Oncology & Cancer

Q and A: Is surgery best for an acoustic neuroma?

I was diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma last year after I went to the doctor due to more frequent headaches. I read that surgery often is needed for these tumors, but my physician said I did not need to be treated. He suggested ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Hispanic Americans' suicide rates are rising

Suicide is a major public health issue for all Americans, but new research suggests it is a particularly pressing problem for Hispanics.

Oncology & Cancer

Immunotherapy to shrink treatment-resistant cancer tumors

Advancements in cancer research and treatment have resulted in great improvements in survival rates—today, there are almost 17 million people in the United States alone who have survived their diagnosis because of the physicians ...

Health

Trends in hospital prices vary widely across the US

The average prices charged to commercial health plans by hospitals, as compared to what Medicare pays, remained relatively stable between 2012 and 2019, but there was a large amount of geographic variation in the trends, ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scotland to lift most remaining coronavirus restrictions

Scotland will lift most of its remaining COVID-19 restrictions next week, but face masks will continue to be required on public transport while infection levels are high, First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said on Tuesday.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Omicron sub-variant found in 57 countries: WHO

A sub-variant of the highly contagious Omicron coronavirus strain, which some studies indicate could be even more infectious than the original version, has been detected in 57 countries, the WHO said Tuesday.

Medical research

Neutral mutants can prevail in gut microbiota, enhancing diversity

Scientists at EPFL and Sorbonne propose a new model of the diversity and evolution of gut bacteria that shows how the gut environment helps neutral mutations become prevalent, with significant potential implications on health ...

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