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February 24, 2017

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February 24, 2017

Patients Registered in a Heart Failure Registry Lived Longer

Feb. 23, 2017 — Heart failure patients registered in the Swedish Heart Failure Registry receive better medication and have a 35 percent lower risk of death than unregistered patients, according to a new ... read more

Direct-to-Consumer Genomics: Harmful or Empowering?

Feb. 23, 2017 — In a new study, a research explores questions that stem from new advances in direct-to-consumer DNA tests, which have the effect of separating the physician-patient relationship from access to new ... read more

Feb. 22, 2017 — There are neurons in your skin that are wired to sense itchy things. These neurons are separate from the ones that detect pain, and yet, chemical-induced itch is often accompanied by mild pain such ... read more

Proteins in Your Runny Nose Could Reveal a Viral Infection

Feb. 22, 2017 — It may seem obvious, but the key to confirming whether someone is suffering from a cold or flu virus might lie at the misery's source -- the inflamed passages of the nose and throat. Scientists ... read more

Benefits of Cognitive Training in Dementia Patients Unclear

Feb. 22, 2017 — Positive effects of cognitive training in healthy elderly people have been reported, but data regarding its effects in patients with dementia is unclear, say ... read more

Superfluid Is Now Helping Brain Surgeons

Feb. 22, 2017 — A superfluid, which resembles brain tissue, makes ultrasound images easier to interpret during an operation. This will make it easier for surgeons to remove brain tumors more accurately, say ... read more

New Tool Developed to Help Avoid Adverse Drug Reactions

Feb. 22, 2017 — Medicines are an important part of treating and preventing disease in adults and children. Now researchers have developed a new tool to help avoid adverse reactions to ... read more

MRI-Guided Laser Surgery Proving Effective for Some Epilepsy Patients

Feb. 21, 2017 — The MRI-guided laser ablation method is far less invasive and time-consuming than conventional surgery and has produced good results for people with medial temporal lobe epilepsy, report ... read more

Pre-Eclampsia Significantly Increases Risk of Heart Disease in Later Life, Study Reveals

Feb. 21, 2017 — Women who suffered pre-eclampsia during pregnancy are four times more likely to have heart failure in later life, new research ... read more

Study Reveals Ways to Improve Outcomes, Reduce Costs for Common Heart Procedure

Feb. 21, 2017 — Hospitals can improve patient care and reduce costs associated with coronary angioplasty if cardiologists perform more of these procedures through an artery in the wrist and if they take steps to ... read more

Collaborative Care Provides Improvement for Older Adults With Mild Depression

Feb. 21, 2017 — Among older adults with subthreshold depression (insufficient levels of depressive symptoms to meet diagnostic criteria), collaborative care compared with usual care resulted in an improvement in ... read more

Study Finds Significant Limitations of Physician-Rating Websites

Feb. 21, 2017 — An analysis of 28 commercial physician-rating websites finds that search mechanisms are cumbersome, and reviews scarce, according to a ... read more

Osteopathic Technique Helps Locate Ectopic Pregnancies When Imaging Fails

Feb. 21, 2017 — The location of an ectopic pregnancy can be determined quickly and easily with a simple, noninvasive physical examination technique used by osteopathic physicians. The method can be helpful in ... read more

Exercise Most Important Lifestyle Change to Help Reduce Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence

Feb. 21, 2017 — For patients with breast cancer, physical activity and avoiding weight gain are the most important lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of cancer recurrence and death, according to an ... read more

Expert Calls for Shorter Radiation Use in Prostate Cancer Treatment

Feb. 21, 2017 — Men with prostate cancer can receive shorter courses of radiation therapy than what is currently considered standard, according to ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — In an era of spiraling health care cost concerns, a new $500 surgical instrument is vying to take the place of a $2 million robot for certain minimally invasive ... read more

Feb. 21, 2017 — A new digital breast tomosynthesis technique has the potential to reduce the rate at which women are called back for additional examinations without sacrificing cancer detection, according to a new ... read more

Researcher Finds Safer, Less-Invasive Method of Staging Endometrial Cancer

Feb. 20, 2017 — A new study identifies sentinel-lymph-node mapping as a safer and less-invasive method of staging endometrial cancer that is equally as accurate as the more traditional ... read more

Radial Access, Same-Day Cardiac Procedure Could Save $300 Million Annually

Feb. 20, 2017 — If hospitals can perform more transradial, same-day percutaneous coronary intervention, or PCIs, not only will patients benefit because it is associated with have less complications, but ... read more

Decision-Making Suffers When Cancer Patients Avoid Math

Feb. 20, 2017 — Many of the toughest decisions faced by cancer patients involve knowing how to use numbers -- calculating risks, evaluating treatment options and figuring odds of medication side effects. But for ... read more

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