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Feeling depressed? You may be at higher risk of STROKE

...nas said. "It is not appropriate for physicians to screen for depression (at this time) because we don't know the exact relationship between stroke and depression." ( SOURCE: Psychosomatic Medicine 2000;62.)...

Controversial deal on public access of the human genome map

...ell will function normally or not, enabling one to screen babies in the womb for diseases, and device specific advancements against many hereditary diseases and remedies for crippling ailments. While it is customary to make the results of such ground-breaking research available for unrestricted public acce...

Two doctors suspended for wrong brain surgery

...lsh’s CT scan being placed backward on the viewing screen before the surgery. Both the suspended doctors had no recent record of professional mistakes. However an official communiqué from the hospital said that both the doctors were suspended on Feb. 21st a day after the surgery. While Dr. Kotzen performe...

Gene HPA-2 Met linked to cardiac arrest

...riant is a caution for death. Till now there is no screen for HPA-2 Met, but if a test were developed, those at risk could perhaps be helped by preventive anti-clotting drugs....

New pancreatic surgery

...truments are inserted. The surgeon uses a computer screen as a guide through the operation. // It's an advance to use keyhole surgery on the pancreas. Doctors at Mount Sinai Medical Centre, in New York City, describe 19 cases of this kind of operation involving patients with benign disease of the pancrea...

Benefit of colonoscopy

...nts seem unaware that they are eligible for a free screen under Medicare arrangements - a telephone poll revealed that 16 per cent did not know if the FOBT was covered, and a further 10 per cent thought it was not covered....

DNA biochip for genetic screening

...p doctors predict a patient’s response to drugs or screen patients for thousands of genetic mutations and di...t thousands of strands of DNA onto a chip that can screen for the genes linked to breast cancer, cystic fibrosis or prostate cancer, for example,” says Xiaoli...

Depression linked to mortality

...or heart attack. Doctors need to take more care to screen their patients for mental illness....

Breast screening among diabetic women

...nt of the diabetes group were having mammograms to screen for early breast cancer, compared to 70 per cent of the controls. The reasons why rates of mammography are lower among women with diabetes is unknown. The researchers wonder whether managing diabetes takes up so much time and attention that there is ...

An inventive blood test for diabetes

...y conventional testing. It may not be practical to screen the entire population by HgA1c of course, but the researchers suggest it could be worthwhile among patients with one of three risk factors - obesity, high blood pressure or a family history of diabetes....

New device for discerning Osteoarthritis

... arthritis. They want to get DEI into clinics to screen for Osteoarthritis, so it can be detected earlier and management started sooner. The other possibility is to use DEI to test new Osteoarthritis drugs, to see if they can slow down the erosion of cartilage....

Children's snoring may indicate a serious problem

...ssued new recommendations telling pediatricians to screen all children for snoring because it could be a sign of a serious illness. Children who snore loudly may// suffer from obstructive sleep apnoea syndrome (OSAS). Left untreated, the disorder can lead to growth, heart and pulmonary problems. As part o...

Computer Program can assist to detect Heart Attack

... had been treated in the emergency department, the screen was almost 95% accurate at detecting heart attack, identifying100 to 150 cases. Thus the author concludes that the artificial neural network has the potential to be used as a real time aid to identify the presence of (heart attack) in patients prese...

New diagnostic marker for prostate cancer

...r the conventional prostate specific antigen (PSA) screen for prostate cancer. For PSA is found in cancer but also in benign prostate disease. AMACR looks to be far more specific. And the researchers have found the gene in other cancers too, such as colorectal, ovarian and breast cancer, which suggests it m...

Stem Cells Have Few Mutations

...Starmbrook felt that, it was actually very easy to screen for this mutation and you could then eliminate cells that have undergone this process. Embryonic stem cells are the master cells for development. They form within a few days of conception and are the primordial cells for all the tissues in the body...

Fast screening for macular degeneration

...nical advance that could be developed into a rapid screen for AMD among people at risk.They could then be fast-tracked for treatment before the condition takes hold. In Raman scattering, the spatial distribution of retinal pigment can be imaged. Any abnormal patterns, which may indicate AMD, can rapidly b...

Depression has a worthwhile treatment

...According to some experts it is too complicated to screen for depression while others believe it could be worthwhile.Researchers at the Hopkins University in USh have analysed all the data relating to depression screening. They find that where a screening programme is in place, between seven and ten per c...

Screening of Lazy Eye

...mmonly called lazy eye. Many countries routinely screen for lazy eye. The goal is to restore vision to as normal as possible in that eye. Some, but not all, countries place high importance on screening and treating because of the concern that the person may eventually lose eyesight in their healthy eye. E...

Genetic indicates memory

...nd then researchers used technology called cDNA to screen thousands of genes. They looked at genes in the hippocampus area, a brain region known to be important in learning and memory. The researchers checked the genes one hour after the task, six hours later, and then 24 hours later. They say learning aff...

Personality Impacts Arthritis

... to factors// not related to the disease when they screen at-risk patients. There is no doubt being diagnosed with a chronic, disabling disease, such as rheumatoid arthritis, can have a significant impact on a person's life. Patients have to deal with a potentially uncontrollable, unpredictable, long-term ...

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