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Is a diabetes drug the key to aggressive breast cancer?

New research finds that the diabetes drug metformin changes stem cancer cells in a way that makes them easier to target with a new form of treatment. The findings could help treat triple-negative breast cancer, which is particularly aggressive. Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer that often results in a poor outlook for people who receive a diagnosis for it. Full article HERE

Artificial intelligence could be 'game changer' in detecting, managing Alzheimer's disea

Worldwide, about 44 million people are living with Alzheimer's disease (AD) or a related form of dementia. Although 82 percent of seniors in the United States say it's important to have their thinking or memory checked, only 16 percent say they receive regular cognitive assessments. Many traditional memory assessment tools are widely available to health professionals, though deficiencies in screening and detection accuracy and reliability remain prevalent. But even with the increasingly favorable instrument MemTrax, a very simple online memory test using images recognition, the clinical efficacy of this new approach as a memory function screening tool has not been sufficiently demonstrated o

Why do women face higher heart disease risk after breast cancer?

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), breast cancer is the most common form of cancer that doctors diagnose among women across all the world's populations. At the same time, however, it is also one of themost treatable forms of cancer, with a 5-year relative survival rate of 91% among white women, and a 78% survival rate among black women — and these rates are on the increase. Read the full article HERE

Hypertension drug may hold promise for Alzheimer's disease

Seeking new treatments to slow the progression of Alzheimer's disease, researchers found the blood pressure drug nilvadipine increased blood flow to the brain's memory and learning center among people with Alzheimer's disease without affecting other parts of the brain, according to new research in the American Heart Association's journal Hypertension. These findings indicate that the known decrease in cerebral blood flow in patients with Alzheimer's can be reversed in some regions. However, an important question is whether this observed increase in cerebral blood flow translates to clinical benefits, the authors note. Read the full article HERE

Could gut bacteria drive the spread of breast cancer?

Although the outlook of people with breast cancer has improved dramatically in recent years, predicting and preventing the spread of cancer to other parts of the body (metastasis) continues to be a major challenge in the medical community. Recent estimates place the number of women living with metastatic breast cancer in the United States at 154,794. Full article HERE

An Alzheimer’s vaccine? Scientists say they created one that has promise

Scientists at the University of New Mexico say they have developed a new vaccine that protects against Alzheimer’s disease in mice. But now those researchers are hoping to tackle a bigger question: Will the vaccine work in humans? “We’ve got to make sure that we have a clinical version of the vaccine so that we can test in people,” Kiran Bhaskar, a health sciences professor at the Albuquerque university, told KRQE. Full article HERE

'Focused' radiation effective for some early breast cancer patients

Wendy Lybarger lived an hour's drive from the hospital where her breast cancer would be treated, so she was looking forward to a heaping helping of hassle. For as many as six weeks, she'd have to travel there every weekday to receive radiation treatments after surgery to remove the small lump in her breast. Full Article HERE

Study: Brush Teeth Twice A Day To Keep Alzheimer’s Disease Away

rushing your teeth twice a day will do more than just clean your teeth, it may also help prevent Alzheimer’s disease, a new study finds. Researchers from the University of Bergen in Norway say that the bacteria that causes the gum disease gingivitis — P. gingivalis — was found in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients and is believed to significantly raise one’s odds of developing the condition. Enzymes produced by the bacteria, known as gingipains, destroy nerve cells in the brain and cause memory loss, before turning into Alzheimer’s, the authors say. Read the full article HERE

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