Oncology & Cancer

Diagnostic imaging may increase risk of testicular cancer

Early and repeated exposures to diagnostic imaging, such as X-rays and CT scans, may increase the risk of testicular cancer, suggests a new study from Penn Medicine researchers published online today in PLOS ONE.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Majority have 'long COVID' symptoms seven weeks after discharge

More than two-thirds of patients hospitalized due to COVID-19 continue to suffer from debilitating symptoms more than seven weeks after being discharged, according to a new study co-led by UCL researchers.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Delhi fears the worst amid smog cloud and coronavirus wave

A steady stream of patients is coming out of New Delhi's brownish atmosphere for treatment at the Breathe Better clinic, where lung specialist Davinder Kundra is confronting what he calls the "double whammy" of deadly smog ...

Medications

Steroid injections do not hasten the need for knee replacement

New research shows that corticosteroid injections for knee OA treatment do not hasten a patient's progression to a total knee replacement when compared with hyaluronic acid injections. Details of this study was presented ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Vertebral fractures marker of poorer prognosis in COVID-19

(HealthDay)—Vertebral fractures (VFs) are a clinical marker of fragility and poor prognosis in patients with COVID-19, according to a study published online Oct. 21 in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.

Medical research

Viral 'molecular scissor' is next COVID-19 drug target

American and Polish scientists, reporting Oct. 16 in the journal Science Advances, laid out a novel rationale for COVID-19 drug design—blocking a molecular "scissor" that the virus uses for virus production and to disable ...

Cardiology

Anticipating heart failure with machine learning

Every year, roughly one out of eight U.S. deaths is caused at least in part by heart failure. One of acute heart failure's most common warning signs is excess fluid in the lungs, a condition known as pulmonary edema.

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