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Cancer Treatment - New Technique Targets And Destroys Cancer Cells

Cancer Treatment – New Technique Targets And Destroys Cancer Cells

A new method of targeting and destroying cancer cells was outlined during a recent presentation made at the 63rd annual meeting of the American Physical Society. This method of destroying cancer cells is based on increasing the temperature of these cancer cells, whilst ensuring that healthy tissue surrounding these cancer cells remains at normal body [...]

November 25 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Children Brain Tumors - New Research Helps To Identify Tumor Type And Maximize Treatment Efficacy

Children Brain Tumors – New Research Helps To Identify Tumor Type And Maximize Treatment Efficacy

A recent study of medulloblastomas, which are the most common type of malignant brain tumors that affect children, uncovered new data about these tumors which vary significantly from patient to patient. The study, led by researchers at the Children’s Hospital Boston, identified and classified six different subtypes of these tumors, which will assist doctors treating [...]

November 24 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment - Drug Commonly Used For Asthma May Be New Treatment Option

Alzheimer’s Disease Treatment – Drug Commonly Used For Asthma May Be New Treatment Option

Researchers at Temple University’s School of Medicine have shown that a protein in the brain, known as 5-lipoxygenase, performs a regulatory function in the creation of the amyloid beta in the brain, the chief constituent of plaques that lead to Alzheimer’s disease. Furthermore, they concluded that inhibitors of this protein employed to fight asthma could [...]

November 23 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Kidney Stones Treatment - New Study Reveals Most Appropriate Treatment Methods

Kidney Stones Treatment – New Study Reveals Most Appropriate Treatment Methods

A recent study into the removal of ureteric stones, which considered non-invasive methods such as extracorporeal shockwave lithotripsy (ESWL), as well as uretoscopy (URS), which is an invasive technique involving the insertion of an ureteroscope into the distal ureter in order to remove the stone, concluded that ESWL is one of the best methods of [...]

November 23 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Lymphoma Treatment - Epizyme Announces New Breakthrough

Lymphoma Treatment – Epizyme Announces New Breakthrough

Epizyme, Inc., a company at the forefront of research and development in the field of cancer therapies that work against epigenetic targets, recently announced a breakthrough in their research, which will pave the way for therapies that will be able to safely and effectively treat certain types of human lymphomas. The research that led to [...]

November 17 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Primary Liver Cancer - Celsion’s ThermoDox Treatment Awarded Orphan Drug Designation

Primary Liver Cancer – Celsion’s ThermoDox Treatment Awarded Orphan Drug Designation

A leading oncology drug development company, Celsion Corporation (NASDAQ:CLSN) recently announced that the Committee for Orphan Medicinal Products (COMP) of the European Medicines Agency (EMA) has issued a positive opinion on the application for Orphan Drug Designation for the drug ThermoDox. This drug would be used in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma, more commonly known [...]

November 17 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

New Research May Lead To More Appropriate Leukemia Treatment Options

New Research May Lead To More Appropriate Leukemia Treatment Options

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have found a commonly altered gene among women who died quickly of acute myeloid leukemia (AML). These findings could lead to diagnostic tests to identify faster-progressing forms of the disease and more aggressive treatment. According to Richard K. Wilson, PhD, director of Washington University’s Genome [...]

November 12 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Schizophrenia Treatment - Psychosocial Interventions Help Prevent Relapses

Schizophrenia Treatment – Psychosocial Interventions Help Prevent Relapses

The results of a recently conducted Cochrane systematic review indicate that likelihood of a schizophrenic patient relapsing could be significantly reduced if their families received psychosocial interventions that are specifically designed to reduce their levels of criticism and hostility towards the patient. Although the efficacy of such psychosocial interventions are yet to be proved through [...]

November 10 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Epilepsy Treatment - Zebinix Gets Approved As New Treatment Option

Epilepsy Treatment – Zebinix Gets Approved As New Treatment Option

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) recently granted approval for Zebinix (eslicarbazepine acetate) to be used in the treatment of epilepsy, although the use of the drug in the treatment of epilepsy is subject to certain conditions that were explicitly set out by the SMC. According to the terms of the approval granted, Zebinix may only [...]

November 10 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »

Arthritis Treatment - Tai Chi Helps Reduce Arthritis Pain And Stiffness - New Study

Arthritis Treatment – Tai Chi Helps Reduce Arthritis Pain And Stiffness – New Study

In the largest study to date of the Arthritis Foundation’s Tai Chi program, participants showed improvement in pain, fatigue, stiffness and sense of well-being. Their ability to reach while maintaining balance also improved, said Leigh Callahan, PhD, the study’s lead author, associate professor in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine [...]

November 9 2010 | Posted in Health | Read More »