Exciting progress has been made in the global fight against malaria. The malaria map continues to shrink each year; in the last ten years four countries have been certified malaria-free, and thirty-four additional countries are now working towards...
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Although several chemotherapy treatments are now administered by the oral route (targeted chemotherapy), most chemotherapy treatments (cytotoxics) are administered by the intravenous route.
Before we talk about p53, it is important to understand why cancer cells are a problem for the body. Cancer cells multiply recklessly, refuse to die and blithely metastasize to set up shop in places where they don’t belong.
Prostate cancer development is associated with both inherited and acquired genetic alterations. More than 70 inherited genetic variants have been consistently identified in human DNA that may contribute to susceptibility or risk of prostate cancer.
This project was a secondary project that came out of a longitudinal cohort study that we've been conducting with the Windsor Village United Methodist Church in Houston Texas, which is a large, primarily African American mega-church with over fifteen hundred congregation members.
An interview with Dr Mark Carnegie-Brown, CEO, Glide Pharma on anthrax vaccines and their needle-free delivery system.
Dr Dermot Ryan, GP and allergy expert tells us all about Allergic Rhinitis (hay fever), its treatment and points out that its not a trivial disorder.
This article is about the problem of detecting tumors in dense breasts, and how many states are tackling the problem by requiring doctors to tell women that mammograms don’t work well for those who have dense breasts. I will also discuss effective solutions to this problem.
OCD is a condition consisting of obsessions or compulsions, or, more commonly, both. This is nothing to do with addictions to gambling, alcohol, exercise or eating, for example, which are quite different. OCD symptoms are never pleasurable and are usually aimed at preventing harm.
For over forty years, lumbar spine (back) surgery was destructive to structures of the spine while at the same time attempting to rectify disorders of the spine. In order to gain entry into the spine to decompress nerves and remove herniated discs, bone spurs, thickened ligaments and cysts that compress the nerves, muscle were extensively dissected off of the vertebrae.
Sleep is vital for overall health. Poor sleep can cause daytime sleepiness, fatigue, and mood deterioration and has implications for poor health outcomes. Getting six or fewer hours each night may also provoke increased appetite leading to risk of weight gain and, in the longer term, the risk of developing diabetes and cardiovascular conditions.
Patients with hepatitis C have two concerns. The first concern relates to how likely it is that he or she will develop end-stage liver disease, namely either symptoms of cirrhosis that will incapacitate them, lead to the need for a liver transplantation, or even death, or primary liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma).
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