Scientists find treatment to kill every kind of cancer tumor
Published March 27, 2013
New York Post
Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with, the New York Post reported.
The drug works by blocking a protein called CD47 that is essentially a “do not eat” signal to the body’s immune system, according [...]
Carson Willing to Step Down as Commencement Speaker After Protests
29 Mar 2013 Greg Richter.
A pediatric neurosurgeon who has become the darling of conservatives since speaking against nationalized healthcare is now under fire for comments he made about same-sex marriage.
Dr. Benjamin Carson told “Andrea Mitchell Reports” on Friday that he would be willing to step down as commencement speaker at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine after faculty and students [...]
December 19, 2012
Severe, acute kidney injuries have doubled over the last decade and continue to rise by 10 percent a year according to a hot new study out of the University of California, San Francisco. Raymond K. Hsu, MD, a UCSF nephrologist who led the research said “That was a staggering revelation of how increasingly common and how life-threatening acute kidney injury has become over the past decade in the [...]
Attention pregnant women: put down your cellphone.
Cellphone radiation exposure during pregnancy impacts fetal brain development and may cause hyperactivity, Yale School of Medicine researchers say.
Dr. Hugh Taylor, a medical professor and chief of Yale’s Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, co-authored a recent study to probe the impact of cellphone exposure on pregnancies.
‘We had pregnant mice in cages and we just simply put a cellphone on top of the [...]
Those who drank green tea at least three times a week were 14 per cent less likely to develop a cancer of the digestive system
Drink contains antioxidants that may ward off disease
Older women who regularly drInk green tea may have slightly lower risks of colon, stomach and throat cancers than women who don’t, according to a Canadian study that followed thousands of Chinese women over a decade.
The researchers, whose report [...]
(PreventDisease) – If you love cooking your meat on a pan, beware. Meats fried at higher temperatures, especially in pans and on gas stoves, increases the risk of advanced forms of cancer by as much as 40 percent suggests new research.
The most surprising outcome of the study is that less than 2 servings per week will increase cancer risk. “We found that men who ate more than 1.5 servings of [...]
We live in a germy world, says William Schaffner, infectious-disease specialist and chairman of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tenn. “If we went down to Times Square and began culturing people’s noses, something like 10% to 20% of them carry the antibiotic-resistant staph infection MRSA,” he adds.
For the most part, however, those bacteria are harmless since we all have immunities against [...]
August 19, 2012
For those feeling down in the dumps, the US military now has a solution: an anti-suicidal nasal spray that delivers antidepressant chemicals to the brain.
The US Army has awarded a scientist at the Indiana University School of Medicine $3 million to develop a nasal spray that eclipses suicidal thoughts. Dr. Michael Kubek and his research team will have three years to ascertain whether the nasal spray is a [...]
A top urologist at a prestigious Manhattan hospital has been arrested after he was caught using a pen camera to take pictures up women’s skirts in a crowded subway station.
Adam Levinson, 39, was arrested on Tuesday after a witness reported the Mount Sinai Hospital doctor holding a folded newspaper with the pen clipped on its end beneath at least two women’s skirts.
The assistant professor of urology, who had been teaching [...]
A bulimic woman who stuck a butter knife down her throat to prove she no longer had a gag reflex ended up swallowing it after she started laughing.
The 30-year-old Atlanta woman was showing off to friends when the item of cutlery became firmly lodged in her oesophagus – shown here in these staggering X-rays.
Vomiting blood and complaining of chest pain, she was rushed to Emory University School of Medicine.
Shocking: This [...]
NEW YORK (CBS 2) – A new study shows that as many as 1 in 3 adults recall sleepwalking at some point in their lives. One of those adults is Noel Schenck.
She told CBS 2?s Chris Wragge that she began sleepwalking when she was 4 years old.
“I would go into the refrigerator and open the door,” she said.
While sleepwalking is most common in children between the ages of 4 and 8, a new study from [...]
Worries about a link between depression and the amount of time spent on Facebook or other social media sites are probably unfounded, a US study said this week.
The University of Wisconsin School study found no basis to support the theory outlined in a study last year by the American Academy of Pediatrics that suggested exposure to Facebook could lead to depression among adolescents.
“Our study is the first to present scientific [...]
Donald says he thought he’d died minutes after ketamine, a popular club drug known as Special K, was infused into his vein at a Sydney hospital in March.
“I couldn’t see anything except pure white,” recalled the 63-year-old depression sufferer, who declined to be identified by his last name. “I thought, ‘oh well, I must have died.’”
