In a move that could alter the way breast cancers are treated, scientists have categorized breast cancer into four distinctive types based on genetics.
Ladies can rejoice as in what looks like a breakthrough in the world of ovarian cancer, scientists have found an easy three-question paper-and-pencil survey which can be finished in less than two minutes to effectively diagnose ovarian cancer.
A new study suggests that chemicals or foods that raise the level of the hormone estrogen during pregnancy may up the risk of cancer in the next three generations. According to the study conducted on rats by scientists from Virginia Tech and Georgetown University, environmental damage may be passed from one generation to the next not through genetic mutations but through "epigenetic" alterations that influence how genomic information is decoded, Medical Xpress reported. However, the findings of the study have not yet been validated in human beings. For the study, researchers fed pregnant rats a diet supplemented with synthetic estrogen or fat, which increases estrogen levels. The female offspring of the rats, though healthy, harbored a greater than normal risk of mammary cancer.
A new study claims that consuming non-alcoholic red wine could be beneficial for men with the high risk of heart disease.
According to a new study by researchers from the University of Southern California, recreational marijuana could increase the risk of sub-types of testicular cancer in men. The study revelations suggest that those using the herb for recreational purposes, and also those using marijuana and its derivatives for therapeutic purposes should consider the long-term effects.
High blood pressure has been associated with fatal cardiovascular diseases, especially in developed countries. Although a high level of salt in the body has been considered a risk factor for quite some time, it is not associated with all kinds of high blood pressure, which has mystified scientists for a long time. However, a new study by Professor Jens Titze of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee and the University of Erlangen points out that the skin and the immune system play a significant role in the regulation of the sodium balance and hypertension in the body.
A new study claims that taking cinnamon could be beneficial for type 2 diabetes patients for the improvement or control of hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia. The small study was led by Pushpanjali Sharma of MGRP PG College in Sodala, Jaipur, India and colleagues.
It is well known that the benefits of exercising are not limited to attaining a good body shape, but vital for a smooth and healthy functioning of organs. It is as important for elderly people, as it is for youngsters. A new study by Dr. Louis Bherer, PhD (Psychology), Laboratory Director and Researcher at the Institut universitaire de gériatrie de Montréal (IUGM) claims that there is no age limit at which one should start or stop exercising.
Although electronic cigarettes are being marketed as a safer alternative to normal cigarettes, a new study claims that they are not as safe as perceived.
Practicing the Mexican street dance could be the next therapy doctors would be prescribing to patients of Dementia, as a new study claims that twice in a week sessions of Danzón, a Latin ballroom-style dance, could bring improvement to the mood and behavior of Dementia patients. The researchers have found that following the simple steps while enjoying the music and having fun, could significantly reduce apathy and agitation in patients. Both of these conditions are currently treated with powerful drugs.
In what could be termed as a major breakthrough in cancer medication, MU medicinal chemists have modified an existing cancer drug by adding a special structure to it and made it 10 times more potent in efficiently fighting the disease. "Over the past decade, we have seen an increasing interest in using carboranes in drug design," said Mark W. Lee Jr., assistant professor of chemistry in College of Arts and Science. "Carboranes are clusters of three elements-boron, carbon and hydrogen. Carboranes don't fight cancer directly, but they aid in the ability of a drug to bind more tightly to its target, creating a more potent mechanism for destroying the cancer cells."
Even though women are the typical chocolate lovers, it is perhaps time, men picked up the sweet bar of sins too.
Having ample amount of sleep at night is not only important to start a fresh morning; it also has many a health benefits in the long run. According to a new study, lack of sleep could give rise to more aggressive breast cancers. The study, led by Cheryl Thompson, PhD, is the first ever to associate insufficient sleep and biologically more aggressive tumors and chances of cancer recurrence.The authors point out that this correlation between sleep duration and recurrence of cancer, though is strong in post-menopausal women, it is not true for pre-menopausal women.
According to a research by Mayo clinic, people of normal weight but fat only at the belly could be at an increased risk of death when compared to obese people.The research presented at the European Society of Cardiology Congress in Munich claims that says that people with central obesity-a high waist-to-hip ratio- were highly prone to cardiovascular death risk and health risk from all causes.
In a study aimed at understanding the growth and spread of prostate cancer cells, Johns Hopkins urologists have discovered that the reduction of a specific protein acts as an indicator to an increased risk of cancer recurrence.