Diagnostics
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New Study Challenges Current Notions of Breast Cancer Biopsy Abnormalities

Susan Scutti - February 5, 2014

A breast biopsy is a common procedure often performed after a mammogram reveals evidence of abnormal hyperplasia (increased cell production). A breast biopsy is a common procedure…

Business
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Johnson & Johnson to Release Clinical Trial Data in Agreement with Yale Medical School

Susan Scutti - February 4, 2014

In a move toward scientific transparency, Johnson & Johnson will share some of its clinical trial data under 

Medical Devices
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Engineers Research Possibility of Brain-Controlled Prosthetic Limbs

Susan Scutti - January 28, 2014

The human body is nothing less than an astounding biological machine, and each movement is thought to require separate preparation and execution steps. The human body is…

Geriatrics
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Aging Brains Slower Due to More Knowledge and Experience, Not Cognitive Decline

Susan Scutti - January 27, 2014

When aging is conceived of as ongoing cognitive decline, many older adults contemplate an increasing lifespan with anxiety instead of relief. When aging is conceived of as…

Diagnostics
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New Blood Test Can Detect Developmental Delays in Babies Post-Pregnancy

Susan Scutti - January 24, 2014

Affymetrix’s CytoScan Dx Assay, which can detect chromosomal variations linked to developmental delays or intellectual disabilities in children, has been granted 

Public Health
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Syphilis Infections Increased by 11%, Solely Among Men, in 2012

Susan Scutti - January 15, 2014

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its annual report, Sexually Transmitted Disease Surveillance 2012 (the most recent year for which data is av The Centers…

eHealth
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Great Recession Triggers Increase in Searches for Stress-Related Illnesses

Susan Scutti - January 14, 2014

Who needs an expert opinion when there's Google?  Using the search engine as a methodological tool, researchers discovered that the Great Recession may have increased a significant number of…

ALS Patient Improves on NurOwn, New Stem Cell Therapy
Medical Innovations
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Medical Innovations
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ALS Patient Improves on NurOwn, New Stem Cell Therapy

Susan Scutti - January 8, 2014

BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics Inc. announced the results Monday of its most recent research on NurOwn, a new stem cell treatment developed by the company. BrainStorm Cell Therapeutics…

Is Our Medicaid System Vulnerable to Collapse in 2014?
Business
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Business
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Is Our Medicaid System Vulnerable to Collapse in 2014?

Susan Scutti - January 6, 2014

Adults who are insured under Medicaid visit emergency rooms 40 percent more often than those in similar circumstances who do not have health insurance, according to a…

Could the Shingles Vaccine Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke Later in Life?
Cardiology
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Cardiology
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Could the Shingles Vaccine Prevent Heart Attack and Stroke Later in Life?

Susan Scutti - January 4, 2014

  People who have had shingles — a viral infection that causes a painful rash — face an increased risk of stroke, according to a study appearing online…