Old cancer drug could have new use in fighting cancer

A drug used for decades to treat leukemia may have other uses in the fight against cancer, researchers at the University of Missouri have found. Previously, doctors used 6-Thioguanine, or 6-TG, as a chemotherapy treatment to kill cancer cells in patients with...

Anticancer drug can spur immune system to fight infection

Low doses of the anti-cancer drug imatinib can spur the bone marrow to produce more innate immune cells to fight against bacterial infections, Emory researchers have found. The results were published March 30, 2015 in the journal PLOS Pathogens. The findings suggest...

Depression often co-occurs with joint diseases

Credit: George Hodan/Public Domain Those suffering from depressive symptoms have an increased risk for physical diseases, especially for arthrosis and arthritis. These findings were reported by researchers from the University of Basel and the Ruhr-University Bochum....

Scary Diagnosis: 6 Useful Tips

WebMD offers tips to deal with a scary health diagnosis –- from the emotional impact to finding the right care. Via:: Medical news – WebMD...

CVD risk assessment still important in severely obese adolescents

Researchers report a dose–response relationship between body mass index and cardiovascular risk even in severely obese adolescents, making its assessment important to limit further disease progression. Via:: Medical Research – News medical...

Myasthenia gravis

Myasthenia gravis: An autoimmune neuromuscular disorder that is characterized by fatigue and exhaustion of muscles. Abbreviated MG. MG is caused by a mistaken immune response to the body’s own nicotinic acetylcholine receptors, which are found in junctions...