Duke team finds missing immune cells that could fight lethal brain tumors
(Duke University Medical Center) Researchers at Duke Cancer Institute have tracked the missing T-cells in glioblastoma patients. They found them in abundance in the bone marrow, locked away and unable to function because of a process the brain stimulates in response to glioblastoma, to other tumors that metastasize in the brain and even to injury. (Source: EurekAlert! - Biology)
Source: EurekAlert! - Biology - August 13, 2018 Category: Biology Source Type: news

Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult Survivors
Title: Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult SurvivorsCategory: Health NewsCreated: 8/9/2018 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 8/10/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Cancer General)
Source: MedicineNet Cancer General - August 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

AI model 'learns' from patient data to make cancer treatment less toxic
(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT researchers are employing novel machine-learning techniques to improve the quality of life for patients by reducing toxic chemotherapy and radiotherapy dosing for glioblastoma, the most aggressive form of brain cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

In Vivo Sensors: More than a Space-Age Fantasy?
Why don’t we have in vivo sensors sprinkled around our bodies? How long until we stop investing in temporary ex vivo sensors and start investing in permanent in vivo ones? What technological barriers are in the way? Where would they go for maximum usefulness? What would be the benefit? Numerous medical device developers are investing in ex vivo sensors for a variety of applications, from wearables that support wellness, to outpatient tracking or non-invasive single-use diagnostics. I’ve been on a bit of a sci-fi kick lately, and it seems a pretty common motif that in the (fictional) futu...
Source: MDDI - August 9, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Nigel Syrotuck Tags: Digital Health Source Type: news

Improving Surgery for Mesothelioma with Glowing Tumor Technology
Thoracic surgeon Dr. Sunil Singhal at the Abramson Cancer Center has developed glowing tumor technology that should increase the effectiveness of aggressive surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma. Singhal has shown recently that by adding a contrast agent that makes tumor cells glow, a more complete surgery can be done. This potentially avoids the now almost-inevitable cancer recurrence. “This is a big deal. We could potentially help a lot of patients with this,” Singhal told Asbestos.com. “It could change the entire field [of surgery for mesothelioma].” Singhal and his colleagues from the Abram...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - August 9, 2018 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Matt Mauney Source Type: news

Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult Survivors
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Source: The Doctors Lounge - Oncology - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: Neurology, Nursing, Oncology, Pediatrics, News, Source Type: news

Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult Survivors
THURSDAY, Aug. 9, 2018 -- More than half of adults who survived childhood brain and spinal cord cancers don't live fully independent lives, a new study finds. Researchers at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn., assessed more than... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 9, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

There ’s New Hope For Preventing Alzheimer’s — And It Could Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Researchers Think Preventing Alzheimer ’s Might Actually Be Within Your Control
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Health - August 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

Lowering Your Blood Pressure Could Reduce Alzheimer ’s Risk, New Research Shows
Margaret Daffodil Graham tries to live a healthy life, particularly since she has a health issue that requires constant attention. Like more than 100 million other Americans, the 74-year-old from Winston-Salem, N.C., has high blood pressure, and she has been taking medication to control it since she was in her 30s. So when she read that her nearby hospital, Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, was looking for people with hypertension to volunteer for a study, she quickly signed up, knowing the doctors would monitor her blood pressure more intensively and hopefully lower her risk of developing heart disease and stroke. What...
Source: TIME: Science - August 9, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Aging Alzheimer's Research Source Type: news

First FDA-approved study of focused ultrasound to open blood-brain barrier
(University of Maryland Medical Center) In the first such clinical trial in the United States, physician-scientists with the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) are investigating the use of MRI-guided focused ultrasound to open the blood-brain barrier. The trial will be conducted with patients undergoing brain cancer surgery at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC). (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - August 9, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Late effects of treatment hinder independence of adult survivors of childhood brain tumors
(St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) In the first study of its kind, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have found that more than half of pediatric central nervous system tumor survivors do not achieve complete independence as adults. Investigators looked at six aspects of independence in more than 300 survivors, including employment, independent living, marital status, assistance with routine or personal care needs, and the ability to drive. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Childhood Brain Tumor Treatment May Hamper Adult Survivors
(Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer)
Source: Cancercompass News: Other Cancer - August 9, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Are The Health Benefits Of Turmeric Too Good To Be True?
(CNN) — Alzheimer’s disease. Diabetes. Arthritis. Unwanted hair growth. Baldness. Infertility. Erectile dysfunction. Hangovers. Glaucoma. Cancer. If you have an ailment, there’s a good chance that someone, somewhere, is studying whether turmeric can treat it. There are more than 15,000 manuscripts published about curcumin, the active ingredient in turmeric, and about 50 manuscripts added to this collection each week, according to the National Institutes of Health. “It’s really taken on sort of panacea-like properties in terms of the things it’s being studied for and the things it has bee...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local TV turmeric Source Type: news

