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How can we predict whose multiple sclerosis will worsen?

How can we predict whose multiple sclerosis will worsen?

In older people with MS, having fatigue and limited leg function is more often seen in people with MS progression than in those without. This...
Fusion targeted prostate biopsy - a more accurate prostate cancer diagnosis

Fusion targeted prostate biopsy – a more accurate prostate cancer diagnosis

New research confirms that an innovative procedure combining MRI and ultrasound to create a 3D image of the prostate can more accurately locate suspicious...
Cause of killer cardiac disease identified by new method

Cause of killer cardiac disease identified by new method

A team of researchers have invented a new method to identify the origin of irregular electrical 'storm waves' in the heart. This new research, published...
Lung ultrasound can help doctors see other diseases that mask as lethal clots in lung

Lung ultrasound can help doctors see other diseases that mask as lethal clots in...

A pretest risk stratification enhanced by ultrasound of lung and venous performs better than Wells score in the early diagnostic process of pulmonary embolism...
Soy food consumption linked to prolonged survival in some breast cancer patients

Soy food consumption linked to prolonged survival in some breast cancer patients

New research indicates that dietary soy products are safe and even beneficial for women diagnosed with breast cancer. Published early online in CANCER, the findings may...
Early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes

Early periods associated with risk of gestational diabetes

The age at which girls start menstruating could flag a later risk of diabetes during pregnancy, according to a University of Queensland study UQ School of Public...
Should growth hormone be used for short stature in kids?

Should growth hormone be used for short stature in kids?

When a child is at the low end of the growth chart, parents commonly turn to their primary care provider with concerns about implications...
Why smokers have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Why smokers have a higher risk of type 2 diabetes

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have made two new discoveries with regard to the beta cells' ability to release insulin. The findings can provide...
Should emergency physicians prescribe naloxone?

Should emergency physicians prescribe naloxone?

There is an epidemic of opioid overdoses in the US, and emergency physicians have a significant role to play in reducing the death-toll from...
Should the sickest patients get treatment first?

Should the sickest patients get treatment first?

What’s the fairest way to allocate scarce medical resources? Ethicists, doctors, and patients often disagree. Lay people believe that the sickest patients and those on...