Screening women for HPV, or human papillomavirus, is a promising way to help detect cervical cancer early, but many at-risk women without screening for the virus and without Pap tests that look for abnormal cells on the cervix.
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Researchers have developed a way to grow human platelets in the laboratory from stem cells derived from fat tissue. The achievement, reported today in the journal Blood, suggests manufactured platelets could eventually reduce the reliance on donated platelets to help patients with cancer and other disorders.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Truxima (rituximab-abbs) as the first biosimilar to Rituxan (rituximab) for the treatment of adult patients with CD20-positive, B-cell non-Hodgkin's lymphoma (NHL) to be used as a single agent or in combination with chemotherapy.
Death rates from respiratory illnesses are higher in the UK than similar countries in Europe, North America and Australia, shows a study published in The BMJ. Respiratory illnesses such as obstructive lung conditions like COPD and infections like pneumonia are common causes of death, but death rates can be reduced through effective healthcare interventions.
Veterans Health Administration (VHA) hospitals offer something Medicare does not: In some cases, treatments meant to alter the course of a disease can be offered along with hospice care.
Clinical trial results published in the journal Nature Medicine show 91 percent response rate to the combination of venetoclax with azacitidine in older adults newly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML).
The Trobe University researchers have put one of the world's most popular activity trackers to the test. Denise Jones, Joanne Kemp and colleagues from La Trobe Sports and Exercise Medicine tested the accuracy of the Fitbit Flex for recording steps at moderate to high speeds, with the help of a group of Melbourne runners. The research is in The International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy.
A JAMA Surgery study found that patients are likely to base their weight loss surgery choice on expected out-of-pocket costs, and how much weight they can lose—not the risk of complications or recovery time. They appeared less influenced by a procedure's related risks.
Our bodies contain two types of fat: white fat and brown fat. While white fat stores calories, brown fat burns energy and could help us lose weight. Now, scientists at the University of Cambridge have found a way of making the white fat 'browner' and increasing the efficiency of brown fat.
It can take up to a year for some bowel cancer patients in the UK to start treatment, according to international research co-ordinated by Cancer Research UK and published in BMJ Open. Researchers found that it took a year or more from first spotting a symptom to beginning treatment for 10% of patients in England, Northern Ireland, and Wales.
Individuals are frequently referred by their primary care physician to medical specialists oncologists, orthopedic surgeons, cardiologists, or dozens of others—but for a significant number of these patients, the referral fails, adversely affecting their health care.