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New Antidotes may Harbour Treatments for Deadliest Poisons

... which, if found safe , may lead to treatments for deadliest poisons like Ricin, cholera toxin, and shiga toxin. Produced by the deadly strains of E. coli bacteria, these toxins travel backwards through a cell's protein-making pathway, passing through the Golgi network and endoplasmic reticulum before inter...

Mutated Gene Zaps Pancreas Cancer in Mice

...udy published Monday, offering hope for one of the deadliest human cancers The mutant gene named Bik expresses a protein that forces cancer cells to kill themselves, researchers from The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center said. The team even created a more lethal mutant, called BikDD, which spar...

Pakistan to Launch World's Biggest Anti-measles Drive

... in history. The virulent disease is one of the deadliest threats to young people in Pakistan, claiming the lives of 58 children a day, but vaccination coverage here is currently only 69 percent. "It is the largest immunization campaign in the world. I think it will show a lot of results," health minister...

Combined Molecular-targeted and Hormonal Therapies Offer Promise in Treating Ovarian Cancer

...e a more effective option. Ovarian cancer is the deadliest of gynecological cancers; approximately 70 percent of patients are diagnosed in the later stages, when the 5-year survival rate drops below 25 percent. Traditional chemotherapy has proven to be generally ineffective against recurrent ovarian cancer, ...

Burnt Brits Don't Feel Hot

... and increases the risk of malignant melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. With over 75,000 new cases of skin cancer registered each year and rising, its crucial that people know how to enjoy the sun safely and know when to cover up. Rebecca Russell, Cancer Research UKs SunSmart campaign manager, said...

Combination Improves Survival of Metastatic Melanoma Patients: Phase II Study

...cancers to treat. Though rare, it is also the most deadliest of skin cancers because it does not respond well to chemotherapy. About one melanoma patient dies every hour (8,000 every year) in the United States, and 60,000 new cases are diagnosed annually, Dr. Markovic says. People who have been diagnosed wit...

Canadians Urged to Renovate Houses to Check Radon Gas Radiation

...t year were diagnosed with lung cancer, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. The five-year survival rate for lung cancer is about 14 per cent, the B.C. Cancer Agency reports. Health Canada has maintained the 800-becquerel guideline since 1988, but says new research showing a stronger link to lung cancer has...

Eat Fruits, Vegetables to Ward Off Cancer

... of antioxidant. Pancreatic cancer is one of the deadliest of all cancers, killing 95 percent of victims within five years of diagnosis. Another study of 500,000 people aged 50 and above shows that eating an additional two servings a day of fruit and vegetables can reduce the risk of developing head and ne...

Many Women Undertreated for Ovarian Cancer

...nded surgical care. Ovarian cancer is one of the deadliest malignancies to women, taking the lives of more than 14,000 women in the U.S. each year. The disease is generally diagnosed at an advanced stage, and five-year survival is only 30-40 percent when all of the cancer can be resected and falls to 15 perc...

Emboldened Warriors-Cancer Fighting Foods

...ant role in the prevention of the modern// world’s deadliest killer- the ‘big C’. At the 233rd national meeting of the American Chemical Society, a one-day symposium, more than a dozen research papers on this topic will be presented. Selected highlights are shown below: Black raspberries show promise for p...

Fire at Russian Nursing Home Kills 63

...aimed 97 lives. It was described as the country’s deadliest mining disaster in a decade. The nursing home fire is only the latest in a number of deadly blazes at schools, dormitories, hospitals and other state-run facilities. They only point to rampant violations of fire safety rules and official negligenc...

MSU Research Strengthens Link Between Smoking, Pancreatic Cancer

...te smoking with cancer of the pancreas, one of the deadliest forms of cancer. // In research published in the recent issue of the International Journal of Cancer, MSU’s James Trosko and colleagues zeroed in on the mechanism by which a healthy cell turns cancerous. Specifically, they found that the chemical...

“Bridge” Protein Spurs Deadliest Stages of Breast Cancr

... spur metastasis in breast cancer//, the disease’s deadliest stage, a study from Burnham Institute for Medical Research has found. Led by professor Gen-Sheng Feng, Ph.D., and colleagues at Burnham and Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal, Quebec, the study ranks among the first to more precisely define the ca...

Research Explores Chiropractic's Effect on Diabetes

Diabetes is the fifth deadliest disease in the United States and a growing epidemic worldwide. Now, researchers are finding evidence that chiropractic adjustments might be// able to make a valuable contribution to an overall program of wellness care to help diabetes sufferers. A ...

Study: Older Pancreatic Cancer Surgery Survivors Live Long

...es some 30,000 lives a year. It remains one of the deadliest cancers; only approximately 5 percent of all those with pancreatic cancer live one year after diagnosis, and only 1 percent are alive five years later. Source-Eurekaert SRI...

Malaria Grips Jamaica, Nearly 160 Affected

...ion. Malaria, is notorious as one of the world‘s deadliest diseases, killing about 1 million children in the poor nations each year. The tropical climate in these countries is conducive for the mosquitoes to thrive and spread the disease. SA...

Team Discovers a Gene That Causes Familial Pancreatic Cancer

...ic cancer is usually a fatal diagnosis. One of the deadliest types of cancer, it is the fourth leading cause of cancer deaths overall, and third-leading cause of cancer deaths for people aged 40 to 60 in the United States. Most people with the disease die within a year of diagnosis; about 95 percent of patient...

A Basic Symptom Index For Early Detection Of Ovarian Cancer

... factors combine to make ovarian cancer one of the deadliest malignancies in the world. Recent evidence suggests that early-stage symptoms may be recognizable and could be used to develop a symptom index for early disease. Led by Barbara A. Goff, M.D. of the University of Washington School of Medicine and th...

Raging Fire Consumes 45 Lives in a Drug Rehab Hospital in Moscow

...rehabilitation clinic no. 17,faced one of the most deadliest fires that the city of Moscow has witnessed in the last three decades //. 45 women were killed because of burns, and smoke asphyxiation. Most of those who died were young addicts below the age of 35.Some were HIV patients and few suffered from severe...

Researchers Develop Basis For Experimental Melanoma Treatment

...le with AIDS. Metastatic Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. The treatment approach, which involves combining an antibody with radiation, has since been further developed and is expected to enter early-stage human clinical studies in 2007. "This is an excellent example of how scientific...

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