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Recent Study: Anxiety May Increase Mortality Risk in Lung Cancer Patients

According to a recent study, published in the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, experiencing anxiety and depression while having advanced lung cancer may also increase mortality risk.

Recent Study: Link Between Stress and Heart Attacks

If your New Year's resolution was to stress less, we have an important reason as to why you should follow through. In a recent study, researchers used brain imaging techniques to find that people with more active amygdalas have a higher risk of heart attack or stroke.

Report: Cancer Death Rate Down 25 Percent Since 1991

According to the annual statistics reporting from the American Cancer Society, death rates from cancer have dropped 25 percent since its peak in 1991. Due to certain lifestyle changes (decrease in smokers), coupled with advancements in cancer treatments and earlier detection — we’ve averted millions of deaths!

New Immunotherapy Treatments for Lung Cancer

For years, cancer treatment has been categorized into three options - radiation therapy, chemotherapy and surgery, but it looks like a fourth may have just been added. Immunotherapy has been studied since the early 1900’s but is now finally a realistic treatment option for those diagnosed with metastatic non-small-cell lung cancer, thanks to Keytruda, the first immunotherapy drug of its kind approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

Dementia Research Furthered by MRI Scans of ‘Super agers’

Though memory loss is natural and common, researchers are now realizing it is not universal and possibly even preventable.

National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month - September

Most parents spend their September buying all the right pencils, binders and backpacks as they prepare their kids for the upcoming school year. But for too many families, the preparation is a bit different. For the 15,000 children diagnosed with cancer every year, their families are helping them to overcome the disease.

The Neuroscience Behind Poor Decision Making

Have you ever walked into your house from the store, opened your bags and asked yourself, “Why did I buy this?” That is exactly the phenomenon Paul Glimcher, a neuroscientist at New York University, is trying to understand - why do we make poor economic decisions?

The Future Possibilities of Wearable Digital Imaging Technology

Though PET Scans are noninvasive, they can be uncomfortable. Depending on what part of the body is being scanned, a person may have to lie perfectly still for anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour. So researchers are now asking, what if you could make a PET scanner that was wearable and portable?

Is 3-D Printing a Better Prosthetic?

When it comes to creating prosthetic limbs, particularly the sockets that hold them on, each must be perfectly fitted to an amputee. While it seems pretty straightforward - truth is even the way someone stands during measurement, if they aren’t perfectly aligned, the fit can be thrown off. But perhaps with MRI scans and 3-D printing - this can change.

Can MRIs Determine a Person’s Intelligence?

Could a quick MRI scan of your brain actually tell how smart you are? While it isn’t possible just yet, scientists believe it could be in the near future.