Study: Body’s Immune System May Help Treat Cancer

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Researchers are hailing a potential breakthrough when it comes to treating cancer.

This new weapon comes from a surprising place — inside the patient’s body.

The treatment is based on two drugs which jump start the body’s immune system to fight cancer cells.

It stopped the development of skin cancer in 58 percent of the cases.

Skin cancer or melanoma is deadly because it often will advance to the lungs, liver, bone, lymph nodes and brain.

Even though this immunotherapy is promising, it does come with some drawbacks.

The researchers caution that drug combination has serious side effects.

It is still very early, so it is not expected that this will replace current treatments like surgery and chemotherapy and radiation in the near future.

Still, the study’s authors are hopeful.

One said this could be the beginning of a “new era” in cancer treatment.
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Fewer unmarried American men are becoming first-time fathers.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report says 36 percent of first-time fathers younger than 44 had a child out of wedlock during the first decade of the 2000s.

That’s a decline from the previous two decades.

The team says the numbers largely reflect changing patterns among African American fathers.

Since this study focused on numbers and not what is driving the trends, study authors suggest future research focus on the long-term implications of fathering children in a cohabiting but unmarried context.

Health experts are calling the report good news since prior research indicates having a father involved positively with his child benefits both the child as well as the family.
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Subway is the latest restaurant to purge artificial ingredients from its menu.

The sandwich shop says it will ditch all artificial colors, flavor and preservatives over the next 18 months.

The company is kicking off its natural menu change by introducing a new roast beef, followed by a fresh take on its ham in august.

Last week, Pizza Hut and Taco Bell announced plans to get rid of artificial colors, flavors, and also trans fats, by the end of the year.

In April, Chipotle became the first fast food chain to claim that its food is GMO-free.
 

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