Genetic mutations may impact cancer treatment

Genetic mutations may impact cancer treatment

Turns out, genetic mutations in appendix cancer are distinct from those found in colon cancer and that mutations in the genes are good predictors of survival among people with appendix cancer. To understand why some patients with appendix cancer respond to standard treatment while others do not, researchers at the University of California […]

5 things to about the new species of tick in the U.S.

5 things to about the new species of tick in the U.S.

A tick species that’s native to Asia has now spread to the United States, and it’s popping up in numerous places along the East Coast, according to U.S. officials. The newfound tick, known as the longhorned tick or Haemaphysalis longicornis, was first identified in the U.S. last year, when it was found on a sheep in New Jersey, […]

Walrus bones provide clues to fate of lost Viking colony

Walrus bones provide clues to fate of lost Viking colony

Christina Larson, Ap Science Writer Published 7:05 pm EDT, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 Photo: Christian Koch Madsen, AP This 2009 photo provided by Christian Koch Madsen shows the ruins of the Hvalsey Church, part of an abandoned Viking colony, in southern Greenland. For almost five hundred years, the Norse descendants of Erik the Red built churches […]

5 Things to Know About the New Tick Species in the US

5 Things to Know About the New Tick Species in the US

A female longhorn tick (Haemaphysalis longicornis). Credit: James Gathany/CDC/Anna E. Perea2018 A tick species that’s native to Asia has now spread to the United States, and it’s popping up in numerous places along the East Coast, according to U.S. officials. The newfound tick, known as the longhorned tick or Haemaphysalis longicornis, was first […]

A huge clinical trial collapses, and research on alcohol remains befuddling

A huge clinical trial collapses, and research on alcohol remains befuddling

The 10-year, $100 million Moderate Alcohol and Cardiovascular Health trial started to enroll participants this year, but the National Institutes of Health terminated it in June, saying the results would not be viewed as credible. Said one scientist: “This is not open-ended research. This is marketing research.” So where does the field go now? Research […]

Angel Perez: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Angel Perez: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Angel Perez, a 60-year-old man from New Jersey, is fighting for his life after contracting a flesh-eating bacteria while crabbing on July 2. Perez recently opted to move to a long-term treatment facility rather than hospice, and is currently facing several amputations. According to NJ1015, Perez contracted vibrio vulnisicus bacteria when he was crabbing in New […]

Several Sick with Flu Spread by Infected Pig at California Fair

Several Sick with Flu Spread by Infected Pig at California Fair

Several people caught the flu after an interaction with an infected pig at a California fair, health officials said Saturday. The San Luis Obispo County health department linked a few cases, confirmed by lab results, to “extended contact” with a pig on display at the California Mid-State Fair in July that carried the unique strain. […]

Mandatory folic acid in bread will reduce serious birth defects, report finds

Mandatory folic acid in bread will reduce serious birth defects, report finds

CATE BROUGHTON Last updated 14:39, August 5 2018 SUNDAY MORNING/RNZ A report released on Friday has found that mandatory folic acid fortification in bread is definitely linked to lower rates of neural tube defects in babies. Dr Andrew Marshall is a paediatrician for the Capital & Coast District Health Board and an advocate of mandatory folic […]

39th Pan-Mass Challenge launches Saturday morning

39th Pan-Mass Challenge launches Saturday morning

WELLESLEY — The 39th Pan-Mass Challenge kicked off early Saturday morning with more than 6,300 cyclists participating over two days, according to event organizers. The cyclists are aiming to reach a record-breaking goal of $52 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, “100 percent of which directly benefits patient care and cancer research at the hospital,” […]

Women with common ovary condition often feel medical system failed them

Women with common ovary condition often feel medical system failed them

(Reuters Health) – Many women with polycystic ovary syndrome feel they’ve been let down by a health care system that takes years to diagnose their condition, a new survey suggests. Researchers found that women with polycystic ovary syndrome, or PCOS, a common condition characterized by metabolic and fertility problems, were more likely than others to […]