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Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. Overall risk was quite low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of developing kidney failure in living...Show More Summary

Hospital Acquired Complications May Be Especially Dangerous for Patients with Kidney Disease

Potentially preventable hospital acquired complications were associated with increased risks of dying while hospitalized or within 90 days of discharge, as well as with a greater likelihood of staying longer in the hospital and needing...Show More Summary

FDA Approves New Drug to Treat Hepatocellular Carcinoma, the Most Common Form of Liver Cancer

The U.S. Food & Drug Administration today approved a new drug to treat people with hepatocellular carcinoma, the most common form of liver cancer. The drug, regorafenib, is the first and only therapy approved by the FDA in over a decade to show significant improvement in survival for patients with the disease after standard treatments have failed.

May Is Myositis Awareness Month

May is Myositis Awareness Month, a time when The Myositis Association and its members spread the word about the challenges faced on a daily basis by the more than 50,000 Americans who live with myositis.

Mercy Medical Center Joins with PNC and Stevenson University to Provide "Onesies" with Health & Educational Messages for Parents of Newborns

Mercy Medical Center, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC), and Stevenson University have partnered to bring onesies -- an infant's one-piece close-fitting lightweight garment - emboldened with special health and educational messages for newborns at Mercy's Family Childbirth & Children's Center.

Research Shows Female Partners Can Help Facilitate Early Melanoma Detection in Men Over 50

Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this age group, however, would attestShow More Summary

$9.6 Million Grant Fuels UCI Malaria Control Research in Africa

A University of California, Irvine study on the impact of environmental changes on malaria in sub-Saharan Africa has been awarded up to $9.6 million over seven years from the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases, a part of the National Institutes of Health.

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness

Researchers from the Byers Eye Institute at Stanford University have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the eyes.

Diabetes App Forecasts Blood Sugar Levels

Glucoracle is a new app for people with type 2 diabetes that uses a personalized algorithm to predict the impact of particular foods on blood sugar levels.

New Spanish-Language Videos and Brochures Provide Cancer Patients with Overview of Radiation Therapy

Cancer patients who speak Spanish have new tools to help them understand treatment options for their disease. The American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO) today released a series of Spanish-language patient videos on radiation therapy for cancer, including breast, prostate, lung, brain and other common cancer types. Show More Summary

Hopkins Nursing Builds Toward the Future

Spring 2017 Issue of Johns Hopkins Nursing unveils plans for updating school and pushing education forward, plus much more

Media Advisory: Register to Attend ACR 2017--The Crossroads of Radiology

Health, science and medical reporters: Secure free access to medical imaging and radiation oncology leaders to develop articles on crucial issues, including the need to deliver patient-centered care; breast, lung and colorectal cancer screening; and future health care trends at ACR 2017 -- The Crossroads of Radiology,

Popular iPhone App to Study Postpartum Depression Expands to New Countries, Modules and Android Version

The UNC School of Medicine today launched the Android version of PPD ACTTM, a mobile app-based study helping to further the understanding of why some women suffer from Postpartum Depression (PPD) and others do not - critical knowledge for researchers working to find more effective treatments.

The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program (BCMAS) Comes to Rutgers University Providing a New Path Forward for Scientific and Clinical Professionals Looking to Work within the Pharmaceutical Industry

/PRNewswire/ -- The Accreditation Council for Medical Affairs (ACMA), a leading organization within medical affairs in the pharmaceutical industry has partnered with Rutgers University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences to provide...Show More Summary

Stem Cells Edited to Fight Arthritis

Using CRISPR technology, a team of researchers led by Farshid Guilak, PhD, at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, rewired stem cells' genetic circuits to produce an anti-inflammatory arthritis drug when the cells encounter inflammation. The technique eventually could act as a vaccine for arthritis and other chronic conditions.

Findings Suggest Underdiagnoses of Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Approximately 14 million Americans have age-related macular degeneration, and a new study suggests it may be underdiagnosed in primary eye care settings.

Nursing Students Get Hands-on Experience with RN Mentors

University of Rhode Island nursing students are paired with RNs at The Miriam Hospital in Providence for one-on-one real-world learning experiences.

Researchers Explore Innovative Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Multiple Myeloma

A new clinical trial at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute is exploring a novel treatment option for patients with multiple myeloma, a type of cancer formed in bone marrow plasma cells that is considered incurable.

Study on Disc Degeneration Could Revolutionize Treatment Options for Lower Back Pain

New research detailing the molecular mechanisms involved in the breakdown of the soft tissue discs of the spine has the potential to help millions suffering the debilitating back pain, and may provide opportunities for advanced, minimally invasive treatments.

Study Finds Aspirin May Help Prevent Barrett's Esophagus

Aspirin has long been used to help prevent and manage heart disease. However, researchers at Baylor Scott & White Research Institute have discovered another potential benefit -- protection against Barrett's esophagus, a disorder that causes damage to the esophagus from long-term acid reflux disease, and can help lower associated cancer risk.

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