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Prostate Imaging Camera Captures Molecular Detail To Detect Cancer

The study find that the Traditionally, prostate cancer is detected via prostate cancer-associated blood biomarkers; such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA). Doctors often also use ultrasound or magnetic resonance imaging MRI to look for physical changes in prostate tissue. Newer techniques that harness positron emission tomography (PET) scans can even capture molecular detail; but those tactics are relatively more expensive and…

Depression

Depression Linked To Medical Condition And Disability In Geriatrics

More than 50 % of older Chinese American immigrants experience depression; linked to increased disabilities and chronic health conditions, according to two new Rutgers studies. The studies, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society; examine the relationship between psychological well-being and the onset of disability; and existence of comorbid chronic medical conditions among…

Moisturizers Are Doing More Harm Than Good In People

Moisturizers Are Doing More Harm Than Good In People

Visit any drugstore and you’ll find a dizzying array of choices for skin care products. That’s no surprise, says UC San Francisco dermatology professor Peter Elias, M.D., since at least half of Americans, maybe more, have sensitive skin or a diagnose skin condition such as eczema, atopic dermatitis or rosacea. But moisturizers and other products…

Whales

Whales Have A Special Way Of Warding Off Cancer Than Humans

Weirdly enough, in some cases, cancer incidence does not correlate with the number of cells in an organism; Peto observed in the 1970s. For example, although humans and whales are much larger than mice (1,000 times larger and 180,000 times larger, respectively); mice develop cancer much more often. Cancer is responsible for approximately 46 %…

Lung Transplant Patients

Drug Combination May Extend The Lives Of Lung Transplant Patients

Lung transplantation can prolong the lives of patients with end-stage lung disease, but the median survival rate after lung transplant is less than six years, which has improved only slightly in recent decades. To see what might help lung transplant recipients live longer, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM) developed a…

Hematology

Salvage Therapy Does Not Up Survival For progressive Myeloma

The study find that the myeloma patients with progressive disease (PD) after induction therapy; deepening of response through salvage therapy is not associate with improved progression-free or overall survival, according to a study published online Aug. 19 in Leukemia & Lymphoma. Joanna Blocka, M.D., from the University Hospital of Heidelberg in Germany, and colleagues performed…

Cardiorespiratory Fitness

Cardiorespiratory Fitness Shows Level Of Aerobic Fitness

You might know your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers, but do you know your cardiorespiratory fitness level. Experts at the American Heart Association think this number may be an even better gauge of heart health. Cardiorespiratory fitness shows how aerobically fit you are and how effectively your circulatory system sends oxygen throughout your body. The…