Jade Goffin, woman dying from brain cancer makes £250k therapy plea
Jade Goffin, 30, from London, thought she'd beaten a rare form of breast cancer after undergoing treatment. But she was heartbroken to find it then spread into her brain... (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers use microparticles for targeted delivery of brain cancer therapy
Credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT A team of researchers from Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Mass. Institute of Technology and Mass. General Hospital demonstrated that localizing the delivery of NAMPT inhibitors can extend survival in a mouse model of glioma, according to a paper published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The scientists created a test to check for a mutation linked to glioma and implanted microparticles that slowly elute drug over the course of several days or even weeks to treat the brain cancer. Get the full story at our sister site, ...
Source: Mass Device - August 7, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Drug-Device Combinations Oncology Pharmaceuticals Research & Development Brigham & Women's Hospital Massachusetts General Hospital Massachusetts Institute of Technology Source Type: news

Tumor Treating Fields Also Show Efficacy in Ovarian Cancer Tumor Treating Fields Also Show Efficacy in Ovarian Cancer
In a phase 2 trial, patients treated with electromagnetic fields and paclitaxel fared better than historical patients treated with paclitaxel alone. The device is approved for treating brain cancer.electromagnetic field therapyMedscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - August 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Hematology-Oncology News Source Type: news

Ask What Are the Chances of Surviving Brain Cancer
What Are the Chances of Surviving Brain Cancer? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 7, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Chemotherapy found to stop new brain cells from growing, worsening depression in brain cancer patients
(Natural News) Chemotherapy is depressing enough, but a drug used in the procedure may heighten it and make it worse, according to a study by researchers from King’s College London. Depression is considered one of the least recognizable symptoms of cancer since the condition is commonly attributed to the shock of the patient upon hearing... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Man survives internal decapitation years after beating brain cancer
Brock Meister, 22, of Plymouth, Indiana, beat incredible odds and survived an internal decapitation in January, which is when the skull separates from the spinal cord. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Stereotactic radiosurgery gets pay cut reprieve
Medicare contractor Noridian Healthcare Solutions Medicare has withdrawn a...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Study: Use radiosurgery for certain brain lesion patients ASTRO: SRS decreases local brain tumor recurrence ASTRO: SRS better than whole-brain radiotherapy (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - August 6, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Ask What Are the First Signs of Brain Cancer
What Are the First Signs of Brain Cancer? (Source: eMedicineHealth.com)
Source: eMedicineHealth.com - August 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Rapid diagnostic coupled with local therapy developed for brain tumors
(Brigham and Women's Hospital) Working together, researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) and neurosurgeons from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), along with colleagues at MIT, are designing a new, rapid molecular diagnostic and sustained release therapeutic that could be deployed during brain surgery to treat gliomas and prevent their return. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 6, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

No Alcohol Use And Heavy Alcohol Use Linked To Dementia
BOSTON (CBS) – Researchers in Europe find that both teetotalers and those who drink more heavily during middle age are at higher risk of dementia as they get older. Researchers looked at 9,000 adults in the United Kingdom and found that people who abstained from alcohol were more likely to develop dementia as well as those who drank more than 14 glasses of wine a week. The more alcohol they drank, the higher the risk. And for those with an alcohol disorder, the risk of dementia doubled. Researchers say drinking on one to eight drinks a week may benefit brain health but there are downsides to regular alcohol use like ...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - August 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Seen On WBZ-TV Syndicated Local Dementia Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Newsmaker: Durrie Vision CEO has a clear-eyed vision of himself
Harry Campbell draws on lessons he learned working at Procter& Gamble, shadowing Sam Walton, running long-distance in college and discovering that his wife had an inoperable brain tumor. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care News Headlines - August 2, 2018 Category: Health Management Authors: Leslie Collins Source Type: news

Drinking Too Much Alcohol (And Too Little) Is Linked to Dementia
To drink or not to drink when it comes to your health really depends on a few important factors, including how much you imbibe and what health issues you’re concerned about. Alcohol in moderation can lower the risk of heart disease for some people, as well as reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes and gallstones. But excessive drinking — more than about a drink a day for women and two drinks a day for men — is also linked to several types of cancer, including breast, colon, pharynx, larynx and esophageal. Too much alcohol can also take a toll on the liver. Some studies have also suggested that moderate drink...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Alcohol Brain Dementia Source Type: news

