Archive: 09/19/2011

Think locally when treating individually

By taking local biosurveillance data into account when assessing patients for communicable diseases, doctors may be able to make better diagnostic decisions, according to researchers at Children's Hospital Boston. For instance, ...

Sep 19, 2011
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Death rate higher in minorities with acute leukemia

Blacks and Hispanics have fewer cases of acute leukemia compared to whites but they die at a substantially higher rate, according to study results presented at the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, ...

Sep 19, 2011
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Scientists disarm HIV in step towards vaccine

Researchers have found a way to prevent HIV from damaging the immune system, in a new lab-based study published in the journal Blood. The research, led by scientists at Imperial College London and Johns Hopkins University, ...

Sep 19, 2011
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Food and drugs: Administer together

A regulatory bias against taking oral anti-cancer medications with food places many patients at increased risk for an overdose and forces them to "flush costly medicines down the toilet," argues Mark Ratain, MD, an authority ...

Sep 19, 2011
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Improving cancer communication to patients

Oncologists and their patients are increasingly challenged with making difficult decisions about screening, prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, most patients are neither armed with adequate knowledge nor the means of ...

Sep 19, 2011
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