Tattoo or urine: two new early cancer detection methods announced separately

Tattoo or urine: two new early cancer detection methods announced separately

Swiss scientists have developed an experimental skin implant that darkens like a mole when it detects subtle changes in the body that may be an early warning sign of cancer, according to a study released on Wednesday. The implant, or “biomedical tattoo,” as researchers call it, has been tested on lab animals, lasts for about […]

Male contraceptive compound stops sperm without affecting hormones

Male contraceptive compound stops sperm without affecting hormones

Credit: CC0 Public Domain A new study published today in the journal PLOS ONE details how a compound called EP055 binds to sperm proteins to significantly slow the overall mobility of the sperm without affecting hormones, making EP055 a potential “male pill” without side effects. “Simply put, the compound turns-off the sperm‘s ability to swim, […]

WHO recommends more tests for Sanofi's dengue vaccine

WHO recommends more tests for Sanofi's dengue vaccine

PARIS/CHICAGO (Reuters) – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Thursday Sanofi’s vaccine against dengue should only be used after testing on individuals to assess whether they have ever been exposed to the infection. FILE PHOTO: Boxes of anti-dengue vaccine Dengvaxia are placed inside a freezer for storage at the Manila Health Department in Sta […]

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

Immune therapy scores big win against lung cancer in study

CHICAGO — For the first time, a treatment that boosts the immune system greatly improved survival in people newly diagnosed with the most common form of lung cancer. It’s the biggest win so far for immunotherapy, which has had much of its success until now in less common cancers. In the study, Merck’s Keytruda, given […]

New drug uses antibodies to stop chronic migraines, without side effects

New drug uses antibodies to stop chronic migraines, without side effects

More than thirty-seven million Americans suffer from migraine attacks, according to the American Headache Society. Of these, about 4 million have chronic migraine and suffer headaches for 10 to 14 days a month. While some people are helped by low cost, over-the-counter drugs such as ibuprofen, others need stronger prescription medications, such as sumatriptan and […]

Revealed: THIS season is the best time of the year to lose weight!

Revealed: THIS season is the best time of the year to lose weight!

To lose weight, we need to burn fat as well as burn more calories than we consume. No doubt, a fitness regime and a healthy diet regime help us achieve desired goals, but exercising in the right climatic condition can aid faster weight loss. Summer is considered to be the best season for weight loss. […]

Study: Mono Virus Linked to 7 Other Serious Diseases

Study: Mono Virus Linked to 7 Other Serious Diseases

Study: Mono Virus Linked to 7 Other Serious Diseases  U.S. News & World Report Can ‘Mono’ Virus Up Odds for 7 Other Diseases?  HealthDay ‘Mono’ Virus Linked to Seven Serious Diseases  PR Newswire (press release) Full coverage Source link

5 signs you might have bowel cancer

5 signs you might have bowel cancer

One of the least talked about areas of the body, having an irritation in the bowels can be an unpleasant experience. Bowel cancer, also known as colon cancer or colorectal cancer is the fourth most common diseases after breast, prostate and lung cancers.   A recent study has warned around one in five bowel cancer […]

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