Smoking rate higher in people with mobility impairments

Miriam Hospital study examines smoking prevalence — First-of-its-kind study to examine the high-risk group and advise they be targeted for cessation – Researchers from The Miriam Hospital have found that people with mobility impairments under age 65 have significantly higher rates of smoking than those without mobility impairments.

Chemotherapy resistance develops due to WNT in cancer patients

Researchers discover new mechanism behind resistance to cancer treatment — Finding could lead to development of better therapies to cure cancer – Developing resistance to chemotherapy is a nearly universal, ultimately lethal consequence for cancer patients with solid tumors ? such as those of the breast, prostate, lung and colon ? that have metastasized, or spread, throughout the body.

Spray with living human cells heals chronic venous leg ulcers

Study shows higher healing rate using unique cell-based therapy in chronic venous leg ulcers – Treating chronic venous leg ulcers with a topical spray containing a unique living human cell formula provides a 52 percent greater likelihood of wound closure than treatment with compression bandages only.

New cancer research could lead to improved vaccines for cancerous tumors

Breakthrough in cancer vaccine research — New research could lead to improved vaccines for cancerous tumors – Researchers at the University of Cambridge hope to revolutionise cancer therapy after discovering one of the reasons why many previous attempts to harness the immune system to treat cancerous tumours have failed.

Soluble fiber boosts immune system and immunity

An apple a day? Study shows soluble fiber boosts immune system – Soluble fiber – found in oats, apples, and nuts, for starters reduces the inflammation associated with obesity-related diseases and strengthens the immune system, revealed by researchers.

New stem cell technology for complicated bone fractures

New stem cell technology developed at Hebrew University — Leads to better treatment for complicated bone fractures – Researchers have developed a new way of using stem cells to provide better and rapid healing for patients suffering from complicated bone fractures.

Protecting healthy cells from radiation damage in cancer patients

Pitt/NIH team find way to protect healthy cells from radiation damage – Researchers have found a way to not only protect healthy tissue from the toxic effects of radiation treatment, but also increase tumor death. The findings appear today in Science Translational Medicine.

Diabetes may weaken your bones

Diabetes weakens your bones – The inflammatory molecule TNF-a may contribute to delayed bone fracture healing in diabetics, revealed by researchers. Diabetes, a condition where the body either does not produce enough, or respond to, insulin, affects at least 171 million people worldwide, a figure that is likely to double by 2030.

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