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Breakthrough' breast cancer drugs get NHS approval

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- Research shows the two new treatments can slow the cancer down and delay the need for chemotherapy.

Human Embryonic Stem Cells Were Just Used to Fix A Leading Cause of Blindness

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- Studies out of Jerusalem and Miami found that patients responded well to stem cell treatments for a common degenerative eye disease. Patients showed no side effects, and some had improved vision three years later. The post Human Embryonic Stem Cells Were Just Used to Fix A Leading Cause of Blindness appeared first on Futurism.

Amish Mutation Protects Against Diabetes and May Extend Life

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- The clinic parking lot in Berne, Ind., where some of the Amish residents carry a genetic mutation that may have life-extending benefits.

FDA Drug Safety Communication: FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- [FDA strengthens warning that non-aspirin nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) can cause heart attacks or strokes (FDA Drug Safety Communication). Based on FDA’s comprehensive review of new safety information, the agency is requiring updates to the drug labels of all prescription NSAIDs. Widely used to treat pain and fever from many different long- and short-term medical conditions such as arthritis, menstrual cramps, headaches, colds, and the flu, NSAIDs are available by prescription and OTC. Examples of NSAIDs include ibuprofen, naproxen, diclofenac, and celecoxib.

New outbreak: Deadly virus, similar to Ebola, with NO treatment... now strikes Uganda

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- (Natural News) Uganda is in the middle of a health care crisis as the deadly Marburg virus has once again hit the African nation. Health chiefs have announced that the virus, which is clinically similar to the Ebola virus, has been detected in five cases. The reports note that an emergency Marburg virus screening is being carried... Read More

New Gene Treatment Effective for Some Leukemia Patients

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- A color-enhanced image of a disease-fighting T-cell, reddish, attacking a leukemia cell. A new experimental treatment that genetically engineers a patient’s T-cells to better target and fight cancer cells shows promise.

We May Have Uncovered the First Mental Exercise to Prevent Dementia

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- In a study conducted over a 10-year long period, a collaborative group of researchers found that a brain training program called speed processing can lower the risk of developing Alzheimer's and dementia. These findings could help millions of people. The post We May Have Uncovered the First Mental Exercise to Prevent Dementia appeared first on Futurism.

CAM use leads to delays in appropriate, effective arthritis therapy

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- A preference to use CAM before seeking medical advice may be harming patients with inflammatory arthritis.

Study finds asthma and food allergies predictable as early as age one

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- Children who have eczema at age one and who are already “sensitized” to an allergen are seven times more likely than other babies to develop asthma, and significantly more likely to develop a food allergy by age three.

Stanford Algorithm Can Diagnose Pneumonia Better Than Radiologists

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- It took Stanford AI researchers just a month to beat radiologists at the pneumonia game

New high blood pressure guidelines: Think your blood pressure is fine? Think again…

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- There’s been plenty of talk about the new blood pressure guidelines, but most people just want to know what the new categories mean, and what they should be doing to improve their blood pressure so they don’t find themselves needing to take medication. The post New high blood pressure guidelines: Think your blood pressure is fine? Think again… appeared first on Harvard Health Blog.

Roche shares climb after trial wins in cancer, hemophilia

Monday, November 20, 2017 -- ZURICH (Reuters) - Roche announced two trial wins for its cancer and hemophilia drugs on Monday, boosting its shares and weighing on the stocks of its main rivals.

Improved Diagnostics Fail to Halt the Rise of Tuberculosis

Friday, November 17, 2017 -- A close-up image of Mycobacterium tuberculosis, the pathogen responsible for TB.

Gut microbes can protect against high blood pressure

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- Strain of intestinal bacteria can stop a high-salt diet from inducing inflammatory response linked to hypertension.

FDA Warns About Stem Cell Therapies

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- Stem cells have been called everything from cure-alls to miracle treatments. But don't believe the hype. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is concerned that some patients may be vulnerable to stem cell treatments that are illegal and potentially harmful. Here's what to know before you consider stem cell treatment.

Pregnant women can reduce their risk of post-partum depression by half with probiotics

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 -- (Natural News) A new study suggests that probiotics can reduce the risk of postpartum depression in pregnant women by about 50 percent, according to a report by NutraIngredients-USA.com. Researchers at the University of Auckland and the University of Otago analyzed the relationship between Lactobacillus rhamnosus HN001 and postpartum depression and anxiety in women. They conducted... Read More

New study finds smoking causes inflammation in the bowel, resulting in ailments such as Crohn's disease

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- (Natural News) The health care industry has long established that smoking may exacerbate the risk of developing Crohn’s disease, but the mechanism behind the connection has remained unclear within the scientific community. However, a recent animal study in Frontiers in Immunology may provide a better overview about the role of smoking on disease onset. A team of researchers... Read More

Dementia breakthrough? Brain-training game 'significantly reduces risk'

Thursday, November 16, 2017 -- A study of more than 2,800 older adults finds that speed-of-processing training can reduce the 10-year risk of dementia by 29 percent.

Doctors are now prescribing non-medical pain management techniques for low back pain, such as yoga and meditation

Saturday, November 18, 2017 -- (Natural News) People are less tolerant to pain nowadays, and it’s significantly reducing global productivity and adding more weight on opioid dependency. Lower back pain (LBP) is one of these intolerable pains that plague urban inhabitants. It is the leading cause of disability and is also the second most common reason for seeking medical attention.... Read More

Study: Zinc Supplementation Lowered Insulin Resistance and Cholesterol

Sunday, November 19, 2017 -- Zinc is an essential trace element that we humans need to get from our daily diet. It plays a role in hormonal balance and this study might be showing just how important it is to get enough of. Researchers conducted a year long randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled Phase II clinical trial to find out how supplementing […]