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F.D.A. Approves Second Gene-Altering Treatment for Cancer

He said the F.D.A. had “embraced” the concept of cell therapy, designating it a breakthrough and accelerating the approval process to speed its availability to cancer patients, many of whom do not have time to wait. Kite and Novartis also hope to produce cell therapies for so-called solid tumors — like those of the lung, prostate, breast and colon — which account for about 90 percent of all deaths from cancer. Before it was approved and named Yescarta, Kite’s treatment was known by other names: axi-cel, axicabtagene ciloleucel, or KTE-C19.Read More

Immune cell therapy results are ‘landmark moment’ in lymphoma treatment

Four in 10 patients with aggressive lymphoma were cancer-free 15 months after treatment with engineered immune cells, according to new US clinical trial results. The study involved 108 patients with large B cell lymphoma who didn’t respond to standard treatment. Around 6 in 10 patients were alive 15 months after the CAR T cell treatment, known as axi-cel (Yescarta). “The long term follow-up results of the ZUMA-1 trial show that axi-cel remissions can last years, and these are patients that did not respond to chemotherapy,” said Dr Locke, one ofRead More

Cannabis Oil From Marijuana Is Having Success As COPD Treatment

Cannabis Oil From Marijuana Is Having Success As COPD Treatment COPD is the most common used thing for “Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease,” a rather uncoordinated and vague illustration for most of us. It encompass a few different pulmonary disease, such as emphysema, Bronchiectasis & chronic bronchitis. The scary part is that it’s a mystery to our pharmaceutical industry medical system and it gets progressively worse, often leading to death. It’s third in disease death rates, behind only Cardiovascular disease and cancer. COPD creates hamper airways in one’s lungs or broadcast small lung sacks inflexibleRead More

5 Things Psychopaths and Narcissists Do in Conversation

Individuals with psychopathic or narcissistic traits* frequently use false personas to interact with others, sometimes tailoring their masks so that they appear to share the interests of their targets. From small talk to bombastic speeches, any spotlight presents the opportunity to craft a mask, and to test, dominate, or even malign unwitting interlocutors. Fortunately, there are conversational clues to such extreme duplicity: a person’s focus on you is *too* intense; his self-disclosure too early, too pat. The tactics below may read as at odds with one another (i.e. asking no questions or asking too many probingRead More

5 Things Psychopaths and Narcissists Do in Conversation

What’s going on: If nothing is asked of you and no interest expressed, then script delivery is the entire point of the encounter. If he asks a ton of questions but moves quickly from one to another, rather than allowing the conversation to organically unfold, he may be mining you for data, including information that can be used to gain a sense of your vulnerabilities. When chatting with a new target, psychopaths frequently strive to elicit information about stressors or life problems, so that they can ingratiate themselves with offers of assistance. This is an effortRead More

6 Effective Ways to Lose Weight With the “ Hypothyroid Diet Method

Your thyroid gland helps regulate the way your cells utilize energy from food in the process known as metabolism. This also affects your heartbeat, your body’s temperature, and the way your body burns calories. In fact, there are 2 major types of thyroid disorders, such as hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism. Moreover, hypothyroidism is a common thyroid disorder characterized by underproduction of the thyroid hormone. This thyroid disorder occurs when your thyroid doesn’t create enough thyroid hormones. Furthermore, the most common symptoms of this health problem include weight gain, dry skin, hairRead More

10 Eating Habits That Cause Depression and Mood Disorders

Depression and mood disorders  are devastating health problems today.  When you go to your doctor, their answer is often a prescription for one of the various popular anti-depressant  drugs.  Many doctors do not investigate for metabolic or nutritional deficiencies that may be the ‘real problem’ for your depression. Patients have no idea why they feel so awful or where to start looking for the answer. They expect their doctor to give them real solutions. Instead they get drugs as the easy fix. Drugs are not an easy fix because ofRead More

10 Eating Habits That Cause Depression and Mood Disorders

#6:  Iodine Deficiency:  Iodine is necessary for the thyroid to work properly. The thyroid, part of the endocrine system, is one of the most important glands in your body. The thyroid gland affects every function of the body including body temperature, immune function, and brain function.  Iodine is found in foods such as potatoes, cranberries, Kelp, Arame, Hiziki, Kombu, and Wakame.  This problem was once solved by using Iodine enriched salt. Today iodine deficiency is again becoming a problem with salt free diets. Salty chips, processed foods, and junk foodRead More

Chocolate linked to lower risk for heart condition AFib

Eating a little chocolate regularly may lower the odds for a common and potentially dangerous heart condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib, say Harvard researchers. Past studies have linked eating cocoa products, such as dark chocolate, with cardiovascular benefits, but there hasn’t been a lot of research on chocolate and atrial fibrillation, an irregular heartbeat condition linked with a higher risk for stroke and heart failure, said study author Elizabeth Mostofsky, an epidemiology instructor at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Some people with AFib describe the irregular heartbeat asRead More

How to Know if Someone is Hoovering You.

“Hoovering” is a term describing a ploy that occurs when someone with a personality disorder tries to suck an ex partner back towards them after a period of separation. It often happens when the realisation hits the hooverer that the person they nonchalantly walked away from has garnered some strength, is doing just fine and building up with their life after having broken free from a toxic entanglement. This form of mind-game playing can happen after a week, a month or shockingly even years after a relationship has broken down.Read More