Targeted therapy erdafitinib effective for patients with advanced bladder cancer and specific gene mutations

Treatment with the FGFR inhibitor erdafitinib in patients with metastatic bladder cancers marked by mutations in the FGFR3 gene resulted in a 40% overall response rate (ORR) and was well-tolerated, according to an international Phase II trial led by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. The trial results, Continue Reading

Study suggests arthroscopy more effective than MRI for chondral defects of the knee

Using arthroscopy to stage a lesion in the chondral area of the knee is more accurate than magnetic resonance imaging, according to researchers from the Rothman Institute, La Jolla, Calif. The findings were presented today at the American Orthopedic Society of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting. Chondral injuries of the knee Continue Reading

Tamiflu is not safe OR effective

Everyone who is deeply concerned about protecting children’s’ mental health should be banging on the doors of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to protest a commonly prescribed drug that routinely causes neuropsychiatric events in children. Since 2009, the FDA has on file 550 cases of hallucinations from a drug Continue Reading

Effortless yet effective way of boosting memory performance revealed, works for both young students and Alzheimer’s patients

The human memory is a fragile and often misunderstood thing. It’s well-known that the brain is the organ that is largely responsible for its formation and consolidation, although there is clearly so much more to it that experts still need to learn. A new set of studies helps make sense of Continue Reading

TCM herbs found to be safe and very effective for treating “diabetic foot” (neuropathy): Meta-analysis and review

Many diabetics suffer from foot complications, which typically happen because of nerve damage. “Diabetic foot” is signified by pain, stinging, burning, weakness or tingling in the foot. It can cause a person to lose feeling in their foot, which means they can injure it without even realizing it. It also Continue Reading

Bacteria-eating viruses may be effective at eliminating foodborne pathogens; could be used to prevent food poisoning

Bacteriophages are not only limited to healthcare, but it can also be used in the food industry, according to a study. The findings, published in the International Journal of Food Microbiology, suggest that phages can be used to treat foodborne pathogens and reduce food poisoning. Researchers from Seoul National University and Continue Reading

Short term lemon honey juice fasting can be an effective way for healthy individuals to reduce BMI, fat levels in the blood

Lemon, honey, and fasting: For some people, these words will look anything but connected, but these three, when combined, have been touted to be effective for weight loss, alcoholic liver disorders, and many other health conditions. Their short-term effects on lipid profile and body composition, however, are less known. Researchers Continue Reading

Ayurvedic medicines found to be safe and effective alternative treatment for osteoarthritis of the knee

Aging is a given. Because of this, most people can’t avoid diseases related to aging like hypertension, cataract, diabetes, Alzheimer’s and osteoarthritis (OA). Statistics show that OA is the most widespread joint disorder among people aged 60 years old and above in the U.S. Around 54 million adults in the Continue Reading

Ayurveda’s panchakarma modality found to be a safe and effective treatment for postpartum rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid arthritis can keep you from fully enjoying life. When it hits, it slows you down, limits your movements to a limp, and makes you lag behind the pack. Such is the case report published in the Journal of Ayurveda and Integrative Medicine, where a woman had developed the condition a Continue Reading