Health News

Neutrophils equipped with a ‘disarmament’ program that prevents the immune system going out of control

Scientists at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares (CNIC) have discovered a ‘disarmament’ mechanism that protects against the uncontrolled activity of the immune system. This newly identified immune control system is located in one of the most important cell types of the immune system, the neutrophil. The findings, published in Nature Immunology, could have major […]

Kids Health

Signs that you’re being a selfish friend

Friendships can be complicated. While some fighting is bound to happen between friends, good friends are usually able to work past their issues. What happens if you’re the one causing trouble in a relationship, though? Is it possible that you’re a selfish friend? How can you tell?  According to Bustle, one sign that you’re selfish […]

Health News

Drug that halves risk of breast cancers carries on working

Oestrogen-blocking drug that halves the risk of breast cancer in post-menopausal women ‘works for SEVEN YEARS after they stop taking it’ Anastrozole, prescribed under the brand name Arimidex, blocks oestrogen It halves the risk of breast cancer in postmenopausal women, studies show  Now, a study shows these effects last for a further seven years, totalling […]

Health Problems

Findings could identify aggressive breast cancers that will respond to immunotherapy

University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers have discovered a promising method to identify aggressive breast cancer tumors that will respond to drugs that unleash the immune system against cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved a treatment that combines an immunotherapy drug and chemotherapy for triple negative breast cancer, but […]