Scientists have discovered a new use for vaccines
Instead of fighting off infections, this vaccine that can extend survival rates in patients with glioblastoma brain cancer. This research, published in JAMA Oncology, is the first advancement of its kind in more than 20 years. With this strategy, 13 percent of newly diagnosed patients survived at least five years after undergoing surgery, while 20 percent of those with recurrent cancer survived more than a year after. With glioblastoma being the most common and lethal form of brain cancer, only five percent of patients currently survive more than five years after a diagnosis.
Is it possible for doctors to care too much?
New research, published in the journal Social Science and Medicine, discovered doctors often recommend treatments with very little chance of success instead of providing quality care to patients in their final days of life. The study’s authors believe this ‘never give up’ mentality puts patients through immense, unnecessary pain right at the end of their lives.
Some good news for people with a sesame allergy
As of January first, sesame joins eight other foods that have been declared as major food allergens through federal law. The seed is required to be labeled on all packaged foods, but be on the lookout for products that haven’t yet been updated.