“What is happening is a combination of new technology and more-targeted cancer drugs, we’ve tried the approach of big, nonspecific treatments … We have found that throwing chemo at patients has not (necessarily) cured them.” Dr Sandra Swain, medical director of the Cancer Institute at Washington Hospital Center and president of the American Society of [...]
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Lab Notes: from mothers milk to flu to asthma and aneuryms
News this week about a new drug that takes advantage of the link between influenza and inflammation, how mother’s milk can enhance the effects of antibiotics, better understanding the chemistry culprit of aneurysm and asthma meds for denque fever? http://www.medpagetoday.com/LabNotes/LabNotes/38859?xid=nl_mpt_DHE_2013-05-04&utm_content=&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=DailyHeadlines&utm_source=WCfirstname.lastname@example.org&mu_id=5520391
How should health apps be regulated?
There are many simple apps that help people with their fitness or remind them to take their pill prescriptions already that are widely popular. But new device applications are taking mobile health — or mHealth as practitioners are calling it — to a new level. Three days of hearings were recently held to debate what [...]
Exploring the culture of “more” in healthcare
A doctor who want his patients to see as few doctors as possible , be sick as infrequently, and be on as few drugs as possible. Who is hoping to wage an all-out assault on “more.” http://thehealthcareblog.com/blog/2013/05/05/testing-wisely/
What you DON’T say to your doctor could kill you
Advice from a doctor on how to talk to doctors and tell them ; in that initial 12 – 20 seconds when they are listening, what your concerns and symptoms are in the best way it can be understood medically. http://www.bottomlinepublications.com/content/article/health-a-healing/the-misdiagnosis-epidemic-how-to-answer-the-doctors-questions?utm_source=email&utm_medium=SilverpopMailing&utm_campaign=2013-05-05%20BLS%20NL%20CID-0000001004%20C&utm_content=&spMailingID=41439963&spUserID=NTE4NTc5MDUxOTIS1&spJobID=186924877&spReportId=MTg2OTI0ODc3S0
26 Superfoods ~ one for every letter of the alphabet, plusplus
Superfoods are the planet’s best natural foods when it comes to nourishing your mind and body. They have the ability to transform your health and life. And, they are affordable and accessible. Which ones are in your grocery basket, or garden? http://greatist.com/health/superfoods-a-to-z
Summer’s coming – 6 steps to prevent skin cancer
The true fight against melanoma starts with the simple routines each of us do daily to protect our skin. Here are 6 common sense steps to keep your skin healthy and cancer free http://www.newswise.com/articles/seattle-cancer-care-alliance-shares-six-steps-to-preventing-skin-cancer
Diet may delay the onset of symptoms of dementia
In a study of 17,000 people with an average age of 64 it was found healthy people who followed the Mediterranean diet were 19 percent less likely to develop problems with their thinking and memory skills. However, the Mediterranean diet was not associated with a lower risk of thinking and memory problems in people with [...]
12 Tips to ensure safety during a hospital stay
Be prepared to follow this advice before you find your self needing a hospitalization. Probably the most important tip to stay safe in hospitals is the knowledge that the patient is the most important part of the healthcare team. Having an advocate and making sure that you have a file of all relevant past [...]
Researchers find anti-copper drug may disable cancer cells
Researchers found if patients at high-risk of relapse with no current visible breast cancer are copper depleted, it results in a prolonged period of time with no cancer recurrence. Only two of the 11 study participants with a history of advanced triple-negative breast cancer relapsed within ten months after using the anti-copper drug, tetrathiomolybdate. Four [...]
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