Houston Methodist scientists have developed a nanodevice to deliver immunotherapy without side effects to treat triple-negative breast cancer. Inserted straight into a tumor, this nanofluidic seed makes it possible to deliver a one-time, sustained-release dose that would eliminate the need for patients to undergo several IV treatments over time.
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Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar said today that new preliminary government data shows a slowdown of drug overdose deaths in the United States.
To fill gaps in underserved areas, some states are creating new categories of physician licensure, such as Missouri's assistant physician program. An analysis of the program though raises questions about the providers' qualifications and the quality of care they provide.
Pancreatic cancer is one of the most difficult cancers to treat and is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Now, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center—Jefferson Health and Lankenau Institute for Medical Research scientists find that a gene involved in the immune system called IDO2 plays a significant role in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common type of pancreatic cancer.
A new blood test for children with brain tumors offers a safer approach than surgical biopsies and may allow doctors to measure the effectiveness of treatment even before changes are identified on scans, according to research led by UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals and Children’s National Health System.
A group health insurance policy is always a popular option among salaried individuals. This is mainly because of the entire premium towards it is paid by the employer, which most employers do. However, on leaving the job, many wonder if the benefit of the group cover can be rolled over to an individual policy?
When it comes to preventing blood clots after a knee replacement, good old aspirin may be just as effective as newer, more expensive drugs. That swap could help reduce the cost of caring for the nearly 1 million Americans who have a knee fixed each year, Michigan Medicine researchers say.
If we really want to know how our body's cells work or do not work, in the case of disease we might need to look beyond their genes and even beyond the proteins, they are made of. We may need to start going through the cellular "trash."
Despite years of warnings that older adults should not take sedative drugs that put them at risk of injury and death, a new study reveals how many primary care doctors are still prescribing them, how often, and exactly where.
Thousands of Rohingya women and girls have been systematically raped by Myanmar's military. Humanitarian aid focuses on immediate needs such as shelter, clean water, food, and safe and sanitary facilities, but people living in crises also need sexual and reproductive health care, including safe abortion and contraception.
Cheetah Medical, a Massachusetts-based leader in non-invasive fluid management devices, today announced study results leveraging Cheetah Medical technology were presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists ANESTHESIOLOGY 2018 annual meeting in San Francisco, held from October 13-17.