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  • High Levels Of Creactive Protein Appear To Indicate Higher Heart Attack Risk

    March 22, 2017

    High Levels of C-Reactive Protein Appear to Indicate Higher Heart Attack Risk For many years, cholesterol has been viewed as a key cause of cardiovascular disease and heart attack.  Now, researchers are convinced that inflammation is also involved in the process of cardiovascular disease.  In fact, researchers now believe that cholesterol would not be nearly […]

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  • High Blood Pressure Drugs Link To Increased Cancer Risk Studied

    March 22, 2017

    High blood pressure drug’s link to increased cancer risk studied One type of drug used to treat high blood pressure is called an “ARB” drug — sold under various brand names including telmisartan and candesartan.  Scientists now believe that using ARB drugs may be associated with increased risk of developing new fatal cancer, especially lung […]

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  • New Technique For Detecting Pulmonary Embolish

    March 22, 2017

    New Technique for Detecting Pulmonary Embolism According to a study published in The Journal of Nuclear Medicine (JNM), combining a low dose computed tomography (CT) with a form of molecular imaging called single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) may provide an accurate diagnosis for pulmonary embolism.  The researchers tested the diagnostic accuracy of SPECT/CT imaging […]

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  • Study Shows No Causal Link Between Drinking Coffee And Risk Of Breast Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Study Shows No Causal Link Between Drinking Coffee and Risk of Breast Cancer The amount of caffeine consumption is not associated with an overall increased risk of breast cancer. These results were recently published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. Breast cancer is diagnosed in nearly 200,000 women annually in the United States. With such […]

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  • Breast Cancer Medical Malpractice

    March 22, 2017

    Breast Cancer Medical Malpractice Breast cancer is a cancer that starts in the cells of the breast.  Ductal carcinoma of the breast is the most common type of breast cancer in women.  Ductal carcinoma refers to the development of cancer cells within the milk ducts of the breast.  Breast cancer is usually discovered through a […]

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  • Intermittent Versus Continuous Androgen Deprivation In Prostate Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Intermittent versus Continuous Androgen Deprivation in Prostate Cancer In a randomized trial, researchers assigned some 1500 patients with newly diagnosed hormone-sensitive, metastatic disease either to continuous or intermittent androgen-deprivation therapy. By a median follow-up of almost 10 years, the hazard ratio for death with intermittent therapy was 1.10, but it was not statistically significant. Quality-of-life […]

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  • Researchers Find More Genes Linked To Lung Cancer

    March 22, 2017

    Researchers Find More Genes Linked to Lung Cancer Researchers have identified 26 genes associated with the most common type of lung cancer, adenocarcinoma — more than doubling the number of genes known to play a role in the deadly disease.The discovery could help in developing individualized ways of diagnosing and treating lung cancer, the top […]

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  • Study Shows Strep B Test Misses More Cases Than Expected

    March 22, 2017

    Study Shows Strep B Test Misses More Cases Than Expected According to a recent study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a federal recommendation that all pregnant women undergo testing for Group B strep bacteria has helped increase the number of screenings.  However, it has produced a high level of false negatives. Group […]

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  • New Test To Detect Breast Cancer Called Mbi

    March 22, 2017

    New Test to Detect Breast Cancer Called MBI The Mayo Clinic in Minnesota has been working on a new type of x-ray to detect breast cancer.  It is called mollecular breast imaging or MBI.  With MBI the patient is given an intravenous dose of a tracer which lights up abnormal breast tissue.  Special cameras then […]

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  • Cervical Cancer Vaccine Protects Men Too1

    March 22, 2017

    Cervical Cancer Vaccine Protects Men Too Merck announced today that its Gardasil vaccine, which protects women and girls from cervical cancer caused by the HPV virus, may protect men too.According to the study, Gardasil was 90 percent effective in preventing lesions, mostly sexually transmitted warts, caused by the virus in men.  It was about 45 percent effective in preventing […]

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