Stanford scientists have trialed a revolutionary technology – using magnetic wire to detect and potentially remove cancer cells in the bloodstream. The technology, which has only been tested on pigs so far, can collect 10 to 80 times more cancer cells than the standard blood tests done today, meaning that the illness can be caught when it is just starting to spread, massively increasing the patient's chances of survival. "These circulating tumor cells are so few that if you just take a regular blood sample, those test tubes likely won't even have a single circulating tumor cell in them," said Sam Gambhir, the lead author of the study, which was just published in Nature Biomedical Engineering. Read more "So doctors end up saying 'Okay, nothing's there,'" giving patients a false all-clear, when they could be treating the disease, continued Gambhir, the professor and chair of radiology and director of the Canary Center at Stanford for Cancer Early Detection. The wire is … [Read more...] about Doctors may soon start putting magnetic wires in your veins to detect cancer earlier
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A TODDLER was left fighting for life, covered in a painful rash after her eczema scab got infected. Fern Lewis's parents said the tot looked like she was "covered in a cold sore". The two-year-old was diagnosed with eczema herpeticum, a life-threatening condition, commonly caused by the herpes virus. Mum Katie Williams, 32, and dad Paul Lewis, 26, were horrified as their little girl was hospitalised for three days, while doctors tried to bring the deadly rash under control. In Fern's cause doctors believe she developed the nasty condition after another virus - hand, foot and mouth - got into her bloodstream via a scratch mark left from the toddler's eczema. Katie, a sales manager from Merthyr Tydfil, in Wales, said to begin with they had no idea what was wrong. "Fern's older sister caught hand, foot and mouth from kids at her nursery," she said. "After a visit to the doctors we were told it wasn't too serious, and a course of antibiotics would clear it up." But a few days later, Katie … [Read more...] about Toddler left looking like ‘giant cold sore’ after eczema scratch gets infected with hand, foot and mouth disease
0 Comments Why you should never ignore varicose veins BelfastTelegraph.co.uk Summer's here but unsightly swollen varicose veins are a problem for those wearing skirts or shorts. For most, it will be too late to do anything about them for this year's holiday. But treatment is a good idea to avoid nasty skin problems and happily treatment now is a lot easier than it was in the past. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/life/health/why-you-should-never-ignore-varicose-veins-37023853.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/incoming/article37024802.ece/be7ae/AUTOCROP/h342/S18_240-_Read-Only_.jpg Email Summer's here but unsightly swollen varicose veins are a problem for those wearing skirts or shorts. For most, it will be too late to do anything about them for this year's holiday. But treatment is a good idea to avoid nasty skin problems and happily treatment now is a lot easier than it was in the past. 1. What are varicose veins?Veins are part of the circulation that returns blood … [Read more...] about Why you should never ignore varicose veins
FORMER minister for public health and culture secretary Tessa Jowell spoke out about her cancer battle before her death in May 2018. But what is glioblastoma and what are the symptoms? Here's the lowdown... What is glioblastoma? Glioblastoma is the most common high grade cancerous primary brain tumour in adults. The cancer begins in the brain and is often quick to spread. There are no known causes of glioblastoma, as is the case with most brain tumours. The aggressive cancer is difficult to treat and is resistant to treatment, as the cells within the tumour are not all of the same type. What are the symptoms of glioblastoma? The symptoms can initially be quite non-specific. They often include headaches, nausea, confusion, memory loss and decline in brain function, problems with balance, incontinence and vomiting. The symptoms can get worse very quickly sometimes progressing to unconsciousness. What is the life expectancy of someone with glioblastoma? There is no clear way to … [Read more...] about What is glioblastoma, what are the symptoms of Tessa Jowell’s brain cancer and what is the disease’s life expectancy?
Varicose veins are seen in females much more than males and they are one of the vascular diseases that we expose. These veins, which increase in summer months, are thought as an aesthetic problem but they can turn into an important health issue if they are not treated. The most proper time to treat varicose veins is in the autumn and winter months. Varicose veins are the blue-green veins enlarged and twisted on the skin of the legs. The legs affected by these veins can be disturbing even if they are not painful. The exact reason for varicose veins is not known. We can shortly say that it is a disease that appears because of a valve insufficiency in veins. These puffy blue and green veins, which can be seen with the naked eye, are the clearest symptom of the disease. Genetic susceptibility, hormonal changes, obesity and an immobile lifestyle can be among the reasons that cause varicose veins. Hormones have a great role in their occurrence. This is why they are more likely to be seen in … [Read more...] about Obesity and pregnancy increase risk of varicose veins