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New research shows link between perinatal exposure to BPA and risk of food intolerance in later life

published less than 1 hour ago
If it seems like more people are allergic to, or intolerant of, more and different kinds of foods than ever before, there might be a reason why. A new research published in November 2014 issue of The FASEB Journal, scientists show, for the first time, that there is a link between perinatal exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) at low doses and the risk to develop food intolerance in later life.

VCOR project aims to improve coronary angioplasty services in Victoria

published less than 1 hour ago
Victorian Hospitals will be better equipped to measure the quality of care for their cardiac patients, under a new project that collects and compares data on coronary angioplasty practice.

Aging astrocytes lose ability to protect motor neurons, reveal Cedars-Sinai ALS researchers

published less than 1 hour ago
Lou Gehrig's disease, also known as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, attacks muscle-controlling nerve cells – motor neurons – in the brain, brainstem and spinal cord, leading to progressive weakness and eventual paralysis of muscles throughout the body. Patients typically survive only three to five years after diagnosis.

China snares 180 fugitives in graft crackdown

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China snares 180 fugitives in graft crackdown
Mary PapenfussBEIJING, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- China has managed to round up 180 fugitives living in 40 countries to begin to recover billions of dollars in illegal money.

Adults with eczema at greater risk of accidental bone fractures, other injuries

published less than 1 hour ago
Intense itching and dry, irritable skin aren't the only problems adults with eczema face. They are at greater risk of accidental bone fractures and other injuries, a new Northwestern Medicine® study has found.

Synthetic lethality offers a new approach to kill tumor cells, explains Moffitt researcher

published about 3 hours ago
(H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute) The scientific community has made significant strides in recent years in identifying important genetic contributors to malignancy ... more

Medicare costs analysis indicates need to decrease use of biopsies as diagnosis tool for lung cancer

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(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Biopsies were found to be the most costly tool prescribed in lung cancer diagnosis, according to research presented today at ... more

Post-operative radiation therapy improves overall survival for patients with resected NSCLC

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(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Patients who received post-operative radiation therapy, radiation therapy after surgery, lived an average of four months longer when compared to ... more

Molecular tumor markers could reveal new therapeutic targets for lung cancer treatment

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(American Society for Radiation Oncology) Analysis of 607 small cell lung cancer lung tumors and neuroendocrine tumors identified common molecular markers among both groups that ... more

CHEST lung cancer experts present policy statement to CMS Committee on Coverage

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(American College of Chest Physicians) As the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Committee on Coverage studies the decision to cover lung cancer screening for ... more
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Do practice characteristics explain differences in morbidity estimates between electronic health record based general practice registration networks?

published about 19 hours ago
Background: General practice based registration networks (GPRNs) provide information on population health derived from electronic health records (EHR). Morbidity estimates from different GPRNs reveal considerable, ... more

Transient ischaemic attack: a qualitative study of the long term consequences for patients

published 1 day ago
Background: Transient ischaemic attack (TIA) is characterised by its transient nature with symptoms of neurological dysfunction resolving within 24?hours. The occurrence of TIA is a ... more

Tools for primary care patient safety: a narrative review

published Sat, Oct 25 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Patient safety in primary care is a developing field with an embryonic but evolving evidence base. This narrative review aims to identify tools that ... more

A qualitative exploration of the use of calendar landmarking instruments in cancer symptom research

published Fri, Oct 24 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: Late diagnosis is considered to be a major factor contributing to poorer cancer survival rates in the UK. Interventions have focussed on the promotion ... more

`Just another incentive scheme¿: a qualitative interview study of a local pay-for-performance scheme for primary care

published Fri, Oct 24 2014 19:00 GMT
Background: A range of policy initiatives have addressed inequalities in healthcare and health outcomes. Local pay-for-performance schemes for primary care have been advocated as means ... more