Impotence drugs that can kill cancer cells can increase survival rates

Drugs routinely used to treat erectile dysfunction can increase the survival rate of people with certain cancers by making their treatment more effective. Researchers at Southampton University have found that drugs called phosphodiesterase type 5 (PDE5) inhibitors, which include Viagra, could potentially improve how well esophageal cancer patients respond to chemotherapy. The hope is that … Read more

Research maps how infectious diseases spread at ‘hotspots’ between humans and wild animals

New research has mapped how infectious diseases spread among wildlife populations in areas where humans and wildlife live in close proximity. The study has identified those animals, specifically wild monkeys that live in large groups next to human settlements, which can act as “superspreaders”. It found that monkeys with the most human interactions are responsible … Read more

I am considering allergen immunotherapy for my hay fever. What should I know?

Allergic rhinitis, commonly referred to as hay fever, is a common allergic disorder affecting up to one in five Australians. Symptoms include itchy nose and eyes, excessive sneezing or clear nasal discharge, and nasal congestion. When severe or untreated, hay fever can affect your quality of life, resulting in poor sleep, impaired learning and difficulty … Read more

Virginia Beach to resume normal operations after the effects of Ian’s remains were less than expected

CNN — After being under a state of emergency for nearly 24 hours, Virginia Beach will resume normal operations Tuesday after impacts from an incoming system were minimal than expected, according to a news release from the city. The coastal town in Virginia was placed under a state of emergency Sunday night ahead of what … Read more

Eating lots of red meat or ice cream can make it glum and harder to maintain an erection or orgasm

If you struggle to get it up, blame your blood. Dr. Florence Comite, an endocrinologist from Brooklyn, New York, says that the flow, consistency and content of a person’s blood play a crucial role in their sex life. Having too much sugar, cholesterol and iron in the bloodstream can narrow blood vessels, making it harder … Read more

Fungi grow inside cancer tumors, scientists discover

Researchers discovered traces of fungi lurking in tumors of people with various types of cancer, including breast, colon, pancreatic and lung cancer. However, it is still not clear that these fungi play any role in the development or progression of cancer. Two new studies, both published Sept. 29 in the journal Cell, revealed DNA from … Read more

Scientists have created diamonds out of plastic bottles

In the experiment, a thin sheet of simple PET plastic was shot with a laser. The strong laser flashes hitting the foil-like material sample briefly heated it up to 6000 degrees Celsius, generating a shock wave that compressed the material to millions of times atmospheric pressure for a few nanoseconds. The researchers were able to … Read more