Surgery

Thyroid shield deemed essential during use of C-arm fluoroscopy

(HealthDay)—The best way for surgeons to reduce scattered radiation exposure to the thyroid is by wearing a shield tightly or wearing it loosely in combination with a bismuth masking reagent, according to a study published ...

Oncology & Cancer

Advanced nanotechnologies for diagnosing cancer

One promising area in the fight against cancer is the use of nanotechnology - the manipulation of matter at an atomic and molecular scale for specific medical aims.

Addiction

Leading the way in analysis of 'legal highs'

A team at the University of Lincoln, UK, is leading the way in new research aimed at detecting the vast amount of substances available on the legal highs market. A method developed at Lincoln has now been incorporated into ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

New test may uncover deadly hypertension disease in pregnancy

Collaborators at Cottage Health System and University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) have identified biomarkers that may yield a revolutionary diagnostic test for pre-eclampsia, a complex and potentially life-threatening ...

Health

Endotoxemia influenced by diet type

(HealthDay) -- A Western-style diet is associated with increased levels of endotoxin activity (endotoxemia), and a prudent-style diet (containing moderately greater amounts of omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin C, and vitamin E ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tracing biological pathways

A new chemical process developed by a team of Harvard researchers greatly increases the utility of Positron Emission Tomography (PET) in creating real-time 3-D images of chemical process occurring inside the human body.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Novel approach to treat proliferative vitreoretinopathy shows promise

Proliferative vitreoretinopathy (PVR), or the formation of scar tissue within the eye, is a serious, sight-threatening complication in patients recovering surgical repair of retinal detachment. A new study conducted by investigators ...

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