The majority of men receiving PSA tests for prostate cancer may not be receiving adequate information before deciding whether to be screened, and whether to undergo surgery if cancer is spotted, two new papers conclude.
Oleocanthal, a compound found in extra-virgin olive oil, alters the structure of neurotoxic proteins believed to contribute to the debilitating effects of Alzheimer's Disease (AD), researchers have found.
Among unmarried cancer patients, those who are separated at the time of diagnosis do not live as long as widowed, divorced, and never married patients, possibly because the stress they are facing is undermining their immune systems.
Obese children with leukemia have higher rates of chemotherapy resistance and higher relapse rates than thinner kids, according to recent findings published online in Cancer Research, a journal of the American Association for Cancer Research.
Having received a number of complaints about inaccurate readings when using some Philips Avalon fetal monitors, the FDA has issued a MedWatch and "Dear Health Care Provider" letter about Models FM20, FM30, FM40 and FM50 with the ultrasound transducer.
A fat emulsion reverses drug-induced cardiac arrest while epinephrine, the first-line treatment for this condition, makes it worse, says Guy Weinberg, M.D., professor of anesthesiology, University of Illinois.
With flu season approaching, President Obama said the Federal government was swiftly preparing for the pandemic but that individuals must also take common sense measures to protect themselves against infection.
FDA said this week it has issued an Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) that allows U.S. troops serving overseas to be tested for swine flu, using a yet-to-be approved diagnostic test made by the government. Meanwhile, the vaccine is being tested in both adults and children.
At work, obesity interventions must focus on low-cost policy to generate a return on investment, according to a new study by Justine Trogdon, Ph.D., a health economist at consultancy RTI International.
Using a new technique, cancer researchers can shine non-toxic light on one part of a cell, turning proteins on in a target area to study why the same protein that protects healthy people from cancer suddenly turns traitor and stimulates a tumor's growth and metastasis.
UCLA researchers are developing a device they dub a "wearable artificial kidney" for dialysis patients, according to a paper reported in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. The "kidney" is actually a dialysis machine, worn as a belt, which would provide continuous treatment.