Category Archives: Health

Exercise following weight loss may reduce colorectal cancer risk, study finds

New research suggests that exercise is a key factor in reducing colorectal cancer risk after weight loss. According to the study, physical activity causes benefi

Whole-body PET/MRI provides one-stop shop for staging high-risk prostate cancer patients

New research on prostate cancer staging shows that PSMA-targeted PET/MRI performs equally as well as currently used predictive tools to determine the risk for ad

Study links frequent red meat consumption to high levels of chemical associated with heart disease

Researchers have identified another reason to limit red meat consumption: high levels of a gut-generated chemical called trimethylamine N-oxide (TMAO), that also

Improved understanding of the pathology of dwarfism may lead to new treatment targets

Pseudoachondroplasia (PSACH) is a severe inherited dwarfing condition characterized by disproportionate short stature, joint laxity, pain, and early onset osteoa

Faster, cheaper test can help predict risk of metastasis in prostate cancer patients

For men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer or patients previously treated, the risk of metastasis is a crucial determinant of whether to choose conservative ma

Meth playing bigger role in US drug overdose crisis

A bigger share of U.S. drug overdose deaths are being caused by methamphetamine, government health officials reported. The number of fatal overdoses involving meth more than triple

Roadmap reveals shortcut to recreate key HIV antibody for vaccines

HIV evades the body’s immune defenses through a multitude of mutations, and antibodies produced by the host’s immune system to fight HIV also follow

Successful anti-PD-1 therapy requires interaction between CD8+ T cells and dendritic cells

A team led by a Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigator has found that successful cancer immunotherapy targeting the PD-1 molecule requires interaction

Loss of two genes drives a deadly form of colorectal cancer, reveals a potential treatment

Colorectal cancers arise from earlier growths, called polyps, found on the inner surface of the colon. Scientists are now learning that polyps use two distinct m

Taking uncertainty out of cancer prognosis

A cancer diagnosis tells you that you have cancer, but how that cancer will progress is a terrifying uncertainty for most patients. Researchers at Cold Spring Ha

BMI is a good measure of health after all, new study finds

A new study from the University of Bristol supports body mass index (BMI) as a useful tool for assessing obesity and health. A simple measure based on weight and

HER2 mutations can cause treatment resistance in metastatic ER-positive breast cancer

Metastatic breast cancers treated with hormone therapy can become treatment-resistant when they acquire mutations in the human epidermal grow

Scientists have identified and modelled a distinct biology for paediatric AML

Scientists have identified and modelled a distinct biology for paediatric acute myeloid leukaemia, one of the major causes of death in children. The breakthrough

New light-based technology reveals how cells communicate in human disease

Scientists at the University of York have developed a new technique that uses light to understand how cells communicate in human disease. All

Study: Age, race differences determine risk of stroke in women and men

A new study found that, between the ages of 45 and 74 years, white women were less likely to have a stroke than white men, but at age 75 and older, there was no

Researchers have found that incidence of heart failure was around two-fold higher in people with diabetes

Researchers have found that incidence of heart failure was around two-fold higher in people with diabetes. The study, led by the University of Glasgow on behalf

The richer the reward, the faster you’ll likely move to reach it, study shows

If you are wondering how long you personally are willing to stand in line to buy that hot new holiday gift, scientists at Johns Hopkins Medicine say the answer m

Pushing closer to a new cancer-fighting strategy

A molecular pathway that’s frequently mutated in many different forms of cancer becomes active when cells push parts of their membranes outward into bu