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Innovative Approach to Treating Pancreatic Cancer Combines Chemo and Immuno Therapy

November 12, 2014 11:08 am | Comments

VCU Massey Cancer Center and VCU Institute of Molecular Medicine (VIMM) researchers discovered a unique approach to treating pancreatic cancer that may be potentially safe and effective. The treatment method involves immunochemotherapy - a combination of chemotherapy and immunotherapy, which uses the patient's own immune system to help fight against disease ... 

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Genes Identify Kidney Transplant Rejection

November 12, 2014 10:34 am | Comments

Acute rejection after kidney transplantation occurs in about 15%-20% of patients despite immunosuppressive therapy. Rejection is usually heralded by an increase in the patient's serum creatinine (a marker of kidney function), and a kidney biopsy is then performed to confirm whether rejection is taking place ... 

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Sterilization Deaths Show India's Healthcare Ills

November 12, 2014 10:10 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

The women were poor, from villages in central India where the promise of a few dollars is all but impossible to resist. Many had babies so young they were still nursing at their mothers' breasts ...              

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How To Prepare Your Child For Surgery

November 11, 2014 1:41 pm | by Deborah Goodman, Deseret News | Comments

One of the greatest stressors for parents is when our children have to undergo surgical procedures. My experiences with children’s surgery have run the gamut —from minor things like tear duct openings for our youngest when he was one year old to a very complicated open heart surgery for our third child when he was only a week old ... 

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Migraine Linked to Defective 'Insulation' Around Nerve Fibers

November 11, 2014 12:11 pm | Comments

A new study shows cellular-level changes in nerve structure and function that may contribute to the development of migraine headaches, reports the November issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) ... 

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Eight Women Dead in India After Sterilization Surgery

November 11, 2014 11:28 am | by Rishi Iyengar, Time.com | Comments

Eight women died on Monday in the Indian state of Chattisgarh following government-sponsored sterilization surgery, according to a state medical official.                 

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Molecular Breakthrough Could Halt Spread of Prostate Cancer

November 10, 2014 11:48 am | Comments

Scientists believe a new treatment, shown to be effective in mice, could halt the growth of tumors in patients with prostate cancer.                                              

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Obesity Plays Major Role in Igniting Autoimmune Diseases

November 10, 2014 11:36 am | Comments

Autoimmune diseases like Crohn's Disease and multiple sclerosis, in which the immune system attacks its own body rather than predatory invaders, affect 5-20 % of the global community.         

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Insurance, Income, Education Tied to Survival After Lung Cancer Surgery

November 10, 2014 10:36 am | by Reuters | Comments

How long patients survive after surgery to remove lung cancer may depend on factors like insurance, income and education, according to a new study.                         

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Obamacare Faces Higher Bar In Second Sign-Up Season

November 10, 2014 10:12 am | by the Associated Press | Comments

With a bright look to its rebuilt website, version 2.0 of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul represents another chance to win over a skeptical public. But more than possible computer woes lurk as HealthCare.gov's second open enrollment season begins Nov. 15.   

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TIDI Products Announces Acquisition of CFI Medical Solutions

November 7, 2014 10:59 am | Comments

TIDI Products, LLC, a leading manufacturer of clinically differentiated, single-use, medical devices, has acquired CFI Medical Solutions of Fenton, Mich., a diversified medical device manufacturer and engineering resource for hospitals, distributors, and global original equipment manufacturers ... 

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Weight-Loss Surgery Has Low Complication Rates

November 7, 2014 10:40 am | by Robert Preidt, HealthDay Reporter | Comments

People with type 2 diabetes who undergo a weight-loss procedure called laparoscopic gastric bypass surgery have a low risk for complications or death, according to a new study.                      

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Da Vinci Robot Performs Prostate Surgery in England

November 7, 2014 10:22 am | by BBC News | Comments

Urologists at The James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, England hope the Da Vinci robot will "dramatically improve" surgery outcomes and the speed of recovery as it is less invasive.        

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Treatment for Amputees Remains a Challenge

November 7, 2014 9:57 am | Comments

Army doctors in the First World War were helpless to stop soldiers who lost limbs from suffering in pain, according to researchers. A century on, improvised explosive devices (IEDs) have made the loss of limbs common among military casualties once again, but while prosthetic technology has improved dramatically, there is still a shortage of effective treatments for pain caused by damaged nerves ... 

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Arm Pain in Young Baseball Players Common, Preventable

November 6, 2014 11:32 am | Comments

he most in-dept survey of its kind found that arm pain is common among supposedly healthy young baseball players and nearly half have been encouraged to keep playing despite arm pain. The findings suggest that more detailed and individualized screening is needed to prevent overuse injury in young ballplayers ...

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