Health and Medicine

Stanford breakthrough uses stem cells to create possible cancer vaccine

An impressive new study from researchers at Stanford University has found that mice injected with inactivated induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) display significant immune system responses to a variety of cancers. If the study can be replicated in humans this research could pave the way for a groundbreaking personalized cancer treatment that essentially vaccinates patients [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

For the First Time Ever, Scientists Boosted Human Memory With a Brain Implant

A professor built a brain implant that can reportedly improve short-term memory by 15 percent and working memory by 25 percent. The device could prove life-changing for the growing segment of the population impacted by Alzheimer's and dementia. With everyone from Elon Musk to MIT to the U.S. Department of Defense researching brain implants, it [...]

By | February 17th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

First diagnostic blood test for concussion passed by the FDA

The first diagnostic blood test to evaluate the severity of a concussion has been approved for marketing by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The blood test can accurately and quickly identify patients with brain tissue damage, or intracranial lesions, following a head injury without the need for an expensive and time-consuming CT scan. [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Health, Military|0 Comments

Alzheimer’s disease reversed in mice, offering hope for humans, new research shows

"Remarkable" -- that’s how researchers are describing the results of a new study done on mice displaying traits associated with Alzheimer's disease. The deletion of just a single enzyme saw the near total reversal of the deposition of amyloid plaques found in brains of those with Alzheimer's, improving cognitive functions in the mouse subjects, according [...]

By | February 16th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Ultra-processed foods ‘linked to cancer’

A link between highly processed foods and cancer has been suggested by French researchers. They classified foods including cakes, chicken nuggets and mass-produced bread as "ultra-processed". A study of 105,000 people hinted the more of such foods people ate, the greater their risk of cancer. A lot of caution is being expressed about the study, [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Not encouraging and enabling to people to stay home with the flu kills over a thousand per year

In the 2009 H1N1 pandemic alone, estimates suggest that around 5 to 7 million more people got the flu from someone who came to work sick, and that an additional 1,500 people died. It is also more costly in lost productivity and other costs to require people to work while sick. Some employers have, of [...]

By | February 14th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Chinese Scientists Make Hemostatic Gauze That Reduces Blood Loss 60%

Scientists at the Chinese Academy of Sciences have developed non-blood-absorbing hemostatic gauze after repeated experiments. Compared with traditional medical gauze, this new achievement can diminish blood loss by about 60 percent, Science and Technology Daily reported. Collaborating with Professor Shao Longquan from Southern Medical University, Zhao Ning and Xu Jian from laboratory of Polymer Physics [...]

By | February 13th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

With Strategic Zaps to the Brain, Scientists Boost Memory

Stimulating part of the cortex as needed during learning tasks improves later recall. The finding reveals more about the brain's memory network and points toward possible therapies. For the past two decades, neuroscientists have been treating movement and neurological disorders with deep brain stimulation, a technique in which electrodes planted in specific regions of the [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Elderly on Medical Cannabis Stop or Reduce Opioid Use

Medical research is constantly revealing cannabis’s potential to improve lives, in people from all walks of life. The latest bit of proof, published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine, has concluded that elderly patients who treat their symptoms of pain, cancer and other conditions with medical cannabis completely stop or use fewer opioids. After [...]

By | February 12th, 2018|Health|0 Comments

Did the NHS avert disaster this winter?

Cast your mind back to the first week of the year and it looked like the NHS was heading for Armageddon. Ambulances were queuing outside A&E units unable to handover their patients, trolleys were stacking up in corridors and there was hardly a bed free anywhere. Just five weeks on and it looks as if [...]

By | February 11th, 2018|Health|0 Comments