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  1. Some Breast Cancer Patients Don't Need Radiation. Why Are They Still Getting It?

    10.06 / 21:31 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    Recent clinical trials have shown that 90 percent of early stage breast cancer patients over age 70 do not benefit from radiation after breast-conserving surgery. And yet, use of radiation in this context has dropped only minimally. A new University of Michigan study examines…
  2. Daniel P. Petrylak, MD, on Urothelial Carcinoma: Results of the RANGE Trial

    10.06 / 21:31 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    < Previous Article Return to Article List Daniel P. Petrylak, MD, on Urothelial Carcinoma: Results of the RANGE Trial …
  3. New Biomarker Predicts Metastatic Prostate Cancers

    10.06 / 21:31 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    Many prostate cancers, which generally are diagnosed in older men, are "indolent," slow-growing tumors that aren't destined to be fatal. But some tumors are prone to becoming aggressive and spreading beyond the prostate, making them difficult to treat and life-threatening. Currently, doctors have limited ability to predict which newly diagnosed tumors will progress slowly and which will probably undergo dangerous…
  4. Long-Term Cannabis Consumption Increases Violent Behaviour in Young People in Psychiatric Care

    10.06 / 21:31 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    A new study on cannabis use that involved 1,136 patients (from 18 to 40 years of age) with mental illnesses who had been seen five times during the year after discharge from a psychiatric hospital demonstrates that sustained used of cannabis is associated with an increase in violent behaviour in young people. Moreover, the association between persistent cannabis use and violence is stronger than that associated with alcohol or…
  5. UTHealth Receives $3.3 Million Grant to Reduce Re-Arrest Rates Among Homeless Adults

    10.06 / 16:12 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    Researchers from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) hope to put a dent in the cycle of re-arrest and release among homeless adults with research on a smartphone app funded by a $3.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health…
  6. Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Launches Telemedicine Initiative to Serve Kentucky Schools

    10.06 / 16:12 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    Through a school-based telemedicine program, nurses with the Allen County Health Department who practice in the county's four schools in Scottsville, Kentucky, will work with nurse practitioners and pediatricians in Children's Hospital's Pediatric Primary Care Clinic to offer the county's 3,000-plus students care for certain conditions typically requiring a trip to a pediatrician's…
  7. Markey's Blackburn Earns NIH New Innovator Award for Cancer Research

    10.06 / 14:30 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center Researcher Jessica Blackburn has earned a prestigious National Institutes of Health's New Innovator Award, a grant totaling $1.5 million over five years to fund pediatric cancer…
  8. First Whole-Brain Map of Inhibitory Neurons Reveals Surprises

    10.06 / 14:30 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    Researchers at Penn State College of Medicine have collaborated on the first-ever quantitative whole-brain map of inhibitory interneurons in the mouse…
  9. Want To Help A Loved One Coping With Cancer? Stay Positive

    10.06 / 09:31 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    San Diego State University Professor Dr. Wayne Beach explains how positive, frequent communication by family members can truly help cancer…
  10. New Insights on the Addictions of Tumors

    10.06 / 08:16 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    Stromal tissue may provide novel targets to disrupt tumor supply…
  11. Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Nurse to be Inducted as American Academy of Nursing Fellow

    10.06 / 08:16 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    Long-time Seattle Cancer Care Alliance oncology nurse will be inducted as a Fellow by the American Academy of Nursing on October…
  12. Study Offers Insights on How to Decrease the Discard Rate of Donated Organs

    10.06 / 08:16 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    * From 2008-2015, the number of kidneys donated after circulatory death that were obtained by the country's 58 donor service areas varied substantially. * The outcomes associated with these organs were generally excellent. * The use of these organs could be increased if "cold ischemia times" are…
  13. WashU Expert: CHIP Demise Devastating to Millions of American Children

    10.06 / 08:16 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    Congress allowed the federal Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) to expire Oct. 1, leading to the demise of one of the most successful government programs ever implemented, said an expert on health economics at Washington University in St. Louis."CHIP has led to a substantial reduction in the uninsured rate for children, to the point where children now have only a 5 percent uninsured rate -- the lowest ever," said Tim McBride, professor at the Brown School and director of the Center…
  14. Many Happy Returns

    10.06 / 08:16 newswise.com Newswise.com - Medecine
    One-year-old Elias will never remember all the doctors, nurses, and other health care professionals who took care of him for the first five months of his life, but his parents, Gabriela and Rogelio Ramirez, will never forget…