disease progression

FDA approves personalized therapy for tough-to-treat colorectal cancer


July 26th, 2012 - 9:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 26 (IANS) There's new hope for colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with the US FDA approving the first personalized therapy for its treatment. More than 42,000 new CRC ... Read more...

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Breakthrough could nip arthritis in the bud


June 13th, 2012 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 13 (IANS) A breakthrough involving billions of bugs in our guts that play a role in regulating the immune system could actually nip arthritis in the bud. The ... Read more...

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Two genes tell how Parkinson’s progresses


February 13th, 2012 - 11:50 am ICT by IANS
Sydney, Feb 13 (IANS) Two genes tied to protein accumulation in a Parkinson's patient's brain can tell how quickly the disease will progress in an individual, says a new finding."Our ... Read more...

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Exercise can cut risk of cancer returning


August 8th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 8 (IANS) Regular exercise can cut by 40 percent the risk of cancer returning, say experts. Breast cancer patients who work out have more than a 40 percent ... Read more...

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Blocking action of protein blunts serious ill effects of high BP on heart


May 3rd, 2011 - 3:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 3 (ANI): Scientists at Johns Hopkins have revealed a new route to treat heart disease.They have found through mice studies that blocking the action of a signaling protein deep inside ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Brain scans may help predict which adults will develop Alzheimer’s


April 7th, 2011 - 6:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 7 (ANI): Brain scans may help predict which adults with mild cognitive impairment are likelier to develop Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study.Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is an intermediate ... Read more...

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Targeted cancer drug more effective after first-line treatment


February 28th, 2011 - 3:51 pm ICT by ANI
Washington Feb 28 (ANI): New trials have shown that targeted cancer drug Erlotinib has comparable efficacy to chemotherapy, and is better tolerated, in hard-to-treat cases where a patient's cancer has progressed quickly ... Read more...

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Cheap, fast test identifies aggressive type of lung cancer in never-smokers


February 26th, 2011 - 3:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 26 (ANI): US researchers have found that an inexpensive and rapid testing method can effectively identify a sub-group of never-smoking lung cancer patients whose tumors express a molecule associated with ... Read more...

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Skin cancer’s influence on quality of life ‘more substantial for women’


February 22nd, 2011 - 2:24 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 22 (ANI): A new study has found that women experience more health-related quality of life issues than men for up to 10 years following a diagnosis of the skin cancer ... Read more...

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Statin may help fight HIV


February 17th, 2011 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 17 (ANI): Scientists have found that statin may slow down the progression of HIV infection.In a recent multicenter clinical trial of atorvastatin, a type of cholesterol-lowering drug, the researchers found ... Read more...

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Cost-effective, life-saving intervention for severe childhood malaria


November 30th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 30 (ANI): A new study has suggested that giving emergency artesunate suppositories to children with suspected severe malaria before referring them for treatment is a cost-effective intervention.The research, led by ... Read more...

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Walking slows Alzheimer’s progress


November 29th, 2010 - 6:33 pm ICT by IANS
London, Nov 29 (IANS) Walking five miles or about eight kilometres a week may slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease. Walking slowed the decline in memory skills in people showing early ... Read more...

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Combining radiation therapy, chemo safely treats head and neck cancers


November 4th, 2010 - 12:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 04 (ANI): A new research has shown that stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), a radiation therapy procedure pioneered at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) that precisely delivers a large ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Large doses of B-complex vitamins may help slow progression of dementia


October 26th, 2010 - 2:33 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 26 (ANI): A two-year clinical trial in England has shown that large doses of B-complex vitamins could reduce the rate of brain shrinkage by half in elderly people with memory ... Read more...

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Genetic defect responsible for epilepsy and mental retardation found


October 13th, 2010 - 5:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 13 (ANI): Researchers have detected a genetic mutation responsible for severe mental retardation and epilepsy beginning at infancy.The team, led by Ohad Birk of the Ben-Gurion University, determined that the ... Read more...

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TTF therapy, chemo combo ‘increase survival for lung cancer patients’


October 11th, 2010 - 3:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 11 (ANI): Novocure reported today that patients with advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) achieved a significant increase in survival time when tumour treating fields (TTF) therapy was added to ... Read more...

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Drug pazopanib could revolutionize thyroid cancer treatment


September 20th, 2010 - 4:46 pm ICT by ANI
London, Sept 20 (ANI): Mayo Clinic researchers are studying the effects of the drug pazopanib that may help revolutionize the care of patients with metastatic, rapidly progressive differentiated thyroid cancer.Out of 37 ... Read more...

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New genetic risk factor for Lou Gehrig’s disease identified


August 26th, 2010 - 4:44 pm ICT by ANI
London, Aug 26 (ANI): Scientists have identified a new genetic risk factor for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.Using yeast and fruit flies as simple, yet rapid ... Read more...

