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Month: June 2018

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Revenge of a forgotten medical ‘genius’

Revenge of a forgotten medical ‘genius’ It’s not an uncommon fate for a pioneering scientist: languishing unrecognised in his time before dying in obscurity. But as his 200th birthday approaches, the life-saving work of a Hungarian obstetrician is finally getting its due.

Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globally

Air pollution contributes significantly to diabetes globallyNew research links outdoor air pollution—even at levels deemed safe—to an increased risk of diabetes globally, according to a study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System.

Complication of ‘fat freezing’ procedure may be more common than thought

Complication of ‘fat freezing’ procedure may be more common than thought Cryolipolysis is a noninvasive cosmetic procedure that eliminates excess fat by freezing it. But a complication called paradoxical adipose hyperplasia (PAH) -a hardened area of localized fat developing after cryolipolysis – may be more common than previously thought, suggests […]

Treating AFib with ablation reduces mortality and stroke

Treating AFib with ablation reduces mortality and strokeUsing catheter-based ablation instead of medications alone reduces the risks of death and stroke in patients with the common form of heart arrhythmia known as atrial fibrillation, or AFib, new research from UC Davis physicians shows.

Most teens with gynecomastia don’t need hormone lab tests

Most teens with gynecomastia don’t need hormone lab tests Routine assessment by an endocrinologist and laboratory tests to measure hormone levels aren’t necessary in most adolescent boys with gynecomastia (male breast enlargement), concludes a study in the July issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the official medical journal of the […]

Top 7 Cancer Treatment Centers

After receiving a cancer diagnosis, choosing a doctor and treatment center is the most important step in extending life expectancy. For patients with rare cancers like mesothelioma, choosing a doctor who specializes in the disease is vital to getting the best treatment and personalizing it to an individual’s case. The […]

Updated osteoporosis screening guidelines cover only women. That could hurt men

Updated osteoporosis screening guidelines cover only women. That could hurt menOver the last 20 years, bone fracture rates in women have declined thanks to osteoporosis screening and treatment.

DBS treatment may slow the progression of Parkinson’s tremor in early-stage patients

DBS treatment may slow the progression of Parkinson’s tremor in early-stage patients Deep brain stimulation (DBS) may slow the progression of tremor for early-stage Parkinson’s disease patients, according to a Vanderbilt University Medical Center study released in the June 29 online issue of Neurology, the medical journal of the American […]

Iowa court blocks 72-hour waiting period for abortion

Iowa court blocks 72-hour waiting period for abortionThe Iowa Supreme Court on Friday struck down a law requiring a 72-hour waiting period for women seeking an abortion, ruling that the restriction was unconstitutional and that “autonomy and dominion over one’s body go to the very heart of what it means […]

Up to half of childhood cancer survivors will develop hormone disorders

Up to half of childhood cancer survivors will develop hormone disordersThe Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline advising healthcare providers on how to diagnose and treat the endocrine disorders that affect a significant portion of childhood cancer survivors in the United States today.

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