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Scientists discover male-only gene that protects against leukaemia

Scientists have discovered the first example of a gene that is only found in one sex and provides protection against cancers including an aggressive …

Genetics

Bad Hospital Design Is Making Us Sicker

As a medical resident working 30-hour shifts, I quickly came to cherish those rare moments when I could duck out of the bustling and brightly lit hospital corridors and lay my head on a pillow.<p>Granted, it was often in a barren call room with a stiff mattress and a rumbling heater. There I’d lie, …

Physiology

Cancer patients forced to borrow money from parents, says study

Macmillan Cancer Support says more than 30,000 people with cancer in their 40s and 50s have had to borrow money from their parents, while more than …

Cancer

OMG: Doctors May Have Found a New Approach That Could Potentially Cure Cancer

It may be a shaky time for politics right now, with things changing in swift order, but the medical field is having a pretty good go of it. Case in point? Back in October, British doctors conducted what appears to be successful treatment of a 44-year-old HIV patient, suggesting they very well might …

The cancer side effect we don’t talk about: losing masculinity

In mid-June I was diagnosed with Ewing’s Sarcoma – a rare soft tissue cancer growing off my ninth rib. I first noticed a problem after my housemates and I decided to have a party to celebrate making it through our first term of uni. The morning afterwards, I felt an excruciating pain in my side. I …

Medicine

Is it cancer? Diagnosing yourself online is about to get easier

When Liz Jurcik of Seattle felt a sharp pain in her side and back in January of 2013, she didn’t think much about it.<p>Jurcik, a 31-year-old human resources professional at Boeing, ran regularly and was in good shape. She thought it was probably a strained muscle from a workout. But the pain got …

Machine Learning

'Anti-evolution' drugs could be the key to finally curing cancer

Cancer researchers are coming together to create a new generation of so-called ‘anti-evolution’ therapies, which they say will combat the disease’s …

The newest tool in the fight against cancer is a huge genetic database driven by algorithms

“This is good news in the fight against cancer.” That’s what US vice president Joe Biden said as 2 petabytes of genomic and clinical data were released to the public last week. The trove features 440,000 DVDs worth of information—including full genome sequences—from 12,000 patients, raw and …

Cancer

Scientists uncover 11 subtypes of acute myeloid leukaemia during gene study

Scientists unpicking the gene faults behind an aggressive blood cancer called acute myeloid leukaemia (AML) have found it is not a single disease, but at least 11 different ones with important differences for patients' likely survival chances.<p>The findings, from the largest study of its kind, could …

Alder Hey Children’s Hospital Set to Become UK’s First ‘Cognitive’ Hospital

Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust today announced a ground-breaking multi-year collaborative programme with the Science and Technology …

Gene editing technique could transform future

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/health/1246000/1246254_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524629189_84817b0ff5891e3e3ff4f8fef99fe124<p><b>CRISPR - get to know this acronym. It's good to know the name of something that could change your future.</b><p>Pronounced "crisper", it is a biological …

Genetics

Revealed: cancer scientists' pensions invested in tobacco

Scientists funded by Cancer Research UK who spend their lives hunting for cures for the disease are among thousands of academics whose pensions are invested in the tobacco industry, the Guardian can reveal.<p>The latest annual report for the university staff’s pension fund shows it had £211m invested …

Public Health

Products

Learn about a few of the top products and contaminants to avoid, and steps you can take to reduce toxic exposures that will protect your health and …

Breast Cancer

Woman offers herself as 'human target' to raise funds for sister's cancer treatment

People walking by Wulian Square in Hangzhou, China, on Monday afternoon were shocked to see a young woman standing under a sign that read: "Human …

What Health Care Designers Can Learn From The Apple Store

To overhaul patient experience for a Minnesota clinic, CannonDesign cherry picked the best ideas from retail, offices, and even airlines.<p>It’s not often that an architect gets to reimagine the future of health care. But presented with the rare opportunity to build an entire health center from the …