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Two therapies that may slow diabetic eye disease progression found


July 24th, 2010 - 4:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered two therapies may slow the progression of diabetic retinopathy.Diabetic retinopathy is a disease in which blood vessels in the eye's light-sensitive retinal tissue are damaged ... Read more...

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Scientists uncover best tests for predicting Alzheimer’s


July 1st, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 1 (ANI): Scientists have identified tests that can best predict occurrence of Alzheimer's disease (AD).These memory and brain scan tests were performed on 85 people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) ... Read more...

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Novel radiotracer raises hopes of easy Alzheimer’s diagnosis


June 25th, 2010 - 6:30 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 25 (ANI): Diagnosing Alzheimer's could soon become easier, thanks to a novel radioactive compound.A trial of the new radiotracer known as 18F-AV-45 safely distinguished the brains of Alzheimer's disease patients ... Read more...

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Breast screening debate ‘misleading women’


June 25th, 2010 - 4:28 pm ICT by ANI
London, June 25 (ANI): A senior doctor is calling for an end to the polarised arguments about the benefits and harms of breast screening.Women are unable to make informed decisions on screening ... Read more...

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‘Watchful waiting’ often best strategy for low-risk prostate cancer


June 19th, 2010 - 5:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 19 (ANI): A new study suggests that active surveillance or watchful waiting might be a suitable treatment option for patients with prostate cancer that has a low risk of progression. ... Read more...

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IUDs cut pregnancy rates compared to hormonal contraceptives


June 16th, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 16 (ANI): A new study by Cochrane Researchers has revealed that women who have intrauterine devices (IUDs) fitted as contraceptives have less chances of becoming pregnant than those who have ... Read more...

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Indian-origin scientist suggests use of CT scans for severe asthma


June 15th, 2010 - 3:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 15 (ANI): An Indian-origin researcher is investigating the use of CT (Computed Tomography) scanning for patients suffering from severe asthma.Dr Sumit Gupta, a postgraduate student at the University of Leicester, ... Read more...

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Blood vessel-blocking drug may delay prostate cancer progression


June 9th, 2010 - 2:34 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 9 (ANI): In a clinical trial of 200 prostate cancer patients, a blood vessel-blocking drug called tasquinimod slowed the rate of disease progression, say experts at Johns Hopkins, Roswell Park ... Read more...

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Body’s own proteins could help in global fight against tuberculosis


June 2nd, 2010 - 4:45 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 2 (ANI): Taking help from proteins in our bodies, Ohio scientists are trying to fight the re-emerging threat of tuberculosis (TB).They have found that the protein CCL5 plays a protective ... Read more...

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HIV-infected people in US, Canada not getting early treatment: Study


May 30th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 30 (ANI): A new study warns that HIV-infected people in the United States and Canada are not getting treatment early enough.Researchers conducted a study of 45,000 patients to reach the ... Read more...

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New research may expand drug arsenal used to fight HIV


March 9th, 2010 - 6:07 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 9 (ANI): A new Canada-US research may shed more light on how to fortify the immunity of HIV patients.The study, by Université de Montréal and the Vaccine and Gene Therapy ... Read more...

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Fresh hope for HIV patients


March 9th, 2010 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Toronto, March 9 (IANS) In a welcome news for HIV patients, Canadian and American researchers have found new ways to increase effectiveness of the current drugs to fight the deadly disease. Currently, HIV/AIDS ... Read more...

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Prozac, Celexa show promise for rheumatoid arthritis treatment


February 25th, 2010 - 2:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 25 (ANI): A new British study has found that fluoxetine and citalopram exhibit anti-inflammatory effects.The study led by Sandra Sacre, Ph.D. from the Brighton and Sussex Medical School (BSMS) in ... Read more...

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New ovarian and breast cancer treatments


February 23rd, 2010 - 4:03 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 23 (ANI): New medication, consisting of a blend of a protein inhibitor and traditional anticancer drugs, being developed to treat ovarian and breast cancer has been found to be effective, ... Read more...

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Soon, simple blood test to detect rheumatoid arthritis


January 29th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 29 (ANI): A simple blood test may soon help predict rheumatoid arthritis even before symptoms arise, say researchers.Rheumatoid arthritis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by joint inflammation involving the ... Read more...

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1-min test ‘diagnoses stress disorder’


January 24th, 2010 - 4:57 pm ICT by ANI
London, January 24 (ANI): Scientists have come up with a one-minute test that helps diagnose post-traumatic stress disorder accurately.Apostolos Georgopoulos, at the University of Minnesota in the US, and colleagues developed the ... Read more...

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Soon, a simple and cheap eye test that may help diagnose Alzheimer’s


January 15th, 2010 - 1:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 15 (ANI): A simple and economical eye test could soon be able to detect and diagnose major neurological diseases such as Alzheimer's, much before than is currently possible, according to ... Read more...

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