Cancer tumor disappears with injection of modified herpes virus

Herpes is a curse for most, but may be a blessing for some. A new cancer therapy that uses a modified form of the virus to attack tumors has completely eradicated the cancer of the salivary glands in a London man. The drug, called RP2, was shown to have promising effects in early clinical trials … Read more

Study shows higher risk of sexual problems in young women who have survived cancer

Young women who survive cancer are at much higher risk for sexual problems, including loss of libido and discomfort, according to research published in the peer-reviewed journal Acta Oncology. The study — one of the largest of its kind to date — also suggests that the type of cancer and the intensity of treatment affect … Read more

Anyone over 55 who has ever smoked will be offered lung cancer checkups

Anyone over the age of 55 who has ever smoked is offered lung cancer screening on the advice of government advisers. The UK National Screening Committee (UKNSC) proposals call for the massive roll-out of screening to tackle the most common cause of cancer deaths. The commission said all former and current smokers aged 55 to … Read more

COVID-19 booster shots essential for maintaining long-term immunity to infection in older adults

In a study of more than 80 men and women from Baltimore, Maryland, Johns Hopkins researchers added evidence that COVID-19 booster injections are essential for maintaining long-term immunity against infection, especially in older adults. Results of the study, published August 15 in Clinical infectious diseasesdirectly support CDC vaccination guidelines recommending COVID-19 boosters, researchers say. A … Read more

Skipped cancer screenings in the past year? It’s time to reboot

CNN — Many people have postponed routine medical care due to disruptions related to the Covid-19 pandemic. That includes a decrease in cancer screenings, such as mammograms and colonoscopies. In the meantime, cancer remains one of the leading causes of death in the United States, second only to heart disease. Why is cancer screening so … Read more

Katie Couric Reveals She Had Breast Cancer

CNN — Veteran journalist Katie Couric reported personal news on Wednesday. In a post on her website, Couric shared that she was diagnosed with breast cancer a few months ago. “Why not me,” she wrote the post. “June 21, 2022 was the first day of summer, my 8th wedding anniversary, and the day I found … Read more

How the gut microbiome can influence the severity of COVID-19

As of September 27, 2022, the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is responsible for more than 6.5 million deaths worldwide. Caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), COVID-19 was remarkably unpredictable in its clinical severity. As a result, many efforts have been made to determine the factors that increase an individual’s risk of severe … Read more

Prenatal exposure to high doses of folic acid linked to cancer risk in children of mothers with epilepsy

A high dose of folic acid is protective against birth defects if the mother has an increased risk of having a child with birth defects. Treatment with antiepileptic drugs during pregnancy is associated with a risk of birth defects in children and women with epilepsy, therefore an additional high dose of folic acid (4-5 mg … Read more

Your daily horoscope: September 27

HOROSCOPES IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY Principle is more important than profit, so if you find yourself in situations this year where you have to choose between feeling good about yourself morally and feeling good about your bank balance, choose the former. Virtue is its own reward. RAM (March 21 – April 20): Try not … Read more

New machine learning tool discovers mutational signature linking bladder cancer to smoking

Researchers at the University of California at San Diego have discovered for the first time a pattern of DNA mutations that links bladder cancer to tobacco smoking. The discovery was made possible thanks to a powerful new machine learning tool the team developed to find patterns of mutations caused by carcinogens and other DNA-altering processes. … Read more