Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy: A new revolution in battling breast cancer

Recent studies in breast cancer treatment have shown the effectiveness of a new method. This revolutionary new practice named “targeted intraoperative radiotherapy” involves one simple session of radiation therapy, rather than the usual 6 1/2 weeks required by traditional breast cancer radiation therapy. Research has shown that the therapy is effective, but returning cancer in […]

Radiation proves effective in breast cancer treatment

There is good news on the horizon for women that have to undergo breast cancer treatment. A new study has shown that breast cancer treatment has a great benefit from a one-time dosage of radiation directed towards the site of the tumor. This of course comes in contradiction to previous treatments where daily radiation was […]

Study says bodyweight linked to prostate tumor size

For the past few decades, prostate cancer has been an increasingly large health concern for men. Each year, it is among the largest killer of men over the age of 50. While the cause for why some men obtain the disease and others don’t is still not completely known, a new study may have found […]

Dogs and Urine Detect Prostate Cancer

Dogs are best known as man’s best friend, but did you know that dogs might next be deemed man’s doctor? Studies show that dogs are able to sniff out a hormone produced in urine when a man is in the early stages of prostate cancer. This, however, isn’t a new area for doctors, who have […]

A cure for breast cancer may have been found

Scientists in the US are closer than ever of finding a cure for breast cancer. The group of researchers at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio, led by Dr. Vincent Tuohy, may have found a vaccine that could not only stop breast cancer from forming, but slow down the growth of an existing tumor and even […]

Bone marrow transplants could cure mental illnesses

Nobel Prize-winning geneticist, Mario Capecchi, suggests that some mental health disorders can be treated with bone marrow transplants. A team of researchers in Utah, led by Capecchi, used the procedure to cure mice with a disorder similar to trichotillomania. Trichotillomania is a psychological condition in humans that causes people to compulsively pull out their hair. […]

21 Year Old Man Dies On Board Norwegian Cruise Epic

A company statement for the Norwegian cruise ship called Epic, has confirmed that an unidentified 21-year-old man on board suffered a heart attack and died when the ship was about 40 miles from Miami. The heart attack was possibly caused by a fatal allergic reaction. Shocked passengers on board the 1,080-foot-long Epic, Norwegian Cruise Line’s […]

New Legislation Will Require all Companies to Prove Chemical’s Safety

The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee held its first hearing to evaluate a 34-year-old law related to toxic substances. The Toxic Substances and Control Act is under review after many environmental and public health leaders have asked for better, more updated policies. New legislation has been proposed and is being called the Toxic Chemicals Safety […]

New Form of Child Abuse On the Rise: Drugs and Alcohol

Research published in the Journal of Pediatrics indicates the cases of adults dosing their children with common drugs is on the rise in the United States. The drugs include over-the-counter non-prescription varieties, as well as illegal drugs such as alcohol, cocaine and marijuana. Dr. Shan Yin, of Denver’s Rocky Mountain Poison and Drug Center, helped […]

Targeted Intraoperative Radiotherapy: A new revolution in battling breast cancer

Recent studies in breast cancer treatment have shown the effectiveness of a new method. This revolutionary new practice named “targeted intraoperative radiotherapy” involves one simple session of radiation therapy, rather than the usual 6 1/2 weeks required by traditional breast cancer radiation therapy. Research has shown that the therapy is effective, but returning cancer in […]