Chemo Brain: Clear the Fog! - Ivanhoe Broadcast News, Inc.
NEW YORK CITY. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — The specific cause is unknown, but experts say up to 70 percent of chemotherapy patients suffer chemo brain, a condition greatly reducing ability to think clearly. Now researchers may finally have a remedy.
PORTLAND, Ore. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Nearly 800,000 people have strokes every year in America. The best treatment, tPA (tissue plasminogen activator), has to be given within three hours, and doctors estimate only five percent of patients can make that window. A new treatment that is now in clinical trial could give patients precious additional time.
SEATTLE, Wash. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Synovial sarcoma is a rare, aggressive cancer of the soft tissue that can be quite resistant to treatment. Doctors at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center have created a vaccine that’s shown some impressive results in a phase one trial, with few minor side effects. Now they’re working on making the vaccine even more effective.
SEATTLE, Wash. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Another troubling development in the opioid epidemic: the number of new Hepatitis C cases has nearly doubled among pregnant women in the U.S. in recent years. That’s affecting some unintended victims: babies, in utero. “Hep C” can lead to cirrhosis, liver failure, and liver cancer. But a combination drug is helping the littlest victims fight back.
SAN ANTONIO, Texas. (Ivanhoe Newswire) — Zebrafish are rapidly becoming the ‘go-to’ animals in cancer research. Small and translucent, they breed rapidly, and take up little room. But most important; they grow transplanted cancer tumors in their little bodies very quickly. This gives doctors a clear view of why some cancers metastasize and recur. Eventually, this research will yield treatment for these recurrent cancers, which can be deadly.
Quote of the week:“Let’s be clear. The debate over healthcare in this country is not a debate about medical treatment or the best way to prevent disease. It is a debate about economics and class politics. Either we maintain a profit-driven healthcare system whose main function is to enrich certain individuals and institutions, or we develop a nonprofit, cost-effective system that provides quality healthcare for all people as a right of citizenship.” — Bernie SandersGive the gift of health news!
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