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Successful trial shows tablet lowers risk of disease returning for kidney canc...
Trial demonstrates that taking oral tablet Sunitinib for one year reduces the likelihood of cancer returning for kidney cancer patients following removal of the kidney First ever adjuvant preventative treatment to make a difference to kidney cancer patients after surgery Patients with locally advanced kidney cancer usually face a 40 to 50 per cent chance of a relapse within five years after having an operation to remove their kidney The first successful cl ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
Research points to ways to improve the therapeutic potential of stem cells
Stem cells hold great promise for transforming medical care related to a diverse range of conditions, but the cells often lose some of their therapeutic potential when scientists try to grow and expand them in the laboratory. A new study, however, provides insights on the cellular mechanisms that might be targeted to help certain stem cells--called human mesenchymal stem cells hMSCs --maintain properties needed to make them clinically useful. We found that ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
Community outreach may reduce the risk of liver cancer
PHILADELPHIA - Liver cancer is more common among Asian Americans in part because they are at high risk of HBV infection. One out of 12 Asian Americans carries the virus, accounting for more than half of the cases in the US. Although the HBV vaccine is now given at birth in many countries throughout the world, a large portion of Asian American adults remain unprotected and at risk for developing cancer, because the virus, which can cause liver cancer, is en ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
Low-income communities of color grow healthier through community organizing
RIVERSIDE, Calif. - More than two in three adults are considered overweight or obese in the United States . Alarmingly, this trend begins in childhood about one-third of children and adolescents ages 6 to 19 are considered overweight or obese. Childhood obesity, however, is disproportionately prevalent in communities of color - due largely to poverty, food insecurity, and lack of safe recreational options, depriving such communities of opportunities to sus ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
Diabetes opens floodgates to fructose
Fructose, once seen as diabetics alternative to glucose, is fast-tracked to the liver in diabetic mice and contributes to metabolic diseases, according to new research from Harvard University. In a study to be published in eLife , scientists discovered that the effect is dependent on a protein that is turned on by diabetes and that then opens the floodgates to fructose in the small intestine. The findings are the result of both short-term and long-term fee ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
High-protein diet curbs metabolic benefits of weight loss
Dieters sometimes consume extra protein to stave off hunger and prevent loss of muscle tissue that often comes with weight loss. But in a study of 34 postmenopausal women with obesity, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis found that eating too much protein eliminates an important health benefit of weight loss improvement in insulin sensitivity, which is critical to lowering diabetes risk. The findings are available Oct. 11 i ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
Study gives doctors guidance on reproductive coercion
EAST LANSING, Mich. --- New research finds that men purposely are breaking their own condoms and pressuring female partners in their teens and 20s to go without birth control in order to get them pregnant. The study, led by a Michigan State University scholar and published online in the journal Contraception , provides doctors and nurse practitioners a streamlined set of questions to discuss with their female patients about this troubling issue, known as r ...
EurekAlert - Tue. Oct 11
Childhood Family Environment Linked With Relationship Quality 60 Years Later
Growing up in a warm family environment in childhood is associated with feeling more secure in romantic relationships in one s 80s, according to new research published in Psychological Science , a journal of the Association for Psychological Science . The findings show that men who grew up in caring homes were more adept at managing stressful emotions when assessed as middle-aged adults, which helps to explain why they had more secure marriages late in lif ...
Psychological Science - Tue. Oct 11
How is the world feeling? Largest real-time mental health survey investigates
An ambitious app-based research project is hoping to change the conversation surrounding suicide and mental health by collecting the moods of millions of people from around the world over a 1-week period in October.
Medical News Today - Tue. Oct 11
Laughter in the Face of Divorce
Jeff Feazell, a Los Angeles-based improviser, slumped onto the stage looking dejected, forlorn. He was personifying Loneliness at the first-ever Splitopia Improv Show at Westside Comedy Theater in Santa Monica. Feazell refused to drink a beer with fellow improviser Rich Baker, who was playing a newly divorced guy. Feazell s Loneliness character sulked around, moped, and refused to leave as loneliness in real life often does. Baker, who performs in Mission ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 11
The Secret Within Milton’s Secret
The recently released Milton s Secret is a rare gem that allows us to consider the function of film in our society more deeply. I really don t care that it was inspired by Oprah favorite Eckhart Tolle what I m interested in is how it deals with the extremely complex and difficult question of bullying . Directed by Barnet Bain, the producer of What Dreams May Come and Homeless to Harvard has created an essentially anti-Hollywood film that attempts to answer ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 11
Middle America and the Opioid Addiction Epidemic
I made sure to park in a legal space near the police station, not wanting to get off to a bad start. It was a hot, late summer morning in Middleborough, Massachusetts population approximately 23,000, in the southeast part of the state, some 38 miles from Boston and 30 miles north of Providence, RI. Ninety four percent of Middleborough s population is white with an estimated median household income of 72,265 2013 , about 10 higher than the rest of the state ...
Psychology Today - Tue. Oct 11
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