Oncology & Cancer

Scientists identify cancer biomarkers in breast milk

A simple blood test for women of all ages and risk levels could one day be possible thanks to a new set of protein biomarkers that researchers identified using breast milk.

Cardiology

Good hydration may reduce long-term risks for heart failure

Staying well-hydrated may be associated with a reduced risk for developing heart failure, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health. Their findings, which appear in the European Heart Journal, suggest ...

Immunology

A novel painless and reliable allergy test

Although allergies are widespread, their diagnosis is complex and, depending on the type of allergy, the prospects of success with therapy are not always clear. Skin tests so far have been unpleasant, time-consuming and associated ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Septic shock linked to mortality in hematologic malignancies

(HealthDay)—For patients with hematologic malignancies, septic shock is associated with high mortality rates and poor 90-day survival, according to a study published in the January issue of the Journal of the National Comprehensive ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Kidney failure risk equation bests eGFR for predicting ESKD

(HealthDay)—The four-variable Kidney Failure Risk Equation (KFRE) better predicts the two-year risk for end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) than estimated glomerular filtration (eGFR) alone, according to a study published online ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Higher serum iron may up liver cancer risk in NAFLD patients

(HealthDay)—Elevated serum iron and transferrin saturation levels are significantly associated with an increased risk for developing liver cancer in patients with nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD), according to a ...

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