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New Cancer Drug Shows Promise Against Many Tumors

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SHAFAQNA- By EJ Mundell HealthDay Reporter FRIDAY, Dec. 15, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- A new drug that targets a genetic flaw common to most cancer cells is showing potency against many tumor types. The preliminary trial of a…

Drug-loaded nanoparticles destroy tumor cells

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SHAFAQNA- This year, more than 10,000 women in the United States will die from endometrial cancer. In an interesting new study, scientists describe a new treatment strategy that they believe could increase survival rates for the disease. The…

Hunt for HIV cure turns to cancer drugs

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SHAFAQNA- The outstanding progress in boosting the immune system to treat cancer may help unlock a cure for HIV, according to scientists meeting in Paris. The body's normal defenses struggle to clear the body of HIV and cancer, BBC reported. But…

Acetaminophen during pregnancy can inhibit masculinity

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SHAFAQNA- Paracetamol (acetaminophen) is popular for relieving pain. But if you are pregnant, you should think twice before popping these pills according to the researchers in a new study. In an animal model, Paracetamol, which is the pain-relieving…

New Cancer Drug Could Revolutionize Care

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SHAFAQNA- Instead of treating cancer based on where it originated in the body, a new drug targeting biomarkers may usher in a new age for cancer treatment. Laura Dixon has a long history with cancer. She was diagnosed with colon cancer…

Study Suggests 'Neuron-Reading' Nanowires Could Accelerate Development of Drugs for Neurological Diseases

SHAFAQNA- A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed nanowires that can record the electrical activity of neurons in fine detail. The new nanowire technology could one day serve as a platform to screen…

PRICES OF CANCER DRUGS SLASHED BY UP TO 86%

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SHAFAQNA- In a major relief for cancer patients, the drug pricing regulator National Pharmaceutical Pricing Authority (NPPA) has slashed the prices of some cancer drugs by upto 86 per cent. The price of a drug called Iressa, which is manufactured…

Drug Interactions Create Issues in HIV and Cancer

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SHAFAQNA- It is common knowledge that highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART) prolongs survival for patients with HIV. The flip side of prolonged life is an increased risk of developing not only syndromes that are commonly associated with…

Fraudulent wars on terror and drugs

SHAFAQNA - The “War On Terror” and “The War On Drugs” are both fraudulent, and they are both related. In a classic example of “reverse projection,” the "War on Terror” is literally a “War for Terror”, and the “War on Drugs”…