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Imaging Technique Tracks Down Stray Lung Cancer Cells for Surgeons

Imaging Technique Tracks Down Stray Lung Cancer Cells for Surgeons

Combining an imaging technology with a new drug that "lights up" lung cancer cells may help surgeons spot hidden bits of cancer, a new study suggests.

The small, preliminary study found that the new combo -- dubbed intraoperative molecular imaging (IMI) -- helped improve outcomes in surgeries of 1 out of 4 patients.

The dru...

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  • January 27, 2020
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A Stroke at 30,000 Feet? For One Lucky Passenger, It Wasn't

A Stroke at 30,000 Feet? For One Lucky Passenger, It Wasn't

A flight attendant on a recent commercial flight sent out the message: "Is there a doctor on board?"

An otherwise young, fit male passenger had suddenly lost the ability to move the muscles on the right side of his face, including the ability to close his right eye. He was drooling and had slurred speech.

Dr. Alan Hunter, who...

  • E.J. Mundell
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  • January 27, 2020
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Could a Common Diuretic Med Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

Could a Common Diuretic Med Help Ease Autism Symptoms?

A prescription drug that's long been used to treat the buildup of fluid in the body might do double duty as a means of easing autism symptoms in young children, new research shows.

If replicated in future trials, the drug treatment might be a breakthrough, since current treatments for autism in preschool kids are mainly behavioral -- t...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 27, 2020
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Losing Sense of Smell Can Worsen Life in Many Ways: Study

Losing Sense of Smell Can Worsen Life in Many Ways: Study

Could you imagine not being able to smell bacon frying, or freshly cut grass, or the presence of smoke?

People who lose their sense of smell face difficulties that can affect their daily lives and put their health and safety at risk, a new British study suggests.

It included 71 patients, ages 31 to 80, who lost their sense of...

  • Robert Preidt
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  • January 27, 2020
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Gene Test Might Spot Soccer Players at High Risk for Brain Trouble

Gene Test Might Spot Soccer Players at High Risk for Brain Trouble

A gene mutation implicated in the risk for Alzheimer's disease might also impair memory in soccer players who head the ball a lot, a new study suggests.

The finding could have implications for young athletes in contact sports where the head can take hits during play.

Among soccer players who headed the ball the most, those w...

  • Steven Reinberg
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  • January 27, 2020
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Poverty Could Drive Up Youth Suicide Risk

Poverty Could Drive Up Youth Suicide Risk

New research shows that children and teens in U.S. areas with greater levels of poverty face a higher risk of suicide.

"Our findings suggest that community poverty is a serious risk factor for youth suicide, which should help target prevention efforts," said lead study author Dr. Jennifer Hoffmann. She is a pediatric emergency medicine...

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  • January 27, 2020
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