Tag Archives: Effective

Medical News Today: Modified herpes virus effective against late-stage melanoma

A new treatment with a genetically modified herpes virus is effective against stage 3B and stage 4 melanoma, a recent human study confirms. A genetically modified herpes virus is demonstrably effective against stage 3 melanoma, researchers show. In 2015, the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of talimogene laherparepvec (TVEC) for… Read More »

Are You Practicing Effective Self-Care?

You might have heard a lot about ‘self-care’ being thrown around, but what exactly is it? Self-care put simply, involves taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing through certain actions that will leave you feeling healthier overall. It’s also important for the health system. Helping to keep patients with minor problems out of A&E… Read More »

Behavioral weight loss programs are effective — but where to find them?

The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) is a team of volunteer experts from various primary care medicine and nursing fields. They identify big medical problems, review the research, and translate it into action plans (called practice recommendations) for doctors like me. Just this fall, they tackled obesity, with the goal of identifying effective ways… Read More »