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The Medical News

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SCS therapy can be key to reducing use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain, study finds

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:37:52 -0500

New research has found spinal cord stimulation (SCS) therapy can be key to reducing or stabilizing the use of opioids in patients battling chronic pain.

South African study shows that person-to person transmission drives drug-resistant TB epidemics

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:33:21 -0500

A study published today in The New England Journal of Medicine provides compelling evidence that extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis (XDR TB) is spread from person-to-person in the KwaZulu-Natal province, South Africa from 2011-2014.

Physician explains how poor or low-quality sleep hinders common resolutions

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:25:37 -0500

Making New Year's resolutions is easy. Keeping them — beyond a couple of weeks, at least — is tough.

Ophthalmology expert offers tips to help relieve seasonal dry eye

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:17:44 -0500

If your eyes feel like the Sahara desert or your vision seems blurrier than usual, don't panic. It may just be seasonal dry eye.

New app helps heart patients with drug-eluting stents adhere to medications, study finds

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:10:37 -0500

A tablet computer application helped heart patients with drug-eluting stents take their medications correctly, a study has found.

Global leaders announce launch of new council to help eradicate malaria

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:02:00 -0500

Bill Gates, co-chair of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Ray Chambers, the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Envoy for Health in Agenda 2030 and for Malaria, today announced the launch of the End Malaria Council, a group of influential public and private sector leaders who aim to ensure malaria eradication remains a top global priority.

Prune consumption may prevent bone mineral density loss in older population

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:55:51 -0500

As the demographic shift to an older population continues, a growing number of men and women will be diagnosed with osteoporosis. In addition to existing drug therapies, certain lifestyle and nutritional factors are known to reduce its risk.

Researchers uncover mechanism of resistance used by triple negative breast cancer

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:44:00 -0500

Breast cancer cells are evasive, finding ways to bypass drugs designed to stop their unchecked growth.

STS releases first publicly accessible report of outcomes from lung cancer surgery

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:25:33 -0500

The Society of Thoracic Surgeons has released the first publicly accessible national report of outcomes from lobectomy, a lung cancer procedure that removes a portion of the lung.

Study finds great variations in view of withdrawing futile treatment for terminally ill patients

Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:19:00 -0500

The views among physicians and the general public when it comes to deciding whether to withhold or withdraw treatment of terminally ill patients differ greatly.