The Latest Science On Your Breast Cancer Risk, Explained By Doctors

Keeping up with all the confusing (and conflicting) information on breast cancer can be difficult and oftentimes alarming. Here, experts break it all down and share some reassuring news. With so many confusing and alarming reports about breast cancer, it’s tough to figure out what your risk really is. We asked top experts to help explain the latest facts behind the headlines—and discovered some very reassuring news. To read the full article, click HERE Photo: B-D-S Piotr Marcinski/

Alzheimer's burden will double by 2060, warn CDC

About 5.7 million individuals in the United States are living with Alzheimer's disease, according to the Alzheimer's Association. This neurodegenerative disease is one of the leading causes of disability and the sixth-leading cause of mortality in the U.S. With annual healthcare costs of more than $250 billion, the disease also puts a significant strain on the nation's healthcare system. Additionally, unpaid caregivers spend over 18 billion hours tending to those living with Alzheimer's. To read the full article, click HERE

10 things two doctors with breast cancer think everyone should know about the disease

Shock, disbelief and fear are just some of the emotions that might follow when a doctor tells you you’ve got breast cancer. It’s something thousands experience every year in the Ireland; regular people who often have little idea what the coming months or years of treatment may entail. But just because they’re usually on the other side of the consulting room, doctors aren’t immune to the disease either – and one of them, breast cancer surgeon Dr Liz O’Riordan, who was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2015, is now on a mission to share her knowledge and insights with other patients. She’s teamed up with fellow doctor-turned-breast-cancer-patient Professor Trisha Greenhalgh, to write the new boo

Precision medicine offers a glimmer of hope for Alzheimer’s disease

"The decades long search for effective ways to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease is littered with failures, leaving 5.7 million Americans already stricken with this form of dementia without a lifeline. The rest of us are left to hope we won’t be among the 1 in 10 over 65 who gets the devastating diagnosis. But precision medicine — an approach that is changing the treatment of cancer and spawning targeted therapies for a wide range of diseases — may open new avenues for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease. And new ways to test experimental treatments promise to more quickly identify treatments that work, and perhaps the patients in whom they will work best. Dementia specialists recently g

Bills mount for breast cancer survivors

Surviving breast cancer is certainly its own reward, but a new study finds that many who do are saddled with thousands in out-of-pocket expenses for years. On average, breast cancer survivors get hit with an extra $1,100 in yearly out-of-pocket cancer-driven costs, researchers found. ut interviews with 129 breast cancer survivors further revealed that the so-called "financial toxicity" of breast cancer is an especially burdensome problem for those who, following treatment, end up with a side effect known as lymphedema. The condition is sometimes triggered by cancer surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and/or infection, and it is characterized by chronic inflammation due to the build-up of lympha

Infectious Theory Of Alzheimer's Disease Draws Fresh Interest

Dr. Leslie Norins is willing to hand over $1 million of his own money to anyone who can clarify something: Is Alzheimer's disease, the most common form of dementia worldwide, caused by a germ? By "germ" he means microbes like bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites. In other words, Norins, a physician turned publisher, wants to know if Alzheimer's is infectious. It's an idea that just a few years ago would've seemed to many an easy way to drain your research budget on bunk science. Money has poured into Alzheimer's research for years, but until very recently not much of it went toward investigating infection in causing dementia. But this "germ theory" of Alzheimer's, as Norins calls it, has b

New way to identify telltale markers for breast cancer tumors

Scientists have developed a better way to identify markers for breast cancer tumors, a breakthrough that could lead to better treatment for millions of women. They used machine learning to rapidly sort images of tumors to identify estrogen receptors, a key to determining prognosis and treatment. The technique offers a new pathway for breast cancer treatment that promises faster results for less cost for more people worldwide. To read the full article, click HERE Image courtesy of Rishi Rabat

Existing liver drug can help treat Alzheimer's

It affects around 5.7 million people in the United States and about 46.8 million people worldwide. This condition is characterized by progressive memory loss, difficulties with problem-solving, and disorientation, among other symptoms. The current treatments for Alzheimer's focus on slowing down the progression of some of these symptoms and managing the condition's impact on a person's behavior and psychological state. To read the full article, click HERE

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