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One injection could kill cancer

Scientists experimenting with an innovative treatment for cancer have now devised a targeted injection that has already successfully eliminated …

The ‘superantibiotics’ that could save us from bacteria apocalypse

With the rise of bugs that are resistant to virtually everything medical science can throw at them, scientists are now hoping to re-engineer existing antibiotics to make them thousands of times more powerful<p>Warnings about an impending post-antibiotic apocalypse have, over the last five years, grown …

Medicine

Scientists uncover mutations needed for cancer to emerge

Between one and 10 driver mutations are required for cancer to develop, according to a team from the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. The researchers …

Apple’s massive health push could mean its own medical clinics

As part of its push into mobile health, Apple was reportedly in “deep talks” to buy Crossover Health, a health clinic company, which has offered employee healthcare to tech companies including Apple, Facebook, Microsoft, and others.<p>The acquisition would have put Apple in charge of a string of …

The FDA just approved a 'complex generic drug' and it's sending one stock soaring and another crashing

Shares of Teva Pharmaceuticals, which makes the branded version of Copaxone, fell by 11% on Wednesdsay, while Mylan, which makes the new generic version, was up as much as 18%.<p>"Mylan has invested tens of millions of dollars over many years to bring this important medicine to market," Mylan CEO …

Generic Drugs

A robot just performed one of the most precise medical procedures for the first time ever

In the not-so-distant future, AI-controlled robots will almost certainly enslave humanity and make us all wish we could go back to the stone age, but …

Cancer patients need more than survival | Fay Schopen

The hunger for ‘miracle cures’ has skewed our understanding of medical research. We need greater emphasis on quality of life<p>The horror of a cancer diagnosis is unforgettable. It is the grimmest and most personal bad news. The solemnness of the doctor; the loaded pause as the nurse asks: “Is anyone …

Cancer

Severe Liver Damage Case Study Shows The Dangers of Naturopathy

Natural isn't always best.<p>One for the medical text books; a 38-year-old male with gallstones presents with dark urine and loss of appetite, and after …

Breakthrough surgical glue seals wounds shut in 60 seconds

Surgery can be incredibly taxing on the individual going under the knife, but when the surgeon wraps up the procedure it doesn’t always mean the end …

Why can’t we cure the common cold?

After thousands of years of failure, some scientists believe a breakthrough might finally be in sight. By Nicola Davison<p>The common cold has the twin distinction of being both the world’s most widespread infectious disease and one of the most elusive. The name is a problem, for starters. In almost …

How can nonsmokers get COPD?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, known as COPD, is a common condition most often associated with smoking. However, nonsmokers, and even people …

Mental Disorders

Nanoparticles make superbugs more susceptible to drugs

Researchers have created nanoparticles that, when administered with antibiotics, can kill 1000 times more bacteria than when just antibiotic is used, …

New Drug to Protect Infants from Whooping Cough Shows Promise

SAN DIEGO — A potential new drug might protect infants from whooping cough in their first few months of life, before they can be vaccinated, early …

The Difference Between a Heart Attack, Stroke, and Cardiac Arrest

Heart attack, stroke, and cardiac arrest—you're probably familiar with all three and know that they're serious conditions requiring medical …

High Blood Pressure

Scientists have successfully reversed advanced heart failure in mice

Studying Heart Failure<p>A team of researches from the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas have discovered a way to reverse severe heart …