Can e-cigarettes really help you to quit smoking? This has been a major question for many smokers that are willing to get rid of their smoking habit and also for health agencies that would like to find an alternative to smoking. As per the first international review, e-cigarettes can help smokers to quit smoking to some extent, but it has also created a new generation of addicts. The first Cochrane review that involves authors from the UK and New Zealand mentions that they considered two randomized trials with data from 662 smokers.
Breast cancer is among the most common cancers in females around the world and for many years Tamoxifen has remained as one of the effective treatments that most doctors would prescribed. However, a new research study claims that Tamoxifen has long term preventive benefits and have managed to reduce the breast cancer rates by almost a third. The new analysis expanded upon the International Breast Cancer Intervention Study weighs the long term risks and benefits of Tamoxifen. The reports that have come in have proved that Tamoxifen has been effective and that doctors can now go ahead confidently and prescribe it to the patients.
One of the biggest challenges of treating cancer is that cancer cells can evade attack from body’s immune system and eventually spread and create more complications. However, scientists have come up with immunotherapy that orders the immune system to go into the attack mode to fight cancer and build a long lasting immune resistance for cancer cells. As per the new research at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering a new breed of non-surgical injection has been made that immediately assembles in vivo into a 3D structure and can fight and prevent cancer cells and even HIV cells.
HIV infection and AIDS still remains one of biggest health concerns around the world and there are many organizations and people working to come up with a stable cure for it. In 2014, there have been many groundbreaking researches that have helped people to stay alive and prevent HIV infection and transmission. Some results show weakening of AIDS over a time and that is a good sign for many health experts. In 2014, GlaxoSmithKline and Jansen worked together to come up with monthly injection treatment that are better than daily pills to prevent HIV infection and transmission.
We all know about obesity and cancer as two of the most life threatening diseases, but in a new study it has been found that obesity is associated with more than half a million new cancer cases worldwide each year. The new report highlights that nearly two thirds of obesity related cancers are found in North America and Europe. The report shows analysis of data from more than 184 countries globally. It indicates that excess weight is directly associated with 345,000 (5.4 %) of new cancer cases in women and 136,000 (1.9%) new cancer cases in men in 2012.
There is a direct connection between your heart and how you feel and a study led by a Michigan State University sociologist has found that older couples in bad marriages, especially wives have higher risk of heart diseases compared to those who are living happily. The new study throws a light at how being unhappy can directly connect with poor heart issues and heart problems. The study was funded by the National Institute of Aging and was published in the Journal of Health and Social Behavior.