Melanoma blood test: Scientists unveil 'world-first' research

Melanoma blood test: Scientists unveil 'world-first' research

Image copyright BSIP/Getty Images Image caption Melanoma is the most serious form of skin cancer Australian scientists say they have developed a blood test to detect melanoma in its early stages. The test, billed as a world first, is designed to make it easier to spot the skin cancer before it becomes fatal, according to […]

E. Coli Found in Water at Tennessee Ziplining Facility

E. Coli Found in Water at Tennessee Ziplining Facility

Category: Family Medicine | Gastroenterology | Infections | Internal Medicine | Emergency Medicine | Pediatrics | Institutional Back to Journal Articles Last Updated: July 16, 2018. Health officials say they found Escherichia coli in water at a ziplining facility in Tennessee that has been linked to an outbreak affecting at least 500 people. One visitor […]

FDA Recalls Some Valsartan Drugs Due to Impurity

FDA Recalls Some Valsartan Drugs Due to Impurity

By Megan Brooks July 16, 2018 — The FDA has announced a voluntary recall of several drugs that contain the heart drug valsartan because a possible carcinogen was found in the recalled products. NDMA, which was found in the valsartan products, could cause cancer, according to lab tests. “The presence […]

How Omega 3 curbs spread of cancer

How Omega 3 curbs spread of cancer

While eating foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids, such as fatty fish, certain nuts and seeds, have been known to prevent heart diseases and arthritis, a new research, led by one of Indian-origin, showed that it may also have anti-cancer effects. The new study, led by Aditi Das from University of Illinois, U.S., showed that […]

Obesity alone does not increase early death risk: Study

Obesity alone does not increase early death risk: Study

Obesity alone does not increase risk of early death, say scientists who have found that obese patients with no other metabolic risk factors, do not have an increased rate of mortality. The study could impact how we think about obesity and health, said Jennifer Kuk, an associate professor at York University in Canada. […]

Amid the opioid crisis, some seriously ill people risk losing drugs they depend on

Amid the opioid crisis, some seriously ill people risk losing drugs they depend on

Julie Anne Feinstein had overcome a lifetime of adversity when she began taking daily medication for pain 10 years ago at age 68, prescriptions that would eventually land her at the center of the nation’s opioid crisis. She had survived paralyzing childhood polio to become a skiing, mountain-climbing teenager near her home in Oregon. When […]

China pushes for lower cancer drug prices: Xinhua

China pushes for lower cancer drug prices: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) – China’s new medical insurance regulator will begin negotiations with domestic and overseas pharmaceutical companies to lower prices of cancer drugs in a bid to cut the financial burden on patients, state news agency Xinhua said on Saturday. The State Medical Insurance Administration said it was preparing to include more cancer drugs on […]

Scientists Use CRISPR To Engineer Cancer Cells That Kill Own Tumor

Scientists Use CRISPR To Engineer Cancer Cells That Kill Own Tumor

Cancer cells typically have a “re-homing” behavior in which the cells that have metastasized return to the original tumor. Scientists took advantage of this trait to use CRISPR-engineered cells to turn against their own kind.  ( Pixabay ) Can cancer cells be designed to turn against their own kind? Scientists from Boston took advantage of […]

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