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Biomarker for steatohepatitis

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Graphic: The liver in human body [06/03/2015] 40 percent of people in the EU suffer from non-alcoholic steatohepatitis, a disease which is becoming increasingly more frequent as a result of diabetes and excess weight. Currently, it is not possible to forecast the further course of the disease – right up to cirrhosis and cancer of the liver. In future, this should become possible using a Risk Score with different biomarkers.Biomarker for steatohepatitis - Read more

How much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening?

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Photo: Woman is going to be scanned in MRI [04/03/2015] People have highly variable views on how much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening, finds a UK survey. The authors say invitations for screening "should include clear information on the likelihood and consequences of overdetection to allow people to make an informed choice."How much overdetection is acceptable in cancer screening? - Read more

Care model enhances recovery of ICU survivors

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Photo: Man lying in bed at ICU [03/03/2015] The Critical Care Recovery Center care model - the nation's first collaborative care concept focusing on the extensive cognitive, physical and psychological recovery needs of intensive care unit survivors - decreases the likelihood of serious illness after discharge from an ICU.Care model enhances recovery of ICU survivors - Read more

Do long sleepers have an increased risk of stroke?

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Photo: Sleeping woman [27/02/2015] People who sleep more than eight hours a night may have an increased risk of stroke, according to a new study published in the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. Do long sleepers have an increased risk of stroke? - Read more

Evolutionary approach reveals clues toward understanding the roots of schizophrenia

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Graphic: Pencil erases a signed gene [25/02/2015] In a new study appearing in Molecular Biology and Evolution, Mount Sinai researcher Joel Dudley has led a new study that suggests that the very changes specific to human evolution may have come at a cost, contributing to the genetic architecture underlying schizophrenia traits in modern humans. Evolutionary approach reveals clues toward understanding the roots of schizophrenia - Read more

Cancer: 90% approve of screening but uptake is lower

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Graphic: Cancer-related words forming a cloud [19/02/2015] Nine in 10 people think that cancer screening is ‘almost always a good idea’ despite the fact that screening uptake is lower, a Cancer Research UK study in the British Journal of Cancer shows.Cancer: 90% approve of screening but uptake is lower - Read more

Cross-border intensive care medicine

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Graphic: Map of Europe in shades of blue [18/02/2015] Anyone who becomes seriously ill or has an accident while on holiday would like to be treated as well as they are at home. It is vitally important for the patient that the doctor has been well trained, in particular in intensive care medicine.Cross-border intensive care medicine - Read more

Hand washing focus in hospitals leads to dermatitis

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Photo: Team of physicians washing their hands [13/02/2015] Researchers from the University's Institute of Population Health studied reports voluntarily submitted by dermatologists to a national database which is run by the University (THOR), between 1996 and 2012. Sixty percent of eligible UK dermatologists used this database which is designed to report skin problems caused or aggravated by work.Hand washing focus in hospitals leads to dermatitis - Read more

Need for transplants rises in US

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Photo: Surgeons transplant an organ [11/02/2015] Surgeons and transplant centers nationwide increasingly have rejected hearts donated for transplantation despite a growing need for them, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. Need for transplants rises in US - Read more

Do clothes make the doctor?

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Photo: Doctors in scrubs and white coats [10/02/2015] What should doctors wear? And how does something as simple as their choice of a suit, scrubs or slacks influence how patients view them? A new analysis takes a comprehensive look - and finds that the answer isn't as simple as you might think. It also finds that doctors don't seem to be getting a lot of guidance on how to dress. Do clothes make the doctor? - Read more

 
 

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