E-cadherin promotes metastasis in the most common type of breast cancer

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center discovered that a cell adhesion protein, E-cadherin, allows breast cancer cells to survive as they travel through the body and form new tumors, a process termed metastasis. Their conclusions, obtained through laboratory experiments and in mouse models, help explain how metastasis works Continue Reading

Unused pharmaceuticals common after cataract surgery

(HealthDay)—Unused pharmaceutical products during phacoemulsification result in relatively high financial and environmental costs, according to a study published online Aug. 1 in JAMA Ophthalmology. Jenna Tauber, M.D., from the New York University School of Medicine in New York City, and colleagues assessed the financial and environmental costs of unused pharmaceutical Continue Reading

Reduce the severity of these common medical emergencies with 8 acupressure treatments while help arrives

Acupressure is a healing technique which involves pressing certain pressure points in the body by the thumbs and fingers to clear blockages and relieve pain, similar in principle to acupuncture, which provides the same relief but through the use of needles. Acupressure can be used in medical emergencies as a Continue Reading

Common over-the-counter ibuprofen found to be more effective against depression than dangerous antidepressant drugs

A complaint of depression to your general practitioner would likely result in you getting a prescription for an antidepressant. This doesn’t take into consideration the fact that there has been evidence that showed that around 30 to 40 percent of people with depression also had increased levels of inflammation in their brains, Continue Reading

Scientists discover how common alcohol found in wine can kill cancer tumors

A new jelly-like implant filled with pure alcohol may show potential in addressing tumor growth and subsequent cancer onset, a study reveals. A team of researchers at the Duke University in North Carolina have developed the new implant in hopes of confining cancer cells by exposing them to pure alcohol. The scientific community Continue Reading

Breastfeeding and food allergies: Moms who eat the most common allergy-causing foods and breastfeed provide their babies with protection

“Mother is the name for God in the lips and hearts of little children.” This line may have been said over a millennium ago, but it still holds true today as another study once again proves the benefits of breastfeeding. Researchers have determined that breastfeeding mothers who ate the most common Continue Reading

New research finds that MS, the most common inflammatory disease of the central nervous system, may be triggered by an imbalance in gut flora

Intestinal flora may be the key to understanding how multiple sclerosis develops. Previous assumptions held that MS was a mostly genetic problem, prompting physicians to closely examine DNA. New research, however, has shown that autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis, are brought about by a combination of environmental and genetic Continue Reading