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Neurologists develop software application to help identify subtle epileptic lesions

Researchers from the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone Medical Center identified potential benefits of a new computer application that automatically detects subtle brain lesions in MRI scans in patients with epilepsy. In a study published in th...

Early signs of heart disease in preadolescent children with type 1...

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in patients with diabetes. Patients with type 1diabetes have a 200 percent to 400 percent greater chance of developing cardiovascular disease than those without diabetes. Medical College of Wisc...

Late nights can lead to higher risk of strokes and heart...

New research from Warwick Medical School published today in the European Heart Journal shows that prolonged sleep deprivation and disrupted sleep patterns can have long-term, serious health implications. Leading academics from the University have l...

Coronary imaging enhances ability to identify plaques likely to cause future...

NEW YORK, NY -- JANUARY 20, 2011 -- Results from the PROSPECT clinical trial shed new light on the types of vulnerable plaque that are most likely to cause sudden, unexpected adverse cardiac events, and on the ability to identify them through imag...

Treating fractures: Children are not miniature adults

Treating fractures in children requires special knowledge of growth physiology. Incorrect treatment of bone fractures in child and adolescent patients is less often caused by technical deficiencies than by a misjudgment of the special conditions in ...

More lives saved with 24/7 enhanced staffing in medical ICU

In a first-of-its-kind study to measure the impact of the highest recommended specialist staffing levels in an intensive care unit, researchers at the University of Maryland School of Medicine found that increased staffing by specially trained physi...

Kidneys: Produce-rich diet improves long-term health, melatonin improves short-term health

1. Kidney Disease Patients Benefit from a Diet High in Fruits and Vegetables Healthy Foods Can Help Maintain Kidney Function In patients with kidney disease, the Western diet produces an acidic environment in the body that has numerous negati...

Nation’s top hospital organ transplant centers identified by HealthGrades

GOLDEN, Colo. (November 17, 2010) -- HealthGrades, the nation's leading independent ratings organization, today made available to organ transplant patients a list of those hospitals with the best track record for survival and chances of receiving a...

New brief tool to screen for cognitive impairment in elderly patients

BOSTON -- Dementia and cognitive impairment are widespread among elderly individuals in the United States, affecting more than 8 million people to some degree. The Sweet 16, a new screening test developed by a team of geriatricians and neurologist...

New lymphoma therapy may be more effective with fewer side effects

NEW YORK (Nov. 3, 2010) -- Diffuse large B-cell lymphoma (DLBCL) is a type of aggressive non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that accounts for approximately 40 percent of lymphomas among adults. If left untreated, it is fatal. The existing treatments have a c...

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