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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

"Pill on a string" could help spot early signs of cancer

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Photo: Cytosponge 'pill on a string' [21/07/2015] A "pill on a string" developed by researchers at the University of Cambridge could help doctors detect oesophageal cancer - cancer of the gullet - at an early stage, helping them overcome the problem of wide variation between biopsies, suggests research published in the journal Nature Genetics."Pill on a string" could help spot early signs of cancer - Read more

Obesity prevention needed

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Photo: Adipose child [20/07/2015] The chance of an obese person attaining normal body weight is 1 in 210 for men and 1 in 124 for women, increasing to 1 in 1,290 for men and 1 in 677 for women with severe obesity, according to a study of UK health records led by King's College London.Obesity prevention needed - Read more

Personalized care for aortic aneurysms

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Graphic: Blood vessels in the human chest [20/07/2015] Researchers at the Aortic Institute at Yale have tested the genomes of more than 100 patients with thoracic aortic aneurysms, a potentially lethal condition, and provided genetically personalized care. Their work will also lead to the development of a "dictionary" of genes specific to the disease, according to researchers. Personalized care for aortic aneurysms - Read more

Observing brain network dynamics to diagnose Alzheimer's

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Graphic: Different brain scans lined up [17/07/2015] New research provides insights into how the brain organizes itself, and sets the stage for early diagnosis of neurological disorders like Alzheimer's, in which these certain brain networks break down.Observing brain network dynamics to diagnose Alzheimer's - Read more

Geometry of brain's outer surface correlates with genetic heritage

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Photo: Image of brain [10/07/2015] Researchers at the University of California, San Diego and the School of Medicine have found that the three-dimensional shape of the cerebral cortex – the wrinkled outer layer of the brain controlling many functions of thinking and sensation – strongly correlates with ancestral background.Geometry of brain's outer surface correlates with genetic heritage - Read more

Wanted: rapid test to prevent deep vein thrombosis

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[01/07/2015] Deep vein thrombosis is not just a risk factor for frequent flyers but also for wearers of cardiovascular implants and newly operated patients. Blood thinners prevent these dangerous blood clots from forming, but they need to be carefully adjusted and do not work the same way in every patient. A detailed analysis of platelets (thrombocytes) could prevent complications in the future.Wanted: rapid test to prevent deep vein thrombosis - Read more

MEDICA 2015 - Be part of it!

Preview photo linked to the video Experience the world's largest medical fair in Düsseldorf! Experience the MEDICA 2014!MEDICA 2015 - Be part of it! - Read more

Placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy

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Photo: Little girl kisses the belly of a pregnant woman [19/06/2015] National Institutes of Health (NIH) researchers and their colleagues have developed a "placenta-on-a-chip" to study the inner workings of the human placenta and its role in pregnancy. The device was designed to imitate, on a micro-level, the structure and function of the placenta and model the transfer of nutrients from mother to fetus. Placenta-on-a-chip to better understand pregnancy - Read more

Brain lesions in children challenging to diagnose

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Photo: Image of brain [10/06/2015] Brain lesions in children can be especially challenging to diagnose, according to a report by a multidisciplinary team of Loyola University Medical Center physicians. Lesions include tumors, abnormal blood vessel formations and abscesses and inflammation due to infections.Brain lesions in children challenging to diagnose - Read more

Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment

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Photo: Blood vessel [09/06/2015] Endovascular treatment (EVT) of intracranial aneurysm is effective in preventing long-term bleeding, but may be followed by aneurysm recurrences in a significant proportion of cases, according to a new magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) study.Aneurysms may recur years after endovascular treatment - Read more

 
 

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