Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Atopic dermatitis associated with higher risk of skin cancer

(HealthDay)—Atopic dermatitis (AD) is associated with an increased risk of developing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), according to a study published online Dec. 15 in the International Journal of Dermatology.

Medical research

Low-dose X-ray exposure does not harm human stem cells

Biophysicists have shown that following low-dose exposure to X-rays (at 80 milligrays), stem cells remain healthy, proliferate, and do not accumulate DNA damage to be passed on to their progeny. The paper was published in ...

Cardiology

AHA: noninvasive testing ups LOS in patients with chest pain

(HealthDay)—Noninvasive cardiac testing leads to longer length of stay (LOS) for patients presenting to the emergency department with chest pain, according to a study published online Nov. 14 in JAMA Internal Medicine to ...

Cardiology

Lead shield reduces radiation exposure during catheterization

(HealthDay)—Use of an accessory lead shield placed between the staff member and the patient during cardiac catheterization can reduce radiation exposure among technologists and nurses, according to a study published online ...

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