Health News

No Harmless Meds After All
Over the counter medications like Advil, Tylenol, and other pain relieving drugs are found in many households, and are generally considered safe when used properly.
Electrical Weapons Fight Cancer
Experimental laboratory research uses space-age materials developed by NASA to improve the latest field in cancer treatment, creating electrical fields to kill tumor cells. Irreversible electroporation , also known as nano-knife surgery, is the newest surgical method for advanced cancers where surgery cannot be performed, including kidney, liver and pancreatic cancers. While the field is only a few years old, scientists have already doubled the effectiveness of the technique. The irreversible electroporation technology uses electricity to create tiny holes in cells, causing them to ...
Kidney Cancer Genes?
For a lot of medical conditions the relationship between genetics and disease is fuzzy, but for people born with errors in a certain gene known as Von-Hippel Lindau ( VHL ), the link to kidney cancer clear. New research reveals more information about the complex relationship between genes and cancer.
Partial Surgery for Kidney Cancer
Treating cancer by surgery began with the idea of removing as much tissue as possible to make sure there was no cancer left behind. This belief has slowly begun to change over years with research pointing to new therapies.
Living for Years With Stage 4 Cancer
One can't have a much more serious health issue than stage 4 cancer. Treatment options are often limited and those that are available could be extremely expensive.
Is Birthwort bad for the Kidney?
People have used herbal remedies for thousands of years to treat illness, lose weight, and boost their health in general. The effectiveness of many of these remedies remains unclear. Some may even be harmful.
Fatal Side Effects in 3 Cancer Therapies
Targeted therapies are among the latest advances in treating cancer. They target specific genetic defects an individual has. And while the benefits are impressive, some of these drugs do have dangerous side effects.
Inhaling Kidney Cancer Risks
Lung cancer. Cardiovascular disease. Oral cancer. These are just a few of the accelerated risks smokers live with and could - well you know. Another form of cancer has been added to the list.
FDA Approves Inlyta to Treat Patients With a Type of Advanced Kidney Cancer
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Inlyta ( axitinib ) to treat patients with advanced kidney cancer (renal cell carcinoma) who have not responded to another drug for this type of cancer.
Protein Slows One Cancer and Forms Another
Genes and the proteins they carry are increasingly seen as key players in the formation and spread of cancer. An interesting twist has come into play with one protein that both fights and promotes cancer.