This unusual use of blueberry extract in boosting cancer therapy will surprise you

This unusual use of blueberry extract in boosting cancer therapy will surprise you

Cervical cancer is a type of cancer that occurs in the cells of the cervix – the lower part of the uterus that connects to the vagina. Researchers from the University Of Missouri-Columbia, United States explained that one of the most common treatments for cervical cancer is radiation therapy and that it not only destroys the cancer cells, but also the nearby healthy cells, which proves to be a hazard. “For some cancers, such as late-stage cervical cancer, radiation is a good treatment option. However, collateral damage to healthy cells…

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Therapy for parents of autistic children helps them handle emotions better

Therapy for parents of autistic children helps them handle emotions better

While therapy helps kids with autism, it has a great effect on parents too. According to recent study, a group of researchers have discovered that parents who participate in cognitive therapy with their children with autism also experience improvements in their own depression, emotion regulation. Approximately 70% of children with autism struggle with emotional or behavioural problems, and may benefit from cognitive behaviour therapy to improve their ability to manage their emotions. The scientists discovered that parents who participate in cognitive therapy with their children with autism also experience a real benefit that…

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Tokyo’s New Health Craze: What is Adult Swaddling Therapy?

Tokyo’s New Health Craze: What is Adult Swaddling Therapy?

Who doesn’t love a good cuddle? The feeling of warmth that embraces the body provides a sense of calm that is unmatchable. But, not all may have the luxury of a good cuddle. So what’s the next best thing? Introducing – Adult Swaddling Therapy, which is new craze in Tokyo. Inspired by the ancient method of swaddling a baby to keep the little one warm, as well as restrict his or her sudden movement to enable good sleep, this therapy can work wonders for adults too. Swaddling is basically a…

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Men Want Quick Results from Therapy, Women Happy to Talk

Men Want Quick Results from Therapy, Women Happy to Talk

Men prefer quick fixes whereas women prefer talking about their feelings during therapy to battle depression. According to this new study, men apparently commit suicide at three to four the rate in comparison to women, and yet men don’t seek psychological help as much as women. “This might be because the types of treatment on offer are less appealing to men because many psychological interventions are more about talking than about fixing problems,” said John Barry from University College London. “It is likely that men benefit as much as women…

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Community Based Therapy May Alleviate Depression and Anxiety

Community Based Therapy May Alleviate Depression and Anxiety

Anxiety and depression are two of the most common mental health concerns in today’s society. They are often experienced as a complex set of emotional and functional challenges. Anxiety and depression are not the same, but they often occur together. It is not uncommon for people with depression to experience anxiety and people with anxiety to become depressed. A community-based mental health care programme can significantly improve the lives of millions of people suffering from mental illness, researchers have found. The study showed that six months after undergoing the six…

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Laser therapy with deep-sea drug kills prostate cancer cells

Laser therapy with deep-sea drug kills prostate cancer cells

A non-surgical treatment for lowrisk prostate cancer, in which doctors inject a light-sensitive drug derived from deep-sea bacteria into a patient’s bloodstream, was shown in a trial to kill cancer cells without destroying healthy tissue. Results of a trial in 413 patients showed that the drug, which is activated with a laser to destroy tumour tissue in the prostate, was so effective that half the patients went into remission, compared with 13.5% in a control group.”These results are excellent news for men with early localised prostate cancer, offering a treatment…

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Gene Therapy May Treat Alzheimer’s

Gene Therapy May Treat Alzheimer’s

Researchers at the Imperial College here have found that delivering a specific gene via an injection directly into the brain may offer a potential new therapy for halting the progress of Alzheimer’s disease, especially when treated in its early stages. In the study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the team used a type of modified virus to deliver a gene to brain cells of mice. “Although these findings are very early they suggest this gene therapy may have potential therapeutic use for patients,” said…

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New Gene Therapy May Check Spread of Breast Cancer

New Gene Therapy May Check Spread of Breast Cancer

Researchers are in the process of developing a new gene therapy technique that could be used alongside chemotherapy to treat early-stage breast cancer tumours before they spread. The new technique uses microRNAs — small noncoding RNA molecules that regulate gene expression — to control metastasis or the spread of the disease, which is the leading cause of mortality in women with breast cancer. “If cancer is diagnosed early enough, then in addition to treating the primary tumour (with chemotherapy), one could also treat with specific microRNAs, in order to prevent…

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dwelling bone grown in lab to reinforce therapy for facial defects

dwelling bone grown in lab to reinforce therapy for facial defects

In a first, scientists have grown a residing bone inside the lab to restore massive defects inside the head and face of patient, taking a step forward in enhancing treatments for human beings with cranio-facial defects. a new technique advanced through Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, professor at Columbia university , uses car logous stem cells derived from a small sample of the recipient’s fats and replicates the original anatomical shape of the bone. “we’ve got been capable to show, in a scientific-length porcine model of jaw repair, that this bone, grown in…

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