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Doctors fear immunotherapy could actually make cancer WORSE

Doctors fear immunotherapy could actually make cancer WORSE: For many the treatment is a lifeline, but one airport worker, 31, believes it has handed him a death sentence Joseph McMullan, 31, was one of first British patients to receive CAR-T therapy  The therapy is meant to turbo-charge immune system to destroy tumour cells  Sadly, CAR-T didn’t […]

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Genetics could explain how traumatic events affect people’s health

Facing the death of a loved one, being given a life-threatening diagnosis, or living through a natural disaster is difficult enough. But those who get through these traumatic life events often face further ill effects. Someone’s chances of developing post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depression, and anxiety all increase after being exposed to significant stressors. And […]

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Wound healing in mucous tissues could ward off AIDS

Wound healing events in mucous tissues during early infection by Simian Immunodeficiency Virus, or SIV, guard some primate species against developing AIDS, a recent study has learned. The research looked at why certain species can carry the virus throughout their lives, and still avoid disease progression. SIV is closely related to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. […]

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Fecal transplants could bring relief to half of IBS sufferers

Controversial fecal transplants brought relief for 50% IBS sufferers – but only if their donors were extra-healthy ‘super donors’, study suggests Fecal transplants involve transferring a healthy donor’s stool sample to a patient struggling with gastrointestinal issues Some scientists believe irritable bowel syndrome, an intestinal disorder, is caused by abnormal gut bacteria Researchers transferred fecal […]