Posted 7:00 AM 5/16/2013 by By Brenda Goodman
THURSDAY, May 16 (HealthDay News) -- An experimental drug that taps the power of the body's immune system to fight cancer is shrinking tumors in patients for whom other treatments have failed, an early study shows.
The drug binds to a protein called PD-L1 that sits on the surface of cancer (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 5/1/2013 by By Serena Gordon
WEDNESDAY, May 1 (HealthDay News) -- With four to five times more males affected by autism spectrum disorders than females, much less is known about girls with autism.
Fortunately, more research is beginning to focus on autism in girls, said Geraldine Dawson, chief science officer of (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/29/2013 by HealthDay staff
MONDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) -- Danish scientists testing a novel HIV treatment in human trials contend that they're confident their strategy will result in a cure for the AIDS-causing virus, according to news reports.
The technique -- already tested successfully in lab experiments (More)
Posted 10:00 AM 4/18/2013 by By Barbara Bronson Gray
THURSDAY, April 18 (HealthDay News) -- Monica Barlow, a 35-year-old from Maryland, was training for a half-marathon when she noticed she couldn't shake a bad cough and ongoing fatigue. After a couple of rounds of antibiotics from an urgent care clinic didn't work, she sought another opinion.(More)...
Posted 12:00 PM 4/6/2013 by By Randy Dotinga
SATURDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) -- A novel but preliminary new treatment for ovarian cancer has apparently produced complete remission for one patient with an advanced form of the disease, researchers are reporting.
The promising results of a phase 1 clinical trial for the immunotherapy (More)