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Prostate Cancer Screenings: Little Benefit for Older Men

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Photo: Doctor an patient shaking hands [04/10/2013] Prostate cancer screening has little benefit for men aged 75 and older, yet over three years, the Medicare fee-for-service program spent 447 million Dollars annually on PSA-based screenings—one-third of which was for men in the over 75 age group, according to study by researchers at the Yale Cancer Outcomes, Public Policy, and Effectiveness Research (COPPER) Center.Prostate Cancer Screenings: Little Benefit for Older Men - Read more

Chip: Liquid Biopsy Could Improve Cancer Diagnosis

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Photo: Liquid Biopsy [02/10/2013] A microfluidic chip developed at the University of Michigan is among the best at capturing elusive circulating tumor cells from blood - and it can support the cells' growth for further analysis.Chip: Liquid Biopsy Could Improve Cancer Diagnosis - Read more

Blood: Risk Calculator for Venous Thromboses

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Photo: Blood [19/08/2013] A venous thrombosis, the occlusion of a vein, can result in a pulmonary embolism. Researchers at the Medical University Vienna have now developed a “risk calculator” that enables doctors to estimate this risk more accurately.Blood: Risk Calculator for Venous Thromboses - Read more

Antibiotics: Risk of Severe Blood Sugar Swings

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Photo: Blood sugar [15/08/2013] Diabetic patients taking oral fluoroquinolones, a class of antibiotics, were found to have a higher risk of severe blood sugar-related problems than diabetic patients taking other kinds of antibiotics.Antibiotics: Risk of Severe Blood Sugar Swings - Read more

Public Health: Elevated Blood Pressure in Black Patients

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Photo: Measuring blood pressure [14/08/2013] Black patients preoccupied with racial concerns have higher blood pressure than those who are not, according to results of new Johns Hopkins-led research.Public Health: Elevated Blood Pressure in Black Patients - Read more

Atherosclerosis: Macrophage Proliferation Furthers Progression

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Photo: Cholesterol [13/08/2013] New insights into the development of vulnerable atherosclerotic plaques could lead to better treatment or prevention of heart attacks and strokes.Atherosclerosis: Macrophage Proliferation Furthers Progression - Read more

Vein Treatment: “With the new method we can restore veins, instead of removing them”

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[08/08/2013] Defective venous valves have long been surgically removed. For the patient this has not only been a major intervention, but it has also been associated with significant side effects. An Argentine medical team has now tested a new laser therapy: The internal valvuloplasty enables the restoration of veins’ function instead of removing them.Vein Treatment: “With the new method we can restore veins, instead of removing them” - Read more

Tachycardia: Genetic Cause Discovered

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Photo: Heart rate [01/08/2013] Ventricular fibrillation, loss of consciousness and death in seemingly healthy people: These are the characteristics of the so-called Brugada syndrome. In the search for the causes of this disease, an international team of scientists has now discovered a surprising fact.Tachycardia: Genetic Cause Discovered - Read more

Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System

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[01/08/2013] Patients often wait years for an organ transplant. Even when they finally receive an organ, it is still not certain whether it is going to be rejected by the patient’s own immune system or becomes threatened by infection.Transplantation Medicine: Rapid Test Checks the Immune System - Read more

HIV: Platelets Protect Cells

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Photo: Cell and virus [25/07/2013] Scientists of the German Primate Center (DPZ) have shown that platelet activation inhibits the host cell entry of HIV.HIV: Platelets Protect Cells - Read more