News tagged with lung
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Canada's Conservative government will soon stop producing and distributing medical marijuana, leaving it up to the private sector in a policy change that angered critics on Monday.
Health Dec 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Dogs are surprisingly adept at sniffing out lung cancer, results from a pilot project in Austria published on Wednesday suggested, potentially offering hope for earlier, life-saving diagnosis.
Cancer Dec 05, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0
Approximately one in 20 patients with non-small cell lung carcinoma (NSCLC) has chromosomal aberrations targeting the anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) gene. This has considerable implications for treatment because these patients ...
Medical research Dec 12, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Cancer therapies often have short-lived benefits due to the emergence of genetic mutations that cause drug resistance. A key gene that determines resistance to a range of cancer drugs has been reported in a study published ...
Cancer Nov 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
(Medical Xpress)—University of Nottingham researchers have been involved in a new study showing that exposure to second-hand smoke, as well as a mother's smoking while pregnant, significantly increases ...
Health Dec 10, 2012 | not rated yet | 1 |
(HealthDay)—Changes in size on sequential low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screenings, expressed as volume doubling time (VDT), indicate that about 25 percent of progressive lung cancers are slow growing ...
Cancer Dec 04, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
Australian researchers have discovered that vitamin B metabolites produced by Salmonella bacteria can activate the immune system, a finding that could lead to new treatments for gut and lung diseases.
Immunology Nov 29, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Anesthesia is quite safe these days. But sometimes putting a patient under to fix one problem, such as heart damage, can harm a different organ, such as a kidney.
Medical research Dec 18, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
For Ottawa scientist and neonatologist Dr. Bernard Thébaud, even a major paper that answers five significant questions still doesn't seem quite enough in his determined path to get his laboratory breakthrough into the neonatal ...
Medical research Dec 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers are looking into the widespread implementation of computed-tomography (CT) scanning for the early detection of lung cancer in a public heath setting, asking two key questions: Without ...
Cancer Dec 21, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
(HealthDay)—Lung cancer surgery takes longer and is more costly if a patient is obese, a new study shows.
Cancer Nov 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and lung cancer are two of the most important smoking-related diseases worldwide, with a huge combined mortality bur¬den. Many consider the presence of COPD itself to be an independent ...
Cancer Dec 15, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
It's a sad but familiar scene near the grounds of many medical campuses: hospital-gowned patients, some toting rolling IV poles, huddled in clumps under bus shelters or warming areas, smoking cigarettes.
Cancer Nov 26, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Scientists more used to studying the communities of bacteria that live in natural environments like rivers and soils are helping transform doctors' understanding of a life-threatening illness, and could ultimately ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Dec 20, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New research from the Telethon Institute for Child Health Research has uncovered likely mechanisms for the link between arsenic in drinking water and increased risk of developing chronic lung disease.
Health Dec 06, 2012 | not rated yet | 0