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The Medical News

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WSU researchers identify potential new diagnostic tool for early detection of colorectal cancer

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:50:55 -0400

Scientists at Washington State University and Johns Hopkins Medical School have discovered a fast, noninvasive method that could lead to the early diagnosis of colorectal cancer.

Low-dose estrogen therapy effective in alleviating menopause symptoms, study finds

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:45:37 -0400

For early postmenopausal women concerned about the effectiveness of low-dose estrogen therapy for alleviating menopause symptoms such as hot flashes, night sweats, insomnia, and irritability, data from the Kronos Early Estrogen Prevention Study (KEEPS) was used to compare the efficacy of two forms of hormone therapy (HT) on menopause symptoms compared with placebo over 4 years.

Benefit and harm of tandem mass spectrometry screening for tyrosinaemia type 1 remain unclear

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:40:39 -0400

Tyrosinaemia type 1 is a rare, hereditary metabolic disease that, if left untreated, can already lead to serious liver and kidney damage in infancy.

Pitt-led researchers awarded NIH grant to improve risk assessment of cerebral aneurysms

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:24:37 -0400

Although cerebral aneurysms affect a substantial portion of the adult population, the risk of treatment including open brain surgery often outweighs the risks associated with rupture.

Poor, remote Indigenous Australians have increased risk of sexually transmissible infections

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:19:18 -0400

A unique 21-year study of more than 2.4 million cases of infectious disease across Australia reveals a major social divide where being poorer, living remotely or being an Indigenous Australian means having an increased risk of sexually transmissible infections (STIs).

Terminally ill cancer patients more likely to have poor outcomes after surgery

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:13:01 -0400

Patients with disseminated advanced cancer who undergo surgery are far more likely to endure long hospital stays and readmissions, referrals to extended care facilities and death, UC Davis researchers have found.

Researchers find two new genetic risk factors for AD among African Americans

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:06:28 -0400

Researchers have identified two new genetic risk factors for Alzheimer's disease (AD) among African Americans.

Researchers find new way to rapidly awaken patients after general anesthesia

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:02:58 -0400

The use of general anesthesia for surgery has not changed fundamentally since it was first introduced 170 years ago. Patients are still left to come around in their own time following withdrawal of the drug.

Adding whole eggs to salad can boost Vitamin E absorption, study shows

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:59:06 -0400

Adding whole eggs to a colorful salad boosts the amount of Vitamin E the body absorbs from the vegetables, according to research from Purdue University.

Texas Biomed researcher seeks to identify molecular mechanisms underlying early atherosclerosis

Tue, 25 Oct 2016 19:44:17 -0400

Texas Biomedical Research Institute Staff Scientist Dr. Genesio Karere was recently awarded a $609,568 grant from the National Institutes of Health to study and identify molecular mechanisms underlying early atherosclerosis.