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Emergency Room or Urgent Care. Which one should you go to? Feb 11th, 2019

Not sure whether to go to an emergency room or an urgent care? Making the right choice could save your life. Emergency Room Always head to the ER when your life or limb are at risk. The staff there is ready for any critical situation, 24/7. • Chest pain or...

Dementia: The worrying ‘rise of pseudomedicine’ Feb 5th, 2019

Dementia is becoming increasingly prevalent as the population of the United States ages. Currently, 5.7 million people in the U.S. are living with Alzheimer’s, the most common form of dementia. Worldwide, an estimated 47 million individuals are living with dementia. However, to date, there is no cure, and treatments can...

Antitumor protein can sometimes promote cancer Feb 4th, 2019

A protein that plays a key role in protecting the body against cancer also appears to have the opposite effect in some cancers. New research from the University of California in San Diego demonstrates instances in which the tumor suppressor protein p53 can boost cancer metabolism. In a paper on...

How a light-activated metal could destroy cancer cells Feb 4th, 2019

An innovative new approach to cancer therapy suggests that a compound of the metal iridium could, when activated by light, target and destroy cancer cells. At the moment, there are many different types of cancer treatment. These range from chemotherapy and radiation therapy to immunotherapy, which boosts the body’s own...

UV light could reduce hospital-acquired infections Feb 4th, 2019

The study, published in the American Journal of Infection Control, examined the effects of a type of ultraviolet (UV) light technology called PurpleSun. This technology is designed for use in operating rooms, patient rooms, and other healthcare settings. The study shows that the device can help reduce the risk of...