An immune system-boosting cancer treatment that recently demonstrated astounding results in mice is now advancing to human testing.
Published less than two months ago in Science Translational Medicine, a study by Stanford University researchers showed that injection of two immune-stimulating agents directly into a tumor caused T-cells to recognize and destroy cancerous cells in both the local tumor as well as a distantly located secondary mass.
Wednesday, Apr 4th 2018 (2:15am)
Love may not be a drug, but it can certainly feel like one.
Being in love floods our brains with chemicals that can induce feelings of everything from pleasure to intense focus and attachment.
But being in love isn't all in our heads: these chemicals can cause reactions throughout the body, which might help explain that tingly-all-over feeling we get when we see a loved one, or the "high" we feel after we've met that special someone.
Take a look at how love affects our brains and bodies.
Thursday, Feb 15th 2018 (12:01am)
Salty, crispy and addictive, McDonald’s french fries might have another attribute — the ability to put hair on your head.
According to a new study out of Japan, a chemical used in the cooking of the fast food giant’s fries could be the key to curing baldness.
Stem cell researchers at Yokohama National University succeeded in regrowing hair on mice by using dimethylpolysiloxane to mass-produce “hair follicle germs,” or HFG. Dimethylpolysiloxane is the silicone that is added to McDonald’s fries to prevent the oil from frothing.
Thursday, Feb 8th 2018 (12:00am)
The strangest thing about warts is that they tend to go away. Fully grown, nothing in the body has so much the look of toughness and permanence as a wart, and yet, inexplicably and often very abruptly, they come to the end of their lives and vanish without a trace. And they can be made to go away by something that can only be called thinking, or something like thinking. This is a special property of warts which is absolutely astonishing, more of a surprise than cloning or recombinant DNA or endorphin or acupuncture or anything else currently attracting attention in the press. It is one of the great mystifications of science: warts can be ordered off the skin by hypnotic suggestion.
Wednesday, Dec 20th 2017 (5:59am)
“Oh, you’re just blowing smoke up my ass,” is something you might hear someone say when they think you’re just telling them what they want to hear. But in 18th-century England, blowing smoke up one’s ass was an actual medical procedure, and no, we aren’t kidding.
Wednesday, Dec 13th 2017 (7:41pm) | Thanks: James
Meet Dr. Kevin Menes, the attending physician in charge of a Vegas emergency room the night that Stephen Paddock opened fire on concertgoers.
Dr. Menes, Dr. Patrick Flores, Dr. James Walker, Dr. Michael Tang and trauma surgeon Dr. Allan MacIntyre handled the endless flow of bodies needing medical attention that night. This is how they did it.
A Kenyan man with a 3-foot penis and 11 pound testicles is finally getting the chance to live a normal life — now that his massive package has been surgically reduced, reports said.
Wednesday, Nov 1st 2017 (3:50am)
That Dragon, Cancer is a video game created by Ryan and Amy Green, Josh Larson, and a small team under the name Numinous Games.
The autobiographical game is based on the Greens' experience of raising their son Joel, who was diagnosed with terminal cancer at twelve months old, and though only given a short time to live, continued to survive for four more years before eventually succumbing to the cancer in March 2014.
Monday, Jul 24th 2017 (12:01am) | Thanks: CBS News
So I learned two things today - Doctors warn against this latest trend of women putting glitter in their hoohahs, and that there's a latest trend of women putting glitter in their hoohahs. TMYK!
Thursday, Jul 13th 2017 (12:00am) | Thanks: ming-na wen
While I happen to be a fan of fitness for the past 20 years or so and have put on some muscle, the goal is not quite about bodybuilding for me.
Still, there is some great information in this relatively long read.
If your goal is to lose weight, putting on muscle will build your metabolism (about an extra 50 calories per day for every pound of muscle gain). Sounds like nothing, but 5 pounds would mean 250 calories per day, even while sitting in traffic, sleeping, reading a magazine, etc.
If you want to just look better, again you can find some great information and advice.
If you just like some relatively entertaining reading, the article is worth it. Trust me, not a heavy lift.
Sunday, Mar 19th 2017 (12:00am)
Fillings could be consigned to history after scientists discovered that a drug already trialled in Alzheimer's patients can encourage tooth regrowth and repair cavities.
Friday, Jan 20th 2017 (12:00am)
A recent report from the folks at STAT News indicates that a new version of speed hit the pharmaceutical market last week called Adzenys, a chewable, fruit-flavored drug designed with the same active ingredient as other popular ADHD medications, such as Adderall. The drug, which is essentially extended release gummy meth, was approved earlier this year by the Food and Drug Administration for patients as young as six years old.
Thursday, Jun 2nd 2016 (12:01am)
If you've ever shared a meal with me, my half of it was likely a cheeseburger, burned to a crisp. I've always loved the taste, the texture, the smell of excessively charred bovine flesh. Of course I know that it's bad for me, something that tastes so good couldn't possibly have any other redeeming qualities or it would upset the balance of the universe.
Turns out, tho, it's not just bad for me, it's really really really bad for me. Really. Pass the A1.
Thursday, May 26th 2016 (12:03am)
So you never heard of Quercetin, have you? Though available in many of the foods you eat, you can also take it as a supplement.
So who did the studies and how does it work? Funny you should ask, I just happen to have this handy from my friend who is a teaching registered nurse.
According to the Wikipedia enrty, Quercetin is a flavonol found in many fruits, vegetables, leaves and grains. It can be used as an ingredient in supplements, beverages, or foods.
Wednesday, Apr 6th 2016 (12:01am)
After more than 40 years of medicine telling you to lower your cholesterol by eating less of it, it turns out they're all wrong.
"Sure", you say, "that's only one article". No, major newspapers are reporting the same. The real problem is high blood glucose and low fiber intake.
Go ahead. Enjoy a cheese omelet with a big T-bone steak on the side.
Tuesday, Jul 14th 2015 (1:31am)
Your most productive day of the week?
Nothing! Player's off!
Patriots Day (2016)
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