By HealthCanal , June 29, 2015Athens, Ga. – Cited as one of the most common contributors to couple stress and conflict, disagreements about money use in the household is leading researchers at the University of Georgia to learn more about couples’ financial communication. Researchers within the College of Family and Consumer Sciences are currently recruiting additional participants for a study designed to better understand how couples seeking financial counseling services experience and respond to questions, conflicts and shared goals about money […]
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By Mayo Clinic, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 19, 2015 – SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — An international research team led by Mayo Clinic oncologists has found a new way to identify and possibly stop the progression of many late-stage cancers, including bladder, blood, bone, brain, lung and kidney. The precision medicine study appears online in Oncogene and focuses on kidney cancer and its metastases. Recent studies of the same epigenomic fingerprint in other cancers suggest a common pathway that could help improve the diagnosis and treatment of advanced disease across […]
By Dennis Douda, Mayo Clinic.org, – June 17, 2015 – The FDA may approve the new medications for use later this year. A Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel has recommended approval of the first drug in a new class of cholesterol-lowering medications, called PCSK9 inhibitors. PCSK9 is a protein that interferes with the liver’s ability to reduce levels of LDL, often called the bad cholesterol. A similar drug made by another company will be considered by the panel today. “The […]
By Tim Stephens, HealthCanal, June 14, 2015 – A protein associated with many kinds of cancer cells was found to suppress the circadian clock, with implications for cancer biology and the workings of the clock itself A new study led by UC Santa Cruz researchers has found that a protein associated with cancer cells is a powerful suppressor of the biological clock that drives the daily (“circadian”) rhythms of cells throughout the body. The discovery, published in the June 4 issue […]
By Scott Gilbert, Penn State University, June 14, 2015 – FDA expected to take action to phase out the remaining trans fat Saturated or unsaturated? Mono or poly? Good or bad? Figuring out fats can leave you frazzled, but there soon may be one less fat to keep straight. As early as this month, the Food and Drug Administration is expected to take action to phase out the remaining trans fat in the nation’s food supply. Unlike mono and poly […]
By Weizmann Institute of Science, via Yale Health, June 5, 2015 – Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide, responsible for some 1.59 million deaths a year. That figure is due, in part, to the fact that the cancer often returns after what, at first, seems to be successful treatment. And the recurring cancer is often resistant to the chemotherapy and other drugs that originally drove it into remission. According to new research by the Weizmann Institute’s Prof. Yosef […]
By Mayo Clinic, Special to EyesOnNews.com, June 4, 2015 – PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, Wis. — You may not think that summer and stress go together, but they often do. Routines change frequently, and downtime can lead to complaining and sibling squabbles. Summertime events, such as graduations, family reunions and vacations, come with their own set of stressors. So, what can you do to stress less and have more fun this summer? Dixie Jackson, behavioral health specialist at Mayo Clinic Health System, […]
By Mayo Clinic, Special to EyesOnNews.com, May 24, 2015 – There are heroes in every war and Captain Matthew Bacik is certainly one of those. He was in the elite U.S. Army Ranger Regiment, honored with three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star Medal, but he left active duty when an ambush in Iraq resulted in a below-the-knee amputation. Today, however, because of a new device tested at Mayo Clinic, he’s walking, running and standing tall.
By Memorial Healthcare System, Special to EyesOnNews.com – Today is World Cancer Day with the emphasis on dispelling the myths about this disease. Several doctors at Memorial Healthcare System are seen on the video helping to separate fact from fiction. World Cancer Day 2014 (4 February 2014) focuses on Target 5 of the World Cancer Declaration: Reduce stigma and dispel myths about cancer, under the tagline “Debunk the myths”. World Cancer Day is a chance to raise our collective voices in the name of improving […]
By EyesOnNews.com Staff, Philippines, Nov 14, 2013 – Following are reports from The Weather Channel (video above) and the White House. Both links will take you to the latest information and a list of ways you can help. Weather Channel: TACLOBAN, Philippines — The air was thick with the stench of decay as sweating workers lowered the plastic coffins one by one into a grave the size of an Olympic swimming pool. Scores of unidentified bodies were interred together Thursday in a hillside […]
By SABRINA TAVERNISE, The New York Times, Nov 8, 2013 – The Food and Drug Administration proposed measures on Thursday that would all but eliminate artery-clogging, artificial trans fats from the food supply, the culmination of three decades of effort by public health advocates to get the government to take action against them. Artificial trans fats — a major contributor to heart disease in the United States — have already been substantially reduced in foods. But they still lurk in many popular […]