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Radiation and Chemotherapy Create Dangerous Cancer Stem Cells

Radiation therapy and chemotherapy aimed at killing cancer cells may have the undesirable effect of helping to create cancer stem cells, which are thought to be particularly adept at generating new tumors and are especially resistant to treatment, researchers say. The finding might help explain why late-stage cancers are often resistant to both radiation therapy…

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Advanced Colon Cancer Drug Approved

new drug has received fast-track approval to treat advanced colon cancer, the Food and Drug Administration announced today (Sept. 27). The drug, Stivarga, has been approved to treat patients with colorectal cancer that has progressed after treatment and spread to other parts of the body, the FDA said. The drug, manufactured by Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals,…

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Popcorn Lung – Lung Disease from Popcorn? An alarming medical alert article.

Most people who eat microwavable popcorn open the bag and inhale. Little do they know, the buttery smell being emitted from the bag is dangerous.  A Colorado jury has decided to award Denver native Wayne Watson, 59, a $7.2 million dollar settlement on Wednesday (Sept. 19). His case was against a microwave-popcorn manufacturer and the…

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Eye Tracking to Diagnose Alzheimer’s, Autism and More

The eyes may be windows into the soul, but following their movement also could allow doctors to make quick, accurate diagnoses for disorders like autism, schizophrenia, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, various research projects suggest. Eye tracking, which records where subjects focus when watching visual displays, could diagnose brain disorders more accurately than subjective questionnaires…