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Many UK Patients With Gonorrhea Prescribed Outdated Antibiotics

May 29, 2015 — Many UK patients with gonorrhea are being prescribed antibiotics that are no longer recommended for treating the infection by their family doctor, reveals research published in the online journal BMJ ... read more

Smokers and Those Exposed to Passive Smoke Require More Anesthetic and Painkiller During Operations

May 29, 2015 — New research shows that both smokers and those exposed to passive smoke require more anesthetic and painkillers to reach the same level of anesthesia as ... read more

Before an Operation, Low Blood Pressure Rather Than High Is a Risk Factor for Death

May 29, 2015 — New research suggests that, before an operation, low blood pressure rather than high blood pressure is an independent risk factor for ... read more

Hypothermia Occurs During Surgery in Around Half of Patients

May 29, 2015 — A study shows that hypothermia occurs in around half of patients undergoing surgery, despite national guidelines for its ... read more

Blood Pressure Medications Can Lead to Increased Risk of Stroke

May 29, 2015 — The importance of preventing hypertension is reinforced by a study showing anti-hypertension medicines can increase stroke risk by 248 percent, according to new ... read more

Phase 2 Trial Identifies Genetic Dysfunction That Makes Many Types of Cancer Vulnerable to an Immunotherapy

May 29, 2015 — A team of researchers has identified a genetic malfunction that predicts the effectiveness of response to a groundbreaking immunotherapy. The results of their Phase 2 clinical trial reveal that, ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have identified a new, less-invasive method to provide diagnostic information on kidney disease and its ... read more

Alzheimer's Culprit Causes Memory Loss Even Before Brain Degeneration

May 29, 2015 — A brain protein believed to be a key component in the progress of dementia can cause memory loss in healthy brains even before physical signs of degeneration appear, according to new ... read more

Social Work Researchers Create Easier, Accurate Way to Analyze TSCC Trauma Results

May 29, 2015 — A social work research team has proposed and tested an alternative method to using the Trauma Symptoms Checklist for Children in assessing trauma in children -- especially those in the juvenile ... read more

ONT-380 Has Stage IV HER2+ Breast Cancer Patient 'Worrying About Normal Stuff Again'

May 29, 2015 — Promising clinical trial results show activity of the investigational anti-cancer agent ONT-380 against HER2+ breast cancer, in one case specifically against brain metastases and in another case in ... read more

May 29, 2015 — In the United States, federal mandates to produce more renewable fuels, especially biofuels, have led to a growing debate: Should fuel or food grow on arable land? Recent research found encouraging, ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have developed fiber-based “optofluidic” sensors for measuring the properties of tiny amounts of fluid. The innovation increases the sensitivity of measurements and makes it less ... read more

New Wi-Fi Antenna Enhances Wireless Coverage

May 29, 2015 — Researchers have succeeded in using ionized gas in a common fluorescent light tube as an antenna for a Wi-Fi Internet ... read more

Component in Green Tea May Help Reduce Prostate Cancer in Men at High Risk

May 28, 2015 — Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer in men and is predicted to result in an estimated 220,000 cases in the United States in 2015. A team of researchers recently published results ... read more

MEDI4736 Combined With Tremelimumab Results in Acceptable Toxicity in NSCLC Patients

May 28, 2015 — Advanced non-small cell lung cancer patients have few effective treatment options and low 5-year survival rates. The checkpoint inhibitors MEDI4736 and tremelimumab have both demonstrated acceptable ... read more

May 29, 2015 — Immunotherapy with the anti-PD-1 antibody pembrolizumab decreased the size of tumors by 30 percent or more in 24.8 percent of 132 patients with recurrent or metastatic head and neck cancer. ... read more

May 29, 2015 — As drought continues, and demand grows, researchers are looking to new models to improve the Rio Grande region's drought ... read more

Anticoagulant Medications: Newer, Easier to Manage Medications May Not Always Be the Best Choice

May 29, 2015 — If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have ... read more

Colorectal Cancer Genetically Different in Older and Younger Patients

May 29, 2015 — While the overall rate of colorectal cancer (CRC) is declining, CRC specifically among young patients is increasing. Previous studies have shown that CRC in patients younger than 50 years old tends ... read more

Migraine Surgery for Teens: Good Results in Initial Experience

May 29, 2015 — As in adults, migraine surgery is effective for selected adolescent patients with severe migraine headaches that don't respond to standard treatments, reports a new ... read more

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