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Abraxane was approved by FDA for pancreatic cancer treatment

A new drug for treating late-stage pancreatic cancer was approved on Friday by the FDA.
Used in trial, Abraxane prolonged the lives of patients with about two months.
What is specific for this form of cancer is the advanced stage of the illness when it’s discovered after
an insidious evolution. In most cases, a surgical intervention is not possible and only specific drugs like this new one can be used.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Medicine

A warning was issued regarding the use of e-cigarettes

A new study on electronic cigarettes, from France’s National Consumer Institute, was published on Monday revealing that despite the hope about a healthier alternative to smoke, a significant amount of carcinogenic molecules was found in the vapors produced by different models of e-cigarettes.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Medicine

Australian doctors helped a woman without ovaries have babies

Modern medicine helped a young woman have babies even though she didn't have ovaries in her body. This was almost an incredible positive result of the Australian doctors who have treated a woman from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Vali got pregnant seven years after her ovaries were removed as part of cancer treatment. Her pregnancy was possible because some of her ovarian tissue was preserved outside the body.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Medicine

Another American kid infected with Naegleria Fowleri amoeba

The second case of amoebic meningoencephalitis occurred now in America. This time it was in Florida, where Zachary Reyna, a 12 year old boy, contracted the parasite from warm water. He was knee boarding with friends some days ago. The afternoon after the illness developed passed and he was taken to the emergency hospital.

  • Written by Robert Woodward
  • Category: Medicine

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