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Thursday, 20 June 2024

Discovery unveils promising anticancer drug targeting KRAS protein

Through a highly collaborative research effort led by the laboratory of Saïd Sebti, Ph.D, at the VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center, a team of scientists has successfully developed a targeted therapy that hones in on the KRAS protein that drives some of the deadliest human cancers, including pancreatic, lung and…

Scientists discover new method Ebola virus uses to infect cells

Understanding how viruses travel once inside the human body is critical to develop effective drugs and therapies that can stop viruses in their tracks. Scientists at Texas Biomedical Research Institute (Texas Biomed) recently published findings in the Journal of Infectious Diseases indicating that Ebola virus creates and uses intercellular tunnels…

Doctor shares advice on how to be taken seriously by your GP

Jeremy Vine caller waiting five months for NHS appointment In recent years it is almost inevitable that the winter period brings with it reports that the NHS is at breaking point. Delays at A&E and hospital wards being overrun with patients dominate the headlines. It can be especially difficult to…

‘They see a cash cow’: Corporations could consume $50 billion of opioid settlements

Reviewed The marketing pitches are bold and arriving fast: Invest opioid settlement dollars in a lasso-like device to help police detain people without Tasers or pepper spray. Pour money into psychedelics, electrical stimulation devices, and other experimental treatments for addiction. Fund research into new, supposedly abuse-deterrent opioids and splurge on…

Red flag sign in your jaw could be early warning of silent killer

NHS details signs of a heart attack The symptoms we experience when suffering from an illness or medical condition are often linked to the affected area of the body. For example, it makes sense that a cough is a sign of a respiratory problem or pain in your abdomen could…

Endocrine-disrupting chemicals found in menstrual products including tampons, pads, and liners

The average menstruator will use over 11,000 tampons or sanitary pads in their lifetime. Vaginal and vulvar tissue that touch pads and tampons is highly permeable. Through this permeable tissue, chemicals are absorbed without being metabolized, which makes endocrine-disrupting chemicals potentially dangerous when found in menstrual products. Endocrine-disrupting chemicals can…

Cancer-stricken man, 31, regrets ignoring tell-tale symptoms

Cancer-stricken man, 31, says he could have avoided terminal diagnosis – if he hadn’t tried to ‘man up’ and ignore tell-tale symptom He suffered with stomach swelling, chronic constipation, cramps and vomiting Now, the 31-year-old says not getting it checked out is his biggest mistake A 31-year-old man diagnosed with terminal…

Researchers seek to revolutionize health care waiting rooms for underserved communities

Researchers from Florida State University have examined how a doctor’s office waiting room design can impact health outcomes for women. Their study, recently published in HERD: Health Environments Research & Design Journal, reveals significant differences in how the environment influences medical trust among African American women compared to Hispanic, Latina…