Researchers at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, have used a targeted nanomedicine approach to deliver small molecule drugs and successfully treat mice with deadly advanced-stage ovarian cancer.
The holidays are packed with celebrations, but for many of us, the colder weather discourages outdoor workout routines, our stress levels are high and we may be getting less sleep than usual. Combined, all of this can lead to weight gain over the holiday season.In a 2000 study of 195 adults, 14% gained over 5 pounds in the 6-week period from Thanksgiving to […]
A new study has found that a subgroup of children who suffer from convulsive status epilepticus - an epileptic seizure that lasts 30 minutes or longer, or clusters of prolonged seizures - may experience long-term brain damage years after. This is according to research presented at the American Epilepsy Society's 67th Annual Meeting.
Practitioners have been attesting to it for years, and now medical science is waking up to the idea that meditation really does have health benefits. A new study, published in the journal Psychoneuroendocrinology, has discovered specific molecular changes in the body after a period of mindful meditation.
As the propagated sensation along the meridian is a subjective feeling, there is no direct evidence for its presence. According to a study published in Neural Regeneration Research (Vol. 8, No. 28, 2013), participants with notable propagated sensation along the meridian were given electro-acupuncture at the Jianyu (LI15) acupoint of the large intestine merid […]
Why do certain Alzheimer medications work in animal models but not in clinical trials in humans? A research team from the University of Bonn and the biomedical enterprise LIFE & BRAIN GmbH has been able to show that results of established test methods with animal models and cell lines used up until now can hardly be translated to the processes in the hum […]
Caveolin-1 may be a new target for interfering with age-dependent decline in synaptic plasticity. To explore the relationship between synaptic plasticity in the aging process and changes in learning and memory, Dr.
A Ludwig Cancer Research study has uncovered an entirely novel mechanism by which glioblastoma (GBM), the most common kind of brain cancer, evades targeted therapies. Published in the journal Science, the paper describes how GBM tumor cells essentially hide the signaling molecule targeted by such therapies, adding a layer of complexity to current models of d […]
A team of scientists, led by principal investigator Paul S. Mischel, MD, a member of the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research and professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, has found that brain cancer cells resist therapy by dialing down the gene mutation targeted by drugs, then re-amplify that gro […]
A range of health law issues are examined, including a look at some of the consumers who approach the overhaul with a sense of relief and optimism. Meanwhile, while insurance agents are feeling left out, public relations firms see the law as a boon.
In Iowa, an insurer that chose not to sell policies through the federal website pokes fun at its mishaps in a TV ad, while in Minnesota, insurers list the problems they say may keep consumers who think they've enrolled in a plan from being covered on Jan.1. Developments in Oregon and Colorado are also scrutinized.
Members of Congress are a microcosm of what's happening for people trying to sign up for health coverage in the health law's online insurance exchanges across the nation -- some are getting through, some are seeing glitches still and some are avoiding it altogether.
Officials with Covered California said they gave insurance agents the contact information of thousands of people who went online but didn't enroll in coverage as part of a pilot program to help people sign up by Dec. 23.
The Washington Post explores the public impact of two equivalent drugs that both prevent blindness but which have very different prices. Other media report on the federal court decision in Connecticut that temporarily blocks UnitedHealthcare from dropping more than 2,000 doctors from its Medicare Advantage network in that state.
Today's early morning highlights from the major news organizations, including reports about new sticker-shock concerns over costs for coverage purchased through the health law's new online insurance marketplaces.
Low-income women with diabetes who are pregnant or who recently gave birth face almost twice the risk of depression compared to women without diabetes, says a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
While less strict blood sugar control may be appropriate for some diabetes patients, most should adhere to the target goal of an A1C level of less than 7 percent that has long been recommended for reducing the risk of diabetes-related complications. A1C is a measure of blood glucose levels over the previous two or three months.
The rate of new cases of type 2 diabetes has nearly doubled in the United States in the last decade, with most new cases appearing in southern states, says a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report.
Yes, what you put on your plate might be affecting what you see in the mirror. But how? “Poor-quality foods, like trans fats, cause inflammation — and aging is basically a chronic inflammatory state,” says Timothy Harlan, MD. He is assistant professor of medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine. “Can you look older because [...]
Everyone knows about using Botox for frown lines on the forehead and Juvederm to camouflage the nasolabial folds and plump the lips, but there are literally dozens of lesser known uses of these products that produce amazing results! Botox Brow Lift – a few units of Botox placed judiciously just above the natural arch of [...]
Women with a high dietary acid load — typically associated with eating lots of protein but few vegetables — had a 56% higher risk for type 2 diabetes than women in the lowest quartile for dietary acid load, in a new analysis of the Étude epidémiologique auprès des femmes de la Mutuelle Générale de l’Education Nationale — [...]
Botox may no longer be used to treat only wrinkles. The cure to prostate cancer may lie in the jab of a needle. Men with localized prostate cancer that has not spread beyond the prostate gland could benefit from the “freezing” effect a Botox injection could have on cancerous tumors, according to a recent clinical [...]
In a deal that could net Medytox up to $362 million, the Seoul-based company will license to Allergan exclusive global rights outside Korea to develop and commercialize unspecified neurotoxin product candidates now in development phases, including a potential liquid-injectable product, the companies said today. In return for the license, Allergan will pay Me […]
According to a September 11, 2013 CBS News report entitled “Botox Now FDA-Approved for Treating Crow’s Feet,” Botox had been officially approved for Crow’s feet, which are wrinkles at the outside corners of the eyes. OnabotulinumtoxinA, known by the trade name ‘Botox’, is made from the same neurotoxin which can cause food-borne botulism. When this [...] […]
Maybe you’ve been reading about the widely reported study that calls into question the value of breakfast for weight loss. The stories seem to suggest that we’ve all been hoodwinked into eating breakfast and it’s just a myth that the morning meal makes any difference in our weight – even implying that we might be [...]
The latest annual report from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and Trust for America’s Health (TFAH) shows that adult obesity rates remained level in every state except for one, Arkansas. Thirteen states now have adult obesity rates above 30 percent, 41 states have rates of at least 25 percent, and every state is above [...]
Increased social acceptability of and interest in tattoos has driven demand for them, which ultimately increased the pool of potential customers who may regret their initial decision and want their tattoos removed by this industry’s practitioners. Although the recession caused drops in disposable income that flowed onto the industry as reduced demand, height […]
Ink Can Be a Career Stain Maybe it’s a tribal arm band, the orchids on your lower back playing peek-a-boo with your coworkers, or — gulp — you’re wearing it on your face a la Mike Tyson. But even if it’s that cute little leprechaun on your ankle, our latest survey results show visible tattoos [...]
And only 1 in 4 talks with a health-care provider about the HPV shot, cancer society survey finds Source: HealthDay Related MedlinePlus Pages: Childhood Immunization, Health Disparities, Talking With Your Doctor