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News on public health research and national as well as international health policies. Edited by MEDICA.de and several associations.

 
 

From mother to child: passing on disease

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Photo: Child in Africa sitting on a bed [03/02/2016] University of Iowa researchers warn doctors about two vector-borne diseases that can be passed from mother to child.From mother to child: passing on disease - Read more

High-rise buildings: lower survival rates from cardiac arrest

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Photo: Staircase [29/01/2016] The number of people living in high-rise buildings in rising, but along with the convenience and panoramic views of a downtown condo comes a risk: a new study found that survival rates from cardiac arrest decrease the higher up the building a person lives.High-rise buildings: lower survival rates from cardiac arrest - Read more

Guidelines for personalized cancer treatment plans

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Photo: The words [27/01/2016] A committee of national experts, led by a Cleveland Clinic researcher, has established first-of-its-kind guidelines to promote more accurate and individualized cancer predictions, guiding more precise treatment and leading to improved patient survival rates and outcomes.Guidelines for personalized cancer treatment plans - Read more

USA: cancer death rate continues steady drop

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Graphic: Outlines of USA filled with cigarettes [25/01/2016] Steady reductions in smoking combined with advances in cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment have resulted in a 23% drop in the cancer death rate since its peak in 1991. The drop translates to more than 1.7 million cancer deaths averted through 2012.USA: cancer death rate continues steady drop - Read more

New approach to tackle haemophilia

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Photo: Doctor is taking blood from patient [21/01/2016] Fighting haemophilia A, a bleeding disorder, with the body's own cells: That is the goal of a new international research consortium led by scientists from Würzburg. The EU funds the project with around 5.5 million euro. New approach to tackle haemophilia - Read more

Tracking the path of chemotherapy in real time

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Photo: man having chemotherapy [15/01/2016] Tracking the path of chemotherapy drugs in real time and at a cellular level could revolutionize cancer care and help doctors sort out why two patients might respond differently to the same treatment.Tracking the path of chemotherapy in real time - Read more

Reducing radiation risk from digital screening mammography

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Photo: physician holding x-ray image of a breast [12/01/2016] In a comprehensive modeling study, researchers from UC Davis and other institutions have found that breast cancer screening with digital mammography poses only a small risk of radiation-induced breast cancer for most women. However, the research showed increased risk for women with large breasts or breast implants, who must often receive extra screening views, increasing their radiation exposure. Reducing radiation risk from digital screening mammography - Read more

Telemedicine effective for patients

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Photo: physician is video chatting with his patient [23/12/2015] More than 50 million Americans live in rural areas, and many have limited access to health care. For someone living far from an urban area, local specialty care for complex health issues is difficult, if not impossible, to obtain. For years, telemedicine programs across the country have connected rural patients to specialists in urban settings. Telemedicine effective for patients - Read more

Cancer rates in high- and low-income countries

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Graphic: Globe surrounded by coin stacks [22/12/2015] Improved screening and detection efforts, combined with decreases in risk factors like smoking, have reduced the incidence and mortality rates from several common types of cancer in many high-income countries.Cancer rates in high- and low-income countries - Read more

Physicians and burnout: It's getting worse

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Photo: Board with writing [02/12/2015] Burnout among U.S. physicians is getting worse. An update from a three-year study evaluating burnout and work-life balance shows that American physicians are worse off today than they were three years earlier. Physicians and burnout: It's getting worse - Read more