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New treatment to fight “Triple Negative Breast Cancer” to “Cure More Patients”

Tori Holland



Keytuda - immunotheraphy drug-breast cancer

Scientists found a new treatment to beat one of the deadliest forms of breast cancer. Scientists have given an immunotherapy drug “Keytruda” to women with triple-negative breast cancer. According to research, this drug combined with Chemo “turbocharges” patients’ immune system. It is taken alongside chemo and shrinks tumors before surgery.

The treatment showed positive results in more than 700 women with triple-negative breast cancer. More than 60% of the patients were operated with this treatment and showed no sign of cancer after the operation. However, the disease return back to 37% of women who took Keytruda- added Researchers of the Queen Mary University of London.

This immunotherapy drug is made with scientists promise to cure more patients and save thousands of lives. According to scientists, they are desperately looking for better treatments to save lives from breast cancer. The early results of Keytruda (pembrolizumab) suggest the addition of immunotherapy to chemotherapy. It generally leads to a substantial reduction in the form of breast cancer by shrinking tumors before surgery.

According to lead author Professor Peter Schmid, this is still the preliminary result. However, these are very promising as it prevents cancer from coming back. So it will help to cure more patients but longer-term data is needed to confirm this treatment.

Keytruda (Pembrolizumab): Immunotherapy drug to fight Cancer

An immunotherapy drug Keytruda (Pembrolizumab) works with the immune system of cancer patients to fight triple-negative breast cancer. It blocks PD-L1 from the surface of cancer cells and prevents them to attack cancer cells.

Keytruda, an immunotherapy drug was developed by Merck. It was approved by the FDA to treat cancers following cancers:

  • Advanced Melanoma: it is a type of skin cancer. When melanocyte cancer cells spread from one part of the body to another it is known as Advanced Melanoma. This is stage 4 Melanoma.
  • Head and Neck Squamous cell: In this, cancer arises from particular cells called Squamous cells. It develops in the mucous membranes of the Mouth, Nose, and Throat.
  • Advanced Non- Small Lung cancer: This type of lung cancer starts when cells of the lung become abnormal and become out of control.
  • Classical Hodgkin Lymphoma: this contains a particular type of cell called the Reed-Sternberg cell. These are abnormal B-lymphocytes.
  • Bladder and Urinary Tract Cancer: this cancer begins from the urothelial cells inside the bladder. It also occurs in other parts of the urinary tract drainage system.
  • Advanced Stomach: This type of cancer begins with the stomach and spread at least one other part of the body. Till now this type of cancer is non-curable but controllable.
  • Advanced Cervical: This type of cancer starts from the cervix and spread to the other parts of the body such as lungs.

Tori loves watching movies, TV and also trying new tips in Health and Lifestyle. As a family woman she also spends her free time in updating herself in knowing new things and experimenting them. As a Science graduate, Tori have a good knowledge in Health related topics. She used to contribute few articles related to Health & Lifestyle sections to some of the online media houses. She joined News Brig team recently as a full time writer for the above sections.

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WHO names coronavirus virus officially as COVID-19

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According to the announcement by the World Health Organization (WHO) on Wednesday, coronavirus, earlier dubbed as 2019-nCOV, now will be known as SARS-CoV-2. The disease that is caused due to SARS-CoV-2 will be known as COVID-19, with ‘CO’ representing corona, ‘VI’ representing virus and lastly ‘D’ for disease. The figure ‘19’ stands for the year in which the outbreak first took place.

Although coronavirus is the name that was commonly used to describe the disease so far, it was largely misleading. That’s because coronaviruses basically are a viral sub-family which includes several different viruses, starting from cold to fatal MERS pathogen.

Hence, the naming of diseases and disease-causing pathogens was of utmost importance. Use of particular names prevents stigmatization and inaccuracy.

Dr. Tedros Adhanom, the director-general of WHO took to speak in a press meet. Adhanom explained how the team stuck to go for a better name. WHO’s World Organization for Animal Health and the Food and Agriculture prevented the use of locations in the name. Furthermore, the name was expected to be more relatable and pronounced.

Notably, the disease has resulted in over 1000 deaths in China along with over 40,000 infected people.

