Posted by
New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

New cancer vaccine may tackle HER2-positive tumors

New research shows that a new cancer vaccine may be effective for treating a range of HER2-positive cancers, including the more aggressive HER2-positive breast cancer. A new cancer vaccine showed promise in an early trial. Cancer that is human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2)-positive holds too much of the protein on the surface of its […]

Posted by
How can psoriasis affect the lungs?

How can psoriasis affect the lungs?

Psoriasis is an autoimmune condition that causes widespread inflammation. This can affect the skin and several other parts of the body, including the lungs. The most noticeable symptoms of psoriasis are patches of red, inflamed skin and silvery-white scaly rashes. However, the condition puts a person at risk for many complications, including lung disease, heart […]

Posted by
Can aspirin help treat cancer?

Can aspirin help treat cancer?

More and more studies are pointing to the benefits of adding aspirin to conventional cancer treatment. A new review examines this available research and asks the question: is it “time to share [the] evidence and decision-making with patients?” Can a simple pill of aspirin help treat cancer? A new review investigates. Peter Elwood, of the […]

Posted by
What is chronic laryngitis?

What is chronic laryngitis?

Laryngitis is an inflammation of the voice box that can cause hoarseness or loss of voice. Chronic laryngitis lasts for more than 3 weeks, and causes can include other illnesses or certain lifestyle factors. In this article, we examine chronic laryngitis and look at its symptoms, causes, and risk factors. We also cover diagnosis, treatment, […]

Posted by
How to strengthen the lower back

How to strengthen the lower back

Doing exercises to strengthen the lower back can help alleviate and prevent lower back pain. It can also strengthen the core, leg, and arm muscles. According to researchers, exercise also increases blood flow to the lower back area, which may reduce stiffness and speed up the healing process. Below, we explain how to do 10 […]

Posted by
Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we ‘curb the epidemic for good?’

Drug overdose rates are rising, but can we ‘curb the epidemic for good?’

Drugs kill thousands of people in the United States and globally every year. New research may help develop more effective methods to curb the epidemic. Researchers reveal that drug overdose rates have been on the rise for several decades. “The drug overdose epidemic” normally brings to mind prescription opioids and illegal drugs such as cocaine […]

Posted by
Ovarian cancer: Newer birth control pills may lower risk

Ovarian cancer: Newer birth control pills may lower risk

A new, large-scale study published in The BMJ suggests that newer birth control pills can significantly reduce the risk of ovarian cancer among young women. Newer birth control pills may keep ovarian cancer at bay, reports new research. In the United States, ovarian cancer has the highest mortality rate of all gynecologic cancers, according to […]

Posted by
Study Supports Oxygen Therapy for Sudden Hearing Loss

Study Supports Oxygen Therapy for Sudden Hearing Loss

By E.J. MundellHealthDay Reporter Latest Hearing News THURSDAY, Sept. 27, 2018 (HealthDay News) — Viruses and blood flow issues can, in rare cases, trigger sudden and profound hearing loss. Now, South Korean research supports the use of hyperbaric oxygen treatments to restore hearing in these patients. A review of the collected evidence suggests that — […]

Posted by
Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease in women

Signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease in women

Crohn’s disease is a chronic health condition that affects the digestive system. It is one of a group of long-term health conditions, which also includes ulcerative colitis, known as inflammatory bowel disease, or IBD. Crohn’s disease occurs when the body’s immune system attacks the gut, causing inflammation in the small intestine, the large intestine, or […]