A new study, published in the Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research, finds that a synthetic analog of a compound found in a rare Chinese tree can be used to tackle treatment-resistant pancreatic cancer. New findings may drastically improve the outlook for people who have pancreatic cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) report that […]
Dr. Nalinikanth Kotagiri of the Cincinnati Cancer Center in Ohio has just received the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award to study the use of light to target cancer cells in late-stage breast cancer. The researcher explains the benefits of light therapy for metastatic breast cancer. A new form of light therapy could drastically […]
Experiencing muscle tightness and soreness at times is common. While some over-the-counter medications can help, many people are interested in using natural muscle relaxers instead. There are many possible causes of muscle tightness, pain, and reduced range of motion, including: exercise, especially unfamiliar exercise a backache pregnancy fibromyalgia symptoms People who wish to avoid synthetic […]
The herpes virus could account for at least half of Alzheimer’s cases, according to a new review of the findings of three recent studies examining links between Alzheimer’s and herpes. Infection with the herpes simplex virus may boost the likelihood of developing Alzheimer’s, researchers suggest. The new paper, published in the Frontiers in Ageing Neuroscience […]
Bunion removal is when doctors use surgery to remove a bony bump, or bunion, that forms at the base of the big toe. People may require bunion removal if other treatments do not bring relief. It is usually successful. Bunions can cause intense pain and may increase the risk of other foot problems. Research estimates […]
Orthopnea is a symptom rather than a condition. It is a shortness of breath that only occurs when a person is lying down and usually subsides when they sit or stand up. Causes include conditions that affect the heart or lungs, such as heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Learn more here.
Researchers developed a generic test for cancer and partnered with a tech company to bring it to market. They believe that this test could be the first screening tool to detect cancer. Researchers are working hard to develop an effective ‘universal’ blood test that would improve cancer detection. Cancer is one of the leading causes […]
A urine drug screen, or urine drug test, can detect the presence of drugs in a person’s system. Urine screens are the most common method of drug testing. They are painless, easy, quick, and cost-effective. They can also check for both illegal and prescription drugs. The person provides a urine sample, and a doctor or […]
Cromolyn sodium is a widely available medication for preventing and treating nasal allergies, such as hay fever and pet or dust allergies. It comes as a nasal solution and works by preventing the release of histamines in the nose. Learn more here.
By the time that the symptoms of dementia emerge in Alzheimer’s disease, tissue damage is well underway in the brain. Now, scientists propose that specific psychiatric symptoms – such as depression, anxiety, sleep disruption, and loss of appetite – may serve as markers of very early brain changes in Alzheimer’s. Depression and anxiety may be […]