Monthly Archives: June 2018

Gold nanoparticles could be used to treat cancer, scientists say

Tiny flecks of gold could be used in the fight against cancer, new research has suggested. Scientists at Edinburgh University have just completed a study which shows the precious metal increased the effectiveness of drugs used to treat lung cancer cells. Minute fragments, known as gold nanoparticles, were encased in a chemical device by the… Read More »

Dangers of Teens Vaping E-Cigarettes

The dangers of teens vaping e-cigarettes is a serious issue being addressed by our pediatric pulmonologists in Plano, Dr. Schochet and Dr. Lie, as the number of adolescents and teens using electronic nicotine delivery systems (ENDS) has risen at an alarming rate in recent years. A Surgeon General report found that vaping among middle school… Read More »

E-cigarette maker Juul is said to seek $1.2 billion in funding

Juul Labs Inc., a San Francisco start-up that makes electronic cigarettes, is raising $1.2 billion in a financing round that would value the company at $15 billion, people familiar with the matter said. Juul plans to use the influx of cash to expand … Source link

E-Cigarette Maker Juul Labs Is Raising $1.2 Billion

Juul Labs Inc., a startup that makes electronic cigarettes, is raising $1.2 billion in a financing round that would value the company at $15 billion, said people familiar with the matter. Juul plans to use the influx of cash to expand internationally. Source link

Lawmakers press FDA on e-cigarette regulations

PADUCAH – Gummy bear, cotton candy, and peanut butter cup are all flavors that are fueling an emerging health crisis. It’s not about food, we’re talking about e-cigarettes and their appeal to your kids. There aren’t any regulations on flavors to … Source link

Leukaemia triggered by infections like flu and likely to be preventable, says leading cancer scientist in ‘landmark’ breakthrough

Most cases of childhood leukaemia are likely to be preventable and might be brought on by common infections such as flu, one of the UK’s leading cancer scientists has suggested in a breakthrough that could revolutionise treatment of the disease. According to the “landmark” analysis, such infections can trigger acute lymphoblastic leukaemia (ALL) in genetically predisposed children, but… Read More »

Warning over dangers of giving children too much Calpol by top paediatrician

Parents have been warned that giving children paracetamol-based medicines such as Calpol and Disprol too often could lead to serious health issues later in life. Leading paediatrician and professor of general paediatrics at University College London, Alastair Sutcliffe, said parents were overusing paracetamol to treat mild fevers. As a result, the risk of developing asthma, as… Read More »