Oncology & Cancer

Hand-held unit to detect cancer in poorer countries

An engineering researcher and a global health expert from Michigan State University are working on bringing a low-cost, hand-held device to nations with limited resources to help physicians detect and diagnose cancer.

Diabetes

Diabetes management program doesn't cut disparities in care

(HealthDay)—A telephone-based disease management program delivered by a disease management vendor is ineffective in reducing racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes care, according to a study published online March 10 in ...

Health

The effects of sequestration on Indian health

(Garrison, NY) As federal legislators work toward a budget agreement, a new commentary documents the harmful effects of sequestration on the Indian Health Service. Sequestration forced a 5 percent reduction in funds for the ...

Health

Social determinants of health to be taught in med school

(HealthDay)—A new policy implemented by the American Medical Association (AMA) supports integrating more training on the social determinants of health into undergraduate medical education, according to a report published ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

White women tend to get better pain management after childbirth

After childbirth, some women who received an epidural for pain will develop a debilitating headache. But minority women are less likely than white moms to receive the treatment that can provide relief, according to a new ...

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