News tagged with medical tests
Although many people take bee pollen as a health supplement, it can cause severe anaphylactic reactions. However, most people are unaware of the risks, states an article published in CMAJ (Canadian Medical Association Journal). ...
Immunology May 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 1
Lies Van Nieuwenhove, researcher at the Antwerp Institute of Tropical Medicine, has produced proteins imitating typical parts of the sleeping sickness parasite. They can be used in more efficient diagnostic ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes May 22, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
New lung cancer screening guidelines from three medical groups recommend annual scans but only for an older group of current or former heavy smokers.
Cancer May 20, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
A new study suggests that head impacts experienced during contact sports such as football and hockey may worsen some college athletes' ability to acquire new information. The research is published in the May 16, 2012, online ...
Neuroscience May 16, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
This weekend, many mothers-to-be celebrated Mother's Day, a welcome relief from the inherent stresses of pregnancy.
Pediatrics May 14, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
The Food and Drug Administration is considering approval of the first over-the-counter HIV test that would allow consumers to quickly test themselves for the virus at home, without medical supervision.
HIV & AIDS May 11, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
A Rhode Island Hospital psychiatrist and researcher explains the negative impact of broadening the diagnostic criteria for bipolar disorder in the upcoming Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition ...
Psychology & Psychiatry Apr 24, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Daily physical activity may reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline, even in people over the age of 80, according to a new study by neurological researchers from Rush University Medical Center that will ...
Alzheimer's disease & dementia Apr 18, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Medical schools that use the UK Clinical Aptitude Test (UKCAT) as part of their admissions process reduce the relative disadvantage faced by certain socioeconomic groups, finds a study published in the British Medical Jo ...
Other Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
In wealthy countries, antiretroviral therapy (ART) has transformed AIDS into an often-manageable chronic condition, as patients can receive both the therapeutics and the constant monitoring that ensures the therapies remain ...
HIV & AIDS Apr 17, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Older patients taking a common cholesterol medication should be cautious of the impact on their kidney health. In a new study by Dr. Amit Garg, Scientist at the Lawson Health Research Institute and the Institute for Clinical ...
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Apr 17, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
(AP) -- Old checklist for doctors: order that test, write that prescription. New checklist for doctors: first ask yourself if the patient really needs it.
Health Apr 04, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
You've been experiencing severe back pain and weakness in your right leg. Your doctor orders a spinal MRI to help determine the cause. The radiology report diagnoses cancer.
Other Apr 02, 2012 | not rated yet | 0
Patients with castration-resistant prostate cancer had limited side effects and in many cases a drop in prostate-specific antigen expression with galeterone (TOK-001), a small-molecule oral drug, according to phase I data ...
Cancer Apr 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0
South African researchers said Friday they were conducting medical trials to shorten the duration of tuberculosis treatment to make it easier for patients to complete the full regimen.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Mar 30, 2012 | not rated yet | 0