Cellphones do NOT cause brain cancer: No evidence radiation given off by mobiles leads to tumours
Researchers from the Barcelona Institute for Global Health believe health bodies erred on the side of caution when they declared such radiation as possibly cancer causing in 2011. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What Is Intermittent Fasting And Is It Actually Good For You?
Sustainable weight loss. Protection from diabetes, heart disease and cancer. Improved brain health. Enhanced physical fitness and strength. It seems like every week, researchers turn up some new and profound benefit associated with intermittent fasting: eating schedules that incorporate regular periods of low or no food consumption. By eating normally for several days a week and eating much less on the others, a person may be able to shift her body’s cellular and metabolic processes in ways that promote optimal health. And experts who study intermittent fasting say that while many blanks still need to be filled in, s...
Source: TIME: Health - August 1, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

A breakthrough for understanding GBM: Origin cells for deadly brain tumors identified
(The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)) A new study by KAIST researchers identified where the mutation causing glioblastoma starts. According to the study, neural stem cells away from the tumor mass are the cells of origin that contain mutation drivers for glioblastoma, one of the most aggressive brain tumor. This breakthrough research, reported in Nature on August 1, 2018, gives insights for understanding why glioblastomas almost always grow back, even after surgery, and suggests novel ways to treat glioblastoma, which was previously thought to be incurable. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - August 1, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Chinese goldthread might offer the ideal treatment for people with brain cancer
(Natural News) Roughly sixty percent of all brain cancer are gliomas, a tumor that starts in the glial cells of the brain or the spine. There are many different grades of gliomas; each describing a variance in growth potential and aggressiveness. Regardless, conventional therapies involving radiation and chemotherapy drugs have been shown to be inconsistent... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Magnetic nanoparticles deliver chemotherapy to difficult-to-reach spinal tumors
(University of Illinois at Chicago) Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have demonstrated that magnetic nanoparticles can be used to ferry chemotherapy drugs into the spinal cord to treat hard-to-reach spinal tumors in an animal model. The unique delivery system represents a novel way to target chemotherapy drugs to spinal cancer cells, which are hard to reach because the drugs must cross the blood-brain barrier. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 30, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Hip-hop mogul leaves his business to focus on health
Charlie Jabaley is a man of extremes: a self-made millionaire, an athlete who biked across the country and a former brain tumor patient who once weighed 300 pounds. (Source: CNN.com - Health)
Source: CNN.com - Health - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Predicting Recovery From SMA Syndrome Post Brain Tumor Surgery Predicting Recovery From SMA Syndrome Post Brain Tumor Surgery
This study investigated the hypothesis that interhemispheric connectivity of the primary motor cortex in one hemisphere with the contralateral SMA may be important in the recovery from SMA syndrome.Neurosurgical Focus (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - July 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery Journal Article Source Type: news

FLT-PET points toward survival for glioblastoma patients
PET scans with the radiotracer F-18 fluorothymidine (FLT) can help determine...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: SNMMI: PET, MRI may predict pediatric brain tumor outcomes FDG-PET/CT beats FLT-PET/CT for differentiated thyroid cancer FLT-PET could help predict outcome in head and neck cancer JNM: FLT-PET aids prognosis of glioma patients FLT-PET helps predicts cancer therapy results (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 26, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Report: IBM Watson delivered ‘unsafe and inaccurate’ cancer recommendations
Internal documents from IBM Watson Health (NYSE:IBM) indicate that the company’s Watson for Oncology product often returns “multiple examples of unsafe and incorrect treatment recommendations,” according to a new report from STAT News. The documents come from slides presented last year by IBM Watson Health’s deputy chief health officer, according to the report, and include feedback from customers that indicated the product is “often inaccurate” and that its recommendations bring to light “serious questions about the process for building content and the underlying technology.&r...
Source: Mass Device - July 25, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Oncology Software / IT IBM Watson Health Source Type: news

There May Finally Be Something You Can Do to Lower Your Risk of Dementia
Most people are familiar with the steps they can take to lower their risk of heart disease and cancer. Choosing your diet carefully, exercising and quitting smoking have all been shown to lower the risk of these diseases. But when it comes to dementia — including dementia related to Alzheimer’s disease — scientists haven’t found many actionable steps that people can take to lower their risk. Genes play a prominent role in who develops dementia, especially Alzheimer’s, and age is also a dominant factor in the degenerative brain disorder, but neither are under human control. Now, in a presentati...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Brain healthytime Source Type: news

DEET Is the Most Effective Bug Spray. But Is It Safe?
Sure, itchy bug bites are a nuisance. But for those living in parts of the country where mosquito or tick-borne illnesses are common—and these days, that’s most of us—bug-repellent sprays and liquids are an important safeguard against Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other serious health conditions. The annual number of people sickened by mosquitos or tick bites has more than tripled since 2004, according to the CDC. The World Health Organization has concluded that climate change is a likely contributor to these increases, which are predicted to continue as warmer global temperatures expand the habitats ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 25, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Markham Heid Tags: Uncategorized healthytime Research Source Type: news

