Diseases & Treatments


“I couldn’t get anybody to take me seriously,” 29yo woman with no previous health issues was being treated with anti-anxiety meds for year and a half by eight doctors until she was diagnosed with cancer, speaks out to raise awareness

Young woman decided to speak publicly and share her story with the public in an effort to raise awareness and encourage everyone to not skip regular medical checkups after she was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer, year and a half after being constantly treated with anti-anxiety meds, a diagnosis given by eight different doctors during that time. Even though she suspected she might have cancer at one point considering her symptoms, doctors told her ‘she was too young’ to have cancer. But they were wrong.

Woman Diagnosed With Kidney Cancer After Doctors Dismissed Her Symptoms as Anxiety

In 2020, Katie Coleman was diagnosed with stage 4 kidney cancer after having her symptoms repeatedly dismissed by doctors. Coleman told the "Today" show that she knew something was wrong with her body. “I just knew it deep down. I had sustained high blood pressure and a rapid heart rate, so I went to eight different doctors, did all kinds of tests and everybody just kept telling me I had anxiety,” she said.

Tinnitus Seems to Be Somehow Linked to a Crucial Bodily Function, Studies Hint

Around 15 percent of the world's population suffers from tinnitus, a condition which causes someone to hear a sound (such as ringing or buzzing) without any external source. It's often associated with hearing loss. Not only can the condition be annoying for sufferers, it can also have a serious effect...

How to Treat a Gout Flare-Up

Gout is a type of inflammatory arthritis that can be very painful. It usually affects one joint at a time—often the big toe—but it can affect other joints as well, including the elbows, wrists, ankles, and knees. It occurs in people with hyperuricemia (high uric acid levels in...

Prevalence of risk factors for alzheimer, related dementias identified

The prevalence of risk factors for Alzheimer disease and related dementias varies and is highest for high blood pressure and not meeting aerobic physical activity guidelines, according to research published in the May 20 issue of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. John...

Oncolytic Virus Therapy That Destroys Cancer In Solid Tumors Given To First Patient In New Trial

The first patient in a running phase 1 clinical trial has been dosed with a new experimental therapy that uses an engineered virus to selectively kill off cancer cells, Imugene Limited and City of Hope have announced. The novel cancer-killing virus, called CF33-hNIS and also known as VAXINIA, could be used in people that have advanced solid tumors, as preclinical trials in animal models have shown the therapy to be effective in shrinking lung, breast, colon, pancreatic, and ovarian solid tumors.

Phase I of first-in-human clinical trial of bifunctional immunotherapeutic for advanced solid tumor cancers

Physicians and scientists at the University of Minnesota have opened a new solid tumor cancer clinical trial and have treated their first patient with HCW9218, an injectable, bifunctional immunotherapeutic, developed by HCW Biologics Inc (NASDAQ: HCWB). This Phase I, first-in-human clinical trial is enrolling patients that have advanced solid tumors with progressive disease after prior chemotherapies.

Scientists gain ground on rare congenital neurological disorder

Two recent discoveries co-led by scientists at Cedars-Sinai may help lead to new ways to treat patients with Allan-Herndon-Dudley syndrome (AHDS), a brain development disorder that causes severe intellectual disability and problems with movement. In the first study, published in the peer-reviewed journal Thyroid, scientists at Cedars-Sinai and at the...

Chronic pain sufferer given hope after 13 years

A woman who has been struggling with chronic pain since she was a child has been given a glimmer of hope. Hannah Wood, 25, from Gosport, Hampshire, experiences persistent pain in several areas of her body - including her neck, back and ankle. After a 13-year-long quest for answers she...

Managing type 2 diabetic hypoglycemia.

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Diet plays key role in ADHD symptoms in children

Here's a good reason for children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) to eat their fruits and vegetables: It may help reduce inattention issues, a new study suggests. As part of a larger study, researchers asked parents of 134 kids with ADHD symptoms to complete a detailed questionnaire about the...