Category: Health News

Radiomics predicts who will benefit from chemotherapy

Using data from computed tomography (CT) images, researchers may be able to predict which lung cancer patients will respond to chemotherapy, according to a new study published in the journal Radiology: Artificial Intelligence. Platinum-based chemotherapy is typically the first-line treatment of advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). However, only about one in four patients responds

Visualizing better cancer treatment: Researchers engineer a protein micelle that can be visualized by MRI as it delivers hemotherapeutics

A team of researchers from New York University has engineered nanoscale protein micelles capable of both delivering chemotherapeutic drugs and of being tracked by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The innovation falls into the category of “theranostics,” meaning that it combines diagnostic capability and drug delivery, allowing researchers to administer therapy while also non-invasively monitoring the

Is year-round daylight saving time a good idea? Maybe not

If you were yawning more than usual thanks to last week’s switch to daylight saving time, you weren’t alone. It takes some people a full week to recover from feeling more sluggish than usual after rolling back the clock for daylight saving time. Experts call the phenomenon “social jet lag.” Much like the jet lag

Insomnia makes you crave sugar

Lack of sleep can cause a sweet tooth: Scientists discover insomnia can make you crave sugar Insomnia may activate a brain region that ‘turns on’ when we eat sweet food Poor sleep might make us ‘stress eat’ due to the release of cortisol Study found no difference in how sleep affects cravings between the sexes 

Have sleep apnea? Using your CPAP device consistently may slow memory loss

Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) refers to having problems with your memory and decision-making abilities. Usually, people with MCI experience few if any problems with performing their daily activities. Experts say that MCI could be a stage between normal aging and Alzheimer’s disease. A growing number of studies suggest that obstructive sleep apnea (OSA), or “sleep-disordered

Mental health issues increased significantly in young adults over last decade: Shift may be due in part to rise of digital media, study suggests

The percentage of young Americans experiencing certain types of mental health disorders has risen significantly over the past decade, with no corresponding increase in older adults, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. “More U.S. adolescents and young adults in the late 2010s, versus the mid-2000s, experienced serious psychological distress, major depression or

What makes old people feel younger

Older adults feel younger when they feel that they have more control over their daily lives, regardless of stress or health concerns, suggests new research. However, stress and health – not a sense of control – play a significant role in how old younger adults feel, said the study published in the Journal of Gerontology:

Texas woman gives birth to sextuplets in 9 minutes

Thelma Chiaka with (l. to r.) relative Ebere Ofor; Dr. Ziad Haidar, perinatologist who delivered the babies; and Dr. Israel Simchowit, neonatologist also on staff at The Woman’s Hospital of Texas. (The Women’s Hospital of Texas) A Houston woman gave birth to six babies in a span of nine minutes on Friday morning. Thelma Chiaka had