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

 
 

Liver Fibrosis: Earlier Diagnosis Due to New Technique

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[08/09/2006] Researchers have developed a new technique for using magnetic resonance imaging to accurately measure the hardness or elasticity of the liver. First tests show this technology - called Magnetic Resonance Elastography - holds great promise for detecting liver fibrosis. Liver Fibrosis: Earlier Diagnosis Due to New Technique - Read more

Nitric Oxide: New Test Determines Treatment for Chronic Cough

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[07/09/2006] Mayo Clinic researchers have found that an asthma diagnostic test, the exhaled nitric oxide test, is an inexpensive, quick and easy way to determine whether inhaled corticosteroids will relieve a patient’s chronic cough.Nitric Oxide: New Test Determines Treatment for Chronic Cough - Read more

Anthrax: Immunological Approach Developed

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[05/09/2006] Researchers have developed a new approach that makes the highly specific detection of Anthrax spores possible: Monoclonal antibodies recognize a specific sugar on the surface of Anthrax spores. Anthrax: Immunological Approach Developed - Read more

Obesity: An Increasing Obstacle to Medical Diagnosis

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[01/09/2006] A new study shows: The increase of obesity in the United States doubled the number of inconclusive diagnostic imaging exams over a 15-year period. Obesity: An Increasing Obstacle to Medical Diagnosis - Read more

Miscarriage: Risk Decreases for Prenatal Testing

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[01/09/2006] Prenatal diagnostic tests to identify genetic or chromosomal abnormalities have a lower risk of miscarriage than previously believed, according to a study. Miscarriage: Risk Decreases for Prenatal Testing - Read more

Alzheimer’s: Spot the Disease with New Biomarkers

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[01/09/2006] Neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's in their early stages can be difficult for physicians to spot, and many diagnoses are incorrect. A finding by researchers may soon help in the diagnosis of such diseases.Alzheimer’s: Spot the Disease with New Biomarkers - Read more

MRI: New Tool to Diagnose and Treat Breast Cancer

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[25/07/2006] Researchers have developed a unique software utilising computational clinical imaging techniques for the MRI analysis, showing promise in the early detection of breast cancer.MRI: New Tool to Diagnose and Treat Breast Cancer - Read more

Biodesign: George Poste Awarded 2006 Albert Einstein Award

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[24/07/2006] George Poste, director of the Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University, was awarded the Albert Einstein Award. The award recognises business leaders who have demonstrated outstanding achievement in advancing human health worldwide.Biodesign: George Poste Awarded 2006 Albert Einstein Award - Read more

Testing: New Diagnostic Tool for Prostate Cancer

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[20/07/2006] Research by Portuguese and Norwegian scientists show not only how whole genome analysis can help to increase the accuracy of patient testing, but also identifies a new molecular marker that “tags” prostate cancers with worse prognoses.Testing: New Diagnostic Tool for Prostate Cancer - Read more

 
 

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