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  • UCLA breakthrough for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis
    UCLA breakthrough for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis
    Researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a revolutionary experimental therapy, which has the ability to suppress the development of ulcerative colitis and colon cancer. The treatment involves the use of a...
  • UCLA study offers new hope to prostate and pancreatic cancer patients
    UCLA study offers new hope to prostate and pancreatic cancer patients
    Researchers at UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have found a new process that delivers a key substance that fuels the growth of pancreatic and prostate cancer cells. The findings could lead to not only new diagnostic methods but also new...
  • FDA expands approval of lung cancer drug Iressa
    FDA expands approval of lung cancer drug Iressa
    On July 13, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Iressa (gefitinib), manufactured by AstraZeneca, as a first-line treatment for a common form of lung cancer. Previously, the drug was only approved only for patients who did not respond...
  • Many women with menopausal systems are untreated
    Many women with menopausal systems are untreated
    Hot flashes, sexual problems, and other menopausal symptoms may significantly affect a women’s quality of life. However, according to a new study, many menopausal women do not obtain treatment, despite the fact that hormonal and non-hormonal...
  • Low sex drive in women may be a heart problem
    Low sex drive in women may be a heart problem
    According to a new study, women with low—or no—sex drive may have a heart problem, not on an emotional basis, rather a medical basis. The study showed that low heart rate variability, the variation in the time that lapses between one...
  • Treatment of chronic pain
    Chronic pain sufferers can benefit from a free online program
    People suffering with chronic pain can benefit from a free online program. A Pain Course was designed by a team of mental health clinicians and researchers at the eCentreClinic, a non-profit initiative of the Centre of Mental Health, at Macquarie...
  •  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...
  • New breast cancer treatment has less side-effects
    New breast cancer treatment has less side-effects
    Side-effects are a major problem with breast cancer treatment. Now, a new study by researchers at UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that women diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with a one-week regimen of partial...
  • New UCLA research focused on autism sufferers who overreact to auditory stimuli
    New UCLA research focused on autism sufferers who overreact to auditory stimuli
    Many children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) overreact to auditory stimuli. Parents of these children are well aware of this problem. Now, UCLA researchers have discovered that these children have brains that react differently than those with...
  • Common spice reported to effectively treat head and neck cancer
    Common spice reported to effectively treat head and neck cancer
    Since antiquity, plant products have been used to treat diseases. In fact, a number of currently available prescription medications such as digitalis and quinine are plant derivatives. A new UCLA scientists has found that a synthetic version of...
  • FDA once again raises safety concern of women’s libido drug fibanserin
    FDA once again raises safety concern of women’s libido drug fibanserin
    On June 2, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) once again raised concerns regarding the safety of flibanserin, which is an experimental women's libido drug; the agency cites an increased the risk of fainting and accidental injury,...
  • Migraine
    Migraine surgery linked to improved symptoms in adolescents
    Surgery shown to be safe and effective in adultsMigraines in adolescents are common and often not sufficiently controlled. Migraine headache prevalence among all pediatric patients is estimated at nearly eight percent. Previous data has shown that...
  • UCLA researchers discover drug therapy to treat blood cancer
    UCLA researchers discover drug therapy to treat blood cancer
    Multiple myeloma is the second most common blood cancer in the United States. UCLA researchers have discovered a new drug that may lead to an effective treatment for the disease. The findings were published online on May 11 in the journal Oncogene...
  • UCLA research furthers understanding of infertility
    UCLA research furthers understanding of infertility
    A new study by researchers at the UCLA Eli & Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research significantly increases the understanding of the human germline, which are the cells that produce eggs or sperm during prenatal...
  • UCLA researchers discover potential treatment for methamphetamine addiction
    UCLA researchers discover potential treatment for methamphetamine addiction
    According to the Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC), methamphetamine use is increasing in many parts of the United States. The stimulant is very addictive, it can be injected, and it can increase sexual arousal while reducing...
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