Women who undergo mammograms know how modern medicine remains relatively archaic in some aspects. This type of breast examination can be unpleasant and intrusive. Fortunately, there are solutions on the way: female patients themselves could soon be able to detect any lump using pressure-sensitive rubber gloves, thanks to a new family of transparent, flexible and highly-sensitive sensors. Continue reading
It is common for statisticians to try and compare developed countries with their developing counterparts, primarily seeking to prove that the differences between wealthier and poorer nations are not nearly as stark as might be presumed. Such comparisons usually elicit surprise when it comes to the area of disease. Continue reading
Cancer remains one of the major killing diseases across the globe. Considered a terminal ailment, the news that some acquaintance has been diagnosed with cancer is always a shocker to us. However, medical experts’ estimates show that up to 40% of cancer cases can be prevented by making lifestyle changes as well as changes to the environment. Continue reading
Cancer is one of the toughest opponents that modern medicine has to fight. Scientists and researchers all over the world have spent countless work hours in an effort to find an effective treatment or at least a way to slow down the progression of the disease. Continue reading
Vaccines are, perhaps, our greatest weapon against many different types of diseases and medical conditions that would be impossible to deal with in any other way. Training a person’s immune system to identify and attack specific cells is a very effective method since it not only launches the success rate of the treatment, but it also limits the appearance of side effects. Continue reading
Statistics indicate that breast cancer is the leading cause of death in developing countries and the second most prevalent cause of cancer death in developed countries. However, a new study published in the online journal JAMA Oncology suggests that fasting for more than thirteen hours every night could help reduce the recurrence of diseases in women diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. Continue reading
Bacteria found in the intestines/gut could help combat some forms of cancer by slowing or completely stopping them on their tracks, new research indicates.
Researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) have published a report that states some gut bacteria could help treat some forms of cancer. The bacteria contain high anti-inflammatory agents which slow down the growth and development of cancerous cells. Continue reading