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Report reveals human face of Pennsylvania's Medicaid program

...n Pennsylvanias health care landscape, this report makes the intricacies of the Medicaid program more accessible to stakeholders and policymakers by providing relevant data, graphs and charts, and cutting through the layers of complex legislative language. "Millions of people rely on Medicaid across the...

Tracing broken wiring in stroke patients

...-behavior relationships in patient populations. It makes no demands on the subject other than holding still and possibly maintaining fixation and therefore can be acquired even in patients that cannot perform a task This significantly widens the range of patients that can participate in functional brain-im...

Making sense of the world through a cochlear implant

...d Imperial College London have shown how the brain makes sense of speech in a noisy environment, such as a pub or in a crowd. The research suggests that various regions of the brain work together to make sense of what it hears, but that when the speech is completely incomprehensible, the brain appears to g...

Jet engines help solve the mysteries of the voice

... mechanisms. This complexity produces a sound that makes my voice different from yours." Khosla and his ...rst to demonstrate it using an animal model, which makes their findings more applicable to the human larynx. "Currently, when surgery is required to treat ...

Study questions 'cancer stem cell' hypothesis in breast cancer

...were driven by an activated molecular pathway that makes them resemble normal stem cells. Women whose breast tumors are largely made up of these "stem-like" cells are at higher risk of recurrences. On the positive side, the abnormal activated pathway in these cells, known as the TGF-Beta1 signaling path...

Patients should be alert for obesity surgery complication

...rformed. Singh said the frequency of the surgery makes it important to conduct studies to learn about the prevalence of the problem and how it can be prevented. For example, some physicians have advocated that patients receive thiamine injections....

Computer predicts wishes of incapacitated patients better than family or loved ones

...citated patients: "Do patients care more about who makes decisions for them, or what decisions are made? Does making end-of-life treatment decisions benefit or burden families and loved ones overall?" ...

Holographic images use shimmer to show cellular response to anticancer drug

... a key role in the uncontrolled cell division that makes cancer lethal. Colchicine, the anticancer drug studied by the group, limits the ability of organelles to travel throughout the cell and perform their functions. The drug disrupts the growth of microtubules, the highways of the internal cellular str...

Prescriptions for health advice online

...mportant", says Professor Briggs. Even if a site makes a favourable first impression, it is unlikely to keep our attention if there are no personal stories that we can relate to. People are looking for advice from like-minded people and are drawn to sites such as the charity based DIPEx and ProjectAWARE ...

Sunny days pose risk of 'flicker illness' for a few airlifted patients

...ng spontaneous seizures, as the paper states. This makes prevention even more difficult, especially since routine EEG tests are not always carried out properly in the lab and too often, false negative results occur." Cushman and co-author Douglas Floccare, M.D., M.P.H., of the Maryland State Police Avia...

New device could revolutionize eye disease diagnosis -- creating eye maps on the high street

...e says: "This is an exciting development as it makes an instrument that is traditionally difficult to use much easier to handle and therefore available for use to a wider range of health care workers. It will allow digital images of disease such as the potentially blinding complications of diabetes and...

Cost control measures limit patient and physician choice in psychotropic medications

...costs, as opposed to administrative controls. This makes treatment more expensive in many cases for patients, and may affect adherence to treatment, said lead author Dominic Hodgkin, associate professor at the Schneider Institute for Behavioral Health, Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Bran...

American College of Physicians commends MedPAC support for physician-directed care coordination

...al home). ACP noted that although the Commission makes no recommendation on adoption of regional targets to replace the national SGR target, the report presents regional targets as an option and suggests that they might be more effective than a national one. The College believes that regional targets w...

Positive results more likely from industry-funded breast cancer trials

...stance, another explanation could be that industry makes smarter or safer choices about what drugs are brought to trial. However, as industry funding becomes an increasingly dominant source of research funding, clinical questions that arent directly related to drug development may be neglected, Pepperco...

African scientists will train at Emory University in latest drug discovery techniques

...cal companies are beginning to spring up in Africa makes this an ideal time to develop a drug discovery training program," says Dr. Liotta. Dr. Liotta and his colleagues recently formed iThemba, a start-up biotech company based in South Africa. By developing scientific, economic and educational alliances...

Cancer drug can extend survival in patients with deadly brain tumors

...od supply to these prolific blood vessels. "What makes these tumors so deadly might actually be what also makes them susceptible to this exciting new therapy," Vredenburgh said. The 32 patients who participate...

Multiple low-energy plasma skin treatments may help diminish facial wrinkles

...nsity of the healing process is quite minor, which makes it an attractive option for many patients."...

Updated guidelines advise focusing on women's lifetime heart risk

...olicy or position. The American Heart Association makes no representation or warranty as to their accuracy or reliability....

The science behind a wrinkle-filler: Researchers discover for the first time how product works

...product increases volume in the skin. Our research makes clear that injection of the product leads to creat...ane syringes used in the study, the company (which makes Restylane) had no involvement in the collection, management, analysis and interpretation of the data...

Colon cancer screening -- Going 'Back To The Future'?

...different thresholds to indicate a positive result makes I-FOBT a test that can be used for individuals of any risk. "The test output (amount of hemoglobin per gram of stool) is a continuous variable, which means that a clinician can choose an I-FOBT positivity threshold to suit the patients clinical chara...

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(Date:10/18/2014)... In a sample of patients with undiagnosed, suspected genetic ... associated with a higher molecular diagnostic yield than traditional ... JAMA . The study is being released to ... meeting. , Exome sequencing, which sequences the protein­coding region ... genetic material present in a cell or organism), has ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... on the human body. Battles are won, lost ... cancer, this stalemate—known as tumor dormancy—can last up ... phenomena that is poorly understood. , A ... Salvatore Torquato, a Professor of Chemistry at Princeton ... dormancy and the switch to a malignant state. ...
(Date:10/16/2014)... infections and worldwide claims the lives of 160,000 ... University have succeeded in developing a promising vaccination ... , Xavier Saelens (VIB/UGent): "We discovered a new ... development of a novel approach to vaccination against ... small children and elderly people." , RSV: ...
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