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Is it possible to reverse ‘chemo brain?’

Is it possible to reverse ‘chemo brain?’

Chemotherapy can affect a person’s brain for years after coming to an end. How does it actually change the brain, and is there anything that scientists can do to reverse these effects? Researchers are looking into ways of reversing the ‘chemo brain’ effect. Many people who undergo chemotherapy will notice cognitive impairment and behavioral changes. […]

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What are the complications of HIV?

What are the complications of HIV?

HIV is a virus that attacks the body’s immune system, reducing its ability to fight off illnesses. While over 1.1 million people in the United States live with HIV, 1 in 7 are unaware of their condition. With treatment, some people with HIV can considerably reduce their risk of complications and have a life expectancy […]

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Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think

Infections and cancer: The link could be stronger than we think

Bacteria could have a bigger involvement in cancer than scientists may have realized, according to recent research. A viral infection may be the cause of up to 20 percent of cancer cases. A study from the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore has uncovered a type of bacterial infection that can disrupt DNA […]

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Iron-rich foods for vegetarians and vegans

Iron-rich foods for vegetarians and vegans

Iron is an essential mineral for health. Although red meat and seafood are good sources of iron, many plant-based foods also contain plenty of this mineral. Numerous vegetables, legumes, and other foods contain a form of iron called nonheme iron, which accounts for the majority of people’s iron intake in the United States. The type […]

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PSA levels after prostatectomy

PSA levels after prostatectomy

A prostatectomy is a type of surgery during which a surgeon will remove the prostate gland, often due to cancer. Following the operation, doctors use prostate-specific antigen testing to check for signs of cancer recurrence. The prostate gland produces low levels of a protein called prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Cancerous prostate cells also produce PSA. Doctors […]

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Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight

Universal 10-minute cancer test in sight

Scientists have created an experimental test that can detect cancer in less than 10 minutes. The test uses a DNA feature that seems to be common to all types of cancer and does not occur in healthy tissue. Study finds that various cancers share the same ‘DNA signature.’ A team at the University of Queensland […]

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Does HIV increase cancer risk?

Does HIV increase cancer risk?

People with HIV are now able to live long and healthy lives due to the development of very effective treatments. However, these people may be at higher risk of developing certain types of cancer due to HIV’s effect on the immune system. In this article, we will look at which types of cancer people living […]

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Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Researchers find new drug combo to challenge cancer

Researchers have discovered that a particular drug combination may have a more significant effect against melanoma, a type of cancer that typically occurs in the skin, than other medications. New research finds that a novel drug combination may be more effective against some cancers than previous therapies. According to recent studies, one of the best […]

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Cancer cells’ use of sugar holds the key to their destruction

Cancer cells’ use of sugar holds the key to their destruction

Scientists have suggested a way to improve treatments that use viruses to attack cancer. It exploits the fact that cancer cells need a lot of glucose and must metabolize it rapidly to survive. Cutting down cancer cells’ sugar supply could make them more vulnerable to treatment. Oncolytic viruses specifically target and enter cancer cells and […]

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New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

New strategy defeats cancer cells that evade chemotherapy

Scientists have developed a promising strategy for defeating certain types of cancer cell that survive chemotherapy. New research finds a way to tackle treatment-resistant cancer cells. The team of researchers tested this new approach in a type of lung cancer in which the cells are able to evade chemotherapy. In fact, exposure to chemotherapy can […]