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Lack of health insurance limits hepatitis C patients’ access to latest...

New research has determined that patients in the U.S. with hepatitis C virus (HCV) are twice as likely to not have health insurance coverage compared with those without the disease. In fact researchers found only a third of HCV infected Americans ha...

Nanotechnology may lead to new treatment of liver cancer

Nanotechnology may open a new door on the treatment of liver cancer, according to a team of Penn State College of Medicine researchers. They used molecular-sized bubbles filled with chemotherapy drugs to prevent cell growth and initiate cell death i...

Drug therapy shows significant benefit in treating a leading cause of...

A readily available, inexpensive drug therapy showed a significant benefit in treating premature infants with the worst and historically most difficult-to-treat cases of retinopathy of prematurity. The results of a multicenter clinical trial...

Water softeners not found to improve childhood eczema

The first study of its kind in the world -- involving 336 children aged between six months and 16 years old -- has shown that installing a water softener for three months brings no additional relief for eczema sufferers. Up to one fifth of all...

Whole genome sequencing used to help inform cancer therapy

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- Feb. 16, 2011 -- Whole genome sequencing -- spelling out a person's entire DNA genetic code -- has moved one step closer to being a medical option for direct patient care. Physicians and researchers at Mayo Clinic in A...

UT Southwestern launches clinical trial for treatment of breast cancer using...

DALLAS -- Feb. 15, 2011 -- Breast-cancer patient Kristin Wiginton is the first to be treated at UT Southwestern Medical Center with high-beam radiation using the Accuray CyberKnife System, which offers improved cosmetic results, less radiation exp...

UCSB chemists make discovery that may lead to drug treatment possibilities...

(Santa Barbara, Calif.) -- -- UC Santa Barbara scientists have made a discovery that has the potential for use in the early diagnosis and eventual treatment of plaque-related diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Type 2 diabetes. Their work ...

Protein may be key to new treatment in a childhood cancer

After analyzing hundreds of proteins produced by the DNA of tumor cells, researchers have identified one protein that may be central to a new treatment for the often-fatal childhood cancer neuroblastoma. Oncologists hope to translate the finding int...

Older adults often excluded from clinical trials

Older individuals, who constitute a rapidly growing population in the United States, account for a disproportionate share of health care utilization and cost. Yet more than half of clinical trials exclude people based on their age or age-related ...

Painful hip fractures strike breast cancer survivors

CHICAGO --- A hip fracture is not common in a 54-year-old woman, unless she is a 54-year-old breast cancer survivor, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Researchers found that a combination of early menopause due to breast cancer treatme...

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