» New species of antibiotic-resistant bacteria found in infected wound
21/01/20 18:33 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A hitherto unknown antibiotic-resistant bacteria species, in the same family as E. coli and Salmonella spp., has been found and classified in Sweden. The proposed taxonomic name of the species -- the first of the new genus -- is Scandina...
» Focus on opioids and cannabis in chronic pain media coverage
17/01/20 14:43 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
New Zealand media reports on chronic pain are focusing on treatments involving opioids and cannabis at the expense of best practice non-drug treatments, researchers have found.
» Helping patients prep mind and body for surgery pays off
16/01/20 20:54 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
An inexpensive program to help surgery patients get physically and mentally ready for their upcoming operation may help reduce overall costs and get them home faster, according to new research involving hundreds of patients in 21 hospitals.
» Low doses of radiation used in medical imaging lead to mutations in cell cultures
16/01/20 19:17 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Common medical imaging procedures use low doses of radiation that are believed to be safe. A new study, however, finds that in human cell cultures, these doses create breaks that allow extra bits of DNA to integrate into the chromosome.
» Improved brain chip for precision medicine
16/01/20 19:11 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A biomedical research team is reporting an improvement on a microfluidic brain cancer chip. The new chip allows quick assessment of the effectiveness of cancer drugs on brain tumors.
» Sepsis associated with 1 in 5 deaths globally, double previous estimate
16/01/20 17:18 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Twice as many people as previously believed are dying of sepsis worldwide, according to a new analysis. Among them are a disproportionately high number of children in poor areas.
» Mutations in donors' stem cells may cause problems for cancer patients
16/01/20 00:15 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
A new study suggests that extremely rare, harmful genetic mutations present in healthy donors' stem cells -- though not causing health problems in the donors -- may be passed on to cancer patients receiving stem cell transplants, potenti...
» MS drug costs nearly triple over 7 years, even with introduction of generic
15/01/20 21:40 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
The cost of prescriptions for multiple sclerosis (MS) drugs nearly tripled over seven years, and the introduction of a generic version of one of the most common drugs had little overall effect on prices, according to a new study.
» B-cell enrichment predictive of immunotherapy response in melanoma, sarcoma and kidney cancer
15/01/20 18:26 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Multiple studies out indicate that a patient's response to immune checkpoint blockade may depend on B cells located in special structures within the tumor.
» Scientists breach brain barriers to attack tumors
15/01/20 18:04 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
The brain is a sort of fortress, equipped with barriers designed to keep out dangerous pathogens. But protection comes at a cost: These barriers interfere with the immune system when faced with dire threats such glioblastoma, a deadly br...
» Miscarriage and ectopic pregnancy may trigger long-term post-traumatic stress
15/01/20 03:44 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
One in six women experience long-term post-traumatic stress following miscarriage or ectopic pregnancy.
» Exosomes promote remarkable recovery in stroke
14/01/20 17:59 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Scientists present brain-imaging data for a new stroke treatment that supported full recovery in swine, modeled with the same pattern of neurodegeneration as seen in humans with severe stroke.
» 'Coolsculpting' inventors develop new non-surgical method for targeting fat
14/01/20 17:35 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Researchers are developing a new form 'Coolsculpting' technology that can selectively reduce fat almost anywhere in the body using a safe, injectable ice solution or 'slurry.'
» 'Swiss cheese' bones could be cause of unexplained low back pain
14/01/20 14:09 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
In experiments with genetically engineered and old mice, researchers say they have added to evidence that the vast majority of low back pain in people may be rooted in an overgrowth of pain-sensing nerves into spinal cartilaginous tissue.
» Machine keeps human livers alive for one week outside of the body
13/01/20 16:11 from ScienceDaily: Today's Healthcare News
Researchers have developed a machine that repairs injured human livers and keeps them alive outside the body for one week. This breakthrough may increase the number of available organs for transplantation saving many lives of patients wi...