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World Diabetes Day - 11/14/2013

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Photo: World Diabetes Day [11/11/2013] “Protect our Future!” –this is the slogan the International Diabetes Federation IDF chose for World Diabetes Day at November 14th, 2013. The day was established through an UN resolution. It is the second day the international community dedicated to a specific disease after the World AIDS Day.World Diabetes Day - 11/14/2013 - Read more

Public Health: Better Tests Needed to Improve Patient Care

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Photo: Petri dishes [08/11/2013] Despite advances in diagnostic technology, there is an urgent need for tests that are easy to use, identify the bug causing an infection and provide results faster than current tests, according to a report from the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA). Public Health: Better Tests Needed to Improve Patient Care - Read more

African Sleeping Sickness: New Treatment Comes Closer

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Photo: Graphic [06/11/2013] Researchers at Umeå University have identified drugs targeting infections of the parasite Trypanosoma brucei and are thereby well on the way to find a cure against African sleeping sickness.African Sleeping Sickness: New Treatment Comes Closer - Read more

ICU: Ultrasound Safer and Just as Effective as X-Rays

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Photo: Ultrasound [30/10/2013] A new study shows that the use of ultrasound testing rather than x-rays or CT scans in the ICU reduces patient radiation exposure and lowers costs of care.ICU: Ultrasound Safer and Just as Effective as X-Rays - Read more

PET: Pain Processes in Tennis Elbow Illuminated

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Photo: Imaging tennis elbow [29/10/2013] Physiological processes in soft tissue pain such as chronic tennis elbow can be explored using diagnostic imaging methods. This is demonstrated by researchers from Uppsala University.PET: Pain Processes in Tennis Elbow Illuminated - Read more

Portable Vision Screening Devices: Accurately Identify Vision Problems in Children

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Photo: Infant with glasses [25/10/2013] Portable screening devices allow pediatricians to successfully screen children for vision problems, including amblyopia, according to an abstract presented at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference and Exhibition.Portable Vision Screening Devices: Accurately Identify Vision Problems in Children - Read more

Colon Cancer: Screening Guidelines May Miss 10 Percent

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Photo: Colon Cancer [23/10/2013] For people with a family history of adenomas (colon polyps that lead to colon cancer), up to 10 percent of colorectal cancers could be missed when current national screening guidelines are followed. Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second deadliest.Colon Cancer: Screening Guidelines May Miss 10 Percent - Read more

Diagnostics: Finding Blood Clots Before They Wreak Havoc

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Photo: Blood clot [18/10/2013] A simple urine test developed by MIT engineers uses nanotechnology to detect dangerous blood clotting. Blood clots can form in anyone who sits on a plane for a long time, is confined to bed while recovering from surgery, or takes certain medications.Diagnostics: Finding Blood Clots Before They Wreak Havoc - Read more

Fungal Lung Infections: New Drug Candidate

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Photo: Two people in a garden [07/10/2013] Researchers at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center have discovered a new compound that could be developed as an antifungal drug to treat histoplasmosis and cryptococcosis, two types of fungal infections that are naturally drug-resistant. Fungal Lung Infections: New Drug Candidate - Read more

World Arthritis Day - 10/12/2013

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Photo: Rheumatism [07/10/2013] Rheumatic and muscosceletal diseases span a lot of different conditions that can have strongly differing forms. Still, most of these conditions have in common that they cause strong pain and reduce the functions of the affected limbs and organs.World Arthritis Day - 10/12/2013 - Read more

 
 

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