Annual detection of prostate cancer in men 70 and older costs Medicare an estimated $1.2 billion every three years, and most costs are treatment-related, according to new findings
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Machine learning of toxicological big data can predict the toxicity of chemicals and may be more reliable than animal testing, according to a study published in the September issue of Toxicological Sciences
Chronic back pain is the number one cause of years lived with disability worldwide. In a new study, Pradeep Suri of the Department of Veterans Affairs in Seattle, Washington, and colleagues in the United States and Europe, in association with Dr. Frances Williams from King's College London's Department of Twin Research and Genetic Epidemiology, identified three novel genetic variants associated with chronic back pain
Obese mothers who lose weight through bariatric surgery can have safer deliveries. The positive effects are many, including fewer cesarean sections, infections, tears and hemorrhages, and fewer cases of post-term delivery or uterine inertia. This, according to an observational study by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden, and published in PLOS Medicine
A pioneering radiotherapy machine, developed by the Royal Marsden NHS Foundation Trust and the Institute of Cancer Research, London, has treated its first patient in the UK.
Gestational diabetes diagnoses shot up 41% after a healthcare system switched from recommending a two-step to a one-step screening method — but without clinically identifiable benefits to mothers or newborns finds a new study.
When crime lab chemists handle evidence that contains illegal drugs, trace amounts of those drugs are inevitably released into the laboratory environment. When chemists scoop a bit of powder to test it, for instance, microscopic particles can become airborne and later settle on nearby surfaces. Particles can also be spread by touch.
Similar protocols have already been adopted by some New Jersey hospitals and healthcare providers to help keep children from possible harm. For the first time, federal officials have issued clinical guidelines for healthcare providers trying to determine if a child has a concussion, recommending that CT scans not be used routinely to diagnose these conditions.
The taller you are, the more likely you are to develop varicose veins, according to a study led by Stanford University School of Medicine researchers that examined the genes of more than 400,000 people in search of clues to what causes this common but little-understood condition.