Category: Health News

Breast cancer: New immunotherapy leads to complete regression

Immunotherapy is a form of cancer therapy that boosts the body’s immune system in the fight against tumors. Adoptive cell transfer (ACT), in particular, is a type of immunotherapy that strengthens a specific kind of immune cell: T cells. In ACT, healthcare professionals collect T cells from the malignant tumor and isolate immune cells that

Clinical trials in a dish: A perspective on the coming revolution in drug development

A new SLAS Discovery article available now for free ahead-of-print, offers perspective from researchers at Coyne Scientific (Atlanta, GA) about Clinical Trials in a Dish (CTiD), a novel strategy that bridges preclinical testing and clinical trials. The pharmaceutical industry is facing unprecedented challenges as the cost of developing new drugs reaches unsustainable levels, fueled in

Dogs can be a potential risk for future influenza pandemic

Dogs are a potential reservoir for a future influenza pandemic, according to a study published in the journal mBio. The study demonstrated that influenza virus can jump from pigs into canines and that influenza is becoming increasingly diverse in canines. “The majority of pandemics have been associated with pigs as an intermediate host between avian

Boozing may contribute to Alzheimer’s disease

Boozing may lead to Alzheimer’s: Alcohol stops the brain from clearing away toxic clumps that lead to the memory-robbing disease, reveals study Large quantities of alcohol could make the brain less able to repair itself  Protein clumps could build up more in drinkers’ brains, leading to Alzheimer’s  Alzheimer’s is the leading cause of dementia, which

Lighting intervention improves sleep and mood for Alzheimer’s patients: Daytime light exposure decreases sleep disturbances, depression and agitation

A tailored lighting intervention in nursing homes can positively impact sleep, mood and behavior for patients with Alzheimer’s disease, according to preliminary findings from a new study. People with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias may experience sleep problems, wandering, and associated daytime irritability. This study tested whether a tailored daytime lighting intervention could improve sleep

Deltoid pain: Causes, exercises, and relief

It is located in the uppermost part of the arm, at the shoulder. Tendons attach the deltoid to the collarbone, shoulder blade, and upper arm. Like many other muscles, the deltoid can be sore for a variety of reasons, including overuse and tendon injuries. In this article, we explore the causes of deltoid pain. We

Shocking number of people who die from smoking REVEALED

ONE person dies every FIVE seconds from smoking, reveals scientist Scientist has revealed that a person dies every 5 seconds because of smoking Shocking statistics revealed as part of a talk on diseases related to breathing Three million died people due to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in 2016  The respiratory disease is expected to become

The headphones that could help ease hot flushes

Now that’s cool! The headphones that could help ease hot flushes Special headphones that allow patients to ‘listen’ to their brainwaves could be a new way to tackle hot flushes. The headphones are connected to a device containing sensors that detect brainwaves — it then turns these signals into audible sounds patients can hear almost

Childhood cancer: The four survival strategies of tumor cells

Cancer cells in children tend to develop by following four main trajectories — and two of them are linked to relapse of the disease, research led by Lund University in Sweden shows. The four strategies can occur simultaneously in a single tumour, according to the study that is now published in Nature Genetics. The researchers

Short and long sleep durations lnked with excess heart age: Sleep duration and heart age may be a simplified way to express cardiovascular disease risk

Preliminary results from a new study show that excess heart age (EHA) appeared to be lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period. Results show that mean adjusted EHA was lowest among adults who reported sleeping seven hours per 24-hour period. Sleeping times less than or greater than seven hours were associated

Sleep paralysis and hallucinations are prevalent in student athletes: Study also suggests sleep disorders are associated with depression symptoms

Pilot data from a recent study suggest that sleep paralysis and dream-like hallucinations as you are falling asleep or waking up are widespread in student athletes and are independently associated with symptoms of depression. This study is the first to examine the relationship between these sleep symptoms and mental health in student athletes, independent of

Gene linked to intellectual ability affects memory replay in mice

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Brain Science in Japan have discovered that a gene associated with human intellectual ability is necessary for normal memory formation in mice. Published in Nature Neuroscience, the study shows that mice with only one copy of the gene replay shorter fragments of their previous experiences during periods of rest,