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Colon capsule endoscopy diagnoses 64 percent of total polyps detected by conventional colonoscopy

This release is available in Spanish . Capsule endoscopy for exploring the colon in a minimally invasive manner diagnoses 64% of all lesions located by means of conventional colonoscopy. According to a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine the specialised medical journal ...

Cancer-Causing Toxins Detected in Fluoride Chemicals, Says NYS Coalition Opposed to Fluoridation

NEW YORK, April 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Traces of arsenic, copper, lead and other impurities were found in samples of chemicals used to fluoridate public water supplies between the years 2000 and 2006, reports the Centers for Disease Control.(1) Controversial fluoridation schemes...

Ovarian cancers detected early may be less aggressive, questioning effectiveness of screening

DURHAM, N.C. -- The biology of ovarian cancers discovered at an early stage may render them slower growing and less likely to spread than more aggressive cancers, which typically are discovered in an advanced stage, according to a study led by investigators in the Duke Comprehensive Cancer Center....

Biomarkers detected for Chikungunya fever

Three specific biomarkers provide an accurate indication of the severity of Chikungunya fever (CHIKF), which is emerging as a threat in South-East Asia, the Pacific and Europe, according to research conducted in Singapore. Since the biomarkers can be easily detected and measured in blood, this...

Racial and ethnic disparities detected in patient experiences

A study surveying patients in more than 1,500 physician practices has found racial and ethnic disparities in patient health-care experiences, with minority patients having worse experiences than white patients. The findings suggest that while all doctors should be attentive to differences in patie...

Seizures in newborns can be detected with small, portable brain activity monitors

July 2, 2008 -- Compact, bedside brain-activity monitors detected most seizures in at-risk infants, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis showed. That means the compact units could assist clinicians in monitoring for electrical seizures until confirmation with conven...

Ovarian cancer's specific scent detected by dogs

Los Angeles, London, New Delhi, and Singapore (June 26, 2008) Ground-breaking research in the June issue of Integrative Cancer Therapies published by SAGE explored whether ovarian cancer has a scent different from other cancers and whether working dogs could be taught to distinguish it in its d...

Impairments in language development can be detected in infants as young as 3 months

Uncover how the brains of infants distinguish differences in sounds and it may become possible to correct language problems even before children start to speak, sparing them the difficulties that come from struggling with language. New studies conducted by Professor of Neuroscience April Benasi...

Fetal Cells Detected in Mothers' Blood Years After Donor Egg Pregnancies

Finding could lead to advances in organ transplantation and stem cell research WEDNESDAY, April 2 (HealthDay News) -- Fetal cells remain in the blood of women who had pregnancies with donor eggs for years after they had the baby, a new study says. The fact that these fetal cells ar...

Cancer detected earlier, faster, with new medical imaging, Stanford study finds

STANFORD, Calif. - Doctors may one day be able to detect early stages of colon cancer without a biopsy, using a new technique developed by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. This imaging technology is one of many new ways of detecting cancers in the body in real time, sa...

Major Medicare Fraud Detected in Florida

Dozens of south Floridans are being charged with ripping off the state treasury of millions of dollars paid for medical services and equipment not needed. Officials there said most of the schemes involve infusion therapy and medical equipment suppliers. "Tuesday we charged 24 individual...

Climate Change Signal Detected in the Indian Ocean

'From ocean measurements and by analysing climate simulations we can see there are changes in features of the ocean that cannot be explained by natural variability',said CSIRO oceanographer Dr Gael Alory. 'These oceanic changes are almost certainly linked to changes in the heat structure o...

PFOA and PFOS Detected in Newborns

An analysis of nearly 300 umbilical cord blood samples led by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health shows that //newborn babies are exposed to perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS) and perfluorooctanoate (PFOA) while in the womb. PFOS and PFOA are polyfluoroalkyl compounds (...

