Certain treatments, including radiation and some chemotherapeutic drugs, work by damaging the DNA of cancer cells, but they can also cause damage to DNA of normal cells, which can contribute to accelerated biological aging.
There is growing evidence that cancers can go backward or stop, and researchers are being forced to reassess their notions of what cancer is and how it develops.
Review authors found that psychological well-being influenced heart health through biological processes, health behaviors and psychosocial resources.
The immune system can stop the growth of a cancerous tumor without actually killing it. The study's authors call the cancer-immune system stalemate equilibrium. During equilibrium, the immune system both decreases the cancer's drive to replicate and kills some of the cancerous cells, but not quickly enough to eliminate or shrink the tumor.
With hindered memory maintenance, it's much more difficult to pick up a task where you left off without missteps.
The body has evolved anti-cancer responses that direct and slow the evolution of life-threatening cancer cells by not killing off too many cells too quickly. Natural adaptive therapies would use a similar approach to keep tumor size stable, while slowing the evolution of resistance. This strategy may be especially useful to prolong lifespan and quality of life in patients after a cancer has metastasized.
This discovery is unfortunately of little economic interest to pharmaceutical groups. The molecule is indeed simple and non-patentable and cancer prevention studies require a follow-up over many years.
Study is the first to demonstrate the effects of Facebook use on a physiological measure associated with health outcomes.
Dr. Baselga’s extensive corporate relationships — and his frequent failure to disclose them — illustrate how permeable the boundaries remain between academic research and industry, and how weakly reporting requirements are enforced by the medical journals and professional societies charged with policing them.
Study reveals that evening use of light-emitting tablets can induce delays in desired bedtimes, suppress secretion of melatonin (the hormone that regulates sleep and wakefulness), and impair next-morning alertness.
Previous studies have found an association between two commonly used agrochemicals (paraquat and maneb) and Parkinson's disease. Now a study has determined that low-level exposure to the pesticides disrupts cells in a way that mimics the effects of mutations known to cause Parkinson's disease.
Dewayne Johnson has terminal cancer, which a court found was caused by Monsanto products.
Purist biohackers set themselves apart from the average person intent on self-improvement. Theirs is a hyper-technical approach that seeks to understand and “fix” the body with all manner of technologies: if we can hack the world’s most sophisticated computer systems, the thinking goes, why not ourselves?
Big wireless has borrowed the very same strategy and tactics big tobacco and big oil pioneered to deceive the public about the risks of smoking and climate change. War-gaming science involves playing offence as well as defence – funding studies friendly to the industry while attacking studies that raise questions; placing industry-friendly experts on advisory bodies such as the World Health Organisation and seeking to discredit scientists whose views differ from the industry’s.
The trend, labelled ‘Snapchat dysmorphia’, suggests some people are experiencing a worrying blur between reality and social media. over half of plastic surgeons also report patients saying that they are seeking procedures so they can look better in selfies.
Cases show how stakeholders in “advanced” western and central European healthcare systems incline to corrupt practices as well.
Institutions such as universities, medical journals and doctors collude wittingly or unwittingly with the medical industry for financial gain.
Similar to smoking, air pollution contains harmful toxins that can directly affect the kidneys.
Noise is a pollutant, with well-established effects on multiple aspects of physical and mental health, from cardiovascular disease to depression.
Consumption of the American diet, also known as the “western diet”, categorized by excessively high levels of fat and refined sugars, has been shown to cause metabolic syndrome (prediabetes) in male rats. Now, research from has proven that the western diet can cause equally unsettling results among females, a population which possesses protective hormones aiding in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.