Bob Lawrence’s journey with Metastatic Melanoma Cancer



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Battling And Beating Cancer – Leukemia and Leukemia Research With Dr Le Beau



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Interview with an Alzheimer’s expert, Part I: How far are we from a treatment?



5.3 million Americans have AD and 1 person every 70 seconds is diagnosed with the disease. There are many questions that need to be addressed regarding this disease. We are pleased here at Battling … [Read more...]


Do IVF children have increased risk for cancer?



The long-term effects of in vitro fertilization (IVF) on the mother and on the child have always been a topic of speculation. Louise Joy Brown, the first person born who was conceived via IVF (used to … [Read more...]


Nutritional supplements for osteoarthritis evaluated



The 2009 Annual Scientific Meeting of the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) was held in Philadelphia in October. One of the main subjects of the research studies presented during the conference … [Read more...]


Healthcare updates, November 30



Research in health and biomedicine is getting a boost through fundings and grants under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). The grants will not only promote research, it will also … [Read more...]


Depression, sleep problems in children – the latest updates



More and more reports are coming on regarding depression among children that it just makes you as parent well - depressed. Below I summarized the latest studies on depression and sleep problems in … [Read more...]


Fundraising for dementia research: a million for a million



When you think about companies giving to charity, you wouldn't think of a budget airline company as being among the generous, right? Wrong! easyJet, one of Europe's budget carrier has just announced … [Read more...]


Mobile phone and cancer Part II: Those who say “Yes”



Last week, I presented one side of the phone-cancer issue, basically the side that says "No, mobile phone use does not cause cancer." This week, I am presenting the other side of the coin. But … [Read more...]


What about cancer resistance?



Two people. One smokes, the other a lifetime non-smoker. So why is it that the non-smoker develops lung cancer and the smoker doesn't? Is it pure luck? Is it simply one of life's ironies? Or is there … [Read more...]


Antioxidant supplements: do they work?



Resource post for December In an era when people are becoming more and more health-conscious, vitamin pills are becoming more and more popular. Millions of people are swallowing vitamin supplement … [Read more...]


News from the cancer side December 5, 2008



Your cancer news for this weekend is here. happy reading! News from the technology side Caltech scientists develop 'barcode chip' for cheap, fast blood tests This device promises to revolutionize … [Read more...]


Knowing your heart and stroke drugs: statins



Resource post for November Background Statin drugs or HMG-CoA reductase inhibitors play a very important role in the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. They are the first line treatment against … [Read more...]


Cancer is the most studied disease



It is good news for oncology, bad news for other therapeutic areas - cancer is currently the most studied disease. This is based on the number of studies registered at ClinicalTrials.gov during the … [Read more...]


Diabetes Clinical Trial Update



Before we review what's going on in diabetes clinical trials let's review the basics of clinical trials for our new readers. What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is scientific research … [Read more...]


Diabetes Clinical Trial Update



Diabetic clinical trials are an important element of battling diabetes. What are clinical trials? Basically a clinical trial is a scientific research involving people, that studies the effects of a … [Read more...]


Cancer Clinical Trial Update



Time for a clinical trial update. What are clinical trials? Basically a clinical trial is a scientific research involving people, that studies the effects of a new medication, therapy or device to … [Read more...]


Cancer Clinical Trial Update



What's going on in cancer clinical trials? For a refresher on what clinical trials are see the Battling Cancer archives on the topic. The SUN Program: Studies to Understand Sunititrib Malate. While … [Read more...]


Diabetes Clinical Trials



What is a clinical trial? A clinical trial is scientific research involving people that studies the effects of a new medication, therapy or device to determine if it is safe and effective. In the … [Read more...]


Alzheimer’s Disease in the Blogosphere, 2/18/08



We don't call Alzheimer's disease "the Monster" for nothing. As recent blog posts suggest, Alzheimer's terrifies many people. For some, any possible advance in research and treatment is grasped like a … [Read more...]


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