Chances of Survival for Melanoma is High When Detected by Dermatologists

A new report says that melanoma when diagnosed by a dermatologist has a higher survival rate than by a non-dermatologist. The reason is that a specialist will be able to detect// the tumor in its early stages which can be removed thereby increasing the chance of survival. Individuals whose me...

Osteoporosis to Be Detected During Routine Dental X-rays

Researchers have created a unique way of identifying patients at risk of osteoporosis by using ordinary dental x-rays. // Professor Paul F. van der Stelt and his team at the Academic Center for Dentistry Amsterdam developed the largely automated approach during a three-year, EU-funded collabor...

Seven Polio Cases Detected in Bihar

Patna: The battle against polio is far from over in Bihar with seven new cases detected this year - an alarming jump in the infectious disease// in a state that has vowed to eradicate it by 2007-end. 'It is sad to admit that seven new polio cases surfaced in the state till the first week of...

Mental Health Conditions Could Be Detected With Blood Tests

A University of Iowa study has revealed that it may be possible to detect certain mental health conditions like panic disorder with blood tests//. This was revealed after scientists studied the genetic information in immature white blood cells. "The ability to test for panic disorder is a quan...

New Mad-Cow Case Detected in Canada Bull

Canada has confirmed its tenth case of mad cow disease after a "mature" bull from the province of Alberta has been tested positive – Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced Wednesday. // The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said that the infected animal’s carcass is in their control and ...

New polio cases detected in Bihar

The battle against polio is far from over in Bihar with the detection of new cases in those districts that are not covered in the June-July immunisation drive this year//. Eight districts of Magadh and Patna divisions were not covered under the drive.Two new polio cases were detected in Jehana...

More Kidney Cancer Is Detected and Treated Early, Yet Death Rate Rises

The number of cases of kidney cancer has been rising over the last two decades, and new research from the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center shows// that this increase is driven largely by the detection of small, presumably curable, kidney masses. But even though the rising incidenc...

Anthrax may be detected in minutes

Swiss scientists have discovered a test that they say can detect the deadly anthrax in minutes. Diagnostic tests for the disease already exist, but they are expensive// and time-consuming. Time is critical because anthrax infection is fatal unless treated within 24 hours. Professor Peter Seeb...

Painless Control Of Blood Sugar Levels When Detected Early

Dr Ewan Pearson, of Dundee University's Medical School and his team has carried out research on a specific genetic type of diabetes.// Neonatal diabetes occurs only in one in a million births. “About 1,500 to 2,000 Americans with neonatal diabetes rely on daily insulin injections to survive” sa...

'Pig Fever' Detected in Kerala

Kerala's Animal Husbandry Minister C. Divakaran Wednesday confirmed that pig fever had been diagnosed and was the cause of death of pigs at a private farminwayanad//. This is believed to be the first reported case of the disease in the country. "Pig fever was ascribed to the death of pig...

Eightyseven Hepatitis cases detected in Moga

A total of 87 Hepatitis cases have been detected in Moga out of which 52 were male and 35 female, the district health department said today//. The infected people were found during a survey conducted by the a team of 13 doctors, Civil Surgeon Dr H P S Sandhu told reporters here. The sur...

Bird Flu Detected In Remote Nigerian State

Health officials announced that the deadly H5N1 strain of bird flu has been detected in remote Taraba state in eastern Nigeria, which is the first African// country to be hit by bird flu. Although no human cases have been reported, experts fear that several cases have gone unnoticed. Currentl...

Two-year old Girl With Polio Detected in UP

One more polio case has surfaced in Uttar Pradesh with the World Health Organisation's (WHO) surveillance team detecting a two-year-old girl affected with polio virus in the district //. WHO's Survillence Medical Officer Salman Khan today said that a two-year-old girl from Shahpur Tahar Khera...

Four Jaundice Cases Detected In Bathinda

Four cases of jaundice were detected here today even as health officials collected blood samples from 20 people suspected to be suffering from the disease. // Officials said a team of doctors that visited Baldev Nagar found four persons including two children were suffering from jaundice. ...

