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

 
 

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

MRI: New Method Allows Closer Look at Smoker Lungs

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[31/05/2006] Aided by a powerful imaging technique, scientists have discovered they can detect smoking-related lung damage in healthy smokers who otherwise display none of the telltale signs of tobacco use.MRI: New Method Allows Closer Look at Smoker Lungs - Read more

Gene Expression: Waking Up To Chronic Fatigue

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[19/05/2006] Once derided as “yuppie flu”, the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) often go unrelieved. That could be about to change as physical evidence for CFS begins to stack up.Gene Expression: Waking Up To Chronic Fatigue - Read more

Mammography: Patient Service Helps Saving Money

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[04/05/2006] The hidden costs of achieving a 99.5% mammography recall compliance rate is 16 cents per screening patient, according to a recent study done at the University of Michigan.Mammography: Patient Service Helps Saving Money - Read more

RNA: Gene Chip Technology Unlocks Window on Diabetes

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[28/04/2006] Groundbreaking research using new Gene Chip technology has discovered a gene that appears to be linked to diabetes.RNA: Gene Chip Technology Unlocks Window on Diabetes - Read more

Haglund’s Syndrome: Ultrasound for Diagnosis and Treatment

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[12/04/2006] Radiologists have used ultrasound technology to both accurately diagnose and potentially relieve the associated pain of Haglund’s Syndrome, a common running ailment.Haglund’s Syndrome: Ultrasound for Diagnosis and Treatment - Read more

 
 

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