Cancer / Oncology

Cancer: Using copper to boost immunotherapy

An interdisciplinary group of scientists has successfully destroyed tumor cells in mice by using nano-sized copper compounds alongside immunotherapy. Importantly, the tumors did not return after the treatment ceased. According to the World Health Organization, cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide — in 2018, it was responsible for approximately 9.6 million deaths. […]

Immune System / Vaccines Tuberculosis

Giving TB vaccine intravenously boosts efficacy

Experiments in rhesus macaques show that changing the mode of administration of an existing vaccine yields “amazing” results in the fight against tuberculosis (TB). Share on PinterestDelivering the TB vaccine intravenously rather than intradermally may prove significantly more effective. Globally, TB is one of the top 10 causes of death and the leading cause of […]

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Nutrition / Diet

Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn […]

Cancer / Oncology Women's Health / Gynecology

Adnexal mass: What to know

Adnexal masses are lumps that occur in the adnexa of the uterus, which includes the uterus, ovaries, and fallopian tubes. They have several possible causes, which can be gynecological or nongynecological. An adnexal mass could be: A family doctor can usually manage benign masses. However, prepubescent and postmenopausal individuals will need to see a gynecologist […]

Ear, Nose and Throat

What to know about dry mouth at night

The following are some potential causes of dry mouth at night. Natural variation in saliva production According to an article in the journal Compendium, a person’s salivary glands typically produce less saliva at night. As a result, some people may notice that their mouths feel drier in the evening. Treatment: A doctor may prescribe special […]

Eye Health / Blindness

Eye exercises: Some tips and techniques

Many people believe that eye exercises can help improve vision or treat eye conditions. Although there is limited evidence to suggest that eye exercises can actually enhance vision, eye exercises can help with eye strain, certain eye conditions, and overall well-being. Eye exercises can be particularly helpful for people who experience digital eye strain, which […]