health

August 24, 2019

A new era of cancer treatment just dawned, giving hope to America's 15.5 million cancer survivors, and the estimated 1.8 million who will be diagnosed with cancer this year. On June 22, 2019, the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer (MASCC) recommended the use of Photobiomodulation (PBM) as the standard of care for preventing and treating the side effects of radiotherapy and chemotherapy.

August 19, 2019

Human doctors once again fell short of artificial intelligence in a test to accurately diagnose breast cancer, adding yet more evidence that AI-aided diagnostics may soon be commonplace. Researchers at the University of Washington and UCLA created a system that was able to distinguish between a pair of conditions that human doctors often struggle to identify correctly.

August 06, 2019

When it comes to kids and screen time, the tide seems to finally be turning. What was a few short years ago a distinctly minority viewpoint - that time on phones, tablets, laptops, and video game consoles is bad for children and should be severely restricted - is now gaining ground.

August 01, 2019

The Washington Post has created a series of data visualizations showing the number of oxycodone and hydrocodone pills sold in each United States county between 2006 and 2012. The data, which the Post has also published and comes from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, consists of data about more than 380 million transactions, including the sale of pills to pharmacies.

July 29, 2019

Military research has long focused on ticks. Sites around Long Island Sound, near the military’s Plum Island research lab, were some of the first places where the American Lyme disease epidemic was identified. But there was no release of the Lyme disease agent or any other onto American soil, accidental or otherwise, by the military.

July 10, 2019

Worldwide research coalition offers new guidelines for healing oral mucositis in head, neck cancer patients

BUFFALO, N.Y. — A worldwide coalition of researchers and clinicians has agreed that light therapy is among the most effective interventions for the prevention of oral mucositis, painful ulcers in the mouth resulting from cancer therapy.

July 04, 2019

For the first time, researchers have eliminated HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, from the genomes of living animals -- a major accomplishment along the path to freeing the world of this deadly disease. For the study, published Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications, researchers from Temple University and the University of Nebraska Medical Center started by engineering mice to produce human T cells susceptible to HIV infection.

July 01, 2019

As the U.S. unemployment rate dips to the lowest it's been in a half-century, Americans seeking work can find opportunities in the booming health care and technology sectors in 2019. Those two areas were the leaders among the top 10 jobs over the past six months, according to a report released Thursday by job search company Monster.

June 26, 2019

"Trying to make medications more affordable is important, but if Washington isn't careful, we might leave innovation behind." This is the message the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA) heard from Amy, a Voters for Cures advocate from South Carolina who reminds us what's at stake in the broader public policy debate around medical innovation, access and affordability.

June 13, 2019

Last week, The Washington Post reported that pharmaceutical firm Pfizer has data showing that an arthritis treatment it owns called Enbrel may also lower the risk of getting Alzheimer’s by 64 per cent. But, according to critics, Pfizer has elected not to develop the drug for this condition because the patent on it will soon expire, meaning the company won’t profit from pursuing it further.

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