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Medical News Today: Hundreds of current medical practices may be ineffective

“Medical reversal” is a term that defines instances in which new and improved clinical trials show that current medical practices are ineffective or misguided. New research reveals that there are currently almost 400 medical reversals. A new meta-analysis finds that almost 400 medical practices may not be effective. Medical reversals occur when new clinical research… Read More »

Medical News Today: Cancer: New compound boosts chemo, prevents treatment resistance

Researchers may have found a way to stop cancer cells from defending themselves against chemotherapy. In a new mouse study, blocking a DNA repair pathway prevented cancer cells from surviving or becoming resistant to treatment. Researchers screened 10,000 drugs and found a compound that boosts cisplatin. Graham Walker, the American Cancer Society Research Professor of… Read More »

Medical News Today: ‘Starving’ fungus of iron may treat drug-resistant infection

New research in mice repurposes a drug used for blood disorders to starve antibiotic-resistant fungus of iron, thus halving the survival rate of the yeast. Scientists have found an innovative way to half the survival rate of Candida albicans, shown here. Each year in the United States, at least 2 million people acquire an infection… Read More »