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Mayo research shows surgery adds years for kidney cancer patients

(Mayo Clinic) Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered that surgery could more than double life expectancy for many patients with late-stage kidney cancer, giving them anywhere from two to almost 10 years more than they'd have without the surgery. Show More Summary

No Matter What Gender You Choose to Be, We Can All Stand up and Fight for Human Rights

Hello there readers: I was listening to the local rock station this past week, enjoying classic rock music. There was a break in the music, and this was said: "President Trump wants to hire an elite group of people to fight violent criminals. Show More Summary

What the World Is Saying About Ocrevus

It’s been four weeks since the FDA approved the new MS drug Ocrevus (ocrelizumab). From patients to doctors to researchers, here’s what the world is saying about the approval—and what it means for the future treatment of PPMS and RRMS. Show More Summary

Serena Williams Wrote a Precious Letter to Her Baby

Just days after announcing that she's 20 weeks pregnant, Serena Williams has taken to social media yet again—this time, to share a note to her unborn baby.

This Fitness Blogger Is Over Fat-Shaming at the Gym

After being fat-shamed at her local gym, one fitness blogger took to Instagram to spread body positivity, fat-shaming awareness, and self-love.

Images of health risks make indoor tanning messages more effective

(UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center) UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers report in a new study that anti-tanning bed messages with images showing longer-term health effects, such as skin cancer or wrinkles, produced greater negative emotional reactions and higher ratings of effectiveness in a survey of female college students.

Next-generation microscopy

(CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences) A novel microscopy method allows unprecedented insights into the spatial organization and direct interactions of immune cells within blood and liquid multi-lineage tissues. Show More Summary

Study identifies hundreds of genes that influence timing of puberty

(University of Cambridge) The largest genomic analysis of puberty timing in men and women conducted to date has identified 389 genetic signals associated with puberty timing, four times the number that were previously known.

Prostate cancer screening rates appear to level after recent drop

(American Cancer Society) Declines in prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing that came after changes in government screening guidelines have abated in recent years, according to a new study.

Low Carb and Dining Out: What You Need to Know

Dining out can be problematic for anyone on any kind of diet, but a low-carb diet can make it even trickier, unless you have a few tricks of your own up your sleeve. Review the Menu Online in Advance If I’m invited out to eat with someone, I do my best to investigate the restaurant […]

Lady Gaga Dedicates Coachella Performance to Friend Battling Cancer

During her Coachella performance, Lady Gaga paid tribute to her former assistant, Sonja Durham, who is currently battling cancer.

I Know Vaccines Are Safe, But I Empathize With Parents Who Don't Vaccinate

A mom who knows that vaccines are safe explains why she empathizes with anti-vaxxers, and how empathy could be the key to improving vaccination rates.

Hypothyroidism and What It Shares with MS

In 2004, I was diagnosed with hypothyroidism, a condition in which the thyroid is underactive and doesn’t product enough important hormones. Six years later, I was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS). Naturally, I became curious as to whether a link might exist between between hypothyroidism and MS. Show More Summary

Adding a Dexcom CGM to my Diabetes Toolbox

So, back in December, I had a chance to test drive a Dexcom continuous glucose monitor (CGM) through my endocrinologist’s office. I had been curious about the device and my endo wanted to capture some data to get a better idea as to what adjustments we needed to make to my insulin dosages, etc… So, […]

Glove with Sensors Measures Spasticity More Accurately than Physicians

A  multidisciplinary team at the University of California at San Diego has come up with a computerized glove used as a sensor to measure spasticity, or stiffness, in the limbs of patients with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy, and stroke. Show More Summary

Ocrevus Treatment and Side Effects: What’s Important to Know

Ocrevus (ocrelizumab) is a newly FDA-approved therapy for multiple sclerosis. It can be used to treat two forms of the disease: relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS) and primary progressive MS (PPMS). MORE: Ocrevus approval: A quick cheat sheet As with all medications and therapies, there is a risk of side effects and infections. Show More Summary

ATA188, Which Kills B-Cells Targeting Epstein-Barr Virus, Shows Promise as MS Treatment

An investigational treatment called ATA188 that wipes out B-cells targeting the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) has shown promise as a multiple sclerosis treatment, a Phase 1 clinical trial involving a small patient group indicates. The trial, conducted in Australia, covered six people with primary or secondary progressive MS. Show More Summary

CDC Kaiser Permanente Measles Experiment: An Anniversary to Remember But Not Worth Celebrating

By Wayne Rohde Can I ask you the following three questions? Who are the targeted participants for US clinical trials of vaccines? Why does our government test vaccines that are 10 to 500 times the potency of licensed vaccines on...

The Complete Dereliction of Duty by Pediatricians

By Kim Stagliano Pediatricians have failed their patients with autism at every turn. Here are two pleas for help I saw recently on large, special needs groups. Expect when your youngster grows into a teen (male especially) that your ped...

How Do We Prevent a Diabetes Avalanche?

This article is reprinted with permission from diaTribe. Find the original article here. By Amelia Dmowska and Ava Runge A major call for creativity, urgency, and new approaches to behavior change from expert panelists at SXSW 2017 The annual 2017 South by Southwest (SXSW) conference drew tens of thousands of attendees to Austin, TX, to learn […]

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