Even under universal healthcare, disparities in access to MM treatment persist

Even under universal healthcare, disparities in access to MM treatment persist

Inequalities exist in access to multiple myeloma (MM) care even in a universal healthcare system, especially among patients who are socioeconomically marginalized, as shown by the results of a new study conducted in Canada. The results were published in American Journal of Hematology. Previous research has found that low income, celibacy, lack of insurance, and … Read more

Cancer centers say a shortage of chemotherapy in the United States is leading to treatment complications

Cancer centers say a shortage of chemotherapy in the United States is leading to treatment complications

A growing shortage of common cancer treatments is forcing doctors to switch medications and delay some treatments, leading US cancer centers say. The National Comprehensive Cancer Network said Wednesday that nearly every center it surveyed late last month was dealing with deficiencies in carboplatin and cisplatin, a pair of drugs used to treat a range … Read more

Q&A: Does TRICARE cover treatment when traveling abroad?

Q&A: Does TRICARE cover treatment when traveling abroad?

FALLS CHURCH, Virginia – Exploring different countries and cultures is exciting. As you plan your trip, you may have questions about TRICARE’s coverage when you travel abroad. It’s important to prepare for your trip with your health care in mind. “When traveling overseas, the rules for getting assistance depend on your sponsor status, your health … Read more

Adderall: drug treatment for ADHD

Adderall: drug treatment for ADHD

In the drug treatment of ADHD, Adderall stands out as a highly effective stimulant drug. Discover its benefits and contraindications. Written and verified by the psychologist Elena Sanz. Last update: 03 June 2023 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) makes it difficult for the sufferer to organize and control their impulses. It also leads them to … Read more

Tribal nations in the United States provide publicly funded opioid treatment to those who need it most

Tribal nations in the United States provide publicly funded opioid treatment to those who need it most

Open this photo in the gallery: Brent Simcosky, director of health services for the Jamestown S’Klallam Tribe, looks on from the Jamestown Healing Clinic on Washington state’s Olympic Peninsula May 24.Nathan Vanderklippe/The Globe and Mail A man-made stream trickles a tinkling chatter past the banks of freshly embellished plants to the exposed beams and huge … Read more

New chronic constipation guideline evaluates treatment options

New chronic constipation guideline evaluates treatment options

A new practice guideline aims to help clinicians navigate an increasingly crowded field of over-the-counter and prescription treatment options for chronic idiopathic constipation in otherwise healthy people. The guideline, published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology, was jointly developed by the American Gastroenterological Association and the American College of Gastroenterology. It marks the first AGA … Read more

Benefits of dasatinib and quercetin treatment in monkeys

D and Q in monkeys

In one of the first studies of its kind, the popular senolytic combination, administered systematically for six months, produced several health benefits in these animals. Some effects were enhanced by calorie restriction [1]. Coup de grace for the cells The combination of the drug dasatinib and the flavonoid quercetin, also known as D+Q, is one … Read more

Shortages of cancer drugs are forcing doctors to decide which patients to receive treatment

Shortages of cancer drugs are forcing doctors to decide which patients to receive treatment

Just six weeks ago, Greg DeStefano started a new combination of chemotherapy. The 50-year-old, from Northbrook, Illinois, had recently been diagnosed with his fourth round of cancer and doctors hoped the drug would cure the tumors growing in his neck. DeStefano was responding well, but then, in late May, he got a call from his … Read more

The ketamine clinic may give depression sufferers a new treatment

The ketamine clinic may give depression sufferers a new treatment

Individuals suffering from depression may be able to find new hope in the form of an old drug known as ketamine through a private clinic called KetaMind which offers ketamine as a treatment for depression. KetaMind was recently opened in Israel and founded by psychiatrist Dr. Stuart Seidman and emergency medicine specialist Prof. Michael Drescher. … Read more

Incorporate Fragrance into Your Personal Care Routine: Tips for Using Aromatherapy to Improve Mental Health

Incorporate Fragrance into Your Personal Care Routine: Tips for Using Aromatherapy to Improve Mental Health

In today’s fast-paced and ever-changing world, there is a powerful tool waiting to be unlocked. Perfume or aromatherapy: the art of using scents to promote well-being as experts believe it offers a delightful and effective way to enhance mental health. Whether you’re looking for relaxation, focus, or an energizing boost, incorporating fragrance into your self-care … Read more