Vitamin B-3 may treat and prevent acute kidney injury

New research suggests that taking vitamin B-3 orally might soon become an effective way to treat or even prevent acute kidney injury. In acute kidney injury, the kidneys suddenly stop functioning — usually as a result of complications during hospitalization. Approximately 10 percent of adults who are hospitalized in the United States reportedly develop it. […]

How the polio virus is being used to combat brain cancer

Story highlights Poliovirus can attach to a receptor found on the surface of almost all solid tumor cancer cells Researchers engineered a safe version of the poliovirus to inject into tumors ————————————- (CNN)There’s a surprising upside to the virus that causes polio disease, new research indicates. An engineered version of poliovirus improved the overall survival […]

Liver cancer death rate in US surged 43% in 16 years

(CNN)Death rates from liver cancer increased 43% for American adults from 2000 to 2016, according to a report released Tuesday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics. The increase comes even as mortality for all cancers combined has declined. Liver cancer death rates increased for both men and […]

HIV may increase the risk of skin cancer

People living with HIV may have an increased risk of some types of skin cancer, Danish researchers report in the online edition of the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. The investigators compared the risk of basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and malignant melanoma (MM) between HIV-positive people enrolled in the […]

1600 people taking PrEP in Scotland and Wales, almost all are gay men

  “Welcome to a country where we do have a full NHS-delivered programme for PrEP, with no upper limit,” began Dr Rak Nandwani of NHS Glasgow and Clyde as he outlined Scotland’s experience to the joint conference of the British HIV Association (BHIVA) and British Association for Sexual Health and HIV (BASHH) in Edinburgh yesterday. […]

Can Fasting Improve Chemotherapy’s Effects?

Feed a cold, starve a cancer? little over three months after completing a staggering 104-mile marathon swim in Lake Champlain, Sarah Thomas, 35, of Conifer, Colorado, got some frightening news. Despite being in the best shape of her life and still riding high on the success of her world-record swim, the otherwise extraordinarily healthy athlete […]