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Skin Health – When To Worry About A Mole

Skin Health – When To Worry About A Mole

Besides being a unit of chemical weight and a tiny burrowing mammal, the term mole pertains to a variety of pigmented spots on the skin. The medical jargon for this is melanocytic nevus, but many prefer to call it a beauty mark. Mores may be brown, tan, reddish brown, black, purple, red, or skin-colored. They […]...

Study: High-Leucine Diets May Thwart Breast Cancer Therapy

Study: High-Leucine Diets May Thwart Breast Cancer Therapy

It is estimated that one in eight women in the United States will suffer from breast cancer in her lifetime. Most of these cancerous tumors rely on the hormone estrogen to grow. Breast cancer tumors that are estrogen-receptor positive (ER+) are often treated with tamoxifen. This drug blocks the hormone that fuels the tumor. Nevertheless, […]...

One Step Closer To Artificial Lymph Nodes That Fight Cancer

One Step Closer To Artificial Lymph Nodes That Fight Cancer

In an early clinical safety testing in mice, researchers at Johns Hopkins Medicine report the development of a specialized jelly material that can mimic a lymph node. It aims to effectively spark and reproduce cancer-fighting immune system T-cells. The study brings scientists closer, as they say, to administering such artificial lymph nodes into patients and […]...

Genetic Disorders That Increase Cancer Risks (Part II)

Genetic Disorders That Increase Cancer Risks (Part II)

In a previous article, our medical experts here at New Hope Unlimited introduced our readers to genetic diseases that increase family members’ risk of cancer. To recap, a genetic syndrome, hereditary disorder, or inherited disease is any ailment arising from an abnormality in the genetic makeup of a person. Some individuals inherit genetic disorders from […]...

Killers of Men: 10 Diseases That Threaten Men’s Health

Killers of Men: 10 Diseases That Threaten Men’s Health

Setting aside anatomical and hormonal differences, the reckless behavior of men is often accountable for their reduced lifespan. In fact, according to the latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the average American man will live to age 76, while the average American woman will live to age 81. Top Diseases […]...

Scientists Use CRISPR To Reverse Engineer Brain Cancer Cells

Scientists Use CRISPR To Reverse Engineer Brain Cancer Cells

A team of scientists at the University of Toronto has successfully used CRISPR-Cas9 technology to determine likely targets for glioblastoma (GBM). This type of cancer is one of the most aggressive, having only a few existing treatment solutions. GBM is also the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in children and young adults.  Gene by gene, […]...

Current Approaches For Treating Prostate Cancer

Current Approaches For Treating Prostate Cancer

From standard treatments to emerging technologies, you have many choices to treat prostate cancer. It all depends on your individual circumstance, taking into consideration your age, lifestyle, stage of the disease, and possible side effects. Work together with your cancer care team to discuss treatment solutions and devise an overall plan. It’s important to weigh […]...

New Technique Helps Track And Block Breast Cancer Spread

New Technique Helps Track And Block Breast Cancer Spread

Metastasis occurs when cancer cells spread to different parts of the body. This is considered as the deadliest aspect of breast cancer. In a new cell-tracking technique called cellular barcoding, scientists were able to see that only a number of cells within a triple negative breast tumor (TNBC) can spread and multiply in neighboring organs. […]...

The 411 on Cancer and Sleep Deprivation

The 411 on Cancer and Sleep Deprivation

Wouldn’t we accomplish so much more in life if we didn’t need to sleep? With busy schedules and hectic deadlines, sacrificing a good night’s rest seems easier than actually sleeping. However, apart from the inevitable lack of energy that caffeine can only resolve temporarily, an increasing amount of evidence suggests that insufficient sleep may raise […]...

7 Facts About Endometriosis: The Disease of 176 Million Women

7 Facts About Endometriosis: The Disease of 176 Million Women

Endometriosis is a disorder in which the endometrial tissue, or the inner lining of a woman’s uterus, grows outside the uterus. Endometriosis most commonly occurs in the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and lining of the pelvis. Rarely, endometrial tissue may spread beyond the pelvic area and reach the diaphragm or the lungs. The endometrial tissue is […]...

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