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Anti-cancer breakthrough CICD can eradicate tumours, researchers say

The method, called Caspase Independent Cell Death (CICD), completely removed tumours in experimental models.<p>Current treatments like chemotherapy, …

FDA Panel Backs Groundbreaking Novartis Treatment That Turns Your Cells Into Cancer Killers

A panel of experts which advises the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has unanimously voted to recommend approval of a pioneering cancer therapy …

15 Foods You Should Never, Ever Eat

Seriously, steer clear.<p>Hard-and-fast food rules are made to be broken. But some common foods are seriously bad for you. "It doesn't mean you'll get sick, get cancer, or die if you eat a dangerous food once," says Nneka Leiba, deputy director of research at the Environmental Working Group (EWG), …

Nutrition

James Allison Has Unfinished Business with Cancer - MIT Technology Review

On the day I arrive at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston to meet James Allison and his longtime collaborator Padmanee Sharma, they are nowhere to …

Exercise Is the Best Cure for Fatigue Caused by Cancer

Amy Schnitzler was tired.<p>Surgery and chemotherapy treatments for her breast cancer had knocked the energy right out of her and all she wanted to do was snuggle under the bedcovers all day.<p>But she got up, anyway.<p>“Even on my worst days, in terms of fatigue, if I just got up and did a little …

An Innovative New Cancer Therapy Hijacks Bacteria to Fight Tumors

Researchers from South Korea have engineered a strain of bacteria that infiltrates tumors and fools the body’s immune system into attacking cancer …

Can Your Genes Put You at Higher Risk for Skin Cancer?

Each year, doctors diagnose approximately 75,000 new cases of melanoma — the most serious type of skin cancer. You may not think of it as something …

How I used math to conquer my cancer

Robert Reitzen isn’t one to blindly follow doctors’ orders — and he’s better off for it.<p>Reitzen, a partner in a Los Angeles-based hedge fund, …

Cancer

Bruce Urquhart: still running marathons despite stage 4 melanoma

Bruce Urquhart has run 10 marathons and several races far longer than 26.2 miles since he was diagnosed with stage 4 melanoma in 2010.<p>Technically, …

Why Olive Oil Is So Good for the Heart

All cholesterol is not equal. It comes in healthy and unhealthy forms, and doctors have long advised people to cut back on the bad cholesterol, LDL, …

This Couple Went to Every National Park in America and Says These Are the Best

At these parks, you'll get scenery and experiences you won't find anywhere else.<p>Last year, former National Geographic travel photographer, Jonathan …

National Parks

Scientists discover why some cancers may not respond to immunotherapy

UCLA researchers determined for the first time why some people with advanced melanoma or advanced colon cancer will not respond to pembrolizumab.

Doctors successfully treat two babies with leukemia using gene-edited immune cells

It’s a promising approach, but still needs a lot more research<p>In a study out this week in the journal <i>Science Translational Medicine</i>, a group of British doctors reported that they had successfully “cured” two infants of the blood cancer leukemia using a treatment that involves genetically modified …

Immunotherapy cancer drugs cleared by FDA

Three drugs in the immunotherapy class have been approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to be used for treating cancer.<p>Assoc Prof Narin …

These Nanoparticles Might Trick Cancer Into Revealing Itself To Our Immune System

In trials in mice, a new technique that exposes the insides of tumors to our body’s T cells showed promising results.<p>Nanoparticles may help the body fight off cancer cells using its own immune system. New research shows that, in mice at least, not only tumors but metastases were completely …

Experimental Cancer Treatment That Terminates Rogue Cells Could Arrive in 2017

CAR T-cell therapy, a cutting-edge immunotherapy technique, is engineered to target cancer at a cellular level.<p>If there were such a thing as a cancer …

The 13 biggest nutrition discoveries of 2016

The truth about nutrition is always in flux. One day coffee is a carcinogen, the next it’s a potent antioxidant. Carbs used to be the devil, now (the right kinds) are the staple of a well-balanced diet.<p>What’s healthy seems to change regularly, and 2016 was no exception, which is why we’re looking …

An unleashed immune system can attack healthy organs as well as cancer

Immunotherapy drugs have been hailed as a breakthrough in cancer treatment, attracting billions of research dollars and offering new hope to patients …

Cellular immunotherapy targets a common human cancer mutation

Researchers identified a method for targeting the cancer-causing protein produced by a mutant form of the KRAS gene.

5 Easy Yoga Poses That Banish Stress

I'd like to say that I'm a zen yogi who always has a cool, calm mind; positive perspective; and a zero-tolerance policy for things that don't serve …

Power is no problem for vegan athletes

"I don't want to be vegan," David Carter once said to his wife. "That's for weaklings."<p>At the time, Carter was an NFL defensive end, weighing in at more than 300 pounds. Growing up in Los Angeles, he was raised on barbecue at his family's restaurant and felt that meat was his source of strength, so …

Nutrition

Combination Immunotherapy Drugs for Cancer Treatment May Cause Rare Cardiac Side Effects

In a study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) investigators and published in the Nov. 3 issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, …

James Allison Says Rational Combinations Key to Immunotherapy Success in "Cold" Tumors

We are also gaining insight on how to rationally combine agents. Mechanist studies are really showing us a lot with these different checkpoint …

7 Steps To Reverse Diabetes So You Never Have To Take Insulin Or Medication Again

Type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes has tripled its number of cases since the 80s, now affecting one in every four American adults and children. By …

Gut bacteria diversity linked to immunotherapy response in melanoma patients

Patients with malignant melanoma have been found more likely to respond to immunotherapy treatment if they have a greater diversity of gut …

Follow the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid

Let the Mayo Clinic Healthy Weight Pyramid be your guide to making smart eating choices. It's pretty simple to use. The goal is to choose most of …

Health, mind and body,Food and drink,Vegetables,Food & drink,Books,Culture,Nutrition,Nutrition,Health & wellbeing,Diets and dieting<p>‘Eat these foods and I guarantee you’ll never die’<p>The information we’re given about nutrition – about what’s behind frightening illnesses like heart disease, …

Alzheimer's Disease

15 So-Called 'Healthy' Eating Habits That Are Anything But

Few things feel as good as the high that comes with finding the perfect balance between eating well, working out, and treating yourself. Even as …

Researchers find immunotherapy treatments better for advanced skin cancer

Hamilton, ON (Nov. 4, 2016) – McMaster University researchers have found that for patients diagnosed in the late stages of one of the most common and …