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November 6, 2014 4:01 pm

Drugmakers look to push the boundaries of old age

Google’s ambition to defy the limits of ageing has fired up interest in the field, drawing in drug companies who are already quietly pioneering research, despite the regulatory and clinical hurdles that remain.

April 7, 2014 4:52 pm

Breast Ca Growth Slowed by CDK4/6 Inhibitors

Progression-free survival (PFS) in metastatic breast cancer doubled in women who received a new class of targeted therapy in addition to standard hormonal therapy, a randomized trial showed.

March 19, 2013 6:13 pm

False-positive mammograms take mental toll, study finds

Women may suffer psychologically long after the scare of a false-positive mammogram, Danish researchers report.

March 18, 2013 5:09 pm

Opening Veins Does Not Help Multiple Sclerosis Patients

Opening a Multiple Sclerosis patient’s veins, a procedure often referred to as “liberation treatment” does not improve patient outcomes, researchers from the University at Buffalo revealed. In some cases patients ended up with worse symptoms, the investigators added.

February 15, 2013 11:51 am

Thousands of women die from breast cancer caused by drinking: research (The Telegraph)

Less than two drinks a day can increase the risk of developing cancer, doctors have warned, after finding that even moderate consumption was linked to almost a third of alcohol-related cancers.  Alcohol is one of the leading causes of cancer yet few people realise how little they need to drink to put their health at risk, American researchers said.

January 28, 2013 1:33 pm

Lumpectomy Saves Lives in Early Breast Cancer (MedPage Today)

In real-world practice, women with early-stage breast cancer were more likely to survive if they had a lumpectomy rather than mastectomy, a population-based registry study found.

January 22, 2013 1:53 pm

Obese Drivers May Be More Likely to Die in Car Crashes (HealthDay)

Obese drivers are up to 80 percent more likely to die in a car crash than normal-weight drivers, a new study finds.  Car designers may need to take heavier drivers into consideration to keep them safer, the researchers said.

January 22, 2013 1:42 pm

‘Brain pacemakers’ are next big hope in fighting Alzheimer’s (Daily News)

The experimental treatment, now in the trial phase, uses electrical current to stimulate the brain’s circuits. Scientists hope the technique can be used to keep memory and thinking active.

December 24, 2012 12:31 pm

Simple eye scan can reveal extent of Multiple Sclerosis (BBC News)

A simple eye test may offer a fast and easy way to monitor patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), medical experts say in the journal Neurology.

December 17, 2012 6:00 pm

Paralysed woman's thoughts control robotic arm (BBC News)

Jan Scheuermann, who is 53 and paralysed from the neck down, was able to deftly grasp and move a variety of objects just like a normal arm.  Brain implants were used to control the robotic arm, in the study reported in the Lancet medical journal.

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