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The Medical News

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Researchers identify chemical responsible for carcinogen formation in recycled wastewater

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:22:45 -0400

Engineers at wastewater recycling plants can rest easy knowing that their methods for minimizing the formation of a potent carcinogen are targeting the right chemical compound.

Research provides better understanding of how some cancer cells resist treatment

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 23:17:32 -0400

An international team of researchers led by Lucio Miele, MD, PhD, Professor and Chair of Genetics at LSU Health New Orleans School of Medicine, and Justin Stebbing, BM BCh MA, PhD, Professor of Cancer Medicine and Medical Oncology at Imperial College of Medicine in London, has found new genetic mutations that promote the survival of cancer cells.

Obesity and severe obesity continue to rise among U.S. adults

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:53:12 -0400

Obesity and severe obesity continued to grow among adults in the United States between 2007-2008 and 2015-2016 but there were no significant overall changes among youth.

Missed hospital appointments increase after spring clock change in the UK

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:49:35 -0400

The number of missed hospital outpatient appointments increases following the clock change in the spring.

Researchers explore ways to manage and prevent falls in older adults with dementia

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:41:39 -0400

Annually, about one-third of all American adults aged 65 or older experience a fall. Falls are a major cause of medical problems, especially among those who have dementia. In fact, twice the number of older adults with dementia experience falls, compared to people without dementia.

NUST MISIS researchers produce elastic metal rods for scoliosis treatment

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:30:00 -0400

NUST MISIS scientists jointly with their colleagues from the Ecole de Technologie Superiore have experienced a new combination of alloy processing that produces solid and durable implants that are fully compatible with the human body. The research article is published in the Journal of Alloys and Compounds.

Leading experts to promote cardiovascular health at EuroPrevent 2018

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:25:29 -0400

The impact of nutrition and lifestyle on cardiovascular health will be key elements discussed by health professionals during EuroPrevent 2018 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in April. EuroPrevent is the annual congress of the European Association of Preventive Cardiology, a branch of the European Society of Cardiology.

New University of Bath project seeks to make injections safer

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:16:10 -0400

Due to the complicated nature of preparing injections, mistakes are made in around a third of doses. Although these are often minor errors, it is a statistic that University of Bath pharmacist Dr Matthew Jones wants to change with a new project to improve patient safety.

Higher-dose RT does not improve survival but reduces recurrence risk for prostate cancer patients

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 22:08:55 -0400

Results of a recent NRG Oncology study, NRG Oncology/RTOG 0126, show that high-dose radiotherapy did not improve survival for men with intermediate-risk prostate cancer but did improve biochemical control and rates of distant metastases, when compared to standard radiotherapy.

Researchers examine link between knee pain and depression in older adults

Fri, 23 Mar 2018 21:59:23 -0400

In the U.S., about 13 percent of women and 10 percent of men aged 60 or older have knee pain due to osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis occurs when a joint becomes inflamed, usually because the protective cartilage and other tissues that cushion joints like the knee become damaged and worn over time.