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Auditory disorders

New Insights Into The Processing of Speech

Scientists have uncovered a new “division of labor” between our brain’s two hemispheres; in how we comprehend the words and other sounds we hear; a finding that offers new insights into the processing of speech and points to ways to address auditory disorders. “Our findings point to a new way to think about; the division…

Virology

HPV: Untransmittable Through Hand

Commonly known as HPV, Human papillomavirus is a virus that infects the skin and genital area, in many cases leading to a variety of genital, anal, and oropharyngeal cancers in men and women. Strong evidence exists showing that penetrative genital sex and oral sex can transmit HPV. However, while HPV is also often detected in…

Pregnancy and childbirth

Reductions In Maternal And Newborn Mortality In Indonesia

A U.S.-funded initiative to improve quality of care and referrals during pregnancy and childbirth in Indonesia resulted in significant reductions in maternal; newborn mortality at participating hospitals; according to a new study led by scientists at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The $55-million initiative; known as Expanding Maternal and Neonatal Survival (EMAS).…

Radiotherapy

Some Tumors Grow Back Aggressively After Radiation Chemotherapy

Many of the commonly used cancer treatments, such as radiation or chemotherapy, kill tumor cells. But sometimes, after those cells have died and been cleared away, a tumor will respond by growing faster and more aggressively. And scientists don’t know why. Using computer modeling techniques, researchers at Northeastern may have found the answer. Intentional damage…

Testicular Seminoma

The Treatment Of Testicular Seminoma

Retroperitoneal lymph node dissection (RPLND) could potentially a first-line option for men with stage II A/B testicular seminoma in order to reduce long-term toxicity and secondary malignancies; suggest data from two new studies. Although RPLND is currently rarely used as first-line therapy in testicular seminoma, overall survival rates appear to excellent; presenters said here at…

Cancer

Cancers Of The Heart Are Rare And Here's Why

“The fatigue I was experiencing was unreal,” said Mitchell, 62, of Paris, Tennessee. “It was beyond feeling tired; I would come home from work and had no energy to do anything.” Mitchell saw doctor after doctor. After a stress test, a sleep apnea assessment and other evaluations, one doctor sent her for a CT scan of…

Radio daignosis

Breast Cancer Treatment Delayed For Women With High Insurance Plans

Most insurance plans are required to cover routine mammograms to screen for cancer in full. But diagnostic mammograms, commonly ordered to get a better look at possible abnormalities that may have been obscured by dense tissue and cysts, can lead to bills for patients  especially those who, like Quinn, have a high-deductible health plan. Health implications…

Rheumatoid arthritis

Rheumatoid Arthritis Discovery Points To New Treatment

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have identified an unexpected contributor; to rheumatoid arthritis that may help explain the painful flare-ups associated with the disease. The discovery points to a potential new treatment for the autoimmune disorder; may also allow the use of a simple blood test to detect people at elevated…