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November 26, 2015

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November 26, 2015

New Technology Promises Fast, Accurate Stroke Diagnosis

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new approach to identifying biomarkers in blood has proven successful in helping diagnose stroke, and the technology could be expanded to diagnose such conditions as concussion, some forms of ... read more

Willingness to Adopt Children With Special Needs the Focus of Recent Study

Nov. 25, 2015 — A new study has focused on the attitudes and preferences of prospective adoptive parents in Canada. The study examined the preferences and attitudes of 5,830 AdoptOntario online registrants between ... read more

Optimal Care for Older Cancer Patients Should Target Relevant Health Related Quality of Life Domains According to Study

Nov. 25, 2015 — Researchers have identified health related quality of life components that should be considered as most relevant for achieving optimal care for older cancer ... read more

Proteome Analysis for Detection of Diabetic Nephropathy: Benefit Remains Unclear

Nov. 25, 2015 — As no study relevant for the research question was identified, the benefit or harm for patients, as well as the diagnostic and prognostic accuracy, remain ... read more

The Myth About L-Trypophan in Turkey

Nov. 24, 2015 — Turkey itself doesn’t make you sleepy after a Thanksgiving meal. What makes you sleepy is eating very large quantities of turkey, stuffing, potatoes and pie. Turkey does contain tryptophan, but so ... read more

Infants Under 12 Months Most at Risk of Physical Abuse

Nov. 24, 2015 — Infants under the age of 12 months are most at risk of serious physical abuse, reveals a large study of severely injured children. Compared with children whose injuries had been accidental, the ... read more

First-of-Kind Dopamine Measurements in Human Brain Reveal Insights Into How We Learn

Nov. 23, 2015 — During brain surgery, researchers collected data as the conscious patients played an investment game, demonstrating rapid dopamine release encodes crucial information. The findings have implications ... read more

Tuberculosis: Daily Antibiotics Recommended to Prevent Resistant Strains

Nov. 23, 2015 — A computer model of tuberculosis has shown that approved treatments prescribing antibiotic doses once or twice a week are more likely to lead to drug resistant strains than are daily antibiotic ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — The liver's cannabinoid receptors could be targeted to fight liver cancer in some patients, new research suggests. This work offers a way to predict what treatments have the best chance of ... read more

Platelets Promote the Liver's Regeneration Process Following Surgery

Nov. 23, 2015 — Certain platelet-derived growth factors are of major significance for the liver's regeneration processes. It has been shown that platelets can encourage the regrowth of liver tissue in patients ... read more

Evolution of Severely Immunosuppressed HIV Patients Depends on the Immunologic and Virologic Response

Nov. 23, 2015 — Health authorities recommend HIV-infected patients starting treatment as soon as possible after diagnosis, regardless of the level of immunosuppression and viral load. Even in the worst scenario, if ... read more

Pembrolizumab in Advanced Melanoma: Added Benefit for Certain Patients

Nov. 23, 2015 — Certain adults with pretreatment have fewer side effects under pembrolizumab. Treatment-naive patients without tumor mutation survive longer and have better social participation, report ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — A mathematical model has been developed to forecast metastatic breast cancer survival rates using techniques usually reserved for weather prediction, financial forecasting and surfing the ... read more

City-Wide Effort Boosts NYC's Colorectal Cancer Screening Rates

Nov. 23, 2015 — Work to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in New York City have resulted in a 40 percent increase in screening rates over four ... read more

Major Fall in Diabetes-Related Amputations Since the 1990s

Nov. 23, 2015 — A significant reduction in diabetes-related amputations since the mid-1990s has been identified by a new study. Researchers credit this decline to improvements in diabetes care over this ... read more

European Hospitals Overlook Every Other Person With HIV

Nov. 20, 2015 — Many European hospitals fail to routinely test people who may be at risk of an HIV-infection, a new study reveals. If tests were more widely used in healthcare, fewer HIV-patients would go unnoticed, ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — Virtual reality has potential to revolutionize some aspects of medicine and healthcare. Several medical specialties are already using it to train physicians and assist diagnosis and it also has ... read more

Nov. 20, 2015 — A personalized method for testing the effectiveness of drugs that treat multiple myeloma may predict quickly and more accurately the best treatments for individual patients with the bone marrow ... read more

Decreasing Mental Health Services Increases Mental Health Emergencies

Nov. 20, 2015 — Countywide reductions in psychiatric services -- both inpatient and outpatient -- led to more than triple the number of emergency psychiatric consults and 55 percent increases in lengths of stay for ... read more

British Hospitals Face Serious Shortage of Liver Specialists

Nov. 19, 2015 — Fewer than one in three hospitals employ a full-time doctor who specializes in liver medicine, according to a survey of 144 hospitals in the UK. The results suggest that staffing levels for liver ... read more

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