Over a lifespan, celiac disease symptoms tend to shift from primarily gastrointestinal ones in children (diarrhea, bloating, pain) to “non-classical” or “subclinical” ones in adults (fatigue, anemia, arthritis, and numbness/tingling in the fingers and toes). Non-classical symptoms can make celiac disease harder to spot, particularly if a patient has other
If the headlines about a drug related to B vitamins helping to prevent skin cancer tempted you to toss your sunscreen and broad-brimmed hat, think again. The findings were exciting because the hope of preventing cancer with vitamins has largely proven elusive, and the researchers declared their results ready to
Need fresh motivation to lace up those walking shoes? A study of 1.44 million adults reports that physical activity is associated with lower risk of 13 types of cancer, including three of the four most common—breast, colon and lung cancer. Generally, meeting the recommended 150 minutes a week for moderate
Cancer fighting vaccines currently in use are of two types: preventive and therapeutic. Preventive cancer vaccines are aimed at cancer-causing viruses such human papillomavirus, which can cause a number of cancers, including cervical, anal, and penile. There are also several types of hepatitis B (HBV) vaccines that guard against liver cancer.
It is widely recognized that the immune system is capable of stopping the growth of cancer. But some cancer cells are smart and can hide from the immune system by mutating and sending false signals. They can also manipulate surrounding cells to produce substances that suppress the immune system, allowing
Significant inroads over the last five to 10 years in tumor immunology are unparalleled in clinical oncology, specifically, using the body’s own immune system to fight the disease.
In some immunotherapies, proteins called antibodies are lab-made to target certain proteins that encourage cancer cells’ growth. In binding to these proteins, the
One Aspect of Melanoma Decoded; May Lead to Future Treatment.
The rapid spread of melanoma is due to cancer cells’ ability to “read” different genes and use them to further their growth and spread (metastasis), according to a new study by a team of Swiss scientists. The researchers, headed by Professor
In 2001, the American Cancer Society issued guidelines for preventing cancer. Since then, a study of almost half a million subjects drawn from the National Institutes of Health-AARP Diet and Health Study shows that following the guidelines may slightly reduce your overall risk of developing cancer and have a greater
When you think about your health, your fingernails and toenails probably aren’t on the top of your list of concerns. However, if you neglect your nails when they are unhealthy, you could be setting yourself up for painful complications—or even overlooking signs of serious disease.
Healthy nails are smooth and do
Bones and Joints
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New Breast Cancer Screening Guidelines (Feb., 2)
Reducing Effects of Chemo Brain (May, 2)
Melanoma and Immunotherapy (June, 2)
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