Adolescents adults with acute leukemia have a survival advantage if they receive treatment at a pediatric cancer center or a center affiliated with the National Cancer Institute (NCI), according to a new study.
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A simple, one-page form given to patients ahead of their doctor visit can significantly improve satisfaction with the care they receive, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. The low-tech tool helps patients focus on what's important to them.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has released new recommendation statements on preventing fractures and falls in older adults, casting doubt on vitamin D and calcium supplements but advocating for exercise and other interventions.
Keeping transplant livers on "life support" at body temperature preserves them better than the prevailing method of near-freezing, and could reduce the number of donor organs thrown away, a study revealed.
Internists' pay went up 2%, to $230,000 but it still ranked near the bottom among specialties. The largest gain was in psychiatry (16%), and the biggest pay drop was in general surgery, where compensation fell 9%.
Bowel cancers affect thousands each year in Australia. A recent survey from the Cancer Institute of New South Wales has found that 40% of the individuals who received the kit did not end up getting tested for cancer using the kits.
Increasing numbers of people worldwide are suffering life-long disability and dying prematurely due to the ineffective treatment of people with multiple health conditions, a new report suggests. The study points to an alarming lack of information about multimorbidity.
The researcher at Florida Atlantic University and their collaborators investigated the prevalence and age-related trends of osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and other types of arthritis in the U.S. The study, published in the Journal of Public Health, reported that the prevalence of OA has more than doubled over time, whereas RA prevalence has declined.
BGS Beta-Gamma-Service, the German market leader for radiation sterilization, is set to expand its activities in the UK and promotes high-quality sterilization services for the first time at Health GB Manchester from 30 April to 2 May.
Italian researchers have developed a novel method, based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), to assess the tumor status without taking tissue samples. The technique, reported in the journal Angewandte Chemie, measures proton nuclear resonance dispersion profiles at low magnetic fields, which reveals the water exchange rate of the tumor cells.
Scientists at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a protein that is strongly associated with aggressive breast cancer and could be a target for future therapies to treat the deadly disease.
The findings, published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, suggest that high levels of the protein ZMYND8 could be correlated with poor survival in breast cancer patients.
Cancer Australia has launched a Framework to improve the outcomes and experiences of people suffering from lung cancer – the leading cause of cancer death in Australia.