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Tuesday, September 16, 2014
By Gale Scott
Physicians are often tasked with explaining vaccination safety to concerned parents. Parental fears that routine vaccines can trigger neurological diseases have led to decreasing vaccination rates in some countries and subsequent outbreaks of preventable illnesses. A team of Dutch researchers has debunked the idea that vaccination can cause severe epilepsy
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
For patients with high-risk prostate cancer, testosterone recovery is shorter for patients receiving 18 months versus 36 months of androgen deprivation therapy, and is associated with improved quality of life, according to a study presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Radiation Oncology, held from Sept. 14 to 18 in San Francisco.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
More than one-quarter of hospital medicine services were rated by ordering physicians as at least a partially defensive order, according to a research letter published online Sept. 15 in JAMA Internal Medicine.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Paul Wicks, PhD, comments on physicians’ acceptance of technological evolution in data collection at the 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting in Boston.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Paul Wicks, PhD, discusses the surge in Internet-savvy patients at the 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting in Boston.
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Men with male pattern baldness may face a higher risk of developing an aggressive type of prostate cancer than men with no balding, according to a study published online Sept. 15 in the Journal of Clinical Oncology.
Monday, September 15, 2014
By Gale Scott
A compound known as P7C3-S243 appears to keep axons from degenerating after a blast injury, a University of Iowa mouse study has found. “We propose that P7C3-S243 serves as a chemical scaffold upon which new drugs can be designed to treat patients with condition of axonal degradation such as occurs in traumatic brain injury or other neurodegenerative disease,” the researchers wrote
Monday, September 15, 2014
By Amy Jacob
Nancy Chiaravalloti, PhD, shares how cognitive function impacts patients with progressive multiple sclerosis at the 2014 Joint ACTRIMS-ECTRIMS Meeting in Boston.
Monday, September 15, 2014
By Gale Scott
A new set of guidelines from the American College of Physicians (ACP) advises physicians to prescribe exercises and behavioral therapy—not drugs—as first-line treatment for many patients with urinary incontinence (UI).
Monday, September 15, 2014
Surgical specialty has limited influence on short-term outcomes after elective spine surgery, with differences noted for transfusions and length of stay, according to a study published online Sept. 1 in Spine.
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