Woman Diagnosed with Breast Cancer After It Was Detected by Tourist Attraction's Thermal Camera

When walking through the Thermal Camera at Camera Obscura & World of Illusions with her family on a trip to Edinburgh in May, 41-year-old Bal Gill noticed an odd heat patch on her left breast, which led to a breast cancer diagnosis. In a feature on the World of Illusions website, Gill explained that she and her family visited Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland, with her family during the school holidays in May of this year. The Berkshire resident said that after visiting the Edinburgh Castle, they saw the museum and decided to go in. ARTICLE

Care for a Cure announces Black Tie Bourbon Gala for Alzheimer's and Breast Cancer

Care for a Cure is pleased to announce their first annual Black Tie and Bourbon Gala Saturday, November 30th, 2019. This gala is benefiting breast cancer and Alzheimer's and will feature a five-course bourbon-themed dinner, entertainment, auctions, and more! Care for a Cure was founded in 2008 by Dave McGarry. "We got started because my mother had Alzheimer's, and several friends of mine passed away from breast cancer," said Dave McGarry, Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Care for a Cure. CARE is a dual-purpose non-profit organization that focuses on both breast cancer and Alzheimer's disease prevention and awareness. The Black Tie and Bourbon Gala is Care for a Cure's first event of its kind. M

Five financial things every breast cancer patient needs to know and probably doesn’t

olly MacDonald compares paying for cancer treatment to a game of Jenga, where players stack wooden blocks and then pull them out until the tower falls. MacDonald is executive director and founder of The Pink Fund, which provides financial assistance to breast cancer patients in active treatment. She herself underwent treatment and experienced debilitating financial side effects. A cancer diagnosis like pulling out a block from the tower, she says. “When one domino falls, they all fall,” MacDonald said. ARTICLE

Endurance Exercise May Be a Speed Bump That Slows Down Alzheimer’s

Currently, there is no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, and previous research has discovered that the rate of progression and changes in brain atrophy—or the loss of nerve cells called neurons in your brain—often varies by individual, making the condition even tougher to predict and treat. But a new study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease joins a growing tide of research about one possible speed bump for dementia and Alzheimer’s: regular exercise. ARTICLE

The Miracle That Is CBD, Might Help Breast Cancer Patients Too

CBD is in our lattes, moisturizers, and chocolates, but what about its use in a hospital setting instead of your local café or beauty store? Although more study is needed, research suggests that CBD may have the potential to help relieve certain side effects of chemotherapy. ARTICLE

Auctioning a Rare Bottle of Buffalo Trace Bourbon

Do you love bourbon, or know someone who does? Care for A Cure is auctioning a rare bottle from the 6 millionth barrel of Buffalo Trace bourbon whiskey at our Black Tie and Bourbon Gala on Nov 30th. There are only 400 of these bottles in existence. All attendees will have the opportunity to bid on this special bottle. Grab your tickets today!

Israeli chatbot could diagnose early Alzheimer’s disease

Hundreds of drugs have been developed to address Alzheimer’s disease, says Dr. Shahar Arzy, director of the computational neuropsychiatry lab at Hadassah Hebrew University Medical Center in Jerusalem. “Do you know how many have been found effective? Zero.” But if patients could be diagnosed in the preclinical stages of the disease, perhaps some of the new biological medications showing excellent results in other domains of neurology could be effective when applied early enough in the course of Alzheimer’s disease. ARTICLE

Why the Women Most Likely to Die of Breast Cancer Have Gotten the Least Attention

Lianne Kraemer had been living with metastatic breast cancer for more than a year when I met her in December 2017 at the Henry B. González Convention Center in San Antonio. Throughout the week, more than 7,000 doctors, scientists and pharmaceutical-company representatives would descend on the city for the country’s most important breast-cancer conference. Inside the main exhibition hall, it seemed that every major pharmaceutical company was putting on its best come-hither show. A pair of young, lithe dancers whipped flowing fabric through the air at a booth for the drug Faslodex, a new injectable from Astra-Zeneca used to treat women with estrogen-fueled advanced breast cancer. Novartis had

Small Trial Reverses a Year of Alzheimer's Cognitive Decline in Just Two Months

The study only involved eight patients over a period of two months, so we can't get too excited just yet, but the researchers did see "enhanced cognitive performance" in seven of the participants. In this case, the volunteers – who all have mild to moderate Alzheimer's disease (AD) – were fitted with what's called a MemorEM head cap, which uses specially developed emitters to create a custom flow of electromagnetic waves through the skull. Treatments are applied twice daily, for an hour, and they can be easily administered at home. ARTICLE

Black Tie and Bourbon Gala 2019

Join us for a night to remember on Nov 30th 2019, as we fight Breast Cancer and Alzheimer’s disease together at the Black Tie and Bourbon Gala. All proceeds benefit Breast Cancer and Alzheimer's awareness. Enjoy a five course bourbon themed dinner, great drinks, great entertainment, and two great causes! Co-chaired and hosted by the amazing Linda Jo Thornberg of the Pittsburgh Business Show.

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