Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker Test

Pancreatic Cancer Biomarker Test

It’s a promising finding that could pave the way for an inexpensive non-invasive test to detect pancreatic cancer before it spreads. British researchers say a combination of three proteins in urine appears to be a good indicator of early stage disease. There is no...
Alzheimer’s Roundup

Alzheimer’s Roundup

Here’s a roundup of some of the latest findings on Alzheimer’s disease from the annual Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Washington D.C. In clinical trials, a new drug called solanezumab, reduced memory loss and cognitive decline by more than 30...
Ideal Vacation Length

Ideal Vacation Length

With the summer winding down, it’s an interesting question: what is the ideal length of time for a vacation. A team of Dutch researchers compared short two to three day breaks with 8 to 10 day holidays and long vacations that lasted three weeks. They measured health...
End of Life Chemo

End of Life Chemo

It is an agonizing decision for terminally ill cancer patients and their families. Should they undergo more chemotherapy? The answer is usually no for very sick patients. But palliative chemo is often considered a reasonable option for those who are stronger, because...
Spicy Food and Longevity

Spicy Food and Longevity

Do you like spicy food? The science says it could help you live longer! Chinese researchers analyzed the diets of nearly 500,000 people for 7 years and found that those who ate spicy foods one or two days a week had a 10% reduced risk of death compared with those who...
Biological Age

Biological Age

Why do some people seem to get old before their time while others look like they haven’t aged a day since college? A team of researchers from Duke University studied a nearly 1000 people born within a year of each other and found a huge gulf in the speed at which...