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Vitamin D Protects Against Colorectal Cancer by Boosting the Immune System

  BOSTON – A new study by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute investigators demonstrates that vitamin D can protect some people with colorectal cancer by perking up...

Synthetic Malaria Drug Made Through Biotech, Yeast

By Jessica Berman The World Health Organization says more than 200 million people - mostly in sub-Saharan Africa - were infected with malaria in 2010....

Medicare Spent $4.5 Billion on New Hepatitis C Drugs Last Year

Medicare’s spending on drugs to treat hepatitis C soared more than 15 fold from 2013 to 2014 as new breakthroughs came to the market,...

Obama Announces $100M HIV Initiative, Gates Adds $200M More

In a bold new initiative aimed at finding a cure for the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), President Obama announced a $100 million National Institute...

TPP is “Worst Trade Agreement” for Medicine Access, Says Doctors Without...

By Tharanga Yakupitiyage UNITED NATIONS - “The TPP will…go down in history as the worst trade agreement for access to medicines in developing countries,”...

WHO: Ethical to use untested Ebola drugs

Untested drugs can be used to treat patients infected with the Ebola virus, the World Health Organization says. The WHO said it was ethical in...

Study Finds Higher Vitamin D and Calcium Intake Does Not Reduce...

  CHAPEL HILL – A large, randomized study led by a UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center researcher found that vitamin D and calcium supplements do...

Dealing with Holiday Depression

The six weeks encompassing Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s—collectively called “the holidays”—are for most a magically unique time of year. But for many, the holidays bring hurt.

Antiviral Therapy Cuts Liver Cancer Risk in Hepatitis C patients

Hepatitis C is one of the most common viral infections in the world and it increases the risk for liver cancer. But researchers...

Antibody Treatment Efficacious in Psoriasis

An experimental, biologic treatment, brodalumab, achieved 100 percent reduction in psoriasis symptoms in twice as many patients as a second, commonly used treatment, according...