New findings on cell therapy to treat leukemia bring more encouraging news of the promise that this experimental area of cancer treatment holds for patients for whom conventional approaches do not work.
New research from the UK finds that among adults over the age of 50, non-restorative sleep - the sort where you wake up feeling tired and worn out - is strongly tied to onset of widespread pain, a hallmark of fibromyalgia.They also found that anxiety, memory impairment and poor physical health were linked to higher risk of developing widespread pain in older adults.Dr.
More than 15 million people worldwide suffer a stroke every year, resulting in almost 6 million deaths. Now, new research from Imperial College London in the UK finds that iron deficiency could increase a person's risk of stroke by making the blood sticky.This is according to a study recently published in the journal PLOS One.The research team, including Dr.
In 2010, 90% of all malaria deaths occurred in populations living in the African region of the World Health Organization. Although the past 10 years have seen major investments in malaria control in Africa, new research suggests that almost 60% of the population continue to live in moderate- and high-risk infection areas.This is according to a study recently published in The Lancet.
Many of the synthetic chemicals involved in packaging and storing the food we eat can leak into it, potentially harming our long-term health, say environmental scientists in a paper published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health.Although some of these chemicals are regulated, people come into contact with them almost every day through packaged or processed foods.
Standard imaging techniques, such as PET and CT scans, are used to assess the development of cancer in children. However, these imaging methods can expose children to radiation that increases their risk of secondary cancers later in life. Now, new research has detailed a new whole-body imaging technique that could eliminate this risk.
Though euthanasia is prohibited in Switzerland, assisted suicide is legal, so long as "no selfish interests are involved." But opponents fear vulnerable people could be forced to end their life this way, so researchers from the University of Bern investigated socioeconomic factors linked to assisted suicide.
A study published in the journal Biomaterials finds that the rhythmic pulsation of cardiac muscle cells is a driving force in the initial formation of heart valves.The heart forms as a simple U-shaped tube of tissue, comprised of three layers.A layer of cardiac muscle cells begin to pulse even before blood vessels are formed.
A new study suggests aerobic exercise may slow the progression of diseases that destroy the retina and eventually cause blindness. In mice exposed to harmful bright lights, the ones that had regularly run on treadmills had much better function in their retinas than mice that had not been exercising.
New research suggests melanoma skin cancer may be controllable by starving its cells. Building on previous success with prostate cancer cells, scientists in Australia showed they could stop cell growth by blocking the pumps that melanoma cells use to acquire an essential cell nutrient.It is still very early days, as the method has only been tested in lab-grown cells.
New research published in Nature Communications details the discovery of a potential new drug that selectively kills dormant cancer cells in tumors by inducing mitochondrial dysfunction.The research team, led by Prof.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention state that in 2010, there were 258,000 hospital admissions for hip fractures among Americans aged 65 and older. Although patients with hip fractures undergo standard rehabilitation, new research suggests that following this up with a home-based exercise program can further improve patients' recovery.
A report in the BMJ finds that if China implements World Health Organization guidelines on smoking, then almost 13 million smoking-related deaths will be avoided by 2050.China is the most populated nation in the world and accounts for about a third of the world's smokers - more than half of all Chinese men smoke.
Figures published by Cancer Research UK reveal that more than 4.6 million men and 3.5 million women die of cancer worldwide every year, putting the global rate of cancer death among men (126 per 100,000) 50% higher than that of women (82 per 100,000).
According to a study published in the journal Anesthesiology, over 8 million adults worldwide have injuries or heart attacks after surgery each year, with 10% dying within 30 days. Now, researchers say 85% of these heart attacks or injuries may be missed due to lack of symptoms. However, they suggest this could be resolved with a simple blood test following surgery.
According to a survey from the National Institute of Mental Health, approximately 11.2% of teens in the US aged between 13 and 18 years have suffered from severe depression at some point in their lives. Now, researchers from the UK have discovered the first biomarker that could predict the likelihood of clinical depression in teenage boys.The research team, led by Prof.
Glioblastoma is the deadliest form of brain cancer, and one reason it is difficult to treat is because tumor cells spread to other parts of the brain by following nerve fibers and blood vessels. Now, using nanofiber "monorails," biomedical engineers have found a way to hijack this migratory feature and lure the malignant cells elsewhere.
For football players, helmets are a crucial piece of equipment thought to reduce the severity of head injuries. But new research suggests that football helmets may do little to protect players from concussion. This is according to a study due to be presented at the American Academy of Neurology's 66th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, in April.
People who are suspected to have the lung disease idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis may not have to undergo biopsies, as clinical and radiological results should provide a confident diagnosis, according to a new study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine journal.There is no cure for IPF and most people will only survive for 3 to 5 years following diagnosis.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 1 in 6 children in the US had a developmental disability, including intellectual disabilities, in 2006-2008. Now, new research suggests that gender and genes could play a part in delayed language development - with boys at greater risk than girls.