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Cancer BREAKTHROUGH: New drugs could beat killer disease within 10 YEARS

The revelations come from experts behind a new London centre dedicated to tackling the problem. As scientists across the globe battle to beat cancer, Professor Paul Workman, the chief executive of the Institute for Cancer Research (ICR) yesterday branded drug resistance “the biggest challenge that we face in cancer treatment”. He hailed the research centre,… Read More »

Cutting US drug prices to match rates in other countries could save $73 billion on medicare

Cutting US drug prices to match rates in the UK, Japan and Canada would save Medicare tens of billions of dollars, study suggests On average, drugs commonly used by Medicare beneficiaries cost over four times more in the US than in the UK  The same drug may be anywhere from 30 percent to 7,000 percent… Read More »

Biochemical switches identified that could be triggered to treat muscle, brain disorders

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists have found that the enzymes ULK1 and ULK2 play a key role in breaking down cell structures called stress granules, whose persistence leads to toxic buildup of proteins that kill muscle and brain cells. Such buildup is central to the pathology of three related diseases: inclusion body myopathy (IBM),… Read More »

Blue light could treat superbug infections

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), a bacterium that causes infection in various parts of the body, is often called a “superbug” thanks to its ability to dodge many common antibiotics. Although most MRSA infections aren’t serious, some can be life-threatening, sometimes resulting in amputation of the infected appendage. Rather than rolling the… Read More »

Hidden dangers in your handbag that could prove deadly to your little ones

For many mums, their handbags may seem like the magic bag from Mary Poppins. Despite their appearance, the bags are crammed full of all sorts of essential items, just in case they’re ever needed, from phone chargers to pain killers and keys. But did you know there’s a scary secret hiding behind these everyday items… Read More »