Oncology & Cancer

Replacing lymph nodes to ease painful legacy of cancer care

Breast cancer treatment left Susan Wolfe-Tank with an arm too painfully swollen to lift anything heavy or even fit into her usual clothing—a debilitating condition that gets little attention and has no cure.

Immunology

Children report limited eczema improvement with silk

(HealthDay)—Some children report limited improvement in atopic eczema (AE) as a result of wearing silk garments, but not to the extent the children had hoped for, according to research published online Aug. 30 in the British ...

Immunology

Superfine merino wool good for kids with eczema

A clinical trial led by the Murdoch Children's Research Institute is challenging the myth that wool is a possible source of allergy and irritates the skin for eczema sufferers.

Surgery

Liposuction offers long-lasting benefits for lipoedema

(HealthDay)—For patients with lipoedema, liposuction offers lasting benefits, with similar benefits seen at four and eight years after surgery, according to a study published online Nov. 17 in the British Journal of Dermatology.

Neuroscience

Suited for treatment of brain damage

For those with brain damage or neurological disorders - such as MS or Parkinson's - treatment could be as close as the wardrobe.

Medical research

New function for a messenger molecule

ETH Zurich Assistant Professor Cornelia Halin and her colleagues have discovered a new function of the well-known messenger protein interleukin-7: it facilitates the drainage of lymph fluid from tissues. In the future, the ...

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