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  •  Steve Jobs, 56, passed away after a long battle with pancreatic cancer.
    Two new developments hold out hope for effective treatment of pancreatic cancer
    Pancreatic cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease, with just between three and seven percent of sufferers surviving after five years. But, a couple of developments suggest that the disease may not be as fatal as it has been in the...
  • Key to Ebola prevention has been discovered
    Key to Ebola prevention has been discovered
    Dr. Kartik Chandran, associate professor of microbiology and immunology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine¸ Dr. Steven Walkley, professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Dr. John M. Dye with the U. S. Army...
  • Thunder god vine: Cure for obesity? Mice drug might make major alterations
    Thunder god vine: Miracle plant an obesity cure? Chinese Celastrol, mice weight
    Is the thunder god vine, a rare Chinese plant already being hailed by some as a potential “miracle” cure for obesity, all that it is cracked up to be? It is true that this plant, containing a chemical known as Celastrol, showed some...
  • Psychologists reduce racism with brain stimulation
    Psychologists reduce racism with brain stimulation
    Psychologists, Roberta Sellaro and Lorenza Colzato, from the Leiden Institute of Brain and Cognition have devised a noninvasive method of reducing the prejudice and racial bias that any given person may have. The technique involves transcranial...
  • CURE Childhood Cancer
    Corporate philanthropic dollars to CURE Childhood Cancer makes a difference
    What may surprise many is how little federal government research money is allocated to children’s cancer cures as opposed to adult cancer cures. Less than 4% of the National Cancer Institute’s budget is allocated to childhood cancer...
  • Cure for deadly melanoma on the horizon
    Cure for deadly melanoma on the horizon
    Melanoma, a type of skin cancer, is among the deadliest forms of malignancies. In 2011, more than 9,000 individuals in the United States died from it. Some cases can be cured if caught early and completely removed surgically; however, the cancer...
  • The digital mammomat is seen at the mammamobil on April 8, 2008 in Berlin, Germany
    Senators to pursue breast cancer cure
    While breast cancer is one of the most treatable cancers, especially if it is caught early in a mammogram or a self-examination, it nevertheless kills millions of women every year. A group of United States senators, Republican, and Democrats, are...
  • UCLA researchers make breakthrough for sickle cell disease treatment
    UCLA researchers make breakthrough for sickle cell disease treatment
    Sickle cell disease is a genetic disorder that effects more than 250,000 new patients worldwide each year. It is the most common inherited blood disorder in the US. The only currently available cure is a transplant of bone marrow stem cells from a...
  • The cure
    The cure all
    Murder; drugs; devastation; anger; bitterness; selfishness; broken homes; depression; hopelessness; bondage; and darkness. I know the cure for it all; the solution to the situation; the answer to the problem; the resolution to the crisis. It is...
  • Thomas tries to go straight
    Thomas looks for gay cure on 'Downton Abbey'
    Thomas, possibly the most unlikable character on "Downton Abbey," is also sometimes the one who evokes the most sympathy. A character like that is not unusual in the worlds of TV shows and movies. Just because someone is an awful person,...
  • Previously inoperable head and neck cancers now treatable with robotic surgery
    Previously inoperable head and neck cancers now treatable with robotic surgery
    Researchers at the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have developed a technique to perform cancer surgery on a previously-unreachable area of the head and neck with robotic-assisted surgery. The findings were published online on December 9...
  • CURE by Chiara
    Beauty gift ideas for the holidays: Hair care that gives back
    Beauty gifts are those holiday presents that continue to give back. With CURE by Chiara, not only does the hair benefit, but also breast cancer research reaps 20 percent of all proceeds.I.C.O.N. professional hair care joined forces with Stop...
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    The language of marketing cures
    Stores are full of various products that are meant to improve our lives. It can be difficult to evaluate which products and supplements are useful and which ones are hype. For medical providers it is often difficult to evaluate what products are...
  • Expert comments on major breakthrough for type 1 diabetes treatment
    Expert comments on major breakthrough for type 1 diabetes treatment
    The October 9 publication of a milestone advancement in type 1 diabetes has sparked hope among the approximately 3 million Americans who suffer from the condition. Using human embryonic stem cells, a research team led by Douglas Melton, PhD...
  • Pricey pill can cure hepatitis C
    Pricey pill can cure hepatitis C
    Hepatitis C is a viral liver infection that causes at least 15,000 U.S. deaths per year. On October 10, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the good news that it had approved a new medication that can cure the disease. The bad news is...
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