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Shortened Radiation Therapy Offers Similar Quality of Life for Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Patients

Low-risk prostate cancer patients may be able to undergo a shortened course of radiation therapy that cuts treatment by weeks and offers comparable outcomes and quality of life results as those who undergo longer treatment courses, according to new study. Patient’s quality of life –

Avoiding stress prevents the development of Alzheimer’s

Fortunately, perceived stress is a modifiable risk factor for cognitive decline, which is a potential treatment target. People suffering from stress are at greater risk of developing cardiovascular disease and thus suffering a heart attack or stroke. But the harmful effects of stress do not

Depression as “pathological sadness”

Experts insist that the recognition and diagnosis of depression should be improved. Among the reasons is lack of time in the clinical interview, the highest assistance demand among physicians in primary and specialty care, masking of symptoms and absence of specific laboratory tests or biomarkers.

HIV becomes less harmful

Oxford scientists have found that the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) gradually loses strength and becomes less dangerous. Long-term observations of patients in South Africa and Botswana make the researchers concluded that HIV has undergone a destructive mutation. Now, the virus needs more time to cause

Ankylosing spondylitis (Bechterew’s disease)

Lesions within the musculoskeletal system can have very different substrate. In the case of ankylosing spondylitis responsible for the development of the disease is a genetic mutation. Because it causing degeneration primarily affects men between 20 and 30 years of age. Although the development of

Proteins to fight viruses

Israeli scientists have identified a necessary protein that destroys viruses. This is the first step to create an alternative for medications. The protein stops virus from splitting, ruining and fighting attacks. In the long run, a new “antibiotic” can be created from this necessary protein.