Oncology & Cancer

Creating more potent cancer therapy using 'theranostics'

A City of Hope scientist and his colleagues have developed a user-friendly approach to creating "theranostics—therapy combined with diagnostics—that target specific tumors and diseases.

Medical research

Stem cell growth accelerated by tropoelastin protein

Tropoelastin, the raw material used to create 'MeTro' elastic surgical glue developed with the University of Sydney, has been found to encourage stem cell growth—with the potential to ultimately help the body repair itself.

Oncology & Cancer

The potential impact on survival from alternative cancer therapies

Patients have the right to decide what treatment, if any, they want to have. But it's incredibly important that the decisions people make are based on accurate information, allowing them to weigh up the pros and cons of the ...

Health

Complementary and alternative medicine to remedy health problems

An extensive study has charted the use of complementary and alternative medicine in Europe. It found that complementary and alternative medicine is being used in connection with various health problems, particularly in situations ...

Neuroscience

Can omega-3 intake aid in concussion recovery?

The treatment of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a clinical challenge. Clinical studies thus far have failed to identify an effective treatment strategy when a combination of targets controlling aspects of ...

Cardiology

Women with HTN, diabetes less likely to use alternative Rx

(HealthDay)—Women with hypertension and diabetes are less likely to consult with a complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioner and to self-prescribe CAM, according to a study published in the June 15 issue ...

Oncology & Cancer

What's the harm in alternative therapies?

We often see stories in the media about cancer patients who have chosen alternative treatments, either alongside or instead of conventional treatment.

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