Progressive Genetic Diseases Can Be Detected By A Simple Blood Test

Scientists of University of Washington in Seattle have devised a simple blood test, which can be used to detect rare disorders of progressive genetic diseases known // as 'lysosomal storage disorders', according to online edition of Nature. These disorders can cause symptoms ranging from gross ...

Fatal Case of Meningitis Detected In Massachusetts

Galilea Estevez, a bright and friendly 7-year-old at Shaughnessy Elementary School died on Tuesday due to contracting the fatal bacterial meningitis disease//. She had fever and headache and was sent home by the school. But later when her parents tried to wake her up and she did not budge she w...

PFCAs Detected in the Artic

Fluorinated polymers have become a great danger in the environment and are thought to cause cancer in man. Their ubiquitous presence is seen in microwave popcorn bags, stain-free carpets, fast-food wrappers, denture cleaners, windshield washer fluid. // Scott Mabury, at the University of To...

Medications Detected In Recycled Water In Los Angeles

The water officials detected prescription drugs in the filtered and recycled wastewater at Los Angeles aquifer. This has raised doubts about the dangerous effects this water might have in the future. // Though the amounts were minimal drugs such as antibiotics, antipsychotics, birth-control hormone...

Molecular Flaw Detected in Aggressive Breast Cancers

A molecular flaw that lets loose a particularly aggressive from of breast cancer has been discovered by the researchers at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. They suggest that targeting this flaw with selective drugs could help victims of this type of breast cancer. // The team of researchers led b...

Senile Dementia Can Be Detected In Its Early Stages

Senile dementia can be detected years before the symptoms even appear, according to Dutch medical researchers. This can be done by examining the size of two parts of the brain, according to the study. //The two parts are amygdala and the hippocampus. Those with a smaller hippocampus or amygdala are...

Colorectal Cancer Can Be Detected By a Simple Test

The immunochemical faecal occult blood test (FOBT) is a simpler way of identifying individuals who might have colorectal cancer, researchers claim in an article published online in The Lancet Oncology.// Conventionally, guaiac FOBT is used to screen individuals who might be having this cancer, but ...

Novel Strain Detected In The Recent Outbreak Of Bird Flu At Ukraine

A new and deadly strain of bird flu outbreak was detected in Ukraine (Crimea peninsula) and hence domestic birds are killed and put in pits that were dug for the purpose//. Health workers and emergency workers are recruited to get their hands on all the birds including (chickens, ducks and geese) a...

Baby Brain Disorder Can Be Detected By Eye Movement

Brain disorder in a baby can be detected by his or her eye movement, and a standard test is being developed for the same.// Professor Chris Harris, from the University of Plymouth, uses a computer- controlled chair with electrodes attached to the patient's head to see how "flicks" of the eye are...

Early Lung cancer detected by studying Cheek Cells

Dr. Bojana Turic and colleagues have found a new cheek cell analysis which detects early lung cancer. The research team has found a simple, inexpensive and early screening method for detecting lung cancer in patients // with high risk for cancer using buccal mucosa or cells scraped from the inner p...

Bird Flu Strains Detected In Wild Birds Of Mongolia

Scientists from US department of Agriculture had found the strains of bird flu disease in the wild migratory birds in Mongolia. This is for the first time the disease of avian influenza had been detected in any strain of wild birds // that have no contact with the domestic poultry, or waterfowl. ...

Breast Cancer in younger women can be detected at an early stage by mammograms

The January issue of the medical journal Cancer reported a study by the researchers of the Health Sciences Center in Denver, which showed that regular mammography screening for women in their 40s leads to diagnosis of breast cancer at an earlier stage. This could facilitate the use of more effectiv...

Oral Cancer Can Be Detected By Saliva Test

Oral Cancer is a common condition in India where beetle and tobacco chewing is a common habit//. It has now been found that certain bacteria’s excessive presence may give an early warning of cancer of the mouth. A report published in the Open Access journal, Journal of Translational Medicine...
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