March 19, 2013 6:13 pm
Women may suffer psychologically long after the scare of a false-positive mammogram, Danish researchers report.
March 18, 2013 5:09 pm
Opening a Multiple Sclerosis patient’s veins, a procedure often referred to as “liberation treatment” does not improve patient outcomes, researchers from the University at Buffalo revealed. In some cases patients ended up with worse symptoms, the investigators added.
February 15, 2013 11:51 am
Less than two drinks a day can increase the risk of developing cancer, doctors have warned, after finding that even moderate consumption was linked to almost a third of alcohol-related cancers. Alcohol is one of the leading causes of cancer yet few people realise how little they need to drink to put their health at risk, American researchers said.
January 28, 2013 1:33 pm
In real-world practice, women with early-stage breast cancer were more likely to survive if they had a lumpectomy rather than mastectomy, a population-based registry study found.
January 22, 2013 1:53 pm
Obese drivers are up to 80 percent more likely to die in a car crash than normal-weight drivers, a new study finds. Car designers may need to take heavier drivers into consideration to keep them safer, the researchers said.
January 22, 2013 1:42 pm
The experimental treatment, now in the trial phase, uses electrical current to stimulate the brain’s circuits. Scientists hope the technique can be used to keep memory and thinking active.
December 24, 2012 12:31 pm
A simple eye test may offer a fast and easy way to monitor patients with multiple sclerosis (MS), medical experts say in the journal Neurology.
December 17, 2012 6:00 pm
Jan Scheuermann, who is 53 and paralysed from the neck down, was able to deftly grasp and move a variety of objects just like a normal arm. Brain implants were used to control the robotic arm, in the study reported in the Lancet medical journal.
December 11, 2012 7:16 pm
Although smoking has long been linked to cardiovascular disease and sudden cardiac death the precise contribution of smoking, and the effect of smoking discontinuation has not been clear. Now a new report provides new clarity about the relationship between smoking and SCD.
December 5, 2012 7:04 pm
Advanced genetic tests performed before birth on a fetus can spot potential defects better than current prenatal tests and may help pinpoint abnormalities that cause stillbirths, researchers said. The tests called chromosomal microarrays could become standard for women with high-risk pregnancies.