There's a Buzzy New Cancer Treatment That's Showing Promising Results | Women's Health

How Does It Work?<br>Different forms of immunotherapy are given in different ways—some can be taken orally, while several of the new drugs go directly into a vein. One newly approved drug is even injected directly into metastatic tumors, says Faries. How long your specific treatment lasts depends on …

Johnson & Johnson loses another court case over talcum powder and cancer

Company to appeal, insisting product is safe, after being ordered to pay $55m to woman who said she developed ovarian cancer from feminine hygiene use<p>Johnson & Johnson has been ordered by a US jury to pay $55m to a woman who said that using the company’s talc-powder products for feminine hygiene …

Cancer

Norman Foster has completed a Maggie's Centre for cancer care in his home town of Manchester, featuring a timber-lattice structure, an angular greenhouse and a flower garden. Find out more on dezeen.com/tag/health #architecture #NormanFoster #UK

Why people keep quiet about their battle with cancer

<b>Close friends and family of Victoria Wood have spoken of their shock at finding out the comedian was suffering from cancer. Her brother said when it came to her final illness she was "determined" not to let the news leak out - even to relatives and loved ones. So why do some people choose to keep</b> …

Cancer

Head and neck cancer drug 'game changer'

<b>A new type of cancer drug that wakes up the patient's own immune system to fight tumours could be a game changer for tackling aggressive head and neck cancers, say experts.</b><p>Trial results coming out of a US cancer conference suggest the treatment works better than standard chemotherapy.<p>Nivolumab …

Cancer

Skin cancer: Pair of drugs 'eliminate 20% of tumours'

<b>A fifth of people with advanced melanoma have no sign of tumours in their body after treatment with a pair of immunotherapy drugs, a study shows.</b><p>The first survival data on using ipilimumab and nivolumab in combination showed 69% of patients, in a trial on 142, were still alive after two years.<p>UK …

Cancer

Could cures for cancer lie hidden in the cloud?

<b>When Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie found out she carried a faulty variant of the BRCA1 gene, her doctors told her she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer.</b><p>Armed with this knowledge, she chose to undergo a double mastectomy in 2013 to reduce the risk to around 5%.<p>This kind of genetic …

Cancer

End of inhalers? Cure for asthma and food allergies on horizon

A universal cure for asthma and food allergies is on the horizon after scientists found a way to convince the immune system to ignore triggers like pollen or peanuts.<p>The new approach involves taking a small amount of the problem food or allergen and encasing it in a special shell to form a …

The Way Cancer Cells Spread Is Even Scarier Than We Thought

Cancer cells have a terrifying-yet-ingenious way of passing through even the smallest blood vessels to spread throughout the human body, according to …

Have You Given Blood Recently?

Londoners who live in and around Tooting are being urged to give blood at a new Donor Centre in St George's Hospital.<p>Donating life-saving supplies of …

A new superweapon in the fight against cancer

Cancer is a very clever, adaptable disease. To defeat it, says medical researcher and educator Paula Hammond, we need a new and powerful mode of …

Why We Have Different Blood Types

I still remember when my mother told me I had O- blood. She said it meant I was a universal donor—anyone could receive my blood, but I could only …

Nobel Prize

Forget The Foosball Table. This Startup Office Was Built For Meditation

The meditation app makers Headspace are taking a more mindful approach to the swanky startup office with new L.A. headquarters.<p>Many companies are starting to build a meditation practice into their culture–from starting out the day with a group meditation session to encouraging individual practices. …

Scary BPA News: Exposure in the Womb Linked to Future Breast Cancer

Researchers believe exposure to BPA in the womb is a reason breast cancer rates in women are rising.<p>We've long heard about the dangers of BPA exposure, but a new study sheds light on another way the chemical may be harming humans. After looking at the effect of the bisphenol A on the developing …