Poor protein in a mother's diet in early pregnancy, around the time of conception, can have a lasting effect on brain development, according to research recently published by University of Southampton academics
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Fish oil supplements may help alleviate the painful side effects of some cancer treatments, research suggests. Two separate studies show that Omega-3 fatty acids can reduce discomfort caused by certain therapies.
Majority of patients in the five-country poll considered it important to know about a medication which could stop the blood thinning effects of their medication if needed.
A new study led by scientists at VCU Massey Cancer Center has shown that an experimental drug known as AZ32 selectively sensitizes brain tumors to radiation and significantly extends the survival of mouse models with human glioblastoma multiforme (GBM).
Hospitals might avoid financial penalties by billing hospital-associated conditions (HAC) as present at the time of the patient's admission, supporting prior work that showed that a Medicare policy designed to penalize hospitals.
Orthopedic surgeons and anesthesiologists have teamed up to examine which types of anesthesia have the lowest mortality rate and fewest complications. Anesthesia Technique Associated With a Higher Risk of Mortality or Complications Within 90 Days of Surgery for Geriatric Patients With Hip Fractures. The study was published in Clinical Orthopaedics and Related Research. After years of practice, it was more evident that ‘short’ exposure to anesthetics was having long-lasting effects.
A new study led by researchers from Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington has shown that a simple, new diagnostic test helps predict whether early-stage bladder cancer will become invasive.
When trauma spills the contents of our cell powerhouses, it can evoke a potentially deadly immune response much like a severe bacterial infection. A drug that cleaves escaped proteins called N-formyl peptides appears to reduce resulting dangerous leakage from blood vessels and improve survival. The study was published in the Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery.
Women who are classified as having dense breasts are more likely to have a higher recall and biopsy rates, more lymph node-positive disease on screening mammography compared with women who do not have dense breasts, a study from Norway indicates.