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Freezing Kidney Cancer: Hot Treatment Should Be New Gold Standard For Destroying Small Tumors

11 years ago from Science Daily

Freezing kidney tumors -- using a safe minimally invasive interventional radiology treatment that kills the cancer 100 percent effectively without surgery -- should be the gold standard or first treatment...

Tainted peanut products still being eaten

11 years ago from UPI

ATLANTA, March 11 (UPI) -- The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says illnesses are still occurring among people who eat products containing tainted peanut ingredients.

Surgeons finds lung transplantation should be used in older patients

11 years ago from Physorg

New research published in the March issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons suggests that lung transplantation should be used with caution in patients older than 60...

Merck and Schering-Plough in merger deal

11 years ago from Chemistry World

US pharma firms Merck and Schering-Plough are to merge in a $41 billion deal

Red Wine Vs. White? Both Equal Offenders In Breast-cancer Risk

11 years ago from Science Daily

The largest study of its kind to evaluate the effect of red versus white wine on breast cancer risk concludes that both are equal offenders when it comes to increasing...

Nursing crunch causing surgery cancellations, Eastern Health admits

11 years ago from CBC: Health

The largest health authority in Newfoundland and Labrador acknowledges that an ongoing nursing shortage has led to cancellations of important surgeries, including for heart patients.

Compulsive Hoarding Poses Safety And Psychological Risks

11 years ago from Science Daily

Most of us save things -- memorabilia, collectibles, items from our childhood or from our children. But for more than an estimated million Americans, the saving may get out of...

UPI NewsTrack Health and Science News

11 years ago from UPI

Scientists learn to 'declaw' plutonium … New therapy replaces stroke damaged tissue … Countdown under way for Discovery's launch … New lung cancer radiation therapy created ... Health/Science news from...

New published study demonstrates over-the-counter device lowers blood pressure in diabetic patients

11 years ago from Science Blog

New York, NY--March 9, 2009--InterCure Ltd., a medical device company publicly traded on the Tel-Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE: INCR), today announced a new study published in the peer-reviewed Journal of...

Study prompts new mandate for N.C. high schools

11 years ago from Science Blog

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - A new study at Wake Forest University School of Medicine reveals that many N.C. high schools are not adequately prepared to handle the immediate medical needs of...

What is the role of the omentum in regenerating the liver?

11 years ago from Physorg

In their recent work to be published on March 7, 2009 in the World Journal of Gastroenterology, Dr. Singh and his colleagues from the Cook County Hospital in Chicago (USA)...

Inserting Catheters Without X-rays

11 years ago from Physorg

X-rays penetrate the patient's body, helping the doctor guide the catheter through the artery. In future, it will be possible to monitor the position of the catheter without exposing the...

Why are tribal populations free from clinical symptoms infection with H pylori strains?

11 years ago from

Helicobacter pylori is of growing concern today because of its crucial role in the pathogenesis of chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer diseases and in the multi-step carcinogenic process of gastric cancer....

Aminoguanidine: An attractive line as a multi-modal avenue to overcome tumour

11 years ago from

Aminoguanidine is a compound that exerts multiple biological actions. Aminoguanidine has well described antioxidant properties and is also an inhibitor of nitric oxide synthases, the enzymes that produce nitric oxide....

New staging technique might save bladders in some bladder cancer patients

11 years ago from

Pathologists today (9 March 2009) reported encouraging results from a new technique to increase the accuracy of staging bladder cancer tumours that could reduce the need to remove bladders from...

May supplementation of docosahexaenoic acid suppress colon tumour cell growth?

11 years ago from

Colon cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Western countries. The role of n-3 and n-6 PUFAs in colorectal carcinoma cell growth has not been well studied....

For old or young dialysis patients, AV fistulas remain pure gold

11 years ago from

A new study shows that for those individuals with chronic kidney disease, it doesn't matter if you're young or old: arteriovenous (AV) fistulas remain the gold standard for maintaining access...

Study IDs joint replacement device problem

11 years ago from UPI

CHICAGO, March 9 (UPI) -- Rush University Medical Center scientists in Chicago say they have identified an immunological reaction that leads to early failure of joint implants.

Hebrew University scientist develop technique for eliminating reblockage of arteries

11 years ago from Science Blog

Jerusalem, March 9, 2009 - An easily implementable technique to avoid reblockage of arteries that have been cleared through angioplasty and stent insertion has been developed by researchers led by...

DNA differences may influence risk of Hodgkin disease

11 years ago from Physorg

A new analysis has found that certain variations in genes that repair DNA can affect a person's risk of developing Hodgkin disease. Published in the April 1, 2009 issue of...

Keep your colon healthy with exercise, healthy foods

11 years ago from

Most adults would rather keep talk about colons behind the bathroom door. It's time to talk, says Kim Turgeon, MD, FACP, gastroenterologist in Internal Medicine at the University of Michigan...

Playful kids grow up active

11 years ago from Science Alert

Children who have lots of opportunities to play and get moving at home are more likely to be active teenagers, a study has found.

Endometriosis linked to early birth

11 years ago from Science Alert

Having ovarian endometriosis can double the risk of women giving birth prematurely, Australian research has found.

Scientists hide formula risk

11 years ago from Science Alert

Formula feeding needs to be clearly named in research showing its potential health risks to babies, according to a new study.

Doctors who deliver bad news should do it better

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Many patients are unhappy with what they've heard and with the unfeeling way the information was presented. Doctors should be trained to take emotions into account. ...

Alan Landers dies at 68; Winston Man became anti-tobacco advocate

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

Alan Landers, the handsome model who posed for Winston cigarette ads and later sued the tobacco industry over his health claims, died while undergoing treatment for throat cancer. He was...

Insurers' commitment to healthcare reform is only skin-deep

11 years ago from LA Times - Health

The industry claims to have had a change of heart, but its position hasn't changed at all. ...

Dr. Robert Winslow dies at 67; UC San Diego artificial blood pioneer

11 years ago from LA Times - Science

Dr. Robert Winslow, a UC San Diego researcher who was one of the pioneers in the development of artificial blood, died at his home Feb. 2 after a long battle...