Monthly Archives: May 2015

Trials find drugs that block immune system ‘checkpoints’ can extend cancer … – The Independent

The Independent Trials find drugs that block immune system 'checkpoints' can extend cancer …The IndependentDrugs that “release the brakes” on the body's immune system have been shown in clinical trials to boost the survival of patients with fatal forms of

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Paper Clip: Sleeping off racial and gender biases – The Indian Express

The Indian Express Paper Clip: Sleeping off racial and gender biasesThe Indian ExpressSLEEPING OFF RACIAL AND GENDER BIASES Published in Science, May 29, 2015. Authors: Xiaoqing Hu, James W Antony and Others, Northwestern University, US. Preconceptions about other people can

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New Study Questions Use of Whole-Brain Radiation to Treat Cancer – Wall Street Journal

Chron.com New Study Questions Use of Whole-Brain Radiation to Treat CancerWall Street JournalCHICAGO—Using whole-brain radiation to treat cancer that has spread to the brain is a treatment that for many patients is worse than the disease, a new study suggests.

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Cincinnati Bengals Player Devon Still Shares News of a Health Setback for … – NBC 10 Philadelphia

NBC 10 Philadelphia Cincinnati Bengals Player Devon Still Shares News of a Health Setback for …NBC 10 PhiladelphiaLeah Still, daughter of NFL player Devon Still, has had a setback in her cancer treatment at CHOP following a stem cell transplant

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Long-term death rate among childhood cancer survivors falls by half – USA TODAY

USA TODAY Long-term death rate among childhood cancer survivors falls by halfUSA TODAYProgress against childhood cancer has been bittersweet. Up to 80% of U.S. children now survive cancer — more than at any time in history. But the chemotherapy and

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Celldex vaccine helps brain cancer patients live longer: study – Reuters

Channel News Asia Celldex vaccine helps brain cancer patients live longer: studyReutersAdding an experimental Celldex Therapeutics Inc vaccine that enlists the immune system to fight cancer to standard therapy helped patients with the deadliest type of brain cancer live longer,

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Vermont pediatricians applaud Gov. Shumlin for signing bill removing … – vtdigger.org

The New Yorker Vermont pediatricians applaud Gov. Shumlin for signing bill removing …vtdigger.orgMontpelier, Vt. (May 28, 2015) – The American Academy of Pediatrics Vermont Chapter (AAPVT) today applauded Governor Peter Shumlin for his efforts to protect the health of Vermonters

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How Sleep Can Help Us Get Rid Of Deep-Rooted Stereotypes – Huffington Post

Los Angeles Times How Sleep Can Help Us Get Rid Of Deep-Rooted StereotypesHuffington PostScientists have long known that sleep boosts the brain, helping us consolidate memories and learn new things. Now, a provocative new study shows it may even have

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92-year-old seeks to become oldest woman to finish marathon – Porterville Recorder

Porterville Recorder 92-year-old seeks to become oldest woman to finish marathonPorterville RecorderIn this June 1, 2014 photo, Harriette Thompson, then 91, crosses the finish line in the 2014 Suja Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego. Thompson is scheduled to

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States enlist prisoners, plan biosecurity to combat avian flu threat – WHTC

States enlist prisoners, plan biosecurity to combat avian flu threatWHTCCHICAGO (Reuters) – Indiana is training 300 prisoners to kill infected chickens and banning bird shows at county fairs. Mississippi is considering road barricades and planning biosecurity measures. Iowa is trying

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Celldex vaccine helps brain cancer patients live longer -study – Reuters

TheStreet.com Celldex vaccine helps brain cancer patients live longer -studyReutersMay 31 Adding an experimental Celldex Therapeutics Inc vaccine that enlists the immune system to fight cancer to standard therapy helped patients with the deadliest type of brain cancer live longer,

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92-Year-Old Seeks to Become Oldest Woman to Finish Marathon – New York Times

92-Year-Old Seeks to Become Oldest Woman to Finish MarathonNew York TimesSAN DIEGO — A 92-year-old cancer survivor is seeking to become the oldest woman to finish a marathon. Harriette Thompson of Charlotte, North Carolina, is set to compete in the

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Taking more tissue lessens cancer risk – The Spokesman Review

International Business Times Taking more tissue lessens cancer riskThe Spokesman ReviewSorry, but you need to be logged in to share stories via e-mail. This helps us prevent abuse of our e-mail system. Don't have a Spokesman.com account? Create one here

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92-year-old cancer survivor hopes to set marathon record – AL.com

AL.com 92-year-old cancer survivor hopes to set marathon recordAL.comIn this June 1, 2014 photo, Harriette Thompson, then 91, starts the 2014 Suja Rock 'n' Roll Marathon in San Diego, which she completed. Thompson is scheduled to compete in the 2015

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Combo therapies show promise against some cancers – Philly.com

National Monitor Combo therapies show promise against some cancersPhilly.comCHICAGO – If one or two cancer drugs help patients somewhat, would using additional medications targeted at the same disease work even better? Results of three studies presented Saturday at the American

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