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Cancer: 'Intelligent drug delivery' is on its way

Cancer - Δευ, 07/09/2018 - 18:00
Scientists have demonstrated a precision targeting system that only releases anticancer drugs when it encounters two tumor conditions in the right order.
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Glue-like protein may be key to drug-resistant breast cancer

Cancer - Δευ, 07/09/2018 - 13:00
A Ph.D. student may have uncovered the reason why some breast cancers become drug-resistant. The answer may lie in a glue-like protein called fibronectin.
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Hair-like cell structure may drive melanoma

Cancer - Δευ, 07/09/2018 - 10:00
While studying the epigenetic changes associated with melanoma, researchers found an unexpected link with hair-like projections on cells called cilia.
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Using cell metabolism to battle cancer

Cancer - Σάβ, 07/07/2018 - 13:00
In a recent study, researchers investigated how cancer stem cells might be stopped in their tracks by blocking their metabolic pathways.
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What are the early symptoms of leukemia in children?

Cancer - Παρ, 07/06/2018 - 13:00
A range of common symptoms, such as weight loss, bruising, and swelling, can indicate leukemia in children. Spotting the symptoms early may lead to a faster diagnosis and treatment with a better chance of success. Learn more about the symptoms of leukemia in children here.
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Blood thinning foods, drinks, and supplements

Hematology - Πέμ, 07/05/2018 - 22:00
There are many things that people can eat and drink that may help to keep the blood thin and reduce the chances of dangerous clots developing. These include ginger, garlic, and turmeric. Learn more about 11 potential natural blood thinners, including foods, drinks, and supplements here.
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Everything you need to know about cystic hygroma

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Πέμ, 07/05/2018 - 21:00
Cystic hygromas are fluid-filled sacs that occur most commonly on the head or neck of a baby. They occur due to blockages in the lymphatic system. In this article, we look at the causes of cystic hygromas, including environmental and genetic factors, as well as how doctors remove or shrink the growths.
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Everything you need to know about cystic hygroma

Genetics - Πέμ, 07/05/2018 - 21:00
Cystic hygromas are fluid-filled sacs that occur most commonly on the head or neck of a baby. They occur due to blockages in the lymphatic system. In this article, we look at the causes of cystic hygromas, including environmental and genetic factors, as well as how doctors remove or shrink the growths.
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What is the normal range for a creatinine blood test?

Hematology - Πέμ, 07/05/2018 - 19:00
A creatinine blood test measures how much creatinine is in the blood. It is used to check kidney function, and high levels may indicate the kidney is damaged. The procedure involves drawing a small amount of blood for testing, and there is no special preparation necessary. Learn more about the test here.
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Chemotherapy enhanced by disused antipsychotic

Cancer - Πέμ, 07/05/2018 - 10:00
Tumors often become resistant to chemotherapy. A new study describes how a defunct psychoactive drug might help to reverse this process.
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How do you improve poor circulation?

Hematology - Πέμ, 07/05/2018 - 00:00
Poor circulation has a range of potential causes, including diabetes and atherosclerosis. Symptoms include numbness in the extremities, digestive problems, and fatigue. Treatment depends on the cause, but quitting smoking and losing weight can help. Learn more about poor circulation and how to improve it here.
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What causes hiccups in babies in the womb?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τετ, 07/04/2018 - 23:00
A baby may hiccup while in the womb. This can be a regular occurrence for some women to feel but may not happen to everyone. There are some occasions when excessive hiccupping in the womb needs to be assessed by a doctor, as it may sometimes lead to serious complications. Learn more about baby hiccups in the womb here.
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What are the signs of having a girl?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Τετ, 07/04/2018 - 20:00
There are many myths about how to predict the sex of an unborn baby. But do stress levels, morning sickness, sugar cravings, and other factors really indicate that the baby is a girl? In this article, we look at the science behind these claims to see if there are any real signs during pregnancy of having a girl.
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What are the benefits of chlorophyll?

Hematology - Τετ, 07/04/2018 - 19:00
Chlorophyll is a natural pigment that occurs in many green vegetables. It has many potential health benefits due to its deodorant, anti-aging, wound-healing, and blood-building properties. We examine the evidence supporting these potential benefits and explain how to include chlorophyll in the diet.
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What are the benefits of chlorophyll?

Cancer - Τετ, 07/04/2018 - 19:00
Chlorophyll is a natural pigment that occurs in many green vegetables. It has many potential health benefits due to its deodorant, anti-aging, wound-healing, and blood-building properties. We examine the evidence supporting these potential benefits and explain how to include chlorophyll in the diet.
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What is a blood gas test?

Hematology - Τρί, 07/03/2018 - 16:00
A blood gas test is also called an arterial blood gas test or a blood gas analysis. Results show blood oxygen and carbon dioxide levels, pH levels, and lung function. Doctors often use the test in emergency situations, when they need to determine why a person is having trouble breathing. Learn more about the test here.
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Targeting the enzyme with a dual role in breast and brain health

Cancer - Τρί, 07/03/2018 - 10:00
One enzyme plays key roles in both breast cancer and intellectual disability. Knowing more about its molecular structure could help to design better drugs.
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'Supramolecule' helps immune cells 'eat up' cancer

Cancer - Τρί, 07/03/2018 - 10:00
A newly designed 'supramolecule' can stop the 'don't eat me' signal that cancer cells emit and boost the power of immune cells in the fight against cancer.
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Foods and meal plans for iron deficiency

Hematology - Δευ, 07/02/2018 - 21:00
Anemia occurs when the body lacks red blood cells. A person may have a condition that destroys these cells, or the body may not produce enough. Adding iron-rich foods to the diet can help. Here, learn which foods contain high levels of iron and which make absorbing it harder. We also give some meal plan ideas and more.
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How to remove cortisol from the body naturally

Hematology - Δευ, 07/02/2018 - 20:00
Cortisol is necessary for many bodily functions, including the stress response and regulating sleep. High cortisol levels may raise blood pressure and affect mood. It is possible to lower cortisol by making some lifestyle changes, such as eating a more healthful diet and getting better sleep. Learn more here.
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