis showing that patients with moderate-to-severe systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) treated with Benlysta (belimumab) plus standard of care (SoC) over five years experienced low rates of organ damage progression, regardless of their baseline level of damage. Patients with SLE are at risk of irreversible organ […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF Ceritinib provides longer progression-free survival than chemotherapy in crizotinib-pre-treated patients with non-small-cell lung cancer harbouring an ALK rearrangement, according to results of the phase III ASCEND-5 study presented at the ESMO 2016 Congress in Copenhagen.1 \”Patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) should receive front line therapy with the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF A recent large-scale study, published in Cancer Research, finds that a high body mass index, increased waist circumference, and type 2 diabetes are associated with an increase in liver cancer risk. A new study reveals links between BMI, diabetes, and liver cancer. Liver cancer, as the name suggests, starts in the liver, rather […]Continue Reading ...
Download PDF For older adults, a lack of exercise may put their risk of developing dementia on par with that of adults who are genetically predisposed to the disease. This is the conclusion of a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer\’s Disease. Researchers suggest that sedentary behavior puts older adults at just as […]Continue Reading ...
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