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Cancer study looks at using immune system to fight disease

This weekend, the American Society of Clinical Oncology holds its annual meeting. On the agenda: immunotherapy for cancer. CBS News chief medical correspondent Dr. Jon LaPook and CBS News contributor Dr. Holly Phillips join "CBS This Morning: Saturday" to discuss how the body's immune system could be harnessed to fight cancer and the importance of getting a second opinion on diagnoses.

Researchers awarded $3.86 million NIH grant to tackle the issue of 'mosaicism' in schizophrenia

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Why does schizophrenia happen, and how can we improve treatment for it? These basic questions persist despite years of research on one of the most puzzling, and debilitating, mental illnesses. Now, a University of Michigan Medical School team and their colleagues will take a new approach to addressing these questions by searching for genetic clues in postmortem brain tissues of people with and without schizophrenia.

Pennsylvania state departments remind parents to never leave children alone in cars

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The departments of Human Services (DHS) and Health today reminded Pennsylvanians to never leave children alone in cars, which could prove deadly after only a few minutes.

Dustin Diamond found not guilty of felony reckless endangerment for stabbing incident

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Dustin Diamond found not guilty of felony reckless endangerment for stabbing incident
Karen ButlerMILWAUKEE, May 30 (UPI) -- Former child actor Dustin Diamond -- who was charged with stabbing a man during a 2014 bar brawl -- has been found not guilty of felony reckless endangerment.

New telemedicine plan for underinsured, uninsured individuals

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The Affordable Care Act helped many become insured, yet 31 million people are "underinsured" with high deductible plans and face out-of-pocket medical costs that can cause serious financial stress.


ESMO announces scale to stratify magnitude of clinical benefit of anticancer medicines

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(European Society for Medical Oncology) ESMO, the European Society for Medical Oncology, has announced today the publication of the ESMO Magnitude of Clinical Benefit Scale, ... more

Combining targeted drug with chemotherapy offers longer life to b-cell cancer patients

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(Mayo Clinic) Because of the significant benefit found in combining the targeted drug ibrutinib with standard chemotherapy for relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic ... more

Targeted drug can 'diminish the suffering' of myelofibrosis say Mayo Clinic researchers

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(Mayo Clinic) CHICAGO -- Use of the targeted agent pacritinib significantly reduced the symptoms and burden of advanced myelofibrosis in patients, says a Mayo Clinic ... more

Myriad presents new myRisk hereditary cancer data at 2015 ASCO Annual Meeting

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(Myriad Genetics, Inc.) Myriad will present several new clinical studies on its myRisk Hereditary Cancer molecular diagnostic test at the 2015 American Society of Clinical ... more

Myriad significantly advances the myChoice HRD companion diagnostic test

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(Myriad Genetics, Inc.) Myriad will present data from new clinical studies on its myChoice HRD companion diagnostic test at the 2015 American Society of Clinical ... more
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Communicating under medical patriarchy: gendered doctor-patient communication between female patients with overactive bladder and male urologists in Hong Kong

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Background: Gender differences between patients and doctors markedly influence the quality of communication in treatment processes. Previous studies have shown that communication between patients and ... more

“Keeping Moving”: factors associated with sedentary behaviour among older people recruited to an exercise promotion trial in general practice

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Background: Sedentary behaviour is detrimental to health, even in those who achieve recommended levels of physical activity. Efforts to increase physical activity in older people ... more

Pneumococcal lower respiratory tract infections in adults: an observational case-control study in primary care in Belgium

published Tue, May 26 2015 19:00 GMT
Background: Serious lower respiratory tract infections (SLRTIs), especially Streptococcus pneumoniae (SP)-related pneumonia cause considerable morbidity and mortality. Chest imaging, sputum and blood culture are not ... more

Towards an international taxonomy of integrated primary care: a Delphi consensus approach

published Fri, May 22 2015 07:00 GMT
Background: Developing integrated service models in a primary care setting is considered an essential strategy for establishing a sustainable and affordable health care system. The ... more

β-hCG resolution times during expectant management of tubal ectopic pregnancies

published Thu, May 21 2015 07:00 GMT
Background: A subset of women with a tubal ectopic pregnancy can be safely managed expectantly. Expectant management involves a degree of disruption with hospital visits ... more