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

 
 

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

Prosopagnosia: Face Blindness Is a Hereditary Disorder

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[10/07/2006] In a first study to examine whether the inability to recognise faces can be inherited, researchers found that it is in fact a common disorder that runs in families and is one of the most frequent disorders controlled by a single gene defect.Prosopagnosia: Face Blindness Is a Hereditary Disorder - Read more

Organs: New Tool Good at Assessing Blunt Abdominal Trauma

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[05/07/2006] Contrast-enhanced sonography compared with sonography and CT proves to be a useful tool in the assessment of blunt abdominal trauma, concludes a study.Organs: New Tool Good at Assessing Blunt Abdominal Trauma - Read more

Kelly West Award: William Herman Honoured for Diabetes Research

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[14/06/2006] William H. Herman, M.D., MPH, working at University of Michigan calls for rethinking definition & diagnosis of diabetes as he receives American Diabetes Association's Kelly West Award.Kelly West Award: William Herman Honoured for Diabetes Research - Read more

Leg Arterial Disease: Old Technology Helps Create New Test

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[07/06/2006] Who says the 70's are over: US doctors are using technology developed in the disco era to invent a new diagnostic test for clogged leg arteries.Leg Arterial Disease: Old Technology Helps Create New Test - Read more

 
 

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