Physical therapy important for women treated for breast cancer

The survival rate for breast cancer, the most commonly diagnosed cancer among women, is now about 90 percent, increased by nearly 20 percent since the 1970s. Surviving breast cancer has been the biggest treatment goal until recent years when attention began to turn to surviving well, as these three women appear to […]

Type 1 diabetes often misdiagnosed in adults

And a new study finds mistakes are common. That’s what happened to British Prime Minister Theresa May when she was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2012. She was in her 50s at the time. Despite having all of the […]

Planned intermittent fasting may help reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors

And cut out need for insulin while controlling blood glucose Planned intermittent fasting may help to reverse type 2 diabetes, suggest doctors writing in the journal BMJ Case Reports after three patients in their care, who did this, were able to cut out the need for insulin treatment altogether. Around one in 10 people […]

Molecular details of protein reveal glimpse into how kidney stones form

Penn study shows that 3D structure of ion channel protein could inform drug discovery UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA SCHOOL OF MEDICINE PHILADELPHIA – Kidney stones–solid, pebble-like grit that forms when too much of certain minerals like calcium are in the urine–can strike men, […]

Immunotherapy Complete Response Data Suggest Metastatic Melanoma Cures

This is Dr Jeffrey Weber. I am a medical oncologist at the Laura and Isaac Perlmutter Cancer Center at New York University Langone Health in New York City. Today we will be talking about a very interesting article that appeared […]

Blood test identifies more treatable cancer mutations than tissue biopsy alone

In one of the largest clinical studies to ever examine the impact of using a blood test to detect treatable mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), researchers from the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania found that they could identify significantly more mutations through liquid biopsy instead of a solid tissue biopsy alone. The findings […]

Halobetasol propionate lotion shows efficacy for Tx of psoriasis

Lawrence J. Green, M.D., from George Washington University in Washington, D.C., and colleagues randomized (2:1) 430 patients to receive halobetasol propionate Lotion or vehicle once daily for eight weeks, with assessments at two, four, six, and eight weeks of treatment […]

Benzodiazepines in patients with COPD and PTSD may increase suicide risk

AMERICAN THORACIC SOCIETY Oct. 12, 2018–Long-term use of benzodiazepine medications in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD, as well as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) may lead to increased suicide risk, according to a study published online in the Annals of the American Thoracic Society. IMAGE: COMORBID COPD AND PTSD PATIENTS TREATED FOR […]

How a common drug causes liver failure

Acetaminophen kicks off widespread glutathionylation, researchers find AMERICAN SOCIETY FOR BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY Acetaminophen is a common pain reliever found in every pharmacy. However, it is also the No. 1 cause of acute liver failure in the United States. […]