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New Approach To Predict Success Of Cancer Therapy

Scientists at the Stanford University School of Medicine have invented a litmus test for the effectiveness of a newly devised cancer therapy. The molecule is a radioactive tracer that latches onto immune cells when they are activated—the status that immune cells, in particular, T cells, assume when they are poised to kill tumor cells

 

 

Tampons Might Cause Toxic Shock Syndrome

The use of intravaginal menstrual pads may be responsible for rare cases of menstrual toxic shock syndrome in women whose vaginas have been colonized by Staphylococcus aureus producing toxic shock syndrome toxin 1 (TSST-1)

New Ebola Outbreak Spread In Northwest

Researchers estimated the first death since a new Ebola outbreak was declared in the country, as well as nine other cases of people sickened by a hemorrhagic fever that is suspected as Ebola. Health officials declared an Ebola outbreak in the country's northwest after lab tests confirmed the deadly virus in two cases from the town of Bikoro in the Equateur province. Officials from the World Health Organization and other international health agencies are in the area to help contain the outbreak's spread.

Early Mammography Screening Might Be Beneficial

In the United States, the continuing controversy over the best age to start screening mammography has put women younger than 50 years at significantly increased risk for delayed diagnosis, which leads to more extensive and costly treatment.