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April 30, 2017

Rising Costs, Potential Savings for Generic, Topical Steroids

Apr. 28, 2017 — Although most topical steroids prescribed to patients were generic in a new American study, there was a sharp increase in Medicare Part D and out-of-pocket spending for elderly patients taking these ... read more

Counting the Cuts in Mohs Surgery: A Way to Improve Care and Reduce Costs

Apr. 28, 2017 — In an analysis of Medicare billing data submitted by more than 2,300 United States physicians, researchers have calculated the average number of surgical slices, or cuts, made during Mohs ... read more

Further Knowledge Required About the Differences Between Milk Proteins

Apr. 28, 2017 — Recent years have witnessed significant debates on proteins in milk, in particular the differences between A1 and A2 proteins. However, there is still no scientific evidence to determine whether milk ... read more

Primary School Children Get Less Active With Age, Study Finds

Apr. 28, 2017 — There is an age-related decline in children’s physical activity levels as they progress through primary school, according to a British ... read more

New Appetite Control Mechanism Found in Brain

Apr. 28, 2017 — A newly discovered molecule increases appetite during fasting, and decreases it during gorging. The neuron-exciting protein, named NPGL – apparently aims to maintain body mass at a constant, come ... read more

When the Smoke Clears: Tobacco Control in Post-Conflict Settings

Apr. 28, 2017 — The difficulties of prioritizing preventable disease and long term health issues in post conflict zones are explored in a new ... read more

Single Gene Encourages Growth of Intestinal Stem Cells, Supporting 'Niche' Cells, and Cancer

Apr. 28, 2017 — A gene previously identified as critical for tumor growth in many human cancers also maintains intestinal stem cells and encourages the growth of cells that support them, according to results of a ... read more

Follow-Up Colonoscopies Associated With a Significantly Lower Incidence of Bowel Cancer

Apr. 28, 2017 — Patients at risk of developing bowel cancer can significantly benefit from a follow-up colonoscopy, finds new ... read more

England's Cancer Drugs Fund 'Failed to Deliver Meaningful Value to Patients and Society'

Apr. 28, 2017 — Analysis of the drugs that were approved for use by the NHS Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) in England has shown that the fund was not good value for patients and society and may have resulted in patients ... read more

Female Partners Can Help Facilitate Early Melanoma Detection in Men Over 50, Research Shows

Apr. 27, 2017 — Men over 50 have a higher risk than the general population of developing melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, so they need to keep a sharp eye out for signs of the disease. Many women in this ... read more

Artificial Intelligence Shows Potential to Fight Blindness

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have found a way to use artificial intelligence to fight a complication of diabetes that affects the ... read more

Study Quantifies Kidney Failure Risk in Living Kidney Donors

Apr. 27, 2017 — Researchers have developed a risk calculator that estimates the risk of kidney failure after donation. Overall risk was low, but black race and male sex were associated with increased risks of ... read more

Overweight/obese People With Diabetes at Increased Risk of Brain Abnormalities

Apr. 27, 2017 — Overweight and obese individuals with early stage type 2 diabetes (T2D) had more severe and progressive abnormalities in brain structure and cognition compared to normal-weight study participants, ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — A method to rapidly trigger the universal tagging of proteins being produced by a cell has now been discovered by researchers. The tagging can be turned on like a switch, which enables researchers to ... read more

Food Insecurity Can Affect Your Mental Health

Apr. 27, 2017 — Food insecurity (FI) affects nearly 795 million people worldwide. Although a complex phenomenon encompassing food availability, affordability, utilization, and even the social norms that define ... read more

Apr. 27, 2017 — Individuals with a slender lower face are about 25 percent more likely to be left-handed. This unexpected finding was identified in 13,536 individuals who participated in three national surveys ... read more

Trauma Surgeon Seeing Rise in Burns from Electronic Cigarettes

Apr. 27, 2017 — Burn surgeons are seeing a rise in burns from electronic cigarettes. The study points to lithium ion battery failure as the ... read more

Treatment Improved Overall Survival in Elderly Patients With Early-Stage Esophageal Cancer

Apr. 27, 2017 — Elderly patients with early-stage esophageal cancer that received treatment had an increased 5-year overall survival when compared to patients who received observation with no ... read more

Blood Test Predicts Kids at Risk for Dengue Shock Syndrome

Apr. 27, 2017 — The most serious, life-threatening complication of dengue infection is dengue shock syndrome (DSS), seen primarily in children. Daily platelet counts in children in the early stages of dengue can ... read more

Physical Activity Helps to Counteract Weight Gain from Obesity-Causing Gene Variant

Apr. 27, 2017 — Physical activity can reduce the weight-gaining effects of the genetic variant that carries the greatest risk of obesity, ... read more

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