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

 
 

Cardic Imaging: Effort to Standardized Analysis

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[14/03/2008] For accuracy's sake, medical professionals should use the same software for comparing and analyzing diagnostic heart images taken from different time periods and laboratories, a team of researchers has concluded. Cardic Imaging: Effort to Standardized Analysis - Read more

Alzheimer’s: Computers Diagnose Faster

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[22/02/2008] Computers are able to diagnose Alzheimer's disease faster and more accurately than experts, according to researchs at Wellcome Trust Centre for Neuroimaging. The findings may help ensure that patients are diagnosed earlier, increasing treatment options. Alzheimer’s: Computers Diagnose Faster - Read more

Liver Fibrosis: MRI Techniques Get towards Better Assessment

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[03/01/2008] MRI imagery is emerging as a non-invasive way to determine the existence and extent of hepatic fibrosis. It could eventually help the development of pharmacologic strategies to combat the condition. Liver Fibrosis: MRI Techniques Get towards Better Assessment - Read more

Tuberculosis: Simple Strategy May Prevent Half of Deadly Infections

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[20/12/2007] By using a combination of inexpensive infection control measures, hospitals around the world could prevent half the new cases of extensively drug resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB), according to a new study.Tuberculosis: Simple Strategy May Prevent Half of Deadly Infections - Read more

USA: Accuracy of Mammograms Varies by Radiologist

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[12/12/2007] For women with breast symptoms such as lumps, the ability of diagnostic mammograms to detect breast cancer accurately depends strongly on which radiologist reads them, according to a Group Health study.USA: Accuracy of Mammograms Varies by Radiologist - Read more

Nicotine Addiction: Controlled by Influencing Brain Mechanisms

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[11/12/2007] Researchers discovered that nicotine has significant effects on brain GABA, a finding which could potentially help curb the pleasurable effects of nicotine and help people break their addiction to it.Nicotine Addiction: Controlled by Influencing Brain Mechanisms - Read more

Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Test for Targeted Therapy

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[11/12/2007] Oregon Health & Science University Cancer Institute researcher Jeff Tyner, Ph.D., has created a way to identify proteins that are candidates for targeted therapy in acute myeloid leukemia using an assay that yields results in just four days. Acute Myeloid Leukemia: Test for Targeted Therapy - Read more

Proton Therapy Center in Essen: "The Focus Is Put on Functionality"

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[01/12/2007] At the University Medical Center Essen in Germany, the first university proton therapy center is now emerging. By the end of 2009, it is said to be finished with the first patients undergoing treatment. MEDICA.de talked with Kai Züger from corporate controlling of the University Medical Center Essen about the planned equipment.Proton Therapy Center in Essen: "The Focus Is Put on Functionality" - Read more

Alzheimer's: Biomarkers Can Be Trusted in Clinical Trials

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[27/11/2007] The best-established biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease have a low natural variation over two years. The results speak for the inclusion of these biomarkers in clinical trials of novel drugs against Alzheimer’s disease.Alzheimer's: Biomarkers Can Be Trusted in Clinical Trials - Read more

PET Scan: Distinguishing Alzheimer from Other Dementia

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[06/11/2007] Positron Emission Tomography (PET) that measures uptake of sugar in the brain significantly improves the accuracy of diagnosing a type of dementia often mistaken for Alzheimer’s disease.PET Scan: Distinguishing Alzheimer from Other Dementia - Read more

 
 

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