The coronavirus outbreak emerged from one of the seafood markets in the Chinese city of Wuhan. Located in the province of Hubei, the city has been under scrutiny ever since as the disease spreads. Although immense efforts have been put in by the health officials, the death and infection toll are still on a rise.

Furthermore, about 108 deaths have been reported from mainland China along with cases 2,478 in number. One death has been reported from Hong Kong and the Philippines respectively.

Moreover, to combat the new disease, officials have been taking inspiration from SARs. The health officials have been trying to come up with a preventive measure for the same.

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Root Canal Therapy: Everything You Need To Know

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Root Canal Therapy is also known as Endodontic therapy. It can simply be defined as a dental treatment of the infected tooth. In this procedure, the dentist will remove the infected area of the tooth with the sequence of treatment and it also includes the protection of the decontaminated tooth from the microbial infection that could take place in the future.

The need for root canal treatment or therapy arises when your tooth is at risk. It all starts with pain that can sometimes get unbearable. In this procedure, the dentist or an endodontist removes the pulp inside the tooth, cleans it, disinfects it and shapes the root canals, later he will place a filling to seal the space with the help of adhesive cement. And that’s about it. The dentist will also give you local anesthesia during the pulp cleaning process so that you don’t experience any pain.

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The very thought of getting dental treatment is sure scary for some people but it is recommended to get the therapy done as soon as you find out about the problem. Even though you may think of it as a very painful process but instead it is a pain-relieving treatment. You will no longer feel any kind of a pain in the tooth after the treatment because the procedure clears out all the nerves from it.

If you are looking for a Root Canal in New York, I will recommend going to the given link in order to get faced with the real facts coming straight from a dentist who specializes in Endodontic Therapy.

The cost of getting the whole procedure done varies entirely. It depends on several factors. However, it is still very convenient and cheaper than having the whole tooth removed and getting the gap filled with crown and bridges.

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Legionella Training Course to Aware Responsible Persons and Duty Holders about Legionnaire Disease

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Legionella Training Course

Legionnaires disease is a lethal form of disease pneumonia. Legionella Pneumophila is the bacterium cause legionnaires. The bacterium is found in the potable and non-potable water system. According to studies, the disease is spreading rapidly in the united states. As it infects almost 10,000 to 18,000 people each year.

Legionella Training course is a legionella risk management program to create awareness of Health & Safety at the workplace. The course expects people involved in legionella risk to be suitably trained and fully aware of their legal responsibilities.

There is not any legal requirement to start any Legionella awareness program. The UK safety regulators including ACOP L8 and Care Quality Commission want the management of health and safety at the workplace. The course will train people to perform their responsibilities and duties safely and effectively.

The training course will deliver a full range of specialist classroom, on-site City &Guilds accredited courses. The training centers are mainly located in London, Manchester, and Glasgow. The location of training would also be available at Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Leeds, and Newcastle.

People for whom the course is specifically designed for, purpose, delivery of courses by experts

Legionella Training course is specifically designed for the people who are under a responsibility to control Legionella risk at the workplace. The people include landlords, business owners, directors, health & safety specialists, property& facilities managers, duty holders, and the responsible person.

The course includes a workshop to create awareness for responsible persons, duty holder training, refreshers.

All the Legionella courses are delivered by trained, experienced legionella and water safety experts. The experts delivers a presentation using the latest technique for an effective learning and engaging experience.

Currently, all the legionella courses have an approval rating in excess of 99% by the clients. Legionella ACOPL8 and HSG274 courses are in partnership with City & Guilds. The quality and environmental management of all the legionella courses are accredited by the British Standards Institutions. The accreditation is provided to meet the latest ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 14001:2015 standards.

List of different Legionella Training Courses developed to meet different roles and responsibilities  

  • ACOP L8 Legionella Awareness Training

  • Legionella Responsible Person & Duty Holder Training:

The main aim of this course will be a responsible person and duty holders.

  • Water safety in healthcare environments

It will cover the control of legionella, pseudomonas and water safety in hospitals and healthcare environments.

  • Legionella Refresher course :

For the people who want to remain updated about the latest legislation, current good practices, latest technologies, and case studies.

  • Bespoke Legionella Training :

  • Practical Legionella Compliance Task :

  • Client Exclusive Training :

To speak any of the legionella training specialists, you can contact 0330223686.

Legionella courses 2019 dates and locations :

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