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  • Anxiety increases hot flashes in women with breast cancer
    Anxiety increases hot flashes in women with breast cancer
    Hot flashes are a distress symptom of menopause and for women with breast cancer, it further disrupts their quality of life. A new study evaluated hot flashes among women and published their findings online on January 20 in the journal Menopause...
  • ESPA treatments on arrival at The Ritz-Carlton Sanya
    ESPA treatments on arrival at The Ritz-Carlton Sanya
    ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton Sanya is a sumptuous 2,788 square metre spa is a destination in its own right. Upon crossing an elegant stone bridge, guests embark upon a spa journey that is quintessentially ESPA. Beyond the welcome area lies an...
  • Does alcoholism treatment matter? Asked and answered in The Sobriety :60Plus
    Does alcoholism treatment matter? Asked and answered in The Sobriety :60Plus
    Treatment is a stigma-loaded word. Do you admit you have a problem and admit yourself, or wait until your utterly crushed by the disease and family or courts coerce you into treatment? Either way, to much emphasis is placed on the word. It is a...
  • UCLA makes progress on war against melanoma
    UCLA makes progress on war against melanoma
    Research on melanoma, a deadly skin cancer, is ongoing UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The results of their latest advance was published online on January 15 in the journal Cancer Cell. The researchers have discovered how melanoma...
  • Treating infertility with gene modification on the horizon
    Treating infertility with gene modification on the horizon
    Stress has been reported to cause infertility and miscarriages. A new study has found that shutting down a single gene may be able to prevent these effects. The study was published on January 12 in the journal eLife by researchers at the...
  • A must-read for broken heart patients
    A must-read for broken heart patients
    Not uncommonly, when one is diagnosed with a serious health problem such as heart disease, the patient turns to the Internet to garner information about his or her problem. Unfortunately, in addition to helpful advice, the Internet is riddled with...
  • Cold sore
    Tips for preventing, treating, and managing cold sores
    It's not exactly the prettiest topic, but then again, cold sores aren't lovely either. Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are an infection that's caused by the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV). Although cold sores can appear...
  • Genetics boost risk for post-traumatic stress disorder
    Genetics boost risk for post-traumatic stress disorder
    According to a new UCLA study, two gene variants to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) affect an individual’s risk of developing the condition. The findings could lead to more effective methods to diagnose and treat the disorder. The...
  • Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center lauded for heart attack care
    Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center lauded for heart attack care
    On December 17, Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center announced that it had received the American College of Cardiology Foundation’s NCDR ACTION Registry – GWTG Platinum Achievement Award for 2014. The award is in recognition of UCLA&rsquo...
  • New drug holds promise for women with advanced breast cancer
    New drug holds promise for women with advanced breast cancer
    Researchers from UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have published the results of a clinical trial for a new drug to treat patients with advanced breast cancer. The study found that the experimental drug palbociclib, discovered and...
  • Lung cancer drug Cyramza offers new hope to patients
    Lung cancer drug Cyramza offers new hope to patients
    Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center announced that on December 12, the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new medication, Cyramza (ramucirumab), to treat non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). They note that...
  • New procedure can prevent potentially fatal pregnancy complications
    New procedure can prevent potentially fatal pregnancy complications
    Two complications of pregnancy can cause life-threatening hemorrhage: placenta previa and placenta accreta. In addition to controlling a potentially fatal hemorrhage, the procedure can avoid a hysterectomy to control the bleeding. With placenta...
  • New device effectively treats sleep apnea
    New device effectively treats sleep apnea
    Obstructive sleep apnea is a potentially serious sleep disorder in which breathing repeatedly stops and starts. It can result in serious health problems such as high blood pressure, stroke, and even death. A device known as continuous positive...
  • Breast cancer vaccine holds promise for metastatic disease
    Breast cancer vaccine holds promise for metastatic disease
    A new study has reported promising results of a vaccine for women with metastatic breast cancer. The vaccine might not only benefit women with breast cancer but also prevent the development of the malignancy. They published their findings on...
  • Medical research
    Treatment resistant leukemia responds to a new substance
    There has been an aggressive search for effective interventions for treatment resistant leukemia. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main reported on Nov. 28, 2014 a new substance overcomes treatment resistance in leukemia. This represents a...