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Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the fifth most common malignancy worldwide and the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths. Type 2 diabetes mellitus has been associated with HCC. However, the relationship between type 2 diabetes mellitus and the underlying liver cirrhosis, and the effects of antidiabetic therapy on HCC risk have...
WHITBY — It’s been only a year since Katie Sutherland lay in a hospital bed clinging to life, but the Whitby teen is getting ready to compete in an international sports competition. Katie, 16, underwent a double lung transplant last year and since then has been building her strength back...
NEW YORK — Incorporating whole-genome sequencing into healthcare around Stockholm has enabled more than 1,000 people with a rare disease to receive a molecular diagnosis, a new study has found. The Karolinska University Hospital and the Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) launched the Genomic Medicine Center Karolinska-Rare Disease (GMCK-RD), an...
A streamlined whole-genome sequencing approach can provide rapid and accurate genomic profiling for acute myeloid leukemia (AML) or myelodysplastic syndromes, according to a study published in the March 11 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine. Eric J. Duncavage, M.D., from the Washington University School of Medicine in St....
ORLANDO – The majority of men who receive one of the standard treatments for localized prostate cancer – surgery or radiation therapy – have an excellent outcome. But for the small group whose prostate cancer returns, a new study offers insight as to why treatment isn’t effective. The study –...
AUGUSTA, Ga. — The Nintendo Wii may help treat symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including depression, a Medical College of Georgia researcher says. Parkinson’s disease is a degenerative disease that impairs motor skills. Dr. Herz theorized that the popular computer game console, which simulates various sports and activities, could improve coordination,...
Josh Bigham was saved, not by fire and brimstone, but by flamebroiled cheeseburgers and Coldstone Creamery. He’s found heaven in the sugary goodness of rocky road ice cream, the hickory-smoked flavor of a perfectly grilled steak and the well-balanced blend of a sweet and spicy barbecue sauce. For 15 years,...
LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) –  on May 31 people strapped on their skates to raise money for a good cause. Chelsea Paradise was diagnosed with Huntington’s Disease 2 years ago. It’s a rare disease that destroys nerve cells in the brain, which can slow down someone’s thinking skills, and make it...