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Mutations associated with sensitivity or resistance to immunotherapy in mNSCLC
Barcelona--The relationship between gene alterations and response to anti-PD-L1 with and without anti-CTLA-4 are not well characterized. Dr. N. Rizvi from Columbia University Medical Center in New York today presented an update from the Phase III MYSTIC study that showed poorer outcomes across treatment arms in patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer and mutations in STK11 or KEAP1 genes compared with those without the corresponding mutations. ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Durvalumab combined with chemotherapy improves overall survival in patients wi...
Barcelona--Adding immunotherapy in the form of durvalumab to chemotherapy improves overall survival in patients with extensive-stage small cell lung cancer, according to research presented today at the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer IASLC . The research was presented by Dr. Luis Paz-Ares, from Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre, H120-CNIO Lung Cancer Unit, Universidad Complu ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
BioMILD trial demonstrates lung cancer screening using MicroRNA blood test enh...
Barcelona--Lung cancer screening efforts have accelerated in the last decade, with researchers showing that low dose CT screening is effective in reducing lung cancer mortality. Now, researchers in Milan report that using a blood test, accompanied by low dose CT screening, is safe and effective. The results were shared today at the IASLC 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer hosted by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer. The National ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Sep 9
Essential oils for endometriosis: Do they help?
Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the uterine lining grows in areas outside of the uterus. Treatment usually involves hormone therapy, pain medications, and surgery, and some people also use complementary treatments, such as essential oils.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 26
How to calm anxiety: 8 tips and tricks
Anxiety disorders are among the most common mental health conditions in the United States. Even people without a diagnosable anxiety disorder feel anxious sometimes. Many tips and tricks can help, including exercise, yoga, and music therapy.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 26
Natural home remedies for bad breath
Bad breath is a common issue, and there are many different causes. Potential remedies include water, green tea, and herbal rinses.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 26
Pressure points for headaches: Locations, effectiveness, and tips
Acupressure is a form of complementary or alternative medicine. It follows the same fundamental principles as acupuncture. Both acupressure and acupuncture involve stimulating pressure points along energy lines that run through the body. Acupuncturists refer to these as meridian lines.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 26
9 methods to get rid of toothache at night
A toothache is a painful annoyance, especially at night. Getting a toothache at night can make falling asleep or staying asleep very difficult.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 26
Hydrogen peroxide teeth whitening: Does it work and is it safe?
Hydrogen peroxide is a common antiseptic in most homes and first aid kits. It is a versatile liquid with a range of different uses.
Medical News Today - Mon. Aug 26
Fish oil supplements have no effect on type 2 diabetes
Omega-3 fats have little or no effect on risk of Type 2 diabetes according to new research from the University of East Anglia. Increased consumption of omega 3 fats is widely promoted globally because of a common belief that it will protect against, or even reverse, conditions such as diabetes. But a systematic review commissioned by the World Health Organization and published today in the British Medical Journal , finds that omega 3 supplements offer no b ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
UNM study confirms cannabis flower is an effective mid-level analgesic medicat...
Using the largest database of real-time recordings of the effects of common and commercially available cannabis products in the United States U.S. , researchers at The University of New Mexico UNM found strong evidence that cannabis can significantly alleviate pain, with the average user experiencing a three-point drop in pain suffering on a 0-10 point scale immediately following cannabis consumption. With a mounting opioid epidemic at full force and relat ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26
CBD products, hemp oil may be helpful but more research is needed, Mayo Clinic...
ROCHESTER, Minn. -- Cannabidiol CBD oils and products have become increasingly popular with consumers as ways to find relief from aches and pains, anxiety, sleep disturbances and other chronic issues. But are these products safe, and are they helpful A review of the latest research, to be published in September in Mayo Clinic Proceedings , finds there s a growing body of preclinical and clinical evidence to suggest that CBD oils may hold promise for treati ...
EurekAlert - Mon. Aug 26