Botox May Help Fight Stomach Cancer

Botox May Help Fight Stomach Cancer

Better known for smoothing wrinkles, botox may offer a unique way to fight stomach cancer.
Better known for smoothing wrinkles, Botox may offer a unique way to fight stomach cancer.

A study from Columbia University found injecting lab mice with Botox helped reduce the growth of stomach tumors.

Botox may work by blocking nerve signals that help fuel cancers.

severing the nerves with surgery was also found to be effective.

In other health news, regular blood transfusions may help prevent strokes in some children with sickle cell disease.

People with sickle cell have abnormally shaped red blood cells, which can decrease blood flow to organs leading to complications like severe pain and strokes.

Researchers at Vanderbilt University found monthly blood transfusions reduced recurrence of strokes in children with a history of silent strokes.

Nearly 100,000 people in the U.S. have sickle cell disease.

It most commonly affects African Americans.

 
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