Oncology & Cancer

New recommendations on genetic testing for prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of death from cancer in the US and especially in the Philadelphia region. Consistently, Philadelphia has outpaced the state of PA and the nation in diagnoses and death from prostate cancer. ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

After COVID-19, will we be better prepared for future crises?

Although there were early warnings of an exponentially growing pandemic, most policymakers around the world were unprepared and reluctant to act when Covid-19 first spread from China around the world. Since then the crisis ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Delays in lockdown spike total COVID-19 cases, new study finds

By comparing pairs of US states that differ only by the time of lockdown, a new study finds that according to results as of May 1, delay in lockdowns increase total cases by a 15% to 25% per week late, while failure to lockdowns ...

Obstetrics & gynaecology

Labor after previous cesarean should be considered

Labor after Cesarean may be successful in over 90% of cases and thus may be considered a reasonable option for both mother and child, a study published in BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth suggests. When given detailed information ...

Oncology & Cancer

Putting precision oncology into practice

Rush University Medical Center is the first health care organization to launch medical record company Epic's module for genomic results, giving providers the tools they need to tailor patient care at the molecular level. ...

Neuroscience

Decision-making process becomes visible in the brain

Without hardly noticing, we make countless decisions: to turn left or right on the bus? To wait or to accelerate? To look or to ignore? In the run-up to these decisions the brain evaluates sensory information and only then ...

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