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Could targeting variants of this gene help fight Alzheimer's disease?

Genetics - Τετ, 08/21/2019 - 19:00
Researchers have found variants of a gene that influence Alzheimer's disease risk through their effect on a cerebrospinal fluid protein.
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Antibiotics and bowel cancer: Study finds link

Cancer - Τετ, 08/21/2019 - 10:00
A study looking at antibiotics and bowel cancer concludes that the drugs might increase the risk of colon cancer, but lower the risk of rectal cancer.
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Causes and home remedies for dark lips

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 08/20/2019 - 20:00
Lip color varies from person to person. The lips can become darker for various reasons, and people can use home remedies to care for their lips. Learn about causes and treatments for dark lips here.
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Cancer more common in females with severe sleep apnea

Cancer - Τρί, 08/20/2019 - 19:00
A new study of 20,000 adults with sleep apnea suggests that the risk of cancer could be 2–3 times higher among females with a severe form of the condition.
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Type 1 diabetes: Genetic risk reflected in gut microbiome

Genetics - Τρί, 08/20/2019 - 17:00
New research has revealed that children at a high genetic risk of type 1 diabetes have 'distinct changes' in their gut microbiome.
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What to know about HER2-negative breast cancer

Cancer - Τρί, 08/20/2019 - 03:00
There are two main types of HER2-negative breast cancer: hormone receptor-positive and triple-negative. Many treatments exist, and prognosis varies. Learn more here.
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Can a person catch cystic fibrosis from someone else?

Genetics - Τρί, 08/20/2019 - 01:00
Cystic fibrosis (CF) is not contagious. People only have the condition if they inherit specific faulty genes from both parents. Learn more about why people get CF here.
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Causes and treatments for a period that won't stop

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 08/20/2019 - 00:00
Although having a long period occasionally is not often a cause for concern, having them frequently or feeling that a period won't stop may indicate an underlying issue. Learn about the causes and what to do here.
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The power of electromagnetic energy on breast cancer cells

Cancer - Σάβ, 08/17/2019 - 13:00
Electromagnetic energy could be used to halt the movement of breast cancer cells, reducing metastatic cases. New research explains how.
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Simple dietary changes may reduce cancer risk, increase lifespan

Cancer - Παρ, 08/16/2019 - 13:00
The health benefits of fruit and vegetables are partly due to flavonoids. A new study concludes that consuming more flavonoids each day may extend life.
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Gleevec (imatinib)

Hematology - Πέμ, 08/15/2019 - 10:00
Gleevec (imatinib) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat certain types of blood cancers, including Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It’s also used to treat certain types of skin cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Learn about side effects and more.
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Gleevec (imatinib)

Cancer - Πέμ, 08/15/2019 - 10:00
Gleevec (imatinib) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat certain types of blood cancers, including Philadelphia chromosome-positive (Ph+) chronic myeloid leukemia (CML). It’s also used to treat certain types of skin cancer and gastrointestinal cancer. Learn about side effects and more.
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Xospata (gilteritinib)

Cancer - Πέμ, 08/15/2019 - 10:00
Xospata (gilteritinib) is a brand-name prescription medication. It’s used to treat a specific form of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) in adults whose cancer relapsed (returned) or didn’t respond to other treatments. Xospata comes as an oral tablet that you take daily. Learn about side effects, dosage, cost, and more.
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Can itchy armpits be a sign of cancer?

Cancer - Τετ, 08/14/2019 - 23:00
Itchy armpits may occasionally be due to cancer, although there are many more likely causes. Infections and underlying skin conditions are some other reasons. Learn more here.
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What to know about forehead veins

Hematology - Τετ, 08/14/2019 - 21:00
Forehead veins may be the result of pressure, sun exposure, or pregnancy. They do not usually require treatment. Learn more about forehead veins here.
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How might the keto diet help treat cancer?

Cancer - Τετ, 08/14/2019 - 10:00
Preclinical research in mice has examined the effect of ketogenic diet-induced glucose restriction on a certain type of cancer cell.
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Survival and chemotherapy success rates for various cancers

Cancer - Τετ, 08/14/2019 - 00:00
Success rates help indicate how effective various treatments are. Here, we provide success rates of treatments involving chemotherapy for various types of cancer.
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What to know about mouth sores from chemo

Cancer - Τρί, 08/13/2019 - 22:00
People can get temporary mouth sores from chemotherapy. Checking the mouth often helps early detection, while keeping the mouth moist and avoiding certain foods can help relieve symptoms. Learn more here.
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What to do about swollen gums

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τρί, 08/13/2019 - 21:00
Swollen gums can occur due to gingivitis, pregnancy, and infection. Treatment typically depends on the cause, and good oral hygiene can prevent them. Learn more here.
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Harmful hospital bacteria evolved 'in response to modern diets'

Genetics - Τρί, 08/13/2019 - 13:00
New research shows how and why one of the most dangerous species of hospital bacteria has evolved and warns that it continues to adapt to modern factors.
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