More people die of lung cancer than any other type of cancer, and two new studies from CHEST 2017 reveal disparities in lung cancer screening and care that may impact detection, as well as mortality and survival rates in the disease.
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According to research presented by Prof. Fraser Brims of Curtin University in Australia, early specialist palliative care for patients that were recently diagnosed with malignant pleural mesothelioma ( MPM ) does not impact quality of life ( QOL ) measures. The study was published in the New England Journal of Medicine
According to researchers, for certain patients with oropharyngeal cancer produced by the human papilloma virus (HPV), an aggressive reduction of radiation therapy after surgery may provide excellent cancer control while simultaneously reducing post-treatment side effects, improving quality of life and lowering treatment costs. This was presented in American Society for Radiation Oncology (ASTRO).
Researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine show that specific strains of commensal bacteria (the swarms of microorganisms naturally dwelling in the intestines) can improve the response rate to immunotherapy for patients being treated for advanced melanoma. The study was published in the science
Unlike other diseases, mental health remains hidden in Bhutan largely because of belief systems in the society. Records available at the hospitals do not give us the real picture of the number of population living with mental illness. Many do not come or are discouraged to seek treatment at health facilities. Although Bhutan’s health system has come a long way over the years, there is much to be done, particularly in the areas concerning mental health.
The study, published in the journal Critical Care Medicine, suggests that determining which family members are likely to suffer long-term effects could offer guidance to caregivers about how to help them.
Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was effective, safe, and well tolerated as add-on treatment for bipolar depression in the first randomized sham-controlled double-blind study of tDCS in bipolar depression. Compared with sham tDCS, active tDCS was associated with superior improvement in depressive symptoms and did not induce more manic/hypomanic episodes, the investigators reported in JAMA Psychiatry.
Scientists showed that a small protein called retrocyclin-101 (RC-101) could potentially improve the symptoms and mortality associated with the flu and possibly other types of infectious illness as well.A new study by researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has identified an innovative strategy for treating influenza, and perhaps other infectious diseases as well.
A Brooklyn mother is seeking millions from the city after her toddler was poisoned while living in a lead-infested apartment, the latest charge that New York has failed to protect children from the toxin.
According to a new study which appears in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, newly identified germline variations in a key tumour suppressor gene TP53 influence individuals to develop leukaemia as children and leave them with a 25% chance of developing second cancer later.