Tag: "unneeded" at medical news
Errors in cancer diagnosis put patients in harm's way
...t drove up healthcare costs. It is very rare that unneeded
procedures are performed for the false positive diagnosis of cancer. Pathologists also disagreed on the severity of harm that was caused by an error in cancer diagnosis. The researchers say that their study demonstrates not only a relatively high fr...
Dying of excitement
...is deadly. To avoid this, brain cells must sop up unneeded
neurotransmitters from the synapse through membrane-bound transporters. If these transporters fail, neurons and other brain cells get excited to death-- a phenomenon that may contribute to brain damage during stroke and Alzheimer's disease. Indeed, ...
Capsaicin shows promise in inhibiting growth of pancreatic cancer
...normal method of disposing of damaged, unwanted or unneeded
cells, is often defective in cancer cells, causing them to continue to thrive. Results of the study, abstract number LB-351, are being presented in the Late Breaking Session at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)...
Health benefits, risks weighed for mammography in 40-something women
...breast cancer, whereas false positives may lead to unneeded
invasive procedures. But the greatest uncertainty associated with mammography is the potential risk for radiation-induced breast cancer, according to the report. While the overall reduction in death from breast cancer during the 10 to 15 years of f...