Drug mix shrinks colon cancer tumors in 39% of patients: Study

Acombination of a previously existing cancer drug, Erbitux, and Mirati Therapeutics Inc's genetic mutation-targeting adagrasib have managed to shrink tumors in 39% of patients with advanced colorectal cancer in a small trial, the company said Sunday. Chief Executive Officer Charles Baum told Reut


New model could improve treatment of rheumatoid arthritis patients with cardiac disease

Researchers from Queen Mary University of London have developed a new approach to address cardiac disease in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients.   Currently patients with RA are particularly susceptible to a type of cardiac deficiency termed diastolic dysfunction, which may lead to hea


Recovering from a lack of sleep takes longer than you might think, study says

Yawning and exhausted from another night of little sleep? Congratulations, you have joined the multitude of people around the globe who suffer from sleep deprivation, a serious problem that can affect your mental and physical health. Do you have social jet lag? Here's what to do  


Study links free radicals to heart damage caused by cancer

A new study in animal models shows that the presence of a cancer tumor alone can lead to cardiac damage, and suggests the culprits are molecules called free radicals interacting with specific cells in the heart.   Tumors in mice and fruit flies led to varying degrees of cardiac dysfunction&


Study suggests 'remnant cholesterol' as stand-alone risk for heart attack and stroke

An analysis of data gathered from more than 17,000 adults by Johns Hopkins Medicine researchers supports the belief that so-called "remnant cholesterol" (RC) provides an accurate stand-alone metric—just as doctors currently use measures of low-density lipoprotein (LDL)—for predicting r


Higher hospitalization seen in older patients with nontuberculous mycobacteria

We are all exposed to nontuberculous mycobacteria (NTM), which are widely found in the environment, including the soil and water. They can even reside in our homes, for example in faucets and showerheads. But most of us don't get sick, because our lungs are healthy and our immune systems strong.


Drug cocktail reduces aging-associated disc degeneration

Chronic back pain affects upwards of 15 million adults in the US, racking up billions in healthcare costs and lost work days. Degeneration of the discs that cushion and support vertebrae, a common occurrence of aging, is a major contributor to low back pain. Although a widespread condition, few tr


Can COVID-19 vaccines affect chances of pregnancy?

As research on the COVID-19 vaccine and its effects on the human body is still ongoing, there are still many questions on people's minds. Unfortunately, because of the amount of misinformation spread online, it could be very hard for someone to find the right answers via the Internet. Today, let'


New discovery enhances understanding of colorectal cancer

MUSC Hollings Cancer Center researchers discovered a novel mechanism showing how a certain gene mutation can allow tumors to evade detection by the immune system in colorectal cancer patients. The study, which was published July 22 in Oncogene, is the most recent example of team science at Ho


International community fails to help people with dementia: WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned Thursday that dementia, which negatively impacts a person's ability to function and carry out everyday activities, is on the rise worldwide, but few countries are equipped to fight it. In a report, the WHO said dementia, caused by a variety of diseases a


First study to investigate the role of RNA tags in Alzheimer's disease

Understanding the role of tau protein in Alzheimer's disease (AD) has led to new ways to diagnose it as well as the creation of medicines now in clinical trials to treat it.   Misfolding and aggregation of microtubule associated protein tau (MAPT) are core features of AD. As the n


Sugars from human milk could help treat, prevent infections in newborns

Bacteria known as group B Streptococcus (GBS) are a common cause of blood infections, meningitis and stillbirth in newborns. Although GBS infections can often be treated or prevented with antibiotics, the bacteria are becoming increasingly resistant. Now, researchers have discovered that human mil


Just 30 minutes of vaping damages the lungs

A new study conducted by the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) found out that vaping for just 30 minutes increases oxidative stress levels two to four times higher than baseline levels in people with no previous smoking history.   Just one vaping session can cause stress that lea


Long-lasting Covid-19 symptoms rare in children

Children who become ill with coronavirus rarely experience long-term symptoms, with most recovering in less than a week, research suggests. King's College London scientists say that while a small group may experience prolonged illness, they were "reassured" that number was low.


Artificial Intelligence may detect dementia years before first symptoms

British researchers are developing an artificial-intelligence system for detecting dementia by only one scan/ picture of the brain years before the start of symptoms. According to media, the test is still in the pre-clinical phase, and in the eventually it will officially launched. It will be a p


DNA signatures associated with cardiovascular disease: Study

A study in the US identified DNA signatures associated with cardiovascular disease risk. The discovery could result in opportunities for clinical intervention years before symptoms appear. The results of the study, published in the journal JAMA Cardiology, are based on analysis of data from five


Heart inflammation link to Pfizer and Moderna jabs

Heart inflammation is a "very rare" side-effect of the Covid vaccines made by Pfizer and Moderna, according to regulators in Europe. The European Medicines Agency said the side-effects were more common in younger men. The medicines safety body said the benefits of Covid


Aspirin could reduce the risk of death in cancer patients by 20 per cent

A new study indicates that aspirin could reduce the risk of death from breast, colon and prostate cancer by 20%.   Doctors at the British Cardiff University conducted a review of previous observational studies on patients with 18 types of cancer, including breast, colon and prostate cancer




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