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Using quality improvement measures in eight of the 10 hospitals in the Northern New England Cardiovascular Disease Study Group, researchers have found a way to reduce kidney injury in patients undergoing a procedure with contrast dye. Read more

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Topic of the Month August: Hygiene - Averting the risk of infection

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Acupuncture improves quality of life for breast cancer patients using aromatase inhibitors

31/07/2014 - Use of electroacupuncture (EA) – a form of acupuncture where a small electric current is passed between pairs of acupuncture needles – produces significant improvements in fatigue, anxiety and depression in as little as eight weeks for early stage breast cancer patients experiencing joint pain related to the use of aromatase inhibitors (AIs) to treat breast cancer. read more

Mysterious esophagus disease is autoimmune after all

30/07/2014 - Achalasia is a rare disease – it affects 1 in 100,000 people – characterized by a loss of nerve cells in the esophageal wall. While its cause remains unknown, a new study by a team of researchers at KU Leuven in Belgium, the University of Bonn in Germany and other European institutions confirms for the first time that achalasia is autoimmune in origin. read more

Potential 'universal' blood test for cancer discovered

29/07/2014 - Researchers from the University of Bradford, UK, have devised a simple blood test that can be used to diagnose whether people have cancer or not. The test will enable doctors to rule out cancer in patients presenting with certain symptoms, saving time and preventing costly and unnecessary invasive procedures such as colonoscopies and biopsies being carried out. read more

One step closer to cell therapy for multiple sclerosis

28/07/2014 - Scientists at The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute are one step closer to creating a viable cell replacement therapy for multiple sclerosis from a patient's own cells. read more

Breaking down cancer's barrier against treatment

28/07/2014 - Canser Research UK scientists at Barts Cancer Institute have found that targeting a molecule in blood vessels can make cancer therapy significantly more effective, according to a new research. read more

Monitoring pulse after stroke may prevent second stroke

25/07/2014 - New research suggests that regularly monitoring your pulse after a stroke or the pulse of a loved one who has experienced a stroke may be a simple and effective first step in detecting irregular heartbeat, a major cause of having a second stroke. read more

Researchers create vaccine for dust-mite allergies

24/07/2014 - If you’re allergic to dust mites (and chances are you are), help may be on the way. Researchers at the University of Iowa have developed a vaccine that can combat dust-mite allergies by naturally switching the body’s immune response. read more

Gene variant: heart disease risk factor for women

24/07/2014 - Historically, it was thought that heart disease was a men's-only disease, however, data has shown that post-menopausal women are just as likely as men to get heart disease and are less likely to be adequately diagnosed and treated. New research from Western University brings to light a genetic basis for heart disease in women and helps to identify which women are more prone to heart disease. read more

Bacteria swim with whole body, not just propellers

22/07/2014 - When it comes to swimming, the bodies of some bacteria are more than just dead weight, according to new research from Brown University. read more

Human platelets from next-generation bioreactor

22/07/2014 - Scientists at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have developed a scalable, next-generation platelet bioreactor to generate fully functional human platelets in vitro. The work is a major biomedical advancement that will help address blood transfusion needs worldwide. read more

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