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This specialized gel could improve cancer therapy

Cancer - Thu, 02/22/2018 - 10:00
Researchers are testing a promising new gel-like medium capable of delivering a combination of therapeutic agents directly to the sites of primary tumors.
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What is dependent edema?

Hematology - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 22:00
A look at dependent edema, a condition where fluid pools in the lower parts of the body. Included is detail on treatment options and the warning signs.
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What are lymphocytes and what are healthy levels to have?

Hematology - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 21:00
Learn more about lymphocytes, a type of white blood cell. We look at their function, normal levels, and what happens if levels are too high or too low.
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What does the SGOT blood test mean?

Hematology - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 19:00
A close look at the SGOT blood test, which is one part of a liver profile. We examine what the results mean and why the test is performed.
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How one enzyme could stop the spread of cancer

Cancer - Wed, 02/21/2018 - 17:00
A study reveals that activation of the enzyme RIPK1 can trigger cell death in cancer cells poised to migrate by causing them to degrade their mitochondria.
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Fathers, your stress could affect your child's brain

Genetics - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 17:00
The stress that fathers experience over their lifetime can alter their sperm in ways that influence brain development in their offspring, a study shows.
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What causes pain under my left breast?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Tue, 02/20/2018 - 12:00
Learn about a number of digestive and heart-related causes of pain under the left breast. We also look at the treatment options available for each one.
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Can a vagina be too tight?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 18:00
Sometimes women feel vaginal tightness, but can a vagina be too tight? Included is detail on how the vagina changes during the course of a woman’s life.
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Drinking soda daily may harm your fertility

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Mon, 02/19/2018 - 10:00
Researchers have uncovered a link between conception and soda: drinking it daily could harm your chances of becoming pregnant. This goes for men and women.
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Osteoarthritis: Could researchers have found the key to prevention?

Genetics - Sun, 02/18/2018 - 10:00
Researchers reveal how FoxO proteins are important for joint health, and how increasing the levels of these proteins could prevent or treat osteoarthritis.
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What side effects can result from interferon?

Cancer - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 18:00
Interferon is used to treat several health conditions, but it has a range of side effects. We look at how these vary in severity and duration here.
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Ovarian cancer: How your father's genes can affect your risk

Cancer - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:00
New research finds that fathers can pass their daughters a genetic mutation that can cause ovarian cancer. It can also cause prostate cancer in men.
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Ovarian cancer: How your father's genes can affect your risk

Genetics - Fri, 02/16/2018 - 10:00
New research finds that fathers can pass their daughters a genetic mutation that can cause ovarian cancer. It can also cause prostate cancer in men.
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Have scientists found an anti-cancer vaccine?

Cancer - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 19:00
Researchers used stem cells to create an anti-cancer vaccine, which they tested in 75 mice with various types of cancer. Here's what they found.
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Cancer: 'Ultra-processed' foods may increase risk

Cancer - Thu, 02/15/2018 - 17:00
A new study suggests a possible link between the consumption of ultra-processed foods and raised risk of overall cancer, and breast cancer in particular.
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Cholesterol-removing gene may prevent heart disease

Genetics - Wed, 02/14/2018 - 19:00
Researchers have discovered that a gene once believed to be 'useless' actually helps to remove excess cholesterol from the blood vessels.
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Why does my stomach feel tight?

Pregnancy / Obstetrics - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 21:00
Learn about why your stomach feels tight. We take a look at the various causes, treatments, and conditions associated with a tight stomach.
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Huntington's 'super assassin' molecule could kill cancer

Cancer - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:00
The gene that causes Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells, as revealed in tests on laboratory cells and mice with ovarian cancer.
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What is Apert syndrome?

Genetics - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:00
Learn about Apert syndrome, a genetic condition that causes abnormal head, hand, and foot development. We look at symptoms, treatment, and outlook.
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Huntington's 'super assassin' molecule could kill cancer

Genetics - Tue, 02/13/2018 - 17:00
The gene that causes Huntington's disease is highly toxic to cancer cells, as revealed in tests on laboratory cells and mice with ovarian cancer.
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