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April 26, 2017

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April 26, 2017

Nanodiamond-Enhanced MRI Offers Greater Range of Diagnostic, Therapeutic Applications

Apr. 26, 2017 — A new means of noninvasively tracking nanodiamonds with magnetic resonance imaging has been developed by researchers, opening up a host of new ... read more

Decrease in Cardiovascular Diseases Benefits Persons With Diabetes

Apr. 25, 2017 — The incidence of cardiovascular diseases in Sweden has decreased sharply since the late 1990s. This research included almost three million adult Swedes. In relative terms, the biggest winners are ... read more

When Hollywood Met Neurosurgery

Apr. 25, 2017 — A team of computer engineers and neurosurgeons, with an assist from Hollywood special effects experts, reports successful early tests of a novel, lifelike 3-D simulator designed to teach surgeons to ... read more

Only One in Five Seriously Injured Child Abuse Victims Treated at Major Trauma Centers

Apr. 24, 2017 — Only one in five victims with serious injuries caused by suspected child abuse in England and Wales is treated at a designated major trauma center, reveals ... read more

Implanted Scaffold With T Cells Rapidly Shrinks Tumors

Apr. 24, 2017 — A biopolymer structure enriched with nutrients shows how immunotherapy could be adapted for solid tumors, according to study in The Journal of Clinical ... read more

HEART Score to Risk Stratify Patients With Chest Pain Is Safe but Underutilized in the ED

Apr. 24, 2017 — It is safe for physicians to use the HEART (History, ECG, Age, Risk factors, and initial Troponin) score to make decisions about admission, observation, or discharge in patients presenting to the ... read more

'Alarmingly High' Risk of Death for People With Opioid Use Disorder in General Medical Care

Apr. 24, 2017 — Almost one-fifth of patients with opioid use disorder (OUD) in a large healthcare system died during a four-year follow-up period, reports a new ... read more

Facing Nightmare Scenarios Before Discharge Lifts Confidence of Parents of Babies in NICU

Apr. 24, 2017 — The key to improving confidence among parents of ill or premature infants may lie in simulated care, found new research. A new study found simulations of daily care and worst-case scenarios helped ... read more

Limiting Patient Mobility in Hospitals May Do More Harm Than Good

Apr. 24, 2017 — Despite hospitals' best efforts, there is little proof that policies to inhibit patient mobility actually prevent falls and may actually increase the risk of serious side effects, according to ... read more

Physicians Vastly Underestimate Patients' Willingness to Share Sexual Orientation, Study Finds

Apr. 24, 2017 — A study that surveyed a national sample of emergency department health care providers and adult patients suggests that patients are substantially more willing to disclose their sexual orientation ... read more

Robot Radiology: Low Cost A.I. Could Screen for Cervical Cancer Better Than Humans

Apr. 24, 2017 — Medical researchers have created a cervical cancer screening technique that, based on an analysis of a very large dataset, has the potential to perform as well or better than human interpretation on ... read more

Challenging the Current Approach to Glut1 Deficiency

Apr. 24, 2017 — Researchers have discovered that diet changes and early diagnosis could help outcomes for patients with Glucose Transporter Type 1 Deficiency, a rare pediatric neurological disorder that can cause ... read more

Pediatric Clinic Support Boosts Mental Health for Youth

Apr. 24, 2017 — Providing a brief behavioral therapy in the pediatric primary care setting is often better than referring to outpatient services for young people struggling with depression and anxiety, new research ... read more

Methadone May Reduce Need for Opioids After Surgery

Apr. 24, 2017 — Patients undergoing spinal fusion surgery who are treated with methadone during the procedure require significantly less intravenous and oral opioids to manage postoperative pain, reports a new ... read more

Cancer in the Family: One Spouse's Diagnosis Can Lower Household Income

Apr. 24, 2017 — Caring for a husband or wife with cancer significantly diminishes family income, according to researchers who tracked changes in employment and income among working-age couples in ... read more

Growing Body of Evidence Supports Use of Mind-Body Therapies in Breast Cancer Treatment

Apr. 24, 2017 — In newly updated clinical guidelines, researchers analyzed which integrative treatments are most effective and safe for patients with breast cancer. This systematic review adds to the growing ... read more

Financial Strain Tied to Low-Birth-Weight Babies

Apr. 24, 2017 — A financially strapped pregnant woman's worries about the arrival and care of her little one could contribute to birth of a smaller, medically vulnerable infant, a new study ... read more

Metastatic Breast Cancers: Characterizing the Profile of Metastases for Improved Treatment

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new study offers a better understanding of the progression of breast cancer. The conclusions could have an impact on care for patients suffering from a metastatic breast cancer. This is one of the ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — An important concept in future healthcare is the development of devices called "lab on a chip". These "chips" are injected to fill specifically designed microscopic channels. ... read more

Ambulances Respond More Slowly in Summer and Winter

Apr. 24, 2017 — Ambulance response times in London worsen when air temperatures rise or fall beyond certain limits in summer and winter, according to a new ... read more

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