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Immune cell therapy shows early promise for patients with pancreatic cancer

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A nonengineered, multiantigen-specific T-cell therapy was safe, tolerable, and showed signs of clinical activity in patients who had pancreatic adenocarcinoma, according to preliminary results from a phase I clinical trial presented at the AACR special conference on Immune Cell Therapies for Cancer, held July 19–22. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants may be best for early-stage CKD

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Non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs) have a superior benefit-risk profile to that of vitamin K antagonists (VKAs) for patients with early-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD), according to a review published online July 16 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

3D body mapping could identify, treat organs, cells damaged from medical conditions

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A team has come up with 3D body mapping technology to help treat organs and cells damaged by cancer and other medical issues. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Half of U.S. adults should monitor blood pressure at home

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The study found that approximately 104 million Americans should routinely use a blood pressure machine at home to provide backup for—or a contrast with—the results from their visit to the doctor’s office. » Read more Source: Medical Xpress

Combined online self-management for pain, associated anxiety and depression works

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Online symptom self-management works to decrease pain, anxiety and depression and for some, online self-management plus nurse telecare helps even more according to a new study. Pain is the most common physical symptom for which adults seek medical attention in US, while anxiety and depression are the most common mental health symptoms. All three symptoms […]

Vitamin D could help cancer patients live longer

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Physicians have found that vitamin D, if taken for at least three years, could help cancer patients live longer. The findings suggest that the vitamin carries significant benefits other than just contributing to healthy bones. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Killing the unkillable cancer cells

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We all know someone affected by the battle against cancer. And we know that treatments can be quite efficient at shrinking the tumour but too often, they can’t kill all the cells, and so it may come back. With some aggressive types of cancer, the problem is so great that there is very little that […]

Good physical fitness in middle age linked to lower chronic lung disease risk

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Good heart and lung (cardiorespiratory) fitness in middle age is associated with a lower long term risk of chronic lung disease (COPD), suggests new research. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Beta blockers can block the effects of stress and anger in patients prone to emotion-triggered atrial fibrillation

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Individuals who are prone to emotion-triggered atrial fibrillation (AF) may benefit from taking beta blockers. A new study shows that beta blockers can block the effects of psychological stress and anger in individuals prone to AF. » Read more Source: Science Daily

Stepped treatment reduces drinking in patients with HIV

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People with HIV who drink too much were more likely to reduce drinking after undergoing an approach to care known as integrated stepped alcohol treatment, according to a new study. The finding supports greater use of this treatment model in HIV clinics to improve outcomes for patients with both HIV and drinking problems, the researchers […]

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