Senior Editor Amy Ross discusses the content published in week 1 of the PLOS Medicine Special Issue on CVD and Multimorbidity. This week, publication of a Special Issue on Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Multimorbidity begins
A new study demonstrates that a novel nuclear medicine imaging agent targeting copper accumulation in tumors can detect prostate cancer recurrence early in patients with biochemical relapse (rising prostate-specific antigen [PSA] level).
Long-time Feministing readers might have noticed that my byline hasn’t been on the site as much in the last couple years. That’s because I’ve been at work writing my first book, Doing Harm, about how sexism in medicine is harming women, which is out today. As I write in the 2,000-word version of the book […]
What do you want to be when you grow up? Almost no one ends up being the type of doctor he or she was at the beginning. Private practice physicians end up as hospitalists, soloists end up in large groups, […]
(Washington University School of Medicine) The FDA recently approved the first cellular immunotherapies to treat certain blood cancers. But so far, these T cell immunotherapies can't be used if the T cells themselves are cancerous. Such 'CAR-T' cells kill each other because they resemble one another so closely. Show More Summary
(Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging) An Italian study featured in the March issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine demonstrates that a novel nuclear medicine imaging agent targeting copper accumulation in tumors can detect prostate cancer recurrence early in patients with biochemical relapse (rising prostate-specific antigen [PSA] level).
Alternative therapies can pose risks, so it’s important to discuss them with your pediatrician.
It can seem distinctly unfair to judge developing countries’ practices when it comes to the environment or use of fossil fuels. After all, the western world was able to freely exploit resources before science proved what harm they can cause.
Researchers from the UK and Denmark have developed a new method to predict the physical stability of drug candidates, which could help with the development of new and more effective medicines for patients. The technology has been licensed...Show More Summary
(PLOS) Education of mothers on the benefits of tetanus vaccination increased immunization coverage in a randomized trial set in rural India, according to new research this week in PLOS Medicine by Timothy Powell-Jackson of the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK, and colleagues.
PARIS (Reuters) - Sanofi will decide shortly whether to seek regulatory approval for its dengue vaccine Dengvaxia in the United States and remains committed to the medicine despite a health scare in the Philippines, a senior executive said on Wednesday.
The only time I ever watched Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman was when I was visiting my mother-in-law, who loved it. Something about the description of "wholesome family drama" made it sound boring, like Walker, Texas Ranger or Little House on the Prairie, which she also loved. Show More Summary
(Reuters) - Europe's medicines regulator recommended the immediate suspension and recall of Biogen Inc and AbbVie Inc's multiple sclerosis drug Zinbryta, following 12 reports of inflammation of the brain, three of which cases were fatal.
BOTANY, PLANT IDENTIFICATION, BOTANY, & NATIVE PLANT WALKS Classes for Herbalists, Healers, & Culture Shifters – at the upcoming 2018 Good Medicine Confluence For the first many years of Plant Healer’s annual international gatherings, our characteristically beautiful rural event sites had too few buildings of us to expand the number of classes to accommodate topics [...]
We need policies that shift insurers’ financial incentives.
If you would like chance to sell your wares at our upcoming Confluence, it is now possible thanks to a Healer’s Market twice the size of before. Before now, we had to save all the table spaces as a thank you to teachers and sponsors, but starting this year there are spaces for all who are [...]
UT Physicians has responded to a growing demand for specialty care with the opening of a new physical medicine, rehabilitation, sports medicine and pain management clinic in southwest Houston. The outpatient clinic provides patients with comprehensive, state-of-the-art care for joint pain, spine pain and sports-related injuries.
(University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine) Medicare's experimental mandatory bundled payment model for knee and hip replacements is more likely to yield cost savings when the surgeries are performed in larger hospitals that do more of these procedures, according to a new study. Show More Summary
(Michigan Medicine - University of Michigan) Halting the voyage of gut bacteria to the brain could help prevent harmful brain inflammation after a sepsis infection, a new study shows.