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Medical Scans Pose Higher Risk for Children
The frequency of children undergoing medical imaging tests that use radiation is becoming a concern, due to potential cancer risks associated with multiple procedures.
Radiosurgery Makes Waves
Trigeminal neuralgia, a painful condition occurring in patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), can be effectively treated with stereotactic radiation (radiosurgery), a specialized radiation therapy that focuses radiation beams on a well-defined area.
A Tale of Two Treatments
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine found little difference in the efficacy of the treatments Bevacizumab (Avastin) and Ranibizumab (Lucentis), used to treat age-related macular degeneration (AMD).
Shocking News!
Congenital defects and certain cancers are caused by malfunctioning stem cells, even before birth.
A Not-so-Grave Assessment
Researchers at the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) have identified a chemical compound in Graves' disease (overactive thyroid) that may prevent thyroid cells to reverting to their normal function.
Deadly Damage from Decades Past
Whether as a result of numerous computer-tomography (CT) scans or cancer treatment, children exposed to head-and-neck radiation are at an increased risk of thyroid cancer years later.
The Power of Positive-Airway Pressure
Continuous positive-airway pressure (CPAP) therapy in sleep apnea patients results in less fatigue and increased energy in patients.
Ceasing Cervical Cancer
GlaxoSmithKline has granted an unrestricted gift to the Indiana University School of Medicine, in partnership with the Kristen Forbes EVE Foundation, to focus research efforts on cervical-cancer prevention.
Lung-Cancer Link: TB or not TB?
Though a direct link has never been established between tuberculosis (TB) and lung cancer, researchers have established some compelling evidence suggesting a correlation.
PETs Find The Damage of FIRES
According to a new study, positron emission tomography (PET) scans can assess and map the damage of the obscure childhood epileptic condition known as FIRES.