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Living With Cancer: Sex After Cancer

It can be difficult to experience desire if you fear your body or if you cannot recognize it as your own. ...

Hurricanes Irma, Maria pose threat of infectious diseases in US

Joseph A. Bocchini NEW YORK —  The aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria have displaced an estimated 100,000 to 200,000 Puerto Rican citizens, with many people from the island and other Caribbean areas traveling to the United States for refuge. The condit ...

The choir helping people with dementia

"He comes alive when he's here." ...

Fed Up With Drug Companies, Hospitals Decide to Start Their Own

A group of large hospital systems plans to create a nonprofit generic drug company to battle shortages and high prices. ...

Angelina Jolie gene testing for all?

Testing everyone for cancer risk genes would save lives and is cost effective say doctors. ...

Series of regional workshop and webinars to support the technical roll-out of the systems for tobacco traceability and security features

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Household screening doubles detection of TB cases

Australia and a co-author of the study, told Infectious Disease News. “WHO guidelines for screening identify ...

Mind: Given Medicine, the Patients Got Better. They Remained in Shackles Anyway.

In West Africa, people with psychoses are often chained at prayer camps. Giving them psychiatric drugs lessened their symptoms, but did not shorten their captivity. ...

Risk factors for hip instability after acetabulum posterior wall fracture still unknown

In a study recently published in The Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery, researchers were unable to identify independent risk factors for hip instability after a fracture of the posterior wall of the acetabulum. “Important factors leading to hip instabili ...

Gas-sensing capsules show promise as GI diagnostic, monitoring tool

Peter Gibson Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have developed a gas-sensing capsule that, when swallowed, can electronically report important data about the human gastrointestinal system by detecting hydrogen, carbon dioxide and oxyg ...

EDs not major contributor to opioid prescriptions

The number of opioid prescriptions originating from EDs are small and have been declining since 1996, according to research published in Annals of Emergency Medicine. “Within the medical community, some of the most stringent prescription guidelines aimed a ...

FDA grants fast track designation to RM-1929 for HNSCC

The FDA granted breakthrough therapy designation to RM-1929 for the treatment of patients with locoregional recurrent head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who have failed two prior therapies, according to a press release from the therapy’s manufacturer. R ...

Self-report screening questionnaires overestimate prevalence of depression

Brett D. Thombs Using patient self-report screening questionnaires to estimate prevalence of depression in a population rather than diagnostic methods conducted by clinicians has led to substantial overestimations, making it difficult to offer patients the ...

CAP accurately measures severe alcoholic steatosis

Controlled attenuation parameter accurately diagnosed severe alcoholic steatosis, according to recently published data. Further, controlled attenuation parameter rapidly declined after abstinence from alcohol in non-obese patients. “Harmful drinking is oft ...

East of England ambulance delays: 20 patients have died, says MP

The deaths occurred when a trust did not move into its highest emergency level, Clive Lewis MP says. ...

Treatment Offers Hope for Imprisoned California Siblings

Cases of children isolated and abused by parents are rare but not unheard-of, say experts. Many recover. ...

FDA alerts health care providers of treatment delivery failure in wearable defibrillators

The FDA announced that health care providers should be aware of potential treatment delivery failure in a wearable defibrillator, which may lead to harm or death in adults with arrhythmias and children at risk for sudden cardiac arrest. The device (LifeVes ...

Chemistry 'Van Gogh' could help with cancer

Scientists capture "incredible" images of instructions contained in DNA being read ...

Aspiration system for stroke treatment receives FDA clearance

Medtronic announced the FDA clearance of an aspiration system for use in the treatment of acute ischemic stroke. According to a press release from the company, the aspiration system (Riptide) is designed to retrieve thrombus and restore blood flow in patie ...

FDA grants fast track designation to CNTX-4975 injection for osteoarthritis knee pain

The FDA granted fast track designation to a synthetic, ultra-pure injection of trans-capsaicin for the treatment of pain linked with knee osteoarthritis, according to the drug’s manufacturer. Centrexion Therapeutics designed CNTX-4975 for injection directl ...

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