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...
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...
Foodies Health

Foodies Health

Are you a foodie? It means you’re passionate about food and love trying new dishes. Many people think those of us who fit this description are indulgent and gluttonous, let along pretentious. But a study from the famous Cornell Food and Brand Lab suggests the...
Too Much Imaging

Too Much Imaging

It’s a heads up for Ontario women who have had early-stage breast cancer. According to research in the Canadian Medical Association Journal most in this cohort are getting unnecessary and potentially risky testing, despite guidelines recommending against the practice....
Functional Fitness

Functional Fitness

It’s a fitness regime that seems perfectly tailored for Zoomers. Functional fitness is one of the latest gym buzzwords. It’s a type of exercise program that mimics the activities of daily life. It focuses on building a body capable of doing real-life activities in...