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New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

New drug attacks cancer-causing genes

Two recent papers attack two cancer-related problems using the same drug. They hope that it might improve survival in breast and lung cancer and halt obesity-related cancers. Research gives a deeper insight into the molecular changes associated with cancer. Researchers from Michigan State University in East Lansing are using novel molecular routes to attack cancer. […]

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Why do I have dark spots on my lips?

Why do I have dark spots on my lips?

Noticing black spots on the lips may lead to concern or self-consciousness, but they are usually nothing to worry about. A variety of factors can cause them.Home remedies may be able to reduce the appearance of these spots, but there are times when a doctor should get involved. In this article, we look at 13 […]

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How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

How lung cancer cells disguise themselves to evade chemo

New research has revealed the chameleonic abilities of lung cancer cells: by adopting the traits of cells from other major organs, lung cancer cells may escape chemotherapy. The findings open up paths for more targeted therapies. Cancer cells (shown here with lymphocytes) may have the ability to change their appearance and behavior to escape treatment. […]

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Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

Foods you can eat after a colonoscopy

The colon or large intestine is a vital part of the digestive tract that needs periodic screenings in older adults. A colonoscopy is a procedure that is carried out to detect any abnormalities in the colon, such as colorectal cancer or polyps that may develop into cancer. Before a person has a colonoscopy, they will […]

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What does a headache on top of the head mean?

What does a headache on top of the head mean?

A headache on top of the head may be worrying but, in many cases, it is not a cause for concern. However, there are several different types of headache, and each may have its own trigger in different people. People have muscles and nerves that can contribute to a headache, and they may need to […]

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Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

Viagra may cut colorectal cancer risk by half

New research, now published in the journal Cancer Prevention Research, suggests that a small dose of the popular male impotence drug Viagra, when administered daily, may significantly reduce the risk of colorectal cancer. A small daily dose of the erectile dysfunction drug may prove invaluable for treating and preventing colorectal cancer. The American Cancer Society […]

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Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer

Arthritis supplement may drive skin cancer

A new study suggests that chondroitin sulfate, which is a dietary supplement approved for use in osteoarthritis, may promote the growth of tumor cells in a type of melanoma that accounts for around half of all cases of the dangerous skin cancer. A certain arthritis supplement may drive tumor growth in melanoma. The researchers stress […]

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How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

How an existing diabetes drug controls pancreatic cancer

New research suggests that targeting a particular cell signaling pathway with the diabetes drug metformin might offer a way to stop the progression and spread of pancreatic cancer. Pancreatic cancer kills more than 44,000 people in the U.S. every year. The study — which was led by Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey in New […]

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Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

Autism: Anti-cancer drug may improve social behavior

New research led by the State University of New York at Buffalo suggests that an anti-cancer drug may be able to reverse social impairments associated with autism. How might an anti-cancer drug help to treat the symptoms of autism? In a paper now published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, the investigators report how low doses […]

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What does it mean when your left lung hurts?

What does it mean when your left lung hurts?

The lungs do not have a significant amount of pain receptors, which means that any pain felt in the lungs probably originates somewhere else in the body. However, some lung-related conditions can result in pain in the left lung. The chest contains several vital organs, including the heart and lungs. Because of this, it is […]