Medical research

New urine testing method holds promise for kidney stone sufferers

An improved urine-testing system for people suffering from kidney stones inspired by nature and proposed by researchers from Penn State and Stanford University may enable patients to receive results within 30 minutes instead ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Addition of zinc may benefit some being treated for COVID-19

(HealthDay)—For hospitalized patients with COVID-19, the addition of zinc sulfate to hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin may improve some outcomes, according to a study not yet peer reviewed and posted on medRxiv.org.

Oncology & Cancer

Novel radiotracer meets gold standard for imaging prostate cancer

The novel radiopharmaceutical 18F-PSMA-1007 is both effective and readily available for detecting malignant prostate cancer lesions, according to research published in the April issue of The Journal of Nuclear Medicine. With ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Treatment for diverticulitis: Updated ASCRS guidelines published

Reflecting research-driven changes in clinical practice, a revised set of evidence-based recommendations for the medical and surgical treatment of left-sided colonic diverticulitis has been published in Diseases of the Colon ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Birth and pregnancy experts fail to deliver on contraception advice

Health care professionals who provide contraceptive services outside of general practice are unlikely to discuss long-acting reversible contraception such as intrauterine devices (IUDs) or implants for young women without ...

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