Tagged: treatment

In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did

In one year, drug overdoses killed more Americans than the entire Vietnam War did

More Americans died of drug overdoses in 2016 than died in the entirety of the Vietnam War — the result of the US’s opioid epidemic. That’s one takeaway from a new report by Josh...

‘Atlas’ of Cells Could Lead to Precision Immunotherapy for Cancer

‘Atlas’ of Cells Could Lead to Precision Immunotherapy for Cancer

Doctors can potentially spot tumors before they take root then deliver a kind of preemptive immunotherapy strike. Immunotherapy is the use of drugs to stimulate the body’s natural immune system. Given enough warning, such...

Fighting cancer by shifting the body’s immune system into overdrive

Fighting cancer by shifting the body’s immune system into overdrive

Within the last year, immunotherapy has become the go-to treatment for late-stage melanoma and other cancers that have resisted treatment. Drugs like Opdivo and Keytruda manipulate the immune system to kill cancer cells. The immune system...

Aggressive form of leukemia ‘wiped out’ by genetically modified immune cell therapy

Aggressive form of leukemia ‘wiped out’ by genetically modified immune cell therapy

Over the past five years, scientists have become good at taking out patients’ immune cells and tweaking them into a genetically modified drug that can hunt down cancer. Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) is the...

If your kidney is in danger, the body will give you these 8 signs; Do not ignore it and share

If your kidney is in danger, the body will give you these 8 signs; Do not ignore it and share

When your kidneys are damaged, they may not work as well as they should. If the damage to your kidneys continues to get worse and your kidneys are less and less able to do...

Your vitamin D tests and supplements are probably a waste of money

Your vitamin D tests and supplements are probably a waste of money

As the interest in and testing for vitamin D has exploded, researchers have been wondering why so many people bother. Most of us actually get enough vitamin D without even trying. No high-quality study...

New organ has been classified in the Human body – Medical News | Kenhub

New organ has been classified in the Human body – Medical News | Kenhub

The digestive system has a new family member – the mesentery. It has been there in the Human body for thousands of years, but always thought to be something else. After years of work,...

Two baby girls with leukemia ‘cured’ using gene-editing therapy

Two baby girls with leukemia ‘cured’ using gene-editing therapy

The baby girls were both given the experimental treatment only as a last resort, but clinical trials of the therapy are now getting underway in children and adults in the UK. An 11-month-old girl...