‘Guided missile’ drug could revolutionise cancer treatment

Seek-and-destroy ‘guided missile’ drug that hunts down and wipes out malignant cells while leaving healthy ones unharmed could revolutionise cancer treatment A drug that works like a guided missile could transform cancer treatment  The drug is injected into the bloodstream and homes in on malignant cells  NHS scientists trialling the…

Could heavier folks be at lower risk for ALS?

It’s not often that anything good is associated with obesity. Yet heavy folks and those who bulk up as they age may have less risk for the deadly disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a new study finds. The Norwegian study found that over several decades, people who packed on the…

Bionic bone procedure could help thousands of Britons

Bionic bone procedure that grows implant inside leg could help thousands of Britons with uneven limbs or severe joint discomfort Emma McCarthy, 30, suffered from severe discomfort in her hips and knees  She underwent bionic bone implant that was grown inside her right leg  A titanium rod with electromagnets was…

New research could lead to TB drug breakthrough

Researchers have made a breakthrough that could eventually lead to a more effective treatment for tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes of death worldwide, according to the World Health Organization. A team of scientists, including Professor Colin Jackson from The Australian National University (ANU), has solved the…

Could the solution to osteoporosis be in the bile?

Osteoporosis is a degenerative disease where the bone density and quality are reduced. This disease is associated with substantial pain and disability leading to devastating long-term physical and psychological consequences. In Europe, the total osteoporosis economic burden was estimated at 30.7 billion euros in 2010, and is expected to reach…

7 Trendy Diets That Could Make It Hard to Poop

Here’s the scoop: What you eat affects your poop. A high-fiber diet, meaning lots of fruits and veggies, will keep you regular, while a low-fiber diet, consisting mostly of meat and dairy, will probably back up your bowels.  Basically, what you put in has a direct effect on what you…