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Researchers from the Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota, and the University's Brain Tumor Program, have developed a new mouse model of malignant peripheral nerve sheath tumors (MPNST) that allow them to discover new genes and gene pathways driving this type of cancer. Show More Summary
Nearly 20 percent of kidneys that are recovered from deceased donors in the U.S. are refused for transplant due to factors ranging from scarring in small blood vessels of the kidney's filtering units to the organ going too long without blood or oxygen...
The surgical management of non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) in U.S. hospitals varies widely depending on the race of the patient, according to a new study. "In most patients, the initial treatment for Stage I and Stage II NSCLC is surgery," said researcher Jayanth Adusumalli, MBBS, of the Creighton University Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Show More Summary
Delayed transfer to the intensive care unit (ICU) in hospitalized patients significantly increases the risk of dying in the hospital, according to a new study from researchers in Chicago. "Early intervention improves outcomes for many of the conditions that are indications for inpatient transfer to the ICU. Show More Summary
The decision to limit life support in patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) appears to be significantly influenced by physician practices and/or the culture of the hospital, suggests new findings from researchers at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference...
Adenotonsillectomy, or the removal of the adenoids and tonsils, is performed 500,000 times a year in the United States, often as a treatment for children with obstructive sleep apnea. However, the procedure's ability to improve a child's attention and executive functioning, behavior, sleep apnea symptoms, and quality of life has not been rigorously evaluated until now...
Northwestern University researchers have developed a new method for delivering molecules into single, targeted cells through temporary holes in the cell surface. The technique could find applications in drug delivery, cell therapy, and related biological fields. Show More Summary
Iodine deficiency during pregnancy may have a negative effect on babies' mental development, according to new research published in The Lancet. Iodine is ingested mainly through dairy products and seafood and is crucial for obtaining hormones secreted by the thyroid gland - which have a direct effect on fetal brain development. Show More Summary
The average family in the U.S. with health insurance coverage through their employer now spends more on yearly medical care than on a year of groceries, according to a new study. The report, the 2013 Milliman Medical Index, published by Milliman Inc., looked at the costs of health care for a family of four living in the U.S. Show More Summary
Recently Angelina Jolie announced that she underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in order to reduce her risk of developing breast cancer, she said she "hopes other women can benefit from my experience". When she found out what her odds of developing cancer were, Jolie became proactive and decided to reduce her risk to a minimum. Show More Summary
Researchers have discovered that there are close to 200 different types of fungi species living on our feet - more than any other part of the body. Although fungi also inhabit other areas of the body - such as behind our ears - the researchers found that most of them are living between our toes. Show More Summary
Researchers at Duke Medicine have revealed that a commonly prescribed antidepressant - escitalopram (Lexapro) - could be used to treat a heart condition caused by stress among people suffering from stable coronary heart disease. TheShow More Summary
A novel, lab-made molecule was able to stick to certain inflammatory proteins and decrease and minimize acute breathing issues among people with moderate-to-severe asthma, according to new research by the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Show More Summary
Using bacteria to ferry radioisotopes commonly used in cancer therapy directly into pancreatic cancer cells in mice, researchers in the US were able dramatically to reduce the number of secondary tumors that arise when the cancer spreads to other parts of the body (metastases). Show More Summary
Vitamin C can kill drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) bacteria in laboratory culture, according to a new, surprising discovery by experts at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University. The research, published in Nature Communications, indicates that adding vitamin C to existing TB drugs could shorten TB therapy. Show More Summary
But the absolute excess for all cancers combined is low Young people who undergo CT scans are 24% more likely to develop cancer compared with those who do not, a study published today on bmj.com suggests. However the absolute excess for all cancers combined was low, at 9.38 for every 100,000 person years of follow-up. Show More Summary
But majority of deaths are due to physical conditions, not suicide The gap between life expectancy in patients with a mental illness and the general population has widened since 1985 and efforts to reduce this gap should focus on improving physical health, suggest researchers in a paper published today on bmj.com...
Cardiologist questions whether current guideline daily amounts are fit for purpose Dietary advice on added sugar is damaging our health, warns a cardiologist on bmj.com today. Dr Aseem Malhotra believes that "not only has this advice...Show More Summary
Up to half of all heart attack cases are missed using just one data source Failure to use linked electronic health records may lead to biased estimates of heart attack incidence and outcome, warn researchers in a paper published on bmj.com today. Show More Summary
Should we all have our genomes sequenced? Two experts debate the issue on bmj.com today. Professor John Burn from the Institute of Genetic Medicine at Newcastle University says sequencing everyone's genome would give us unparalleled knowledge to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease. Show More Summary