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Mum's dementia was so bad she was kept in hospital for her own safety - but then we changed her diet

When his mum’s dementia became so severe she had to be kept in hospital for her own safety, Mark Hatzer thought he had lost another …

Manchester

Scientists accidentally create mutant enzyme that eats plastic bottles

The breakthrough, spurred by the discovery of plastic-eating bugs at a Japanese dump, could help solve the global plastic pollution crisis<p>Scientists have created a mutant enzyme that breaks down plastic drinks bottles – by accident. The breakthrough could help solve the global plastic pollution …

Pollution

Novel treatment for cancer: Immunotherapy trials show promise in curing the disease

In the winter of 2013, Sue Scott, then 36, had already planned her own funeral. Her cervical cancer was spreading fast. Multiple rounds of …

Marijuana Leads to 'Complete Remission' of Crohn’s Disease with No Side Effects, New Study Shows

BenSchonewille/shutterstock.com<p>There is an alarming number of people who suffer from Crohn’s disease. Crohn’s disease is defined as an inflammatory …

Crohn's Disease

How to shrink the prostate naturally

Enlarged prostate or benign prostatic enlargement happens when cells in the prostate abnormally divide and multiply, causing the organ to increase in …

Prostate cancer breakthrough could spare men needless surgery

Thousands of prostate cancer patients could be spared gruelling treatment after a breakthrough by British scientists.<p>Experts at Cambridge University …

Cancer

Common vitamin could halt glaucoma

A vitamin you’ve probably got in your bathroom cupboard could help treat glaucoma, a devastating eye disease that affects 300,000 Aussies.<p>Researchers …

Scientists Develop Genetic-Based Treatment for Aggressive Prostate Cancer

Today, <i>Science Translational Medicine</i> published the results of a recent University of Michigan - Ann Arbor study that may signal hope for hundreds of …

Cutting prostate cancer diagnosis times

<b>The NHS plans to cut prostate cancer diagnosis times from six weeks to a matter of days, NHS England has said.</b><p>Typically a test for men with prostate cancer requires an MRI scan and a biopsy where a dozen samples are taken, requiring multiple hospital visits.<p>But a "one-stop" service will be trialled …

Cancer

Israeli team says new test takes uncertainty out of prostate cancer screening

Scientists at the Kaplan Medical Center in Rehovot say they are a step closer to developing a better method to screen for prostate cancer, marking a …

Cancer

Long road to breast cancer wonder drug that now means two thirds of patients survive

Many people benefit from new drug treatments for cancer but few are aware of the long, expensive and often frustrating journey from discovery to …

Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

Researchers from Stanford University used stem cells to create a vaccine that has proven effective against breast, lung, and skin cancer in mice.<p>To …

Immunotherapy

New Blood Test For Alzheimer's Is So Precise It Could Predict It 30 Years Ahead

It was accurate in 90% of patients tested.<p>Scientists have developed a new blood test where a tiny drop of blood could be enough to predict the onset …

Dementia

Cancer jab that eliminates tumours even after they've spread will start human trials

A cancer jab that can eliminate tumours even when they have spread throughout the body is about to start human trials.<p>Scientists at Stanford University in the US found that injecting tiny amounts of two drugs directly into a tumour not only kills the original cancer, but also triggers an ‘amazing …

Cancer

Brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer’s helps give life back to patients

A brain ‘pacemaker’ for Alzheimer's disease is helping patients to dress themselves, cook and keep up hobbies which they feared losing forever.<p>In a medical first, surgeons in the US implanted electrical wires into the frontal lobes of three people to stimulate their brain cells in the same way that …

Dementia

Breast cancer: Protein that drives metastasis uncovered

New research published in the journal <i>Oncogene</i> uncovers a protein that helps breast cancer to spread. The findings may lead to new therapies for …

Breast cancer: Body fat, not weight, poses major risk

A new study has made a surprising finding: even women within a normal weight range may have an increased risk of invasive breast cancer if they have …

Yoga program aimed at prostate cancer patients

Yoga instructor Wayne Porterfield credits yoga for helping him get through his prostate cancer diagnosis, and for regaining strength and confidence …

Cancer

Cancer blood test ‘enormously exciting’

<b>Scientists have taken a step towards one of the biggest goals in medicine - a universal blood test for cancer.</b><p>A team at Johns Hopkins University has trialled a method that detects eight common forms of the disease.<p>Their vision is an annual test designed to catch cancer early and save lives. UK …

Cancer

Why Saunas Are Ridiculously Good for You

A visit to the sauna is more than just relaxing; it seems to have real heart and cardiovascular benefits, as well. A group of researchers from the …

Wellness

Hot flashes caused by cancer therapy can be prevented, treated

(Reuters Health) - Cancer patients with hot flashes related to hormone therapy should know that these uncomfortable symptoms can be managed, according to a recently published resource for patients.<p>“The goal of any therapy is to help patients feel better, and we don’t want them to needlessly suffer …

Cancer

This Incredible Virus Attacks Brain Cancer And Actually Boosts Our Immune System

The first therapeutic virus to pass the blood-brain barrier.<p>A study attempting to show that viruses could be delivered to brain tumours has delivered …

Alzheimer's treatment: Diabetes drug holds promise for fighting disease after 'significantly reversing' memory loss

A drug developed for type 2 diabetes significantly reverses memory loss and could have potential as a new treatment for Alzheimer’s disease and other …

Researchers just accidentally found an effective Alzheimer’s treatment while trying to cure diabetes

Developing new treatments for ailments can be a tedious and frustrating process for scientists. Oftentimes, newly developed drugs just don’t work the …

Dementia

Cancer mum Heidi Loughlin: Drug 'obliterated' tumours

<b>A mother who has a rare form of cancer says her latest scan shows a new drug she is taking has "obliterated" secondary tumours in her lungs.</b><p>Heidi Loughlin, 35, from Portishead, near Bristol, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015 while pregnant.<p>She backed a successful campaign to get …

Cancer

This Extremely Common Drug Given to Alcoholics Also Kills Cancer Cells, and We Finally Know Why

Disulfiram (Antabuse) is a drug given to alcoholics to prevent them from drinking, but for decades doctors have noticed the medication appears to …

Daiichi's novel antibody-drug conjugate DS-8201 shows treatment effect in early-stage breast cancer study

Updated data from an open-label Phase 1 clinical trial assessing Daiichi Sankyo's (OTCPK:DSKYF)(OTCPK:DSNKY) DS-8201 in metastatic breast cancer …

This Extreme Diet Reversed Type 2 Diabetes in Up to 86% of Patients

Incredible.<p>Type 2 diabetes isn't necessarily for life, with a 2017 clinical trial providing some of the clearest evidence yet that the condition can …

Diabetes