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Blood-based biomarkers may lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

Blood-based biomarkers may lead to earlier diagnosis of Parkinson’s disease

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Abortions Are Safe When Performed By Nurses Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Certified Nurse Midwives, study suggests

Abortions Are Safe When Performed By Nurses Practitioners, Physician Assistants and Certified Nurse Midwives, study suggests

Jan. 18, 2013 — First trimester abortions are just as safe when performed by trained nurse practitioners, physician assistants and certified nurse midwives as when conducted by physicians, according to a new six-year study led by UCSF. The study posted online January 18 in the American Journal of Public Health in advance of the print edition. Continue reading

Complex spinal surgeries with two attending physicians, instead of one, benefit patients

Complex spinal surgeries with two attending physicians, instead of one, benefit patients

Jan. 18, 2013 — Two heads are better than one, as the saying goes — and a new study by a duo at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) demonstrates how having two attending surgeons in the operating room during spinal surgeries can benefit patients in multiple ways. Most spinal surgeries in the United States are performed by teams led by a single attending surgeon — one top-level doctor who has completed medical school, residency and other specialized training Continue reading

Potential to prevent, reverse disabilities in children born prematurely, study suggests

Potential to prevent, reverse disabilities in children born prematurely, study suggests

Jan. 17, 2013 — Physician-scientists at Oregon Health & Science University Doernbecher Children’s Hospital are challenging the way pediatric neurologists think about brain injury in the pre-term infant Continue reading

Tree and human health may be linked

Tree and human health may be linked

Jan. 16, 2013 — Evidence is increasing from multiple scientific fields that exposure to the natural environment can improve human health. In a new study by the U.S. Continue reading

To prevent injuries, young athletes may need to play more just for fun

To prevent injuries, young athletes may need to play more just for fun

Jan. 11, 2013 — One way to avoid injuries in young athletes may be for them to simply spend more time in unorganized free play such as pick-up games, a Loyola University Medical Study has found. Continue reading

Declining access to electroconvulsive therapy: A clinical choice or an economic one?

Declining access to electroconvulsive therapy: A clinical choice or an economic one?

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First oral drug for spinal cord injury improves movement in mice

First oral drug for spinal cord injury improves movement in mice

Jan. 8, 2013 — An experimental oral drug given to mice after a spinal cord injury was effective at improving limb movement after the injury, a new study shows. The compound efficiently crossed the blood-brain barrier, did not increase pain and showed no toxic effects to the animals. Continue reading

Cancer screening unlikely to benefit patients with a short life expectancy: Less than 10 years and risks are likely to outweigh benefits

Cancer screening unlikely to benefit patients with a short life expectancy: Less than 10 years and risks are likely to outweigh benefits

Jan. 8, 2013 — Breast and colorectal cancer screening should be targeted towards patients with a life expectancy greater than 10 years: for any shorter life expectancy the harms are likely to outweigh the benefits, concludes a study published on the British Medical Journal January 8 Continue reading

Concerns raised over the effectiveness of a costly and invasive procedure for melanoma

Concerns raised over the effectiveness of a costly and invasive procedure for melanoma

Jan. 8, 2013 — A special report published by the British Medical Journal on January 8 finds that thousands of melanoma patients around the world are undergoing an expensive and invasive procedure called sentinel node biopsy, despite a lack of clear evidence and concerns that it may do more harm than good Continue reading