Archive: 06/21/2012

Task force recommends new lung cancer screening guidelines

A lung screening and surveillance task force, established by the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and led by medical professionals from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), is strongly recommending new guidelines ...

Jun 21, 2012
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Lab-engineered kidney project reaches early milestone

Regenerative medicine researchers at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center have reached an early milestone in a long-term project that aims to build replacement kidneys in the lab to help solve the shortage of donor organs.

Jun 21, 2012
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Common blood pressure drug linked to severe GI problems

Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered an association between a commonly prescribed blood pressure drug, Olmesartan, and severe gastrointestinal issues such as nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss and electrolyte abnormalities ...

Jun 21, 2012
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Study shows stagnating life expectancies in US

Despite modest gains in lifespan over the past century, the United States still trails many of the world's countries when it comes to life expectancy, and its poorest citizens live approximately five years ...

Jun 21, 2012
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