Archive: 02/21/2013

Cancer rates vary widely by state, race, CDC reports

(HealthDay)—The latest U.S. cancer statistics find that 1.5 million new cases of invasive cancer were diagnosed among Americans in 2009, with more men than women developing malignancies and blacks at higher ...

Feb 21, 2013
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Certain mutations affect kidney disease risk and prognosis

Certain gene mutations affect individuals' risk of developing a serious kidney condition, as well as their prognosis after being diagnosed with the disease, according to a study appearing in an upcoming issue of the Journal of ...

Feb 21, 2013
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For embolism patients, clot-busting drug is worth risk

When doctors encounter a patient with a massive pulmonary embolism, they face a difficult choice: Is it wise to administer a drug that could save the patient's life, even though many people suffer life-threatening bleeding ...

Feb 21, 2013
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