Tag: treatment

Light flash treatment might help slow Alzheimers

While efforts to develop Alzheimer’s medications have so far borne little fruit, new research highlights the therapeutic promise of two non-drug tools: light and sound. According to a pair of small new studies, exposing Alzheimer’s patients to an hour a day of carefully modulated light and/or sound appears, over time, to slow down the telltale

Refining surgical treatment of long-gap esophageal atresia in children

The surgeons in the Esophageal and Airway Treatment Center at Boston Children’s Hospital are pioneers in developing and refining innovative surgical approaches to long-gap esophageal atresia, a condition in which a child’s esophagus develops in two separate segments that can’t be easily connected with surgery. Among these techniques are jejunal interposition and the Foker process.

Rami Malek Received Treatment After a Tragic Accident at the Oscars

There has been hardly an award event where we don’t witness at least one embarrassing slip-and-fall accident, but it’s usually the female celebrities who take a tumble in their huge dresses and high heels. Jennifer Lawrence has experienced this embarrassment first-hand when she tripped on her dress and fell in public, just like Justin Bieber, Madonna, Demi Lovato, and many

Experimental treatment offers new hope against lupus

An experimental antibody therapy may help ease skin symptoms from the autoimmune disease lupus, a small preliminary trial suggests. Researchers found that a higher-dose version of the drug spurred a “clinically meaningful” symptom improvement for 87% of patients after one month. But they also stressed that the findings are based on a small “phase 1”

Leukemia treatment can bait and capture cells in hiding, research shows

The latest method under investigation to attack leukemia is a bit like exterminating cockroaches: It’s a three-step process using cutting-edge technology to bait, trap, and kill leukemia cells at their root. A paper published in Sciences Advances, led by Wilmot Cancer Institute researchers, describes the process and the significance for patients who face acute myeloid

Cancer may cause changes to the heart before treatment

Some types of cancer may alter the appearance and function of the heart, according to new research that analyzed people’s hearts before cancer treatment. An estimated 1.9 million people in the United States are expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year, according to the National Cancer Institute. Having a history of cancer is linked

Natural treatment based on flour made with mealworms prevents diabetes

Scientists from the Bioreactors Research Group (BIO-110) of the University of Granada (UGR) have demonstrated that a natural treatment based on flour made from the insect Tenebrio molitor (more commonly known as the mealworm) can help prevent Type II diabetes mellitus. The researchers successfully obtained and identified peptides (molecules comprising one or more amino acids

Better treatment for aggressive prostate cancer

New research from CU Cancer Center member Scott Cramer, Ph.D., and his colleagues could help in the treatment of men with certain aggressive types of prostate cancer. Published this week in the journal Molecular Cancer Research, Cramer’s study specifically looks at how the loss of two specific prostate tumor-suppressing genes—MAP3K7 and CHD1 —increases androgen receptor

Bowel cancer symptoms: ‘Elongated’ poo could be a warning sign

Bowel cancer symptoms explained by Doctor Richard Roope When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters.Sometimes they’ll include recommendations for other related newsletters or services we offer.Our Privacy Notice explains more about how we use your data, and your rights.You can unsubscribe at any time. Bowel cancer is

Study offers hope of new treatment for progeria syndrome in children

Researchers from Karolinska Institutet and Gothenburg University have investigated a potential new drug target for the rare genetic disorder Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome that causes accelerated aging in children. The findings in mice are published in the scientific journal eLife and may aid in the development of more effective treatments for this fatal condition. Hutchinson-Gilford progeria

Rhod gilbert health: Star on his infertility – ‘I have never spoken to anyone about it’

Male infertility: Doctor discusses likely causes Rhod Gilbert’s comedic talents have made him a mainstay of British television shows. The comedian displayed an uncharacteristically solemn side to his personality this morning on ITV’s Lorraine. The TV favourite revealed his personal motivations for fronting a new documentary about male fertility. “I have never spoken to anyone

New COVID-19 treatment trial results published

A clinical trial involving COVID-19 patients hospitalized at UT Health San Antonio and University Health, among roughly 100 sites globally, found that a combination of the drugs baricitinib and remdesivir reduced time to recovery, according to results published Dec. 11 in the New England Journal of Medicine. Six researchers from UT Health San Antonio and

Chest pain risk assessment may reduce treatment disparities

The use of a standardized tool for assessing the risk of serious outcomes in patients with chest pain was associated with women at high risk receiving comparable care to men, according to new research published in the Annals of Emergency Medicine. Care received by women at low and intermediate risk was consistent with current clinical

Researchers discover treatment that suppresses liver cancer

Researchers from the University of Missouri School of Medicine have discovered a treatment combination that significantly reduces tumor growth and extends the life span of mice with liver cancer. This discovery provides a potentially new therapeutic approach to treating one of the leading causes of cancer-related death worldwide. A cancer translational research team consisting of