Single-cell sequencing sheds light on landscape of myeloid cells in lung tumors

The recent emergence of immunotherapy has marked a sea change in research and care for many forms of cancer, bringing new hope to patients and families around the world. For those who respond to treatment, the results can be dramatic. Activation of a patient's immune system against cancer can kill or shrink tumors and, in … Read more

Letter from the Editor: Looking to the future

At Medical News Today, we pride ourselves on providing you with the latest news in medical research. This month, we’ve gone one step further, taking a deep dive into the future of health technology.MNT were excited to attend Future Healthcare 2019 earlier this month. Last week, MNT attended the annual Future Healthcare 2019 Exhibition and … Read more

Mindfulness and meditation’s effects on health

Practicing meditation or mindfulness techniques is, at least anecdotally, supposed to smooth your way to a happier, more healthful life. But what does science say about these practices?What does research say about the effects of meditation and mindfulness? We investigate. Meditation “keeps our minds and hearts calm, peaceful, and loving, i.e., in the right place,” … Read more

A new wearable device may detect cancer with more precision

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed and are now testing a device they call “the epitome of precision medicine” that detects cancer in circulating blood. Recent efforts to develop a wearable device that can detect cancer in the bloodstream are showing promise. “Nobody wants to have a biopsy,” says Dr. Daniel Hayes, the … Read more

US indicts Indivior over Suboxone opioid treatment marketing

REUTERS: The U.S. Justice Department announced on Tuesday the indictment of Indivior Plc and a subsidiary on charges they engaged in an illegal scheme to boost prescriptions of the film version of its opioid addiction treatment Suboxone. An indictment filed in federal court in Abingdon, Virginia, alleged Indivior made billions of dollars by deceiving doctors … Read more

Electrical brain stimulation can boost memory function in older people

(Photo: Pixabay/The Digital Artist) LONDON: Electrical brain stimulation using a non-invasive cap can help boost older people’s mental scores to those of people 20 to 30 years younger, according to a study published on Monday (Apr 8). The research, published in the journal Nature Neuroscience, found that age-related decline in working memory can be reversed … Read more

South Korean women hope for change to abortion laws

Protests against South Korea’s abortion laws have become increasingly vocal in recent years AFP/Ed JONES INCHEON: More than a quarter of a century after the first of her three abortions – illegal in South Korea – Lim is still haunted by her sense of shame. She was 24 and had a boyfriend, but neither was ready to … Read more

Telemedicine not ideal for kids with respiratory infections

(Photo: Unsplash/freestocks.org) PITTSBURGH: Children with acute respiratory infections were prescribed antibiotics more often when the doctor “visit” was via telemedicine instead of at a primary care office or an urgent care clinic, a new study shows. “We found that compared to primary care and urgent care, children with these acute respiratory infections who received care … Read more

Exclusive breastfeeding tied to healthier cholesterol in teens

(File photo: AFP/Oliver Bunic) HONG KONG: Babies who consume nothing but breast milk for their first three months of life may have healthier cholesterol levels by adolescence than infants who drink formula, a new study suggests. Pediatricians recommend that mothers exclusively breastfeed infants until they’re at least 6 months old because it can bolster babies’ immune … Read more

Insight into use of critical care resources: No difference in outcomes detected between patients receiving noninvasive ventilation in intensive care units or on general medical units

A study by Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) investigators has found wide variation in the use of different hospital units — intensive care or general medical units — to deliver a type of advanced respiratory support called non-invasive ventilation. The team’s report published in Critical Care Medicine found no differences in length of stay or in-hospital … Read more

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