His vision normalized within a couple of hours, he said. So did his mood, giving Donald respite [...]
A study finds that those who drink in moderation – no more than 14 drinks a week and no more than three a day for women and four a day for men – have better overall scores than those who abstain completely.
The quality of life was measured using the Health Utilities index, which looks at factors including dexterity, emotion, cognition and mobility.
Researchers from the Boston University School of Medicine studied [...]
Feeling stressed? New figures reveal you’re not alone.
Americans are more stressed out than they were 30 years ago with young women among those feeling the brunt of it a first ever assessment of individual stress levels in U.S. reports.
A 10 to 30 per cent stress increase was found through surveys of approximately 6,300 Americans over the age of 18 in 1983 and again in 2006 and 2009 through all demographics.
WASHINGTON (AP) — They live on your skin, up your nose, in your gut – enough bacteria, fungi and other microbes that collected together could weigh, amazingly, a few pounds.
Now scientists have mapped just which critters normally live in or on us and where, calculating that healthy people can share their bodies with more than 10,000 species of microbes.
Don’t say “eeew” just yet. Many of these organisms work to keep [...]
Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa graduated from the Kyorin University School of Medicine in 1976, and completed his graduate work in 1980 from the Kyorin University Graduate School of Medicine in Tokyo, Japan. Dr. Yanagisawa served as Professor in Clinical Medicine at the Kyorin University School of Health Sciences, and concurrently as Professor in Clinical Cardiology at Kyorin University Hospital until 2008. (Source)
NEW YORK (Reuters) – America’s obesity epidemic is so deeply rooted that it will take dramatic and systemic measures – from overhauling farm policies and zoning laws to, possibly, introducing a soda tax – to fix it, the influential Institute of Medicine said on Tuesday.
In an ambitious 478-page report, the IOM refutes the idea thatobesity is largely the result of a lack of willpower on the part of individuals. Instead, it embraces policy [...]
NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF
May 4, 2012
Scientists are observing with increasing alarm that some very common hormone-mimicking chemicals can have grotesque effects.
A widely used herbicide acts as a female hormone and feminizes male animals in the wild. Thus male frogs can have female organs, and some male fish actually produce eggs. In a Florida lake contaminated by these chemicals, male alligators have tiny penises.
These days there is also growing evidence linking [...]
Alcohol ‘switches’ off brain region that encodes memory – and some are more vulnerable than others
Not necessarily because people drink more
Waking up after a heavy night’s drinking and being fuzzy about what happened is an experience many people have had.
It’s often said that alcohol killing off brain cells is behind the blackouts, but according to a study what’s actually happening is that booze is preventing new memories being recorded in [...]
In a move likely to alter treatment standards in hospitals and doctors’ offices nationwide, a group of nine medical specialty boards plans to recommend on Wednesday that doctors perform 45 common tests and procedures less often, and to urge patients to question these services if they are offered. Eight other specialty boards are preparing to follow suit with additional lists of procedures their members should perform far less often.
The recommendations [...]
(An electron micrograph of the hepatitis C virus.)
By Lynne Adkins
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — A new study indicates that one in every 33 baby boomers has the Hepatitis C virus, and many don’t even know they have this liver destroying disease.
Federal health officials say Hepatitis C is now killing more people than the AIDS virus, and most are over 45 years of age.
Dr. Robert Bettiker, associate professor of medicine in infectious diseases [...]
The Obama administration is wrestling with the thorny question of whether scientists should inject healthy children with the anthrax vaccine to see whether the shots would safely protect them against a bioterrorism attack.
The other option is to wait until an attack happens and then try to gather data from children whose parents agree to inoculate them in the face of an actual threat.
A key working group of federal advisers in [...]
(Reuters) – Can a computer tell when it hurts? It can if you train it, U.S. researchers said on Tuesday.
A team at Stanford University in California used computer learning software to sort through data generated by brain scans and detect when people were in pain.
“The question we were trying to answer was can we use neuroimaging to objectively detect whether a person is in a state [...]
(Reuters Health) – Blood drawn from expectant mothers could offer parents an earlier sneak peek at their baby’s sex than methods currently used in the U.S., researchers said Tuesday.
The test may be particularly valuable for families that harbor sex-linked genetic disorders like hemophilia, they add.
Because such disorders mostly strike boys, knowing that the baby is a girl could spare the mother diagnostic procedures, such as [...]