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Sepsis: Cheaper and faster Diagnosis

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Photo: Laboratory [19/11/2013] A new method could cut hours off the time it takes to diagnose blood infections while also eliminating the need for complicated manual processing and expensive equipment. Sepsis: Cheaper and faster Diagnosis - Read more

Diabetes: Add Bone Deterioration to Complications

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Photo: Bonedensity [14/11/2013] Physicians have long thought of osteoporosis as an additional negative outcome of long-time diabetes, next to nerve damages or eye problems for example. Based on a Mayo Clinic study that is confirmed: You can definitely add skeletal problems to the list.Diabetes: Add Bone Deterioration to Complications - 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

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

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

 
 

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