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Virus Level could Predict Cervical Cancer Risk

...hance of getting the cancer, but not all women who test positive, develop the disease. Swedish researchers say that measuring the levels of a virus linked to cervical cancer could help to identify women at risk from the disease long before it develops or is detected with conventional screening.New researc...

Laboratory Testing Can Identify Risk of Pre-Term Labor and Delivery

A test for fetal fibronectin can predict whether a pregna...re than 50 ng/mL is considered positive. The fFN test has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for use as an aid in assessing the risk o...

New Way to "See" Genes, Evaluate Effectiveness of Gene Therapies Discovered

... journal Nature Medicine. UCLA researchers plan to test the tracking system in prostate cancer patients within a year, and are working with researchers at other institutions to help them evaluate other gene therapy studies for cancer patients. The tracking system consists of "reporter" genes that can be...

Cinnamon May Help Diabetics

...se from the blood and deposits it into cells. In a test tube and in animal studies, the spice appeared to increase glucose metabolism by about 20 times. While it is too soon to recommend the spice as a regular treatment for type 2 diabetes, patients can try adding 1/4-1 teaspoon of cinnamon to their food....

Vitamin B12 can help in detecting cancers

...easts," says Dr. Collins. Dr. Collins says the B12 test has only been used on a small group of patients, and more studies are needed. He adds the treatment could be helpful in other cancer patients including those with thyroid, brain, lung, colon, bone and prostate cancers, and also lymphoma....

Long-Term Survival can be Predicted by a Simple Lung Test

Researchers have found a simple pulmonary test can predict overall long-term survival rates in bo...one second (FEV1).They performed the lung function test on a group of more than 550 men and more than 640 women who varied in age from 20 to 89 years at enr...

More Accurate "PROSTATE CANCER" Test can save Unnecessary Biopsies

...er and is called "Prostate Specific Antigen" blood test or PSA for short. This test measures protein in the blood produced by the prostate gland and the normal level is between zero to...

White Cells Count Can Predict Heart Attack Death Risk

A simple blood test can give clue if the heart attack patients should get an immediate procedures to open clogged vessels and restore blood flow to their hearts. Cleveland Clinic cardiologist, Dr. Deepak Bhatt analyzed medical records of more than 12,000 heart disease...

New hope for cancer victims – will vaccine cure the deadly bug

...less people bound to die a premature death. If the test results are any indication to go by, the results are very positive and in some the life expectancy has been remarkably extended...

“Brain fingerprinting”- The new lie detectr

...etect even smooth criminals who pass the polygraph test (the conventional lie detector test) with ease. The new method employs brain waves, which are useful in detecting whether the person subjected to the test, remembers finer details of the crime. Even if the person willingly suppresses the necessary in...

Antioxidants protect health tissue in people undergoing radiation therapy.

...ct the bacterial DNA from damage by irradiation in test organism. Spices with antioxidants property have radio protective effect and protecting organisms like Escherichia role and Bacillus megaterium organisms (taken for study) against of gamma radiation. The study offers hope for the development of bet...

Good sleep enhances task performance

Sleep deprivations has been used to test the importance of sleep for memory and learning. It is difficult to interpret because of side effects, such as fatigue and reduced alertness. A study conducted on sleep-deprived patients by circumventing these complications by allowing recovery sle...

Vaccine for Alzheimer’s diseas

...p the brain clean of the plagues. Mice given the test vaccine developed fewer protein deposits in their brains compared with unvaccinated animals. These results are reported in Nature. Whether the protein deposits actually cause dementia in people is something of an open question among Alzheimer’s res...

Nasal Spray Could Take Drugs Direct to Brain.

...icating that the drug had reached its target. The test results indicated that the drug had “been successfully diffused in brain tissue,” Frey said. Asked about the implications of Frey's work, Dr. Philip Gorelick, director of the Center for Stroke Research, Chicago, Illinois, said the study was very prel...

Oracle Corp. to help build world's first "Digital Hospital"

...t a patient registers at the hospital, every blood test and MRI will be recorded in a central patient record, and pharmacy visits will be tracked. All charting will be done at the patient's bedside, "getting the nurses' back to the patient's side" and making doctors more efficient.Oracle will provide the ...

Drug saves heroin addicts

...se 22 study participants put their training to the test on 34 occasions.Scientists reported in 10% of cases naloxone had saved lives. Only in one instance was the drug used inappropriately. No adverse reactions were reported and early results were encouraging. The doctors are now studying the uses of “ta...

New antibiotic already developing resistance

...nt E. faecium. Hence, doctors advice a sensitivity test before starting a patient on linezolid....

Breast cancer treatment to be determined by gene test

...stectomy over breast-conserving lumpectomy if they test positive for a breast cancer gene mutation, resear...t. To determine the psychological impact of BRACA test results on women with breast cancer, Dr. Claudine Isaacs and colleagues at Georgetown University in ...

Diabetic testing gets easier

...n the market is a device that allows a diabetic to test sugar using less blood, from places other than the fingertip. Other testing systems are still in the pipeline, including a patch that changes color as it draws glucose through the skin and a glucose monitor that is worn like a watch. Though such inn...

Beware of the oral patch! It could be cancer!!!

...ead to oral cancer in many cases. A simple genetic test can help pinpoint if the patches could become canc...u have one, visit your doctor. This simple genetic test can mean the difference between early detection leading on to cure and late detection leading on to ...

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