Targeted radiotherapy treatment – called accelerated partial breast irradiation – offers good quality of life for women with breast cancer, according to a study presented at the ESTRO 37 conference and published simultaneously in The Lancet Oncology.
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Scientists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have observed in real time how immune cells fix damaged lining of the brain, or meninges, after a concussion.
Researchers watched the process in the brains of mice in real-time via MRI, which may help provide further knowledge regarding how humans heal after experiencing a concussion or mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), according to a m study published in the journal Nature Immunology.
A new study, published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatology, describe positive late stage study results for an investigational lupus therapy. The study indicates that belimumab, a monoclonal antibody therapy that targets a component of the immune system, provides considerable benefits to patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), a predominately female, chronic inflammatory disease that can affect virtually any organ.
The vast majority of cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may stem from poor lung function that starts in childhood, according to a study published in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, which highlights the need for early intervention and prevention.
The researchers at the University of Minnesota and the University of Toronto examines for the first time how higher-order gene combinations–-comprising three genes–-help maintain normal cell physiology. The findings, reported in the journal American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), could help develop new life-saving treatments to combat diseases such as cancer, heart disease, and diabetes.
A systematic review, published in the journal Sexual Medicine, suggests that exercising several times a week contributes to decreasing erectile problems in men with erectile dysfunction caused by physical inactivity, obesity, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and/or cardiovascular diseases.
A new study, published in the journal Clinical Infectious Disease, suggests that ivermectin can be administered safely to preschool- and school-aged children suffering from trichuriasis– infection caused by the parasitic worm Trichuris trichiura.
But the use of ivermectin to treat trichuriasis is ineffective at 200-µg/kg doses in preschool- and school-aged children, with less efficacy observed in school-aged children when 600-µg/kg doses were administered to school-aged children.
Researchers at the University of Birmingham have found a new mechanism that can cause the spread of deadly infection called Cptococcosirys.
A new study, published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, is the first of its kind to focus solely on family caregivers’ experiences of preparing for a death.
Family members who are caring for a dying loved one are often mentally and behaviorally prepared for the death but require support to ensure they are emotionally prepared, the researchers report.
A new study from the Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, shed more light on the link between consumption of fish and neurological health. Parvalbumin, a protein found in several fish species, has been shown to help prevent the Parkinson's disease.