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Researchers pinpoint patients who receive greatest benefit from heart failure treatment

Mild heart failure patients with a particular condition that results in disorganized electrical activity throughout the heart benefit substantially from cardiac resynchronization therapy with defibrillator (CRT -- D), according to a study published ...

Lack of credit forces many small business owners to finance with...

COLUMBIA, Mo. -- Small businesses are seen as an important part of the American economy. These businesses often rely heavily on loans to stay afloat. The recent economic recession has created a reduction in available credit for many small businesse...

Watchful waiting no longer recommended for some high-risk Barrett’s esophagus patients

Bethesda, MD (March 1, 2011) -- Endoscopic removal of pre-cancerous cells in patients with confirmed, high-risk Barrett's esophagus is recommended rather than surveillance, according to a new "Medical Position Statement on the Management of Barret...

Foster parents receive more support than kinship caregivers, UT Southwestern study...

DALLAS -- Feb. 28, 2011 -- Children who are placed with a relative because of mistreatment at home fare better in some areas than those placed in foster care, but they may have a higher risk of substance use and teenage pregnancy. The findings b...

New way to identify patients at risk of dysphagia after head...

At the 3rd International Conference on innovative approaches in Head and Neck Oncology (ICHNO), Dr Hanna Rahbek Mortensen and colleagues at hospitals and institutes in Denmark presented results from a large prospective trial, the DAHANCA 6 & 7 study...

Multiple childbirth linked to increased risk of rare, aggressive ‘triple-negative’ breast...

SEATTLE -- Full-term pregnancy has long been associated with a reduced risk of breast cancer, but a new study finds that the more times a woman gives birth, the higher her risk of "triple-negative" breast cancer, a relatively uncommon but particula...

Hospital infections and multidrug-resistant pathogens

Infections are among the most frequent complications of a stay in hospital and raise the complication and mortality rates. Calculations based on data from the Hospital Infection Surveillance System (Krankenhaus-Infektions-Surveillance-System, KISS) ...

New hypothesis explains why drugs increase risk of heart attacks and...

CLEVELAND -- February 21, 2011 -- New research shows that medications which have raised safety concerns over heart attack and stroke risks may not have gotten approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) if the cardiovascular effects of fl...

Study links long-term use of osteoporosis drugs to unusual fractures

TORONTO, Ont., Feb, 23, 2011 -- Women who take commonly prescribed drugs for osteoporosis known as bisphosphonates for five years or more may be at higher risk of certain kinds of fractures of their thigh bone, a new study has found. However, th...

Higher vitamin D intake needed to reduce cancer risk

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Creighton University School of Medicine in Omaha have reported that markedly higher intake of vitamin D is needed to reach blood levels that can prevent or markedly cut th...

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