Your daily horoscope: September 27

HOROSCOPES IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY Principle is more important than profit, so if you find yourself in situations this year where you have to choose between feeling good about yourself morally and feeling good about your bank balance, choose the former. Virtue is its own reward. RAM (March 21 – April 20): Try not … Read more

New machine learning tool discovers mutational signature linking bladder cancer to smoking

Researchers at the University of California at San Diego have discovered for the first time a pattern of DNA mutations that links bladder cancer to tobacco smoking. The discovery was made possible thanks to a powerful new machine learning tool the team developed to find patterns of mutations caused by carcinogens and other DNA-altering processes. … Read more

Cancer Survival Rate Rising in the U.S.

In a recent American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) article, the researchers highlighted basic, translational, and clinical cancer research and cancer-related population sciences in the 12th edition of their annual cancer progress report. AACR Cancer Progress Report highlights innovative cancer research that improves, prolongs and saves lives. Image Credit: ESB Professional/Shutterstock The comprehensive report covered … Read more

New ASCO guideline recommends integrative interventions to manage cancer pain

Pain is a clinical challenge for many oncology patients and clinicians, and there is a growing body of evidence showing that integrative therapies can be helpful in pain management, according to Heather Greenlee, ND, PhD. A new joint practice guideline from the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) … Read more

Your horoscope preview: September 25th

HOROSCOPES IF TODAY IS YOUR BIRTHDAY A new moon on your birthday will encourage you to do something extraordinary this year, something that will make you stand out. Whatever that something may be, you can do it and you have to give it 100 percent every day. Don’t just be good, be the best! RAM … Read more

A cancer-fighting version of herpes shows promise in early human trial

An illustration of a herpes simplex virus. Illustration: Shutterstock (Shutterstock) Scientists may be able to turn an ancient germ enemy into a cancer-fighting ally, new research suggests this week. In preliminary data from a Phase I trial, a genetically modified version of the herpes virus has shown promise in treating difficult-to-eradicate tumors, with one patient … Read more

Is Exercise Effective for Constipation?

I recently presented a clinical scenario on a patient of mine named Brenda, in Constipation and Cramping: A Slam-Dunk Diagnosis? This 35-year-old woman came to me with complaints that had been going on for a year. I asked readers for comments about my management of Brenda. I appreciate the comments I have received on this … Read more

‘Miracle’ herpes treatment destroys tumors in terminally ill cancer patients

“I received injections every two weeks for five weeks that completely eradicated my cancer. “I have been cancer free for two years now, it is a true miracle, there is no other word to describe it. I’ve been able to work as a contractor again and spend time with my family, there’s nothing I can’t … Read more

AI-guided tools pinpoint immune cell booster and protective genetic factor for esophageal cancer

Esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC) is a cancer that affects the mucus-secreting glands of the lower esophagus; the tube that connects the throat to the stomach. It is the most common form of esophageal cancer and is often preceded by Barrett’s metaplasia (BE), a damaging change in cells lining the esophagus. While the cause of EAC remains … Read more

Unhealthy gut causes breast cancer to spread, study shows

Newswise – An unhealthy gut causes changes in normal breast tissue that allow breast cancer to spread to other parts of the body, new research from UVA Cancer Center reveals. The gut microbiome — the collection of microbes that naturally live in us — can be disrupted by poor nutrition, long-term antibiotic use, obesity, or … Read more