A man hospitalized for dehydration a few months ago at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center started suffering from severe fever, and doctors were not sure why. The patient was homeless, to clue to doctors that he might have typhus. Every year people contract flea-borne typhus in Southern California, mostly in Los Angeles County. Doctors did a blood test. "We felt it, and it and behold-typhus," County-USC Chief Medical Officer Dr. Brad Spellberg said.
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Young Americans with cancer have a far better prognosis than eleven thought due to a surprising new discovery about the role of HIV / AIDS, fundamentally altering a long-standing narrative about their cancer mortality, according to new findings by USC scientists.
A bump to the head from slipping on the stairs, falling off to skateboard, or running into an open cupboard door has long been seen as a temporary injury, something resolved with a little rest. But a growing body of research suggests that, for some people, even concussions that seem to have serious, long-lasting consequences, including an increased risk of Parkinson's disease and dementia.
A chemical that highlights tumor cells has been used by surgeons to help spot and safely remove brain cancer in a trial presented at the 2018 NCRI Cancer Conference. The research was carried out with patients who had suspected glioma, the disease that killed Dame Tessa Jowell, and the most common form of brain cancer . Treatment usually involves surgery to remove as much of the cancer as possible, but it can be challenging for surgeons to identify all of the cancer cells while avoiding healthy brain tissue.
Increasing age, perceptions and multiple health conditions are among the reasons why over-50s find it difficult to return to work, according to new research which compared this age-group with the experiences of the under-50s.
From major heart surgery to a course of minor drugs, people overestimate the benefits and underestimate the risks of a variety of medical procedures, according to new research.
A new USC study reports that sudden price spikes for some generic drugs-such as the last reported increases of a-old generic heart medication and antibiotic-are becoming more common. The study from the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy & Economics, published in the October issue of Health Affairs , shows that the portion of generic drugs that at least doubled in price year-over-year represents a small but growing share of the market: from 1 percent of all generic drugs in 2007 to 4.39 percent in 2013.
Biofeedback therapy used at home is about 70 percent effective at helping patients learn how to coordinate and relax bowel muscles and relief one of the most difficult-to-treat types of constipation, investigators report.
As Americans head to the polls this coming, a top issue for all voters is the rising cost of healthcare. A new report has found that chronic kidney diseases, and in particular diabetes, could save tens of billions of dollars in healthcare costs annually.
According to a new study by Matthew Miller, a Northeastern professor of Health Sciences, most people have no idea that suicide is the most common type of violent death.
A University of Kentucky study just published in Obstetrics & Gynecology shows that annual ultrasound screening of at-risk asymptomatic women increases the survival rates of women with type I and type II epithelial ovarian cancer.
Zebrafish are an emerging power tool in cancer research. They can be engineered to light up when certain genes turn on-capturing the moment when a cancer is initiated. Because they breed so quickly, they can help identify tumor promoters and suppressors.
Now, as a new study in Science demonstrates, zebrafish can also help scientists dissect the intricate molecular pathways that underlie many cancers, and could help guide treatment strategies.