Does cancer discriminate based on race?
A study published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute found that people of color are more likely to die from a second cancer diagnosis than white patients. Hispanic survivors of breast cancer are eight percent more likely, while black survivors have a 12 percent increased risk. Researchers say that many different factors may be at play, including racial and ethnic disparities (Johns Hopkins Medicine).
Can stem cells be used to repair diseased hearts?
According to a study published in the npj Regenerative Medicine, researchers were able to regrow damaged heart tissue. Scientists injected human stem cells into pigs, and had successful results in just four weeks. Researchers say this method may soon be used to treat patients with diseases like ischemic heart disease and diabetes (Duke University).
Light exercise may be beneficial for concussion recovery
A study published in Sports Medicine found that athletes who began exercising soon after a concussion recovered twice as fast as those who waited. When done safely and under the supervision of doctors, patients can begin moderate exercise as soon as 48 hours after the concussion occurs (University of Michigan).