North Carolina has reported its first death from Hepatitis A, a virus-borne infection that can be prevented by vaccination. The death, which occurred in October, is part of a multistate outbreak of the potentially fatal disease, the N.C. Department of Health and Human Services said.
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In patients with head and neck cancer, survival is associated with the timing of initiation of treatment, with the initiation of postoperative radiotherapy, and with the interval from surgery through the completion of postoperative radiotherapy, researchers say.
The evaluation of thyroid nodules by fine-needle aspiration has been the standard for almost 30 years, despite significant shortcomings in sensitivity and specificity. Recent data from our laboratory have suggested that molecular profiling permits the discrimination of specific types of thyroid nodules.
Accidents on sofas and beds are now the leading cause of injury for children aged 4 years and younger in the U.S. and a leading cause of trauma for infants, new research suggests. The researchers analyzed a decade of data on injuries treated in emergency rooms from the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System of the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission.
The availability of helicopter ambulance service varies widely across different European countries, a recent study suggests. This inconsistency could lead to greater inequity in access to healthcare, the authors write in a paper in the Emergency Medicine Journal, online October 23.
A review of more than 5,000 patients with moderate to severe plaque psoriasis who were treated with ixekizumab over three years, shows no unexpected safety signals. The review, published in the September issue of the Journal of European Academy of Dermatology & Venereology, examines treatment-associated adverse effects.
Approximately 20% of homicides of children 2 to 14 years of age in the United States may be related to intimate partner violence (IPV), a fact that is currently underreported by the National Violent Death Reporting System (NVDRS), according to a new study from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health published in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Patients with low-risk thyroid cancer can be safely and effectively treated with low doses of radiotherapy after surgery, with no difference in recurrence rates compared with the standard dose, confirms the longest-running randomized trial of lower-dose treatment.
More than 60 million people in the U.S. suffer from disorders in the gastrointestinal tract that could be cured by electrical stimulation, but scientists do not fully understand the therapy's effects on a critical organ: the stomach.
Fish oil, vitamin D, novel drugs, new cholesterol guidelines: News from an American Heart Association conference over the weekend reveals a lot about what works and what does not for preventing heart attacks and other problems.
Phone calls are more effective reminders for patients to book cancer screening appointments than mailed letters but are also more costly, suggests a new study from St. Michael's Hospital.
Researchers have found how hypoxia (a low concentration of oxygen) decreases Protein S, a natural anticoagulant, resulting in an increased risk for the development of potentially life-threatening blood clots (thrombosis). Although hypoxia has been associated with an increased risk for thrombosis, this research showed for the first time a molecular cause.