Health


Origin of pelvic tumors in women

Some ovarian cancers start in the fallopian tubes. Ovarian cancer cells have more in common with cells covering the tips of fallopian tubes than with those on the surface of ovaries. If biomarkers can be…


Fat cells for treating leukemia

Killing cancer cells indirectly by powering up fat cells in the bone marrow could help acute myeloid leukemia patients. Researchers discovered that boosting adipocytes, or fat cells, located in the bone morrow suppressed cancerous leukemia…


E-cigarette contains heroine, cracked cocaine and cannabis

Electronic cigarettes are being used to vape illegal substances like cannabis, crack cocaine, ecstasy and heroine.A study by public health experts has revealed that e-cigarette users are modifying their vaping devices so they can inhale…


Effects of father’s diet on fetus

Father’s diet before conception can impact newborn’s health, low carbohydrate and high protein diet can make the fetus healthy. Experiments were performed on fruit flies and the results showed offspring were less likely to survive…


How hepatitis C hides in the body

The Hepatitis C (HCV) virus is invisible to the immune system by breaking down communication between the immune cells, it builds virus factories that multiply easily. It takes one to three months from infection to…


Menopause linked to changes in brain energy use

Researchers have found that women’s brains use less energy during the menopause. The reduction in energy use by the brain was found to be similar to what is seen in people with Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s…


Links between cholesterol and breast cancer

High cholesterol levels have been associated with breast cancer spreading to other parts of the body, researchers discovered that the byproduct of cholesterol metabolism that acts on specific immune cells so that they facilitate the…


Zilretta for treating osteoarthritis pain

Zilretta (triamcinolone acetonide extended-release injectable suspension) is indicated as an intra-articular injection for the management of osteoarthritis pain of the knee. Zilretta is used for treating osteoarthritis-related knee pain. The drug is contraindicated in patients…


Fever in early pregnancy causes facial birth defects

Researchers have known for decades that fevers in the first trimester of pregnancy increase the risk for some heart defects and facial deformities such as cleft lip or palate in developing fetus. Researchers now have…


Implants that grow with children

Scientists have created medical implants for children which expand in tune with their natural growth.Children with defects in the heart or other organs have had to undergo numerous heavy-duty operations throughout their lifetime to replace…