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Randox expands major supplier agreement with Novation

Randox expands major supplier agreement with Novation

Randox Laboratories has further expanded its market presence in the United States, having been awarded a major supplier agreement with Novation, the leading health care supply chain expertise, analytics and contracting company. [More]
Fabry disease awareness: an interview with Dr. Hartmann Wellhoefer, Head of Medical Affairs, Rare Disease, Shire

Fabry disease awareness: an interview with Dr. Hartmann Wellhoefer, Head of Medical Affairs, Rare Disease, Shire

Lysosomes are subcellular organelles that are present in most cells, with the major exception of red blood cells. [More]
Scientists develop chip for detection of RNA strand of dengue fever virus

Scientists develop chip for detection of RNA strand of dengue fever virus

Scientists at the Center for Research and Advanced Studies (Cinvestav) in Mexico developed a chip (also known as cDNA microarray) that allows detection of the RNA strand of the dengue fever virus. [More]
Men advised to take proactive approach to prevent hernia

Men advised to take proactive approach to prevent hernia

As the preeminent hernia specialist in the Western United States, Dr. Shirin Towfigh has diagnosed and treated a number of patients through incisional hernia surgery and other cutting-edge techniques. [More]
Brain iron levels offer potential biomarker in the diagnosis of ADHD

Brain iron levels offer potential biomarker in the diagnosis of ADHD

Brain iron levels offer a potential biomarker in the diagnosis of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and may help physicians and parents make better informed treatment decisions, according to new research published online in the journal Radiology. [More]
Findings explain why women with bladder cancer are often diagnosed at later stage than men

Findings explain why women with bladder cancer are often diagnosed at later stage than men

Women with blood in their urine (hematuria) were less than half as likely as men with the same issue to be referred to a urologist for further tests, according to a new Vanderbilt University study. [More]
Cancer Council urges Queenslanders to get to know their own skin

Cancer Council urges Queenslanders to get to know their own skin

Cancer Council is urging Queenslanders to get to know their own skin and stay vigilant about early detection, with reports of misdiagnosis for some types of melanoma in the Australasian Journal of Dermatology. [More]
UCSD neurosurgeons study MRI-guided biopsy approach to diagnose patients with brain cancer

UCSD neurosurgeons study MRI-guided biopsy approach to diagnose patients with brain cancer

Neurosurgeons at UC San Diego Heath System have, for the first time, combined real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology with novel non-invasive cellular mapping techniques to develop a new biopsy approach that increases the accuracy of diagnosis for patients with brain cancer. [More]
Research roundup: Colonscopy in the countryside; retiree health benefits; what should hip surgery cost?

Research roundup: Colonscopy in the countryside; retiree health benefits; what should hip surgery cost?

Rural residents who commonly seek treatment for advanced stages of colorectal cancer have been thought to lack access to cancer screening and adjuvant therapy. ... Several theories have been postulated to explain these findings, some of which include low socioeconomic status, lower educational attainment, lack of insurance coverage, underinsurance, and travel distance to health care facilities. [More]
Ironwood and Forest commence new DTC patient awareness campaign for LINZESS

Ironwood and Forest commence new DTC patient awareness campaign for LINZESS

awareness campaign for LINZESS, a once-daily treatment for adults with irritable bowel syndrome with constipation or chronic idiopathic constipation. [More]
ER physicians discount early signs of strokes among women, minorities, younger people

ER physicians discount early signs of strokes among women, minorities, younger people

Analyzing federal health care data, a team of researchers led by a Johns Hopkins specialist concluded that doctors overlook or discount the early signs of potentially disabling strokes in tens of thousands of American each year, a large number of them visitors to emergency rooms complaining of dizziness or headaches. [More]
Doctors overlook early signs of strokes in people each year

Doctors overlook early signs of strokes in people each year

Analyzing federal health care data, a team of researchers led by a Johns Hopkins specialist concluded that doctors overlook or discount the early signs of potentially disabling strokes in tens of thousands of American each year, a large number of them visitors to emergency rooms complaining of dizziness or headaches. [More]
Diagnostic errors common among patients with bipolar disorder

Diagnostic errors common among patients with bipolar disorder

Russian study data bolster the existing body of evidence showing that bipolar disorder is often misdiagnosed as depression. [More]

ACC contradicts study linking prostate cancer to BPA exposure

The American Chemistry Council (ACC) offers the following comments regarding the study published today in PLOS ONE by the Cincinnati Cancer Center researchers Pheruza Tarapore, et al. Quotes from the following may be attributed to Steven G. Hentges, Ph.D. of ACC's Polycarbonate/BPA Global Group. [More]
Support for DSM-5 mixed features specifier

Support for DSM-5 mixed features specifier

Study findings uphold the value of the DSM-5 mixed features specifier of at least three depressive symptoms during a manic episode for diagnosing and classifying patients with mixed mania. [More]

Barriers persist to new approaches to medical liability, studies find

Issues of medical liability and tort reform, as well as how they interact with rising health care costs, continue to draw news media interest. [More]
New evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis

New evidence-based guidelines for diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis

The American Academy of Dermatology (Academy) has released new evidence-based guidelines for the diagnosis and assessment of atopic dermatitis based on an extensive review of the scientific literature on this chronic skin condition characterized by itchy red patches of skin. [More]
Experts gather for first national conference focusing on the treatment of non-epileptic seizures

Experts gather for first national conference focusing on the treatment of non-epileptic seizures

MORE than 100 healthcare professionals from across the country gathered for the first ever national conference focusing on the treatment of non-epileptic seizures – a disabling condition often mistaken for epilepsy. [More]
Bladder involvement can lead to prostate cancer misdiagnosis

Bladder involvement can lead to prostate cancer misdiagnosis

Men with lesions in the neck, trigone, or posterior wall of the bladder should be tested for basal prostate cancer as well as bladder cancer to ensure that they are not misdiagnosed, say researchers. [More]
IVF and chromosome testing: an interview with Dr. Santiago Munné

IVF and chromosome testing: an interview with Dr. Santiago Munné

The Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) releases every year a report on pregnancy rates by maternal age. The last one shows a decline on implantation rates per embryo from 36% in young women, to 27.3% in women 35-37, 17.5% in 38-40, and less than 10% above 40 years of age. [More]