A new study published in the December issue of Cancer Cell revealed that inhibitory drug therapy exhibits best response rates, up to 50% in relapsed or refractory acute myeloid leukaemia (AML). The findings from the multi-national open-label phase Ib study were analogues to the preclinical study results.
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The study published in the journal ACS Infectious Diseases has revealed that the human milk contains certain carbohydrates which show antibacterial properties as well as increase the effectiveness of the antibacterial proteins present in milk.
The nicotine products are associated with many harmful health risks in all individuals. Although e-smoking might help to quit smoking, some believe that it is associated with many health risks. Thus, the Health ministry plans to take measures to minimize the risks associated with the electronic smoking.
In Austria, every year 5,000 females develop breast cancer. Removal of a tumour by surgery was a vital part of successful treatment; however, surgery often results in loss of breast tissue that made the need for partial mastectomy in 80% of cases. Researchers developed a different method to improve breast reconstruction considerably with autologous fat that involved up to two fewer surgical interventions.
Researchers have discovered a novel type of cell called 'rod-like cones' in the eye of a deep-sea fish. The study findings provided new insights about vision in a variety of light conditions. The study was published in Science Advances.
According to a study published in Pediatrics, since the introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV7 and PCV13), the epidemiology of acute otitis media (AOM) has changed substantially. The authors noted that the rates of AOM significantly decreased, compared to a previous study done by Teele et al. Boston pediatric cohort in 1989.
A new study showed that with a combination of risk stratification, more patients with pulmonary embolism could be discharged from the emergency department (ED) rather than admitted to the hospital after treatment with rivaroxaban.
According to the results published in The Lancet, breast cancer patients treated with targeted radiotherapy experience less side effects five years after treatment than those who had whole breast radiotherapy, in addition, there are very fewer chances that cancer repeats.
The researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Rockefeller University solved the mystery behind reoccurrence of skin lesions after stopping the use of topical steroids. At the Department of Dermatology, researchers explored the cell population that continues to smolder after psoriasis appeared to resolve and found that population of T cells driving the disease in that part was active, lesions are flooded with diverse T cells.
However, it is less paid diseases in the world, receiving just 0.2% of the expenditure of related study and development.
It has extreme effects on people in specific most deprived areas of the world. However, it is not categorized as a 'neglected tropical disease' by the World Health Organisation and other groups working in this field such as PLOS (an open access publishing and advocacy group).
Teenagers who spend several hours per day in front of the screen like computers, cell phones, and tablets are more likely to be depressed and suicide-related behaviors. The professor Jean Twenge from San Diego State University (SDSU), said especially girls are more prone to depression. Parents need to monitor their children's time spending in front of media screens, the findings report.
According to a new national review led by Université de Montréal researchers, most Canadians elders (age > 65 years) take a lot of prescription drugs, and many of them were worried about their excessive medications. The study issued in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.