Cereius, Inc. Announces $6.75 Million Financing Proceeds to Advance...
Cereius, Inc., a biotechnology company developing novel approaches to treat solid tumor brain metastases, announced today that it has closed a $6.75 million financing.(PRWeb July 25, 2018)Read the full story at https://www.prweb.com/releases/cereius_inc_announces_6_75_million_financing_proceeds_to_advance_novel_therapies_for_treating_solid_tumor_brain_metastasis/prweb15645468.htm (Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals)
Source: PRWeb: Medical Pharmaceuticals - July 25, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Curcumin suppresses growth of head and neck cancers
(Natural News) As terrifying as any cancer diagnosis is, hearing that one has head or neck cancer can be especially frightening. Knowing that cancer is lurking close to the brain is ominous indeed, and many patients would immediately turn to chemotherapy and other conventional cancer treatments to try to fight the disease. Nonetheless, overall, such... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - July 24, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Six Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Impacting Patients
It ’s difficult to open a newspaper nowadays without seeing an article about artificial intelligence. These column-inches spark our imaginations with heady visions of possible futures and crease our brows with concern in equal measure. But one thing you cannot escape is that AI is here now and it’s only going to become more pervasive.While fear of an unknown technology is understandable, in many ways it does a disservice to the incredible impact that AI is already having on the world around us. In the healthcare space alone, it is offering ways to fundamentally rethink clinical practice, speeding up diagnosis, ...
Source: EyeForPharma - July 24, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Lucy Fulford Source Type: news

With new attack on Alzheimer's, this young biotech is hiring, grabbing more space
Alector is developing drugs that target the immune system in the brain, much like cancer immunotherapy drugs have shown success in boosting the body's immune system against tumors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

With new attack on Alzheimer's, this young biotech is hiring, grabbing more space
Alector is developing drugs that target the immune system in the brain, much like cancer immunotherapy drugs have shown success in boosting the body's immune system against tumors. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 23, 2018 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Ron Leuty Source Type: news

Survival of Patients With Multiple Intracranial Metastases Treated With Stereotactic Radiosurgery: Does the Number of Tumors Matter?
This research article has led to a practice changing update on DynaMed Plus. It concludes that although the number of brain metastases has previously been accepted as an independent prognostic indicator, our multicenter analysis demonstrates that the number of intracranial metastases is highly correlated with overall disease burden and clinical status. Proper matching and controlling for these other determinants of survival demonstrates that the number of intracranial metastases alone is not an independent predictive factor, but rather a surrogate for other clinical factors. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - July 20, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT scans may be linked to brain cancer in kids
Could exposure to CT radiation increase the risk of brain tumors in kids? Yes,...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: Are good intentions good enough for reducing CT dose? Does organ-specific CT dose reduction really reduce dose? CT dose tracking highlights differences among kids in ER Kids get more CT radiation at nonpediatric hospitals New app helps tailor pediatric CT radiation dose (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - July 20, 2018 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

How Beef Jerky Might Affect the Risk of Mania
Scientists are learning that certain foods — either because of their natural ingredients or because of added chemicals — can have significant effects on health. One way in which food can exert this influence health is through inflammation, which is triggered by the immune system and may have an impact on the risk of developing a number of chronic conditions. Plenty of foods contribute to inflammation, from sugar to saturated fat. But in a new study, cured meats are under scrutiny. They usually contain nitrates, a group of chemicals used as a preservative to cure meats like jerky, meat sticks and hot dogs, and...
Source: TIME: Health - July 19, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Diet/Nutrition healthytime Source Type: news

Children who undergo CT scans may be at a higher risk of brain cancer
Researchers, led by Dr Michael Hauptmann at the Netherlands Cancer Institute, found rates of cancer were 1.5 times higher in the children who had underwent at least one CT scan in their life. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - July 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CT scans may increase the risk of brain cancer
(Oxford University Press USA) A new study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute suggests that CT scans, commonly used in medical imaging, may increase the risk of brain tumors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - July 18, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Researchers solve mystery of how ALL enters the central nervous system
(Duke University Medical Center) A research team led by Duke Cancer Institute scientists has found that this blood cancer infiltrates the central nervous system not by breaching the blood-brain barrier, but by evading the barrier altogether. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - July 18, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

It ’s Nearly Impossible to Diagnose Alzheimer’s Disease in Living People. Bill Gates Wants to Change That
Name practically any disease or condition that afflicts the human body and there’s probably a good test for detecting it — preferably early, when there’s a chance that promising treatments can slow it down or even cure it. Cancer, inherited forms of heart disease, diabetes, hypertension, and even certain mental illnesses can be picked up by tracking hormones, genes or other things circulating in the body. But that hasn’t been the case with Alzheimer’s disease, the neurodegenerative condition that was first described in 1906, and more than a century later, still doesn’t have a blood test ...
Source: TIME: Health - July 17, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Alice Park Tags: Uncategorized Disease healthytime onetime Source Type: news