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New pregnancy app for Apple Watch now available from The Bump

New pregnancy app for Apple Watch now available from The Bump

The Bump, a leading multiplatform pregnancy and parenting brand, today announced the launch of The Bump Pregnancy App for Apple Watch. The pregnancy app is a complement to the brand's mobile iOS app and offers a customized user experience, serving only the most relevant content and tools to match the user's week of pregnancy. [More]
iCAD announces adoption of Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System in Spain

iCAD announces adoption of Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System in Spain

iCAD, Inc., an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, today announced the first Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System in Spain is now available at the Hospital Miguel Servet for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer, non-melanoma skin cancer and gynecological cancers. [More]
Study explores innovative approach to identifying successful treatment for HER2+ breast cancer

Study explores innovative approach to identifying successful treatment for HER2+ breast cancer

Ahmad M. Khalil, PhD, knew the odds were against him -- as in thousands upon thousands to one. Yet he and his team never wavered from their quest to identify the parts of the body responsible for revving up one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, HER2+. This month in Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, Khalil and his colleagues at Case Western Reserve University proved the power of persistence; from a pool of more than 30,000 possibilities, they found 38 genes and molecules that most likely trigger HER2+ cancer cells to spread. [More]
Xstrahl introduces Phtotoelectric therapy to the European market at ESTRO 2015

Xstrahl introduces Phtotoelectric therapy to the European market at ESTRO 2015

Utilising trusted and clinically proven low energy photons, in a dedicated treatment system. Photoelectric Therapy provides a pain free, non-surgical alternative for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, especially those found in sensitive areas of the head and neck... [More]
Alternative treatment options for uterine fibroids

Alternative treatment options for uterine fibroids

A 47-year-old African-American woman has heavy menstrual bleeding and iron-deficiency anemia. She reports the frequent need to urinate during the night and throughout the day. A colonoscopy is negative and an ultrasonography shows a modestly enlarged uterus with three uterine fibroids, noncancerous growths of the uterus. [More]
Actor Stephen McGann explains how issues of medical accuracy were addressed in Call the Midwife drama

Actor Stephen McGann explains how issues of medical accuracy were addressed in Call the Midwife drama

Actor Stephen McGann, who plays GP Dr Patrick Turner in the hit BBC period drama Call the Midwife, has described the steps taken by the writers, production team and actors to ensure the series has sufficient medical accuracy and authenticity. In an essay published today by the Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine, McGann writes of the unique insight that the role of Dr Turner has given him into questions regarding the way popular culture portrays medics and medicine. [More]
NUH develops new treatment guidelines to support women suffering from Hyperemesis

NUH develops new treatment guidelines to support women suffering from Hyperemesis

Nottingham’s hospitals (NUH) is the first Trust in the country to develop a new treatment plan to support women suffering from severe sickness during pregnancy. [More]
Eating yogurt regularly may not improve your health

Eating yogurt regularly may not improve your health

Eating yogurt on a regular basis does not necessarily improve health-related quality of life, report Spanish researchers... [More]
Advances in thoracic surgery: an interview with Dan Wildman, VP Global Franchise Strategy & Innovation- Ethicon

Advances in thoracic surgery: an interview with Dan Wildman, VP Global Franchise Strategy & Innovation- Ethicon

Without a doubt, one of the most significant developments in thoracic surgery was the advent of video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or VATS in the 1990s... [More]
Botanical formula improves effect of tamoxifen drug in ER+ human breast cancer

Botanical formula improves effect of tamoxifen drug in ER+ human breast cancer

Researchers at the Cancer Research Laboratory, Methodist Research Institute, Indiana University Health found that a botanical formula for breast health inhibited the growth of estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) human breast cancer cells. More importantly, the researchers also found that the formula enhanced the anti-cancer benefits of the drug tamoxifen in the treatment of breast cancer. [More]
UTEP engineers developing technology that could help predict breast cancer risk

UTEP engineers developing technology that could help predict breast cancer risk

Technology developing at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) is on track to predict if and when breast cancer will appear. [More]
Nonprofit group launches website that provides education, information about breast density

Nonprofit group launches website that provides education, information about breast density

Recognizing that both women and their doctors are often confused after a mammogram reveals the woman has dense breasts, a nonprofit organization has launched a major new educational website. The site, www.DenseBreast-info.org, addresses questions women and their healthcare providers often have about breast density - helping them to "Get Smart about Being Dense." [More]
Cantrixil drug granted FDA Orphan Drug Designation for treatment of ovarian cancer

Cantrixil drug granted FDA Orphan Drug Designation for treatment of ovarian cancer

US-Australian drug discovery company, Novogen, today announced that its subsidiary joint venture company with Yale University, CanTx, Inc, has today received notification from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration that its chemotherapy candidate drug, Cantrixil, has been granted Orphan Drug Designation for ovarian cancer. [More]
Novel genetic datashare initiative launched to improve detection of inherited breast and ovarian cancers

Novel genetic datashare initiative launched to improve detection of inherited breast and ovarian cancers

Quest Diagnostics, the world’s leading provider of diagnostic information services, and Inserm, the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research institution, today launched BRCA Share, a novel datashare initiative they co-founded to provide scientists and laboratory organizations around the world with open access to BRCA1 and BRCA2 genetic data. [More]
Data presented at AACR 2015 recognizes value of EKF PointMan technology for assessing lung cancer mutation status

Data presented at AACR 2015 recognizes value of EKF PointMan technology for assessing lung cancer mutation status

The PointMan EGFR DNA enrichment kit, a novel method for selective amplification of genotype specific sequences, was used to successfully detect EGFR T790M mutations in the plasma DNA of advanced NSCLC patients... [More]
Bio-Rad grants Beckman Coulter exclusive distribution rights for access HIV and Hepatitis C assays

Bio-Rad grants Beckman Coulter exclusive distribution rights for access HIV and Hepatitis C assays

Bio-Rad is extending its agreement with Beckman Coulter and has named the company exclusive global distributor of Bio-Rad’s Access HIV combo assay and the Access hepatitis C virus (HCV) assay in select geographies... [More]
Study confirms that coffee inhibits growth of tumours, reduces risk of breast cancer recurrence

Study confirms that coffee inhibits growth of tumours, reduces risk of breast cancer recurrence

A number of research studies have shown that coffee helps to protect against breast cancer. A new study led by Lund University, has confirmed that coffee inhibits the growth of tumours and reduces the risk of recurrence in women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and treated with the drug tamoxifen. [More]
Smoking and genetics can increase women's likelihood of giving birth to twins

Smoking and genetics can increase women's likelihood of giving birth to twins

African American mothers who smoke and have a genetic profile that includes a single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) of the TP53 gene have an increased likelihood of having twins, concluded a team of researchers from the University of South Florida and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. [More]
Medical University of Vienna study supports use of ANGLE's Parsortix system for ovarian cancer study

Medical University of Vienna study supports use of ANGLE's Parsortix system for ovarian cancer study

ANGLE plc, the specialist medtech company, is delighted to announce that the Medical University of Vienna, one of its key opinion leaders, has published highly encouraging results in support of the use of ANGLE's Parsortix system in the detection of ovarian cancer. [More]
Prenatal antidepressant exposure increases anxiety symptoms

Prenatal antidepressant exposure increases anxiety symptoms

Three-year-old siblings exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy show increased anxiety symptoms compared to their unexposed siblings. [More]
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