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April 25, 2017

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April 25, 2017

Examining Cost-Effectiveness of Initial Diagnostic Exams for Microscopic Hematuria

Apr. 17, 2017 — Routine urinalysis for screening of genitourinary cancer isn't recommended by any major health group but patients who undergo urinalysis for a variety of other reasons are often found to have ... read more

Substantial Increase in Chronic Venous Insufficiency Procedures in Medicare Population

Apr. 12, 2017 — Utilization of procedures to treat chronic venous insufficiency (CVI) in the Medicare population increased markedly from 2005 through 2014, research has ... read more

Blood Test Shows Promise in Detecting Abusive Head Trauma in Infants

Apr. 10, 2017 — A blood test that could help identify bleeding of the brain in infants as a result of abusive head trauma has now been developed by a team of ... read more

Less Fear: How LSD Affects the Brain

Apr. 4, 2017 — LSD reduces activity in the region of the brain related to the handling of negative emotions like fear, research shows. These results could affect the treatment of mental illnesses such as depression ... read more

Molecules in the Body More Visible in New Detection System, Say Scientists

Apr. 3, 2017 — A technique that will enhance the performance of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in identifying disease has now been developed by ... read more

Mar. 30, 2017 — Chemists have designed triple-threat cancer-fighting polymer capsules that bring the promise of guided drug delivery closer to preclinical testing. These multilayer capsules show three traits that ... read more

Mini X-Ray Sensor for High-Precision Medical Applications

Mar. 30, 2017 — The ability to detect X-rays on a tiny scale paves the way for high-precision medical imaging and therapies. Such detection capabilities have been achieved by researchers who attached an X-ray sensor ... read more

An LED-Based Device for Imaging Radiation Induced Skin Damage

Mar. 29, 2017 — A non-invasive imaging device may help predict skin damage effects from radiation treatment in breast cancer ... read more

Mar. 24, 2017 — The molecular causes of diseases such as Parkinson's need to be understood as a first step towards combating them. Chemists recently succeeded in analyzing what happens when selective mutations ... read more

Brain Scans May Help Clinicians Choose Talk Therapy or Medication Treatment for Depression

Mar. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that specific patterns of activity on brain scans may help clinicians identify whether psychotherapy or antidepressant medication is more likely to help individual patients ... read more

Hitting Cancer With High-Intensity Ultrasound, Immunotherapy

Mar. 23, 2017 — In a new study, researchers have shown that combining high-intensity focused ultrasound with two immunotherapies (a PD-1 checkpoint inhibitor and TLR9 agonist) can produce excellent response rates in ... read more

MRI-Guided High-Intensity Focused Ultrasound Therapy for Uterine Fibroids Has Potential

Mar. 22, 2017 — Experts have published an assessment of the potential of a new treatment method for uterine fibroids. The topic of the assessment of potential is the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided ... read more

Scientific Discovery May Change Treatment of Parkinson

Mar. 22, 2017 — When monitoring Parkinson's disease, SPECT imaging of the brain is used for acquiring information on the dopamine activity. A new study shows that the dopamine activity observed in SPECT imaging ... read more

Mar. 21, 2017 — Accelerators built to explore the building blocks of matter help to feed the nation's need for certain critical radioisotopes used to diagnose, track, and treat ... read more

New Approach Uses Ultrasound to Measure Fluid in the Lungs

Mar. 21, 2017 — A team of engineering and medical researchers has found a way to use ultrasound to monitor fluid levels in the lung, offering a noninvasive way to track progress in treating pulmonary edema -- fluid ... read more

Mar. 20, 2017 — Researchers have developed a new way of visualizing the distribution of cholesterol in cells and tissues. Their research provides insights into the movement of cholesterol into and out of cells and ... read more

Mar. 17, 2017 — A study comparing children 7 to 11 years old with moderate or severe obstructive sleep apnea to children the same age who slept normally found significant reductions of gray matter -- brain cells ... read more

Biomarker Blood Test Shows Cancer Recurrence Months Before CT Scans

Mar. 16, 2017 — Results from a prospective clinical trial showed that a blood test looking at specific biomarkers was able to detect recurrences of lung cancer an average of six months before conventional imaging ... read more

At Some Hospitals, Kids With Suspected Appendicitis Get Worse Care at Night

Mar. 15, 2017 — At some hospitals, children receive better care in the daytime than they do at night for suspected appendicitis, suggests a new ... read more

Mar. 14, 2017 — Researchers have created datasets that map the three-dimensional distribution and volume of the insulin-producing cells in the pancreas. The wealth of visual and quantitative information may serve as ... read more

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