Chronic stress promotes cancer metastasis

Researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, USA, have discovered that stress causes blood cells called neutrophils to form sticky, mesh-like structures that make tissues more susceptible to cancer metastases. The results of this study were published in the journal Cancer Cell. In the study, scientists subjected a group of laboratory mice with breast cancer…

The Transformative Power of Meditation: A Path to Alleviating Mental Health Challenges

In the relentless pace of today’s world, where stress and mental health issues have become commonplace, finding effective strategies to restore balance and cultivate inner peace is of paramount importance. Among the myriad tools available, meditation stands out as a time-tested practice that offers profound benefits for mental well-being. Meditation, an ancient practice with roots…

Some cancer patients develop memory loss

In a rare but serious complication of cancer, the body’s own immune system can start attacking the brain, causing rapid-onset memory loss and cognitive deficits. What triggers this sudden biological civil war was largely unknown. Now, researchers at University of Utah Health have found that some tumors can release a protein that looks like a…

Risk of untimely death drops by 2% with each additional year of education

Education saves lives regardless of age, gender, location, social and demographic background. This is the conclusion reached by Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME-CHAIN) researchers in their respective published in The Lancet Public Health magazine. The researchers found that the risk of death decreases by 2 percent with each additional year of education.…