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Johns Hopkins researchers say they've unlocked key to cancer metastasis and how to slow it

Hasini Jayatilaka was a sophomore at the Johns Hopkins University working in a lab studying cancer cells when she noticed that when the cells become too densely packed, some would break off and start spreading.<p>She wasn't sure what to make of it, until she attended an academic conference and heard a …

Immune System

I have a pre-existing condition. Here's what it may cost to keep me alive under the AHCA.

I developed a pre-existing condition in 2013 after a lump in my neck I'd been ignoring swelled to the size of an apple and I was unable to keep food …

Health Care

What doctors think of the Obamacare replacement plan

Titled the American Health Care Act, the bill aims to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, overhauling the healthcare system.<p>The bill tries to preserve some of the well-regarded aspects of the ACA, such as allowing people with preexisting conditions to keep their coverage — so long as they …

Health Care

High-dose vitamin C injections Shown to Annihilate Cancer

<b>Groundbreaking new research on the cancer-fighting potential of vitamin C has made the pages of the peer-reviewed journal Science Translational</b> …

US Health Care Costs Hit Fastest Growth in Eight Years, Thanks to Obamacare, Prescription Drugs

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar Published on December 4, 2016 •<p>This article is available to read at the Associated Press Archive Link here: …

5 Beginner-Friendly Foam Rolling Moves To Master

Celebrity trainer Ashley Borden believes everyone needs to spend a little more time foam rolling, and she’s on a mission to make it happen. While the …

Massage Therapy

Marijuana Appears to Benefit Mental Health: Study

Legal access to marijuana, medicinal or otherwise, is growing. In 2016, four states approved recreational use of the drug and four states passed laws …

Mental Health

Drug combo reversed plaque buildup in heart patients' arteries | NOLA.com

Statins are one of the biggest success stories of modern medicine, credited with transforming cardiac care. Millions of Americans take them based on …

Medical Research

Chinese Scientists Become First to Use CRISPR Gene-Editing on Humans

Chinese scientists are attempting to use CRISPR to develop a new treatment for cancer patients, and the U.S. will soon follow their lead.<p>A team of Chinese scientists from Sichuan University in Chengdu have become the first to inject a person with cells modified with the gene-editing tool …

Improve the Affordable Care Act, Don’t Repeal It

Republicans are poised to use their control of the presidency and both houses of Congress to repeal major parts of the Affordable Care Act. But a careful review reveals that significant parts of the ACA are actually working. Specifically, it has allowed for significant expansion of insurance …

Health Care

End of the daily pill as scientists find way to administer dose that lasts for weeks

The end of daily medication is on the horizon after scientists invented a pill which steadily releases drugs over two weeks.<p>Experts are hopeful it could help people stick to inconvenient drugs regimes, particularly the elderly or those with dementia or mental health problems who struggle to …

DNA-editing breakthrough could fix 'broken genes' in the brain, delay ageing and cure incurable diseases

Scientists have discovered a new way to edit DNA that could fix “broken genes” in the brain, cure previously incurable diseases and potentially even …

Genetics

Why The Science World Is Freaking Out Over This 25-Year-Old's Answer to Antibiotic Resistance

Could this be the end of superbugs?<p>A 25-year-old student has come up with a way to fight drug-resistant superbugs <i>without</i> antibiotics.<p>The new approach …

University of New South Wales

Hepatitis C: Signs and Symptoms

<b>When the liver becomes inflamed due to infection, disease, drugs, poisons, or excessive alcohol, it is referred to as hepatitis. Infectious hepatitis</b> …

This is how pneumonia affects the body

Some strands of the pneumonia virus use iron to spread the disease around the body, researchers have found. The discovery could be used to inform how …

Microbiology

The Possible Link Between Bacteria And Chronic Disease?

Researchers Propose A Bacterial Toxin May Be Partly Responsible for A Variety of Diseases<p>Chronic diseases are complex and may arise from a number of different triggers. But one common factor seems to be the development of long term inflammation. This shift in immunity has drastic effects on the …

Medical Research

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Exclusive: Doctors to Test a Groundbreaking Treatment for Strokes

For the first time, doctors in Cleveland will stimulate the brain of a person disabled by stroke to help them regain function and …

Medicine

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The tech that could help us fight diabetes

• <i>As it's the start of</i> Diabetes Week <i>in the UK, we're taking a look at the technological advances around right now to help those fighting the disease -</i> …

Diabetes

Understanding Epigenetics—and What it Means for Aging, Cancer, and Obesity

As the field picks up steam, we’ve been hearing more and more about epigenetics—i.e., the idea that outside factors like the environment might …

Genetics

The cancer drugs in your bathroom cabinet

Helen Hewitt lost her mother, her younger brother and her baby son to cancer. Having successfully overcome breast cancer herself, she is currently battling several tumours in her lungs, and – thanks to an inherited mutation in her DNA – is at high risk of developing other cancers as well. Yet …

Cancer

Cues for DNA curl-up inside us just as important as genetic code – study

Taking a well-known concept, theoretical physicists (of all people) observed for the first time that our DNA hides embedded instructions for the …

How to cook with turmeric, the superfood in your spice rack that could prevent dementia

<i>This piece was originally published on May 16, 2016, and has been republished, following a new study released yesterday by The University of California. Researchers observed the effects of curcumin, a bright yellow chemical found in the spice tumeric, on 40 adults between the ages of 50 and 90</i> …

There's a surprising advantage to a vaccine that protects against the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US

HPV, or human papillomavirus, is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the US, according to the CDC. It's responsible for nearly all cases of cervical cancer, of which there are about 12,000 new cases in the US every year. Having an effective vaccine rollout is critical to reducing this …

Public Health
Health Care

Living cells ‘hacked’ and hijacked by MIT

Scientists at MIT have proven they can ‘hack’ living cells and programme them to carry out new tasks.<p>In the same way that computer language tells a machine how to operate, researchers have shown it is possible to write DNA ‘code’ and insert it into bacteria to alter how they function.<p>They hope that …

Five Technologies That Will Disrupt Healthcare By 2020

<i>Frost & Sullivan’s Transformational Health program provides insight on the growth opportunities driven by innovative healthcare technology</i><p>The healthcare landscape is changing exponentially and the following technologies are expected to have far-reaching implications in terms of diagnostics, …

Digital Health

New Approaches for Parkinson's Treatment?

<b>Researchers study metabolic changes.</b><p>Researchers at the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) of the University of Luxembourg and partners …

Neuroscience