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Thursday, September 09, 2010

Have Asthma? Vitamin D May Help

Supplement your asthma action plan with Vitamin D and you may experience improved asthma control according to an article this month in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.  Vitamin D deficiency is more common with obesity, in African American ethnicity and westernization of countries reflecting a higher-risk population for asthma.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 09/09 at 03:16 PM
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Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Johns Hopkins Neuroscientist’s Goal: A Prosthetic Limb with Feeling

Scientists want to provide the users of prosthetic limbs the ability to feel what they are touching or experience the comforting perception of holding hands.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 09/08 at 03:38 PM
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Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Hallucinogenic Mushrooms May Improve Mood and Anxiety in Cancer Patients

A pilot study suggests the hallucinogen psilocybin may be feasible and safe to administer to patients with advanced-stage cancer and anxiety, with promising effects on mood, according to a report published online today that will appear in the January 2011 print issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 09/07 at 02:12 PM
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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Explaining “How & Why” Cancer Cells Eat Us Alive

Four key studies now propose a new theory about how cancer cells grow and survive, allowing researchers to design better diagnostics and therapies to target high-risk cancer patients. These studies were conducted by a large team of researchers at Thomas Jefferson University’s Kimmel Cancer Center.  *VIDEO*

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Posted by Craig Jones on 09/02 at 09:46 AM
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Thursday, September 02, 2010

Connection Between Light at Night and Cancer Revealed

A new study from the University of Haifa has found an additional link between Light At Night (LAN) and cancer. The researchers say their study results show that suppression of melatonin due to exposure to LAN is linked to the worrying rise in the number of cancer patients.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 09/02 at 08:45 AM
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Thursday, August 26, 2010

Insulin Resistance, Type 2 Diabetes Linked to Alzheimer’s

People with insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes appear to be at an increased risk of developing plaques in the brain that are associated with Alzheimer’s disease, according to new research published in the August 25, 2010, issue of Neurology.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 08/26 at 09:44 AM
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Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Mutant Tumor Behavior May Expose Weakness for Treatment

Malignant gliomas are the most common subtype of primary brain tumor – and one of the deadliest.  But researchers have discovered a certain mutation that may expose a weakness to target for treatment.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 08/17 at 02:43 PM
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Monday, August 02, 2010

Life After Cancer: Survivor Turns 100

Cancer patient Mary Cipolla turned 100 years old on Friday, July 30, more than 10 years after she had was diagnosed and underwent a dangerous and extensive surgery known as the Whipple procedure.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 08/02 at 09:44 AM
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Friday, July 30, 2010

CPR without Mouth-To-Mouth Works Better in Cardiac Arrest

Studies support the case for dropping mouth-to-mouth and using “hands-only” chest compressions during CPR for cardiac arrest.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 07/30 at 02:51 PM
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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Ten Steps to a Safe School Year for Kids with Allergies and Asthma

For millions of children with allergies and asthma, heading back-to-school with high levels of fall pollens and molds in the air and exposure to potential allergens and viruses in class can really take a toll. The ACAAI and its allergist members, doctors who are experts at diagnosing and treating allergies and asthma, offer strategies to help prevent allergy and asthma flare-ups at school.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 07/27 at 02:26 PM
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