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Deadly brain cancer stopped with new compound

Glioblastoma, one of the deadliest forms of brain cancer, may have found its nemesis. New research shows that the tumor, which is notoriously …

Cancer

Urgent warning as thousands of asthma inhalers recalled due to safety fears

Asthma sufferers have been urged to check for faulty inhalers which could be putting thousands of lives at risk.<p>Two brands of inhalers have been …

How one enzyme could stop the spread of cancer

Scientists have identified a new enzyme mechanism that induces cancer cells that are about to migrate to destroy themselves by degrading their tiny …

Medical Research

Preventive treatment for peanut allergies succeeds in study

The first treatment to help prevent serious allergic reactions to peanuts may be on the way. A company said Tuesday that its daily capsules of peanut …

Psoriasis drug may lower heart disease risk

A drug used to combat the common skin condition psoriasis may help to protect the heart. A new study shows that it can reduce aortic inflammation, a …

Why heart attack symptoms are sometimes missed in women

<b>(CNN) —</b> Among adults 55 and younger, women may be more likely than men to experience lesser-known acute heart attack symptoms in addition to chest pain, a new study has found.<p>And more than half of the doctors seeing women who seek care for those symptoms, prior to being hospitalized, might not even …

Research

Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

A new study may have revealed a possible new prevention and treatment strategy for osteoarthritis, which is one of the most common and debilitating …

Screening All Adults for Hepatitis C is Most Cost-Effective Way to ID Those Infected

Screening all adults for hepatitis C (HCV) is the most cost-effective way to identify more people with the disease as well as improve patients’ …

Highly processed foods linked to cancer risk, study finds

Here’s another reason to eat fresh food: a new study shows that people who eat more highly processed foods such as chicken nuggets and instant noodles have a higher risk of cancer.<p>It’s long been known that eating fresh fruits and vegetables and whole grains lowers the risk of cancer. Obesity also …

Nutrition

Blood-thinning drugs designed to cut stroke risk may actually increase it

Blood-thinning drugs may increase rather than cut the risk of stroke in some people over 65 who have an irregular heartbeat and also chronic kidney disease, according to a new study.<p>The researchers are calling on doctors to be more cautious in prescribing the drugs, called anticoagulants, until …

Medicine

Getting rid of belly fat the natural way

Belly fat is more than just a superficial concern. It is also a significant risk factor for serious health problems such as diabetes and …

Nutrition

Scientists grow replacement skin for boy suffering devastating genetic disorder

Scientists have grown a replacement, genetically modified skin to cover almost the entire body of a seven-year-old Syrian boy who was suffering from a devastating genetic disorder.<p>The treatment marks a rare and striking success for the field of regenerative medicine, which has been struggling to …

Genetics

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

Head and neck cancer: Could oral sex raise your risk?

New research has discovered that smoking and oral sex are tied to an increased risk of developing HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer, which is a form …

‘Antibiotic apocalypse’: doctors sound alarm over drug resistance

The terrifying prospect that even routine operations will be impossible to perform has been raised by experts alarmed by the rise of drug-resistant genes<p>Scientists attending a recent meeting of the American Society for Microbiology reported they had uncovered a highly disturbing trend. They …

Medicine

CRISPR is on the cusp of eradicating a host of diseases

by Karla Lant October 6, 2017 Health & Medicine 16780<p>Using CRISPR<p>The CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing tool has had a busy year. It recently removed genetic …

Genetics

Researchers May Have Discovered a Way to Reverse Untreatable Blindness

A gene fix for retinitis pigmentosa.<p>Visual impairment is still rather rampant, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). Some 285 million …

Scientists have uncovered a way to regenerate human bone and tissue

Regenerative Medicine<p>A new method of regenerating human tissue has been discovered by researchers at the University of Birmingham. The method …

3 Common Below-the-Belt Health Issues and How to Deal With Them

A no-holds-barred, totally frank guide to all of the things that go on down there<p>From your first period to your most recent orgasm, you've had one …

Women's Health

Black tea boosts weight loss by altering gut bacteria

With obesity affecting more than a third of adults in the United States, identifying new weight loss strategies is a key priority for researchers. In …

New STD cases hit record high in US, CDC says

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2016, Americans were infected with more than 2 million new cases of gonorrhea, syphilis and chlamydia, the highest number of these sexually transmitted diseases ever reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.<p>"Clearly we need to reverse this disturbing trend," …

Public Health

Can HSV2 be transmitted through oral sex?

Herpes simplex virus type 2 is a form of herpes virus that can be sexually transmitted and causes lesions, such as sores and blisters, to form on the …

Nerve implant 'restores consciousness' to man in persistent vegetative state

A 35-year-old man who had been in a persistent vegetative state (PVS) for 15 years has shown signs of consciousness after receiving a pioneering therapy involving nerve stimulation.<p>The treatment challenges a widely-accepted view that there is no prospect of a patient recovering consciousness if …

Neurology

Cancer - The fight against cancer - summer 2017 the battle continues

The frightening statistic is all too well known – 1 in 2 of us will be diagnosed with some form of cancer during their lifetime. In this seasonal …

Cancer

Gonorrhea: Symptoms, Treatments, and Facts

Gonorrhea continues to evade our best efforts to kill it.<p>Back in the 1940s, gonorrhea was mostly a nuisance. World War II soldiers were known to dismiss it as "no worse than a bad cold." A shot of an antibiotic like penicillin and you'd be good as new. It even had an adorable pet name, "the Clap," …

Multiple sclerosis: Novel gene immunotherapy could prevent, reverse disease

A strategy to prevent and reverse multiple sclerosis might finally be in sight; a team of researchers has developed a form of gene immunotherapy that …

Immunotherapy

Scientists create 'three-in-one' antibody that attacks 99% of HIV strains

While this is a promising result, the treatment has only be tested on monkeys and the primate form of HIV<p>A new antibody that attacks 99 per cent of …

New information about Alzheimer's disease provides hope for a cure

Amyloid or Tau<p>Since 1993, we’ve known that ApoE4, a variant of the apolipoprotein E (ApoE) gene, increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by up to …

Human Papillomavirus Vaccination - The latest information

Cost… this is the cold deciding factor that ultimately influences whether individuals are protected from illness, or not. Whether patients receive …

Public Health