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Monthly Archives: November 2011

High blood pressure test developed that could identify a curable cause

November 30, 2011
High blood pressure test developed that could identify a curable cause

Nurse taking blood pressure (Pic:Getty) A TEST has been developed that could spot a curable cause of high blood pressure in thousands of people. Researchers found the PET-CT scan, commonly used to detect cancer, can also find 5p-sized benign tumours in the adrenal glands. Conn’s syndrome is the cause of high blood pressure in...
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Anemia, high blood pressure linked to risk of silent strokes in children with SCD

November 30, 2011

A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Vanderbilt University and elsewhere have demonstrated that high blood pressure and anemia together put children with sickle cell disease (SCD) at serious danger for symptomless or so-called “silent” strokes, although either condition alone also signaled high risk. The results are part of an ongoing...
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Diabetes and eye exams

November 30, 2011

Now that you have all your Halloween candy sorted out and carefully packed away to enjoy over the next several weeks and after celebrating all October as National Dessert Month and as you look forward to all the special treats you hope to enjoy with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner, I am...
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A Surprise Diabetes Awareness Event Stops Shoppers in their Tracks!

November 30, 2011

LAVAL, QUEBEC–(Marketwire -11/30/11)- Editors Note: There are two photos and one video associated with this press release. Even though more than 9 million Canadians live with diabetes or prediabetes, an awareness event staged during Diabetes Awareness Month showed just how far a little awareness, motivation and encouragement can go in the fight against diabetes....
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Better ovarian cancer screening, still no answers

November 30, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – After disappointing results earlier this year, researchers say new study findings from Kentucky offer a bit of hope for ovarian cancer screening. But they still fall short of answering the important question: does ovarian cancer screening save lives? One in 72 women will get ovarian cancer at some point,...
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Men More Likely to Skip Cancer Screenings: Study

November 30, 2011

TUESDAY, Nov. 29 (HealthDay News) — Men are less willing than women to be screened for cancer, even though men have higher cancer death rates, a new study shows. Researchers conducted a telephone survey of nearly 1,150 adults in New York City, Baltimore, and San Juan, Puerto Rico, who answered questions from the Cancer...
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The incredible shrinking laboratory or ‘lab-on-a-chip’

November 30, 2011

When a doctor wants to carry out a test, she will probably prick you with a needle, fill up several test tubes of your blood, label, package and send them to some centralised hospital laboratory. Technicians will then take the contents, perform the various biochemical analyses needed, write up the results and send back...
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Scan spots ‘curable’ hypertension

November 29, 2011
Scan spots ‘curable’ hypertension

29 November 2011 Last updated at 06:06 ET By Michelle Roberts Health reporter, BBC News The scan can show up the small growths Doctors say they have found a medical test that can diagnose the most common curable cause of high blood pressure. Conn’s syndrome – a disease of the adrenal glands that sit...
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High Blood Pressure, Anemia Put Children with Sickle Cell Disease at Risk for Silent Strokes

November 29, 2011

Newswise — A team of researchers from the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, Vanderbilt University and elsewhere have demonstrated that high blood pressure and anemia together put children with sickle cell disease (SCD) at serious danger for symptomless or so-called “silent” strokes, although either condition alone also signaled high risk. The results are part of...
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Tools for predicting diabetes exist but are not used, research shows

November 29, 2011
Tools for predicting diabetes exist but are not used, research shows

Public release date: 29-Nov-2011 Contact: Kerry Noblek.noble@qmul.ac.uk 44-207-882-7943Queen Mary, University of London New research from Queen Mary, University of London suggests that many cases of diabetes could be prevented by making use of existing prediction tools. The study, published today in the British Medical Journal*, shows that there...
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Diabetes drug Onglyza receives another European OK

November 29, 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Wall Street rose for a second straight day on Tuesday as consumer confidence bounced back from a 2-1/2 year low in November, feeding appetite for risky assets. Italian bond yields fell from session highs, calming fears about Europe’s debt crisis, but were still at record high rates. Investors also eyed …...
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Pro-life advocates: Study shows link between breast cancer and abortion; cancer institute: no way

November 29, 2011

Pro-life advocates have argued for years that abortion increases the risk of breast cancer — due to hormonal changes during pregnancy which leave breasts more vulnerable to cancer. Despite their advocacy, the Department of Health and Human Services denies that there is any link. On Monday the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer pointed to a...
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Cancer drug ‘scalpers’ corner US market

November 29, 2011

Pssst. Wanna buy some chemo drugs? A new trend in pharmaceutical sales has raised concerns over ethics and patient safety, as companies buy up critical cancer drugs in short supply and attempt to resell them at huge markups. Rather than operate by the dark of night on street corners, these drug dealers work in...
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Test Results: Too Important To Wait For A Doctor’s Call

November 29, 2011
Test Results: Too Important To Wait For A Doctor’s Call

Diagnostic errors account for as much as 40 percent of medical malpractice claims. And communication lapses, including failing to pass along test results, make up a growing proportion of those claims, according to a recent study. The work, published in the Journal of the American College of Radiology, shows that malpractice payouts due to...
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Novartis gains European Commission approval for Rasitrio®, a Rasilez-based triple combination pill to treat high blood …

November 28, 2011

 |  28.11.2011, 07:15  |  149 Aufrufe  |   0  |  Novartis International AG / Novartis gains European Commission approval for Rasitrio®, a Rasilez-based triple combination pill to treat high blood pressure . Processed and transmitted by Thomson Reuters ONE. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. * Pivotal phase III data...
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Lowering High Blood Pressure

November 28, 2011
Lowering High Blood Pressure

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PositiveID Corporation Successfully Passes FCC Requirements to Sell Its iglucose System for Diabetes Management in the …

November 28, 2011
PositiveID Corporation Successfully Passes FCC Requirements to Sell Its iglucose System for Diabetes Management in the …

DELRAY BEACH, Fla., Nov. 28, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — PositiveID Corporation (“PositiveID” or “Company”) (OTCBB:PSID.OB – News), a developer of medical technologies for diabetes management and clinical diagnostics, announced today its iglucose(TM) mobile health device has successfully completed all Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) required testing. As a result, the iglucose System now meets the...
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Lung Cancer Caregivers Find Support Online

November 28, 2011
Lung Cancer Caregivers Find Support Online

Imagine being told out of nowhere that someone you love has lung cancer and their chances of survival look grim. Now, imagine that your loved one doesn’t smoke and is otherwise healthy. . . It happens more than you think. Lung cancer kills more Americans every year than breast, prostate, and colon cancers combined,...
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Woman’s Breast Cancer Journey Becomes an Inspiring Book

November 28, 2011

Nasdaq Jumps 3.5%: Stocks Surge on Latest Bailout Proposals and RumorsDaily Ticker Stocks surged early Monday on renewed hopes for yet another new solution to Europe’s sovereign debt crisis. Article source: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/Woman-Breast-Cancer-Journey-iw-1288027216.html
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Study Showing Potential for microRNAs as Biomarkers for Heart Failure Prognosis Published in European Journal of Heart …

November 28, 2011

PHILADELPHIA, PA and REHOVOT, ISRAEL–(Marketwire -11/28/11)- Rosetta Genomics, Ltd. (NASDAQ: ROSG – News), a leading developer and provider of microRNA-based molecular diagnostics, announces that results from a joint study by researchers at Rosetta Genomics and the Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Lady Davis Carmel Medical Center in Haifa, Israel, show that elevated serum levels of...
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