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Coffee Associated with Colon Cancer Survival

October 8, 2015 | by Northwestern University | News | Comments

The study involved 953 patients who participated in a clinical trial comparing two treatments for stage 3 colon cancer. Read more...

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Getting Clean: Heroin Addict Goes through Pioneering Program

October 8, 2015 4:02 pm | by Philip Marcelo, Associated Press | News | Comments

Kylee Moriarty has experienced her share of ups and downs since deciding to kick her heroin habit this past summer. Read more...


Protein Research Uncovers Potential New Diagnosis, Therapy for Breast Cancer

October 8, 2015 3:24 pm | by University of York | News | Comments

Scientists at the University of York have conducted new research into a specific sodium channel that indicates the presence of cancer cells and affects tumor growth rates. Read more...


UN: Polio Vaccines in Ukraine Safe Despite Local Concerns

October 8, 2015 3:20 pm | by Maria Cheng and Katherine Jacobsen, Associated Press | News | Comments

The World Health Organization said it's worried that millions of doses of polio vaccine might be wasted in Ukraine after a patient group raised concerns that the doses are unsafe. Read more...


Salmonella Unmasked as Major Killer of Young Children in Africa

October 8, 2015 3:15 pm | by University of Otago | News | Comments

Invasive Salmonella infections in sub-Saharan Africa are a major cause of child illness and deaths, a new body of research into this usually overlooked infectious disease has revealed. Read more...


Highly Innovative Pipeline Could Transform Obesity Treatment Landscape

October 8, 2015 3:09 pm | by Angel Wong, Senior Analyst, GBI Research | News | Comments

The high level of innovation and diversity in molecular target in development is encouraging. Read more...


Key Studies from Nottingham Central to Major Flu Drug Report

October 8, 2015 3:01 pm | by University of Nottingham | News | Comments

The landmark report concludes that anti-viral drugs called neuraminidase inhibitors were successful in reducing deaths in hospitalized patients. Read more...


New Treatment for Obesity Developed

October 8, 2015 12:13 pm | by University of Liverpool | News | Comments

Researchers at the University of Liverpool, working with a global health care company, have helped develop a new treatment for obesity. Read more...


New Analysis Suggests Aubagio Slows Brain Atrophy in People with Relapsing MS

October 8, 2015 12:12 pm | News | Comments

Genzyme, a Sanofi company, announced today that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data from the Phase 3 TEMSO study demonstrate that Aubagio (teriflunomide) significantly slowed brain volume loss (or atrophy) vs. placebo over two years in people with relapsing multiple sclerosis (RMS). Read more...


New Jersey Agency: Nurse Giving Flu Shots Reused Syringes

October 8, 2015 12:12 pm | by Associated Press | News | Comments

A nurse administering flu shots to dozens of employees of a pharmaceutical company reused syringes, the state Department of Health said Wednesday. Read more...


Cancer, or No Cancer: Tufts Computers Probe the Genesis of Disease

October 8, 2015 12:11 pm | by Seth Augenstein, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

One smoker indulges in a pack a day and lives a long life without any hint of cancer. His brother smokes intermittently for just a few years and dies young of lung cancer. The development of diseases like cancer remain a mystery to current science. Read more...


Single Injection Could Sterilize Large Invasive Species Populations

October 8, 2015 12:11 pm | by Ryan Bushey, Associate Editor | News | Comments

It took two months for the mice’s bodies to produce enough antibodies to render them completely infertile. Read more...


Groundbreaking Computer Program Diagnoses Cancer in Two Days

October 7, 2015 3:38 pm | by Technical University of Denmark | News | Comments

In by far the majority of cancer cases, the doctor can quickly identify the source of the disease, for example cancer of the liver, lungs, etc. However, in about one in 20 cases, the doctor can confirm that the patient has cancer -- but cannot find the source. Read more...

Medical Diagnosis: Will Brain Palpation Soon Be Possible?

October 7, 2015 3:32 pm | by Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale | News | Comments

If there is one technique used by the physician to explore the human body during every medical examination in order to make a diagnosis or prescribe further tests, it is palpation. Read more...


Multiple Sclerosis Treatment Market Value to Reach $20 Billion by 2024, says GlobalData

October 7, 2015 3:27 pm | by GlobalData | News | Comments

The value of the multiple sclerosis therapeutics market will rise slowly from $17.2 billion in 2014 to approximately $20 billion by 2024, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 1.5 percent, according to research and consulting firm GlobalData. Read more...


Expanding Global Access to Radiotherapy

October 7, 2015 3:13 pm | by Queen's University | News | Comments

The lack of access to radiotherapy costs millions of lives and billions of dollars in lost economic growth in low- and middle-income countries. Read more...



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