An international team of scientists have found that the drug "Opdivo" (nivolumab) is the best remedy to help melanoma patients, who underwent surgery to remove the tumor. The study involved more than 900 patients with stage III and IV melanoma. The volunteers were treated at 130 medical centers located in 25 countries. All participants underwent surgery to remove tumors, UPI.com reports.
Scientists from Denmark have found that healthy eating and physical activity can improve the quality of life of asthmatics. Thanks to healthy food and training, the severity of asthma symptoms in participants of the study has decreased significantly. The study involved 125 volunteers with asthma, The Daily Mail reports.
Young people infected with the swine influenza virus H1N1, may be prone to type 1 diabetes. This has been established by Norway scientists, who analyzed the data of 2.28 million people aged 30 and under for the period from June 2009 to June 2013, UPI.com reports.
Scientists of the Medical School of the University of Adelaide have found that the abuse of artificial sweeteners can affect how the body reacts to sugar. Due to this fact, the risk of development of diabetes type 2 increases. The study involved 27 people, UPI.com reports.
Scientists from the University of Edinburgh have revealed a gene causing gradual the retina degeneration and the loss of vision. It's a RPGR gene. As it turned out, the gene provokes the development of a hereditary eye disease, such as X-linked retinitis pigmentosa. Currently, there is no effective treatment for this disease.
As it is known, human papillomavirus (HPV) virus is very common. It is transmitted sexually. Due to HPV, warts appear and the risk of cervical cancer increases substantially. As UPI.com notices, about 300,000 people die from cervical cancer each year (more than 80% die in developing countries).
According to Rossiyskaya Gazeta, numerous studies have shown that aspirin can fight against cancer. However, a group of American scientists doubt this. They have found that acetylsalicylic acid really inhibits the growth of malignant cells. But at the same time it accelerates their mutation, thereby negatively affecting the outcome of therapy.
As The Daily Mail notices, some people suffer from muscle pain after taking statins (drugs reducing cholesterol concentrations). Scientists of the University of Dundee have found that genetic features are responsible for this effect. The scientists have analyzed the data of almost 12,000 people who took statins.
According to The Daily Mail, people suffering from severe psoriasis die more often than those who have no psoriasis. This was established by scientists of the University of Pennsylvania. The scientists have analyzed the data of 8760 volunteers with psoriasis and 87600 participants without psoriasis.
Scientists of the Mayo Clinic reports that Z-endoxifene safely and effectively reduces tumors in women with ER-positive metastatic breast cancer. As UPI.com notices Z-endoxifene is a powerful derivative of tamoxifen, another drug for ER-positive metastatic breast cancer.