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July 28, 2016

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July 28, 2016

Social Media Linked to More Satisfaction With Breast Cancer Treatment Decisions

July 28, 2016 — Women who engaged on social media after a breast cancer diagnosis expressed more deliberation about their treatment decision and more satisfaction with the path they chose, a new study ... read more

Updated Position Statement on Noninvasive Prenatal Screening for Detection of Fetal Aneuploidy

July 28, 2016 — Noninvasive prenatal screening using cell-free placental DNA circulating in maternal blood (NIPS) has been rapidly integrated into prenatal care since the American College of Medical Genetics and ... read more

Prostate Cancer Breakthrough Could Lead to New Diagnostic Tests and Treatments

July 28, 2016 — Prostate cancer patients have been offered hope after scientists have identified a new group of molecules that could be targeted to slow tumor ... read more

'Pain Paradox' Discovery Provides Route to New Pain Control Drugs

July 28, 2016 — A natural substance known to activate pain in the central nervous system has been found to have the opposite effect in other parts of the body, potentially paving the way to new methods of pain ... read more

Early Detection of Leukemia Patients' Resistance to Therapy

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have made a world-first breakthrough in the early detection of patients' resistance to a common treatment for chronic myeloid ... read more

Introduction of Screening Could Significantly Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

July 28, 2016 — The introduction of lung cancer screening in the UK could significantly reduce deaths in high risk groups, without causing participants the undue stress sometimes associated with medical tests, say ... read more

Successful Treatment for a Severe Case of Fetal Lung Disorder CPAM

July 28, 2016 — A successful treatment has now been conducted for the fetal lung disorder Congenital Pulmonary Airway Malformattion (CPAM), also known as Congenital Cystic Adenomatoid Malformation (CCAM). By ... read more

Valley Fever Diagnosis Often Missed

July 28, 2016 — For patients with pneumonia or ongoing influenza-like symptoms who live in or have visited the west or southwest United States, especially Arizona and central California, infectious diseases experts ... read more

Street 'Norco' Looks Like the Real Thing but Really, Really Isn't

July 28, 2016 — A new article warns that a new street drug combining fentanyl and a novel synthetic opioid is being marketed illicitly as Norco but is much stronger and much more ... read more

Financial Cycles of Acquisition and 'Buybacks' Threaten Public Access to Breakthrough Drugs

July 27, 2016 — An analysis of a new drug's journey to market shines a light on financial practices that see some major pharmaceutical companies relying on a cycle of acquisitions, profits from high prices, and ... read more

Diabetes Prevention Programs Beneficial in Improving Cardio-Metabolic Profiles

July 27, 2016 — A new study shows that lifestyle modification programs modeled on diabetes prevention programs (DPP) trials not only achieved weight reduction, but also additional metabolic benefits -specifically, ... read more

Gene Therapy for Metabolic Liver Diseases Shows Promise in Pigs

July 27, 2016 — With a shortage of donor organs, medical researchers are exploring therapeutic strategies for patients with debilitating liver diseases. Researchers are testing a new approach to correct metabolic ... read more

Stroke Care: Randomized Penumbra 3-D Trial of Next Generation Stent Retriever Meets Primary Endpoints

July 27, 2016 — The Penumbra 3D Trial successfully met the primary trial endpoints, demonstrating non-inferiority in both safety and efficacy of the company's next-generation stent retriever, Penumbra 3D ... read more

Stroke Patients Heading Directly to Endovascular Centers Could Get Treatment Faster

July 27, 2016 — Time is critical when it comes to ischemic stroke treatment: Patients need to receive certain treatments within six hours to maximize their chances of the best possible outcome. A new study assessed ... read more

Excluding High-Risk Cardiac Patients from Public Reporting Linked to Improved Outcomes

July 27, 2016 — A number of states – including Massachusetts and New York – mandate public reporting of mortality outcomes following certain cardiac procedures. While such reporting was originally intended to ... read more

ADHD Medication Reduces Risky Behavior in Children, Teens, Research Finds

July 27, 2016 — New research provides some of the first evidence that medications taken by millions of American children to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder offer long-term ... read more

July 27, 2016 — A new study of patients who survive the once-nearly fatal Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome finds their subsequent quality of life has more to do with lifestyle factors than how sick they were in ... read more

Recommendation for Better Counseling Access to Be Offered to Women Preferring Cesarean Births

July 27, 2016 — A study involving over 6,500 pregnant women from 6 countries in northern Europe highlights a clear need for appropriate support and advice when cesarean section (c-section) is elected for non-medical ... read more

Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction: Study Shows Promise of Non-Drug Pain Management

July 27, 2016 — A new study shows the potential for patients who have both addiction issues and chronic pain to get relief from an approach that combines behavioral therapy and social support to help them manage ... read more

EEG Scans Could Help Diagnose Awareness in Patients With a Disorder of Consciousness

July 27, 2016 — New research suggests that an electroencephalogram could be a strong indicator of the level of awareness of patients in a vegetative state after a severe brain ... read more

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