Detecting Lung Cancer with Just a Cough

A system that identifies cancer cells by their physical characteristics could allow doctors to screen more people more quickly for lung cancer. A non-invasive method currently being tested could one day allow doctors to detect lung cancer using just a sample of sputum coughed up at the clinic. Its low-risk nature would also enable doctors …

5 Things You Need to Know About Cuba’s Lung Cancer Vaccine

A vaccine developed in Cuba that has the power to extend life in lung cancer sufferers is now making its way to the United States for further trials and research. Here’s what you need to know about this important advance in both medicine and Cuban relations. 1. What Does the Lung Cancer Vaccine Actually Do? The …

10 Things you should know about Epilepsy

Epilepsy is a chronic neurological condition that causes recurrent seizures. Seizures can be a devastating, life challenging condition, however there are many misconceptions about epilepsy. here are 10 things you should know about epilepsy. 1. Seizures are more than just physical Many people think of seizures as just convulsions. Epileptic patients also have symptoms of sensory …

Epilepsy : 10 Things Patients & Family Members Should Know 2

5.Women with epilepsy face unique issues.  Female hormones can affect seizure patterns.  Women with epilepsy are at higher risk for certain reproductive problems.  Some epilepsy drugs can… o interfere with birth control pills o increase the risk of birth defects o weaken bones  Women are more likely to have psychogenic seizures …

Epilepsy : 10 Things Patients & Family Members Should Know 1

1. Seizure Disorder = Epilepsy (but not all seizures are epilepsy) Epilepsy is a brain condition that causes seizures. Some doctors might use the term “seizure disorder” instead of epilepsy. A seizure is a brief change in how you act, feel, or move. When a seizure happens, you can’t control these changes in your body. …

5 Things You Should Know About Epilepsy

Actress Skye McCole Bartusiak, best known for her role as Mel Gibson’s daughter in the 2000 film The Patriot, was found dead in Houston on Saturday at age 21. Investigators haven’t determined a cause of death, but her mother Helen McCole Bartusiak told CNN that her daughter suffered from epileptic seizures recently. Bartusiak said Skye had …

7 things to know about epilepsy Causes

Marshall Christensen holds his daughter Jessica, who has a severe form of epilepsy known as Dravet Syndrome. Story highlights Epilepsy is a general term for several diagnoses that involve recurring seizures There is no identifiable cause of epilepsy in 50% of cases Epilepsy symptoms vary from a blank stare to repeated twitching of arms and …

Heart Disease Risk Drops 14 Percent When You Tie The Knot

A new study conducted by researchers in the United Kingdom suggests that marriage is more beneficial to men compared with women as they experience a substantial improvement in health after tying the knot. Scientists at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, the London School of Economics and the University College London have discovered …

Common kidney tests found useful in predicting future heart disease

Simple tests used regularly to assess kidney function and damage also could help doctors predict who will suffer heart disease, the nation’s leading cause of death, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have found. The tests are just as good, if not better than, standard cholesterol and blood pressure tests, potentially …