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Virus That Kills Prostate Cancer Cells Shows Treatment Potential

Virus That Kills Prostate Cancer Cells Shows Treatment Potential

Virus That Kills Prostate Cancer Cells Shows Treatment Potential 4.5932 A modified Newcastle disease virus that targets and kills all types of prostate cancer cells and leaves normal cells untouched shows promise as a cancer treatment that avoids the side effects which normally accompany hormonal treatment and chemotherapies, says a […]

Childhood poverty linked to brain changes related to depression

Childhood poverty linked to brain changes related to depression

Childhood poverty linked to brain changes related to depression 4.54 Children from poorer families are more likely to experience changes in brain connectivity that put them at higher risk of depression, compared with children from more affluent families. This is the conclusion of the new study by researchers from the […]

What is proton therapy?

What is proton therapy?

What is proton therapy? 52 Proton therapy, also called Proton beam therapy, is the most advanced radiation therapy available today – it destroys cancer cells but does not attack surrounding healthy tissue nearly as much as traditional radiation therapy does. Proton therapy, a kind of particle therapy, directs proton beams […]

Why weight loss is harder when we carry more fat

Why weight loss is harder when we carry more fat

Why weight loss is harder when we carry more fat 4.5 New research reveals why overweight people find it very hard to shed their excess pounds. An international team has identified a protein that blocks the body’s ability to burn off fat and discovered that the heavier we are, the […]

What is a case-control study in medical research?

What is a case-control study in medical research?

What is a case-control study in medical research? 4.5 A case-control study is a type of medical research investigation often used to help determine the cause of a disease, particularly when investigating a disease outbreak or a rare condition. If public health scientists want a relatively quick and easy way […]

Radiation exposure increases risk of health problems for medical staff

Radiation exposure increases risk of health problems for medical staff

Radiation exposure increases risk of health problems for medical staff 4.51 Patient health and safety are key priorities for any health care provider. But when it comes medical imaging, a new study suggests there should be increased focus on protecting the health of staff. Cathlab workers are at greater risk […]