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15.Jul.24 1:39 PM

GLP-1 Medications Linked to Lower Risk of Certain Cancers, Study Finds

A new study published in JAMA Network Open suggests that GLP-1 medications, such as Ozempic and Wegovy, may significantly reduce the risk of being diagnosed with 10 obesity-associated cancers among people with type 2 diabetes. However, the research also highlights that GLP-1 treatment did not lower the risk for postmenopausal breast cancer, stomach cancer, or thyroid cancer.
15.Jul.24 1:25 PM

Ancient Egyptian Skull Reveals Early Attempts at Cancer Surgery

An ancient skull dating back more than 4,000 years from ancient Egypt shows evidence of surgical attempts to treat cancer, challenging the notion that cancer is solely a modern disease. Researchers discovered signs of cut marks around malignant tumors on the skull, indicating that ancient Egyptian physicians may have used surgical instruments to remove the growths.
15.Jul.24 1:02 PM

Preventable Risk Factors Linked to a Significant Percentage of Cancer Cases and Deaths in the US

A study conducted by the American Cancer Society found that about 40% of new cancer cases and nearly half of cancer-related deaths among adults in the US could be attributed to preventable risk factors. Smoking was identified as the leading risk factor, followed by excess body weight, alcohol consumption, physical inactivity, diet, and infections like HPV.
15.Jul.24 12:09 PM

Lisa Pisano, Recipient of Gene-Edited Pig Kidney, Dies After Groundbreaking Transplant

Lisa Pisano, the first person to receive a mechanical heart pump and a gene-edited pig kidney transplant, passed away after the organ failed due to limited blood flow. Her case marked the first reported instance of an organ transplant in a person with a mechanical heart pump and the second known transplant of a gene-edited pig kidney into a living recipient, accompanied by the pig's thymus gland.
14.Jul.24 9:56 PM

Syphilis Spikes in Young Pregnant Women, Raising Concerns in Japan.

Syphilis cases are sharply increasing among young pregnant women and newborns in Japan, with experts attributing this rise to a lack of public awareness about sexually transmitted diseases and the increased chances of strangers becoming intimate via social media. The number of syphilis patients in Japan reached approximately 15,000 in 2023, a twelvefold increase from a decade earlier.