Medicine

Breast cancer survivors take their bodies back

Breast cancer survivors take their bodies back

When Napha Phyakulquach was approached to join a research study on the positive effects of exercise on breast cancer survivors at the Women’s Health and...
Using drugs for different diseases than initially intended for

Using drugs for different diseases than initially intended for

One drug, one disease. This is how we traditionally think about pharmaceutical drugs, but many of them are actually effective for more than one disease. Take...
Liver disease linked to type 2 diabetes

Liver disease linked to type 2 diabetes

People with type 2 diabetes are at greater risk of serious liver disease than those without the condition, research has shown. Researchers warn that hospital...
Breast cancer drug discovery offers hope of new treatments

Breast cancer drug discovery offers hope of new treatments

A drug for breast cancer that is more effective than existing medicines may be a step closer thanks to new research. Scientists have identified a...
Why do people with Alzheimer’s stop recognizing their loved ones?

Why do people with Alzheimer’s stop recognizing their loved ones?

Alzheimer’s not only steals people’s memories but also their ability to recognize faces, which widens the gulf between people with this disease and their...
Shape of tumor may affect whether cells can metastasize

Shape of tumor may affect whether cells can metastasize

Only a few cells in a cancerous tumor are able to break away and spread to other parts of the body, but the curve...
You don’t have to be an athlete to reduce heart disease risk factors

You don’t have to be an athlete to reduce heart disease risk factors

Researchers, it is hoped, will one day find a miracle cure for all kinds of diseases. Yet over and over again it has been...
1 in 4 men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid unnecessary biopsy if given an MRI scan first

1 in 4 men with suspected prostate cancer could avoid unnecessary biopsy if given...

Giving men with suspected prostate cancer an MRI scan could improve diagnosis and save those who do not have aggressive cancers from having an...
Children with asthma are more likely to become obese

Children with asthma are more likely to become obese

New USC research finds that children with asthma were 51 percent more likely to become obese over the next decade compared to kids who...
Old drugs, new tricks: Medications approved for other uses also have antibiotic function

Old drugs, new tricks: Medications approved for other uses also have antibiotic function

A number of drugs already approved to treat parasitic infections, cancers, infertility and other conditions also show promise as antibiotic agents against staph and...