Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Saliva is effective in screening for CMV infection in newborns

Swabbing a newborn's mouth for saliva can be used to quickly and effectively screen for cytomegalovirus (CMV) infection, a leading cause of hearing loss in children, says research in the June 2 issue of the New England Journal ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers ID promising pancreatic cancer screening marker

Researchers at the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center have identified a protein that shows distinct changes in structure between pancreatic cancer, non-cancerous diseases and normal blood serum. The protein ...

Other

New warm line helps clinicians tackle patients' substance abuse

A free, nationwide service was launched today to help primary care providers seeking to identify and advise substance-abusing patients. The service, Physician Clinical Support System for Primary Care (PCSS-P), offers peer-to-peer ...

Sleep apnea

New system screens heart disease patients for severe sleep apnea

(Medical Xpress) -- A new computer screening tool developed and patented by a University at Buffalo physician is helping to detect severe obstructive sleep apnea in cardiovascular patients who have not yet been diagnosed ...

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