Patients with spinal fractures caused by tumors or osteoporosis usually undergo a procedure called kyphoplasty, where the fracture is filled with surgical cement. While kyphoplasty can stabilize the bone, cancer patients are still often left with spinal column tumors that are very hard to reach with conventional chemotherapy, which has to cross the blood-brain barrier when delivered intravenously
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The scientific group of Peter the Great St.Petersburg Polytechnic University headed by Professor Andrei Kozlov published the results of a study devoted to the search of solutions for creating the HIV vaccine.
According to a study, the researcher examines that adolescent and young adult cancer survivors have a 73% higher risk of endocrine diseases. The study was published online in JAMA Network Open.
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is cracking down on manufacturers marketing the use of laser or other energy-based devices for "vaginal rejuvenation" which manufacturers claim will treat conditions and symptoms related to menopause, urinary incontinence, or sexual function.
Parental ill health, especially depression, is linked to the heightened use of health services, including emergency care, among their children, finds research published today in the online journal BMJ Paediatrics Open
A new type of "lab on a chip" developed by McGill University scientists has the potential to become a clinical tool capable of detecting very small quantities of disease-causing bacteria in just minutes.
Researcher uses machine learning to teach a computer program how to remove unwanted noise and enhance speech. Future hearing aid users will be able to target their listening more accurately thanks to new Danish technology.
One of the main challenges for people with hearing loss is understanding speech in noisy surroundings. The problem is referred to as the cocktail party effect because situations where many people are talking at the same time often make it very hard to distinguish what is being said by the individual you are talking to.
A stint in a sauna is not only pleasant and relaxing but may also improve health, according to the authors of a new, comprehensive literature review. Among the benefits they identified were a reduced risk for cardiovascular, neurocognitive, and pulmonary illnesses such as asthma and influenza
Mount Sinai researchers have discovered that certain drug cocktails help targeted therapies attack cancer more efficiently while lessening common side effects, according to a study published today in Cancer Research
A new preclinical candidate drug with the potential to treat visceral leishmaniasis, one of the world's major neglected diseases, has been discovered through a close collaboration between the University of Dundee, GSK and Wellcome.
India is one step closer to launching people to space. On the night of July 4 (the morning of July 5 local Indian time), the nation performed the first of a series of trials designed to qualify a crew-escape system, which would get astronauts to safety during a launch emergency.
Eating high fiber foods may reduce the effects of stress on our gut and behavior, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology. Stress is a significant health concern and can cause major changes in the gut and in the brain, which can cause changes in behavior.