Researchers find marker for severity in adult brain cancer
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center have identified a new biological indicator that may help identify which brain-cancer patients have the most aggressive forms of the disease.
The more oral bacteria, the higher the risk of heart attack, ub study shows.
Several studies have suggested there is a connection between organisms that cause gum disease, known scientifically as periodontal disease, and the development of heart disease, but few studies have tested this theory. more
Study: White wine can make tooth stains darker
It has long been known that red wine causes teeth to stain. But white wine? A recent study by NYU dental researchers found that drinking white wine can also increase the potential for teeth to take on dark stains. more
Breast cancer: To screen or not to screen?
Women are often told that mammography saves lives. But rarely is the question asked, 'how often?' Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, set out to examine how often this life-saving event occurs. more
Weight at birth tied to heart disease and diabetes risk in adulthood
Lower weight at birth may increase inflammatory processes in adulthood, which are associated with chronic diseases such as heart disease and diabetes, according to a new study accepted for publication in The Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism (JCEM).
Lithium protects brain cells during cranial radiation
Cranial radiation therapy to treat brain cancer can result in various long-term neurological side effects, particularly in children. Lithium has protective properties in the brain that make it a potential therapy for reducing these side effects; however, little is known about the mechanisms by which it protects nerves. more
Accurate assessment of heart disease leads to earlier, more aggressive therapy
In a study comparing the ability of various medical techniques to accurately determine the extent of heart disease and stratify patients according to disease severity, researchers found that myocardial perfusion testing with gated single photon emission computed tomography (gated SPECT) was a more accurate predictor of prognosis in chronic ischemic heart disease (IHD)—a painful condition caused by a temporary reduction of oxygen-rich blood to the heart. more
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