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February 12, 2016

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February 12, 2016

Feb. 11, 2016 — Concentrations of iron similar to those delivered through standard treatments can trigger DNA damage within 10 minutes, when given to cells in the laboratory. This is the finding of scientists who ... read more

Common Antimalarial Drug Could Be Used to Treat Major Injury

Feb. 11, 2016 — A common anti-malarial drug Artesunate could be used to reduce organ failure following injury, according to an early study in rats. The repurposing of the affordable and safe drug could help save the ... read more

Younger T Cells May Improve Immunotherapy for Children's Cancer

Feb. 11, 2016 — Pediatric oncologists have investigated techniques to improve and broaden a novel personalized cell therapy to treat children with cancer. The researchers say a patient's outcome may be improved ... read more

New Treatment Option for the Acute Phase of the Rare Disease TTP

Feb. 11, 2016 — Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) is a rare disorder caused by an enzyme deficiency. This can be heriditary or can be acquired as an autoimmune condition. Due to the associated excessive ... read more

Feb. 11, 2016 — An important milestone has been reached towards creating a urine diagnostic test for prostate cancer that could mean that invasive diagnostic procedures that men currently undergo eventually become a ... read more

Remote Telemonitoring Does Not Reduce Hospital Readmissions for Heart Failure Patients

Feb. 11, 2016 — Combined health coaching and remote monitoring did not reduce all-cause 180-day hospital readmissions among heart failure patients, and did not have significant effects on 30-day hospital ... read more

Precise Visualization of Myocardial Injury

Feb. 10, 2016 — In a world-first, researchers have performed cardiac MRI imaging using a 7T MRI scanner in a patient-based study. 7T MRI imaging is a powerful new technology that allows high resolution images of the ... read more

Blocking Stress Protein Relieves Chronic Pain in Mice

Feb. 10, 2016 — A group of drugs being developed to treat mood disorders could also relieve chronic pain, finds new research. The study reveals how a protein that shapes the body's response to stress also ... read more

Global Scientific Community Commits to Sharing Data on Zika

Feb. 10, 2016 — Leading global health bodies including academic journals, NGOs, research funders and institutes, have committed to sharing data and results relevant to the current Zika crisis and future public ... read more

Research Uncovers More Inherited Genetic Mutations Linked to Ovarian Cancer

Feb. 10, 2016 — Previous research has established a link between genetic mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes to an increased risk of developing ovarian, fallopian tube or peritoneal cancer in women. A recent ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — A cardio-oncology program is focusing on modulating the risk factors for cardiovascular disease in men, especially those receiving androgen deprivation therapy (ADT) to treat their prostate ... read more

Feb. 10, 2016 — Alcohol itself can directly damage liver cells. Now researchers report evidence that alcohol is also harmful to the liver for a second reason -- it allows gut bacteria to migrate to the liver, ... read more

Stakeholder Involvement in Clinical Trial Design Leads to Greater Recruitment, Retention

Feb. 10, 2016 — By seeking the advice of patients, families and other stakeholders in designing a clinical trial investigating pediatric appendicitis, researchers found a way to significantly increase the number of ... read more

Study Finds High Rate of Elective Surgery for Uncomplicated Diverticulitis After Few Episodes

Feb. 10, 2016 — Patterns of episodes of diverticulitis before surgery, and factors associated with earlier interventions using inpatient, outpatient, and antibiotic prescription claims, have all been examined by a ... read more

Study Examines Euthanasia, Assisted Suicide of Patients With Psychiatric Disorders

Feb. 10, 2016 — A review of euthanasia or assisted suicide cases among patients with psychiatric disorders in the Netherlands found that most had chronic, severe conditions, with histories of attempted suicides and ... read more

The New Health 'Desert'? Reliable Weight Loss Programs Hard to Find

Feb. 10, 2016 — People with medically serious weight problems can rarely find or have access to proven, reliable programs to help them shed pounds, new research ... read more

Improving Quality of Life for the Seriously Ill

Feb. 10, 2016 — Being diagnosed with a potentially life-threatening illness is distressing enough but a dearth of cohesive services often compounds the difficulty, according to a ... read more

Higher Nurse to Patient Ratio Linked to Reduced Risk of Inpatient Death

Feb. 9, 2016 — A higher nurse to patient ratio is linked to a reduced risk of inpatient death, finds a study of staffing levels in NHS hospitals. In trusts where registered (professionally trained) nurses had six ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Using an advanced technology, research has begun a retrospective study to analyze joint implants that fail in the hope of improving future implants and preventing or decreasing the incidence of joint ... read more

Feb. 9, 2016 — Status epilepticus -- continuous or rapid sequential seizure activity for 30 minutes or more -- is a medical emergency with a high mortality rate in both children and adults. Prompt and effective ... read more

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