Secondhand smoke linked to pregnancy complications

Secondhand smoking is linked with pregnancy loss, including miscarriage, stillbirth and tubal ectopic pregnancy, according to new research from scientists at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB). The study findings, published online by the journal Tobacco Control, mark a significant step toward clarifying the risks of secondhand smoke exposure.

Vinegar Cancer Test saves the lives of thousands

A team of doctors speaking at a cancer conference in Chicago this past Sunday detailed how a low-tech vinegar cancer test had successfully been used to save the lives of thousands of women in India.

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Gut bacterium that causes… weight loss found

      Obesity and type 2 diabetes are health issues currently affecting thousands of people worldwide. By the looks of it, these two conditions could one day be treated with the help of so-called good gut bacteria.

Drug that slows Alzheimer’s successfully tested

A drug said to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s has successfully been tested on mice by a team of researchers working with the Salk Institute for Biological Studies.

New virus can spread from person to person, W.H.O. warns

On May 12 2013, the World Health Organization (WHO) issued a press release detailing the information it has thus far gathered with respect to a new coronavirus believed to have caused the death of at least 18 people in the Middle East and Europe.

Picture of the Day: The cancer cell’s core

A scanning electron micrograph of a squamous cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. The cell has been frozen and split open to reveal its nucleus. Source: Anne Weston, LRI, CRUK     Related articles Is Skin Cancer Surgery Best for Elderly Patients? Maybe not. ( Skin Cancer Detection and Prevention Month: Skin Check-ups and […]

Sunshine could benefit health and prolong life, new study claims

Exposing skin to sunlight may help to reduce blood pressure, cut the risk of heart attack and stroke – and even prolong life, a study suggests.

Women smokers more in danger than men, scientists claim

Smoking seriously ups one’s chances of developing cancer, specialists keep telling us. Still, it does not really seem fair that this habit harms some more than others.

Coffee now argued to keep breast cancer from returning

Following their monitoring a total of 600 breast cancer patients, a team of researchers working with the Lund University in Sweden have reached a fairly interesting conclusion.

Developments in TACE and SIRT treatment in cancer patients

New scoring system defines patients who achieve most benefit from TACE Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Friday 26 April 2013: Data from a number of clinical trials presented today at the International Liver Congress™ 2013 shed new light on the use of TACE and SIRT in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) is a […]

Source identification of H7N9 influenza virus causing human infections

In March 2013, a novel H7N9 influenza virus was identified in China as the etiological agent of a flu-like disease in humans, resulting in some deaths. A group of scientists, led by Professor Chen Hualan (National Avian Influenza Reference Laboratory, State Key Laboratory of Veterinary Biotechnology, Harbin Veterinary Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences) […]

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Stem cells transplanted in mice heal their neurological problems

A team of researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has recently gone public with the news that they have succeeded in healing several neurological deficits in mice with the help of human embryonic stem cells.

Hundreds of potential drug targets to starve cancer tumors

A massive study analyzing gene expression data from 22 tumor types has identified multiple metabolic expression changes associated with cancer. The analysis, conducted by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, also identified hundreds of potential drug targets that could cut off a tumor’s fuel supply or interfere with its ability to synthesize essential building blocks. […]

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