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20
May

Video radiology reports can be a valuable tool to help patients better understand imaging tests results

Source: Video radiology reports may be created for individual patients using easy-to-understand language and clearly annotated images. This could be a valuable tool to help patients better understand test results, according to a new study published online April 20 in the American Journal of Roentgenology.

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18
May

Women in Medicine conference sheds light on overcoming barriers to achieve gender equity

Source: The fourth annual Women in Medicine conference was held on Friday, April 22. It was held in-person for the first time in three years. The theme of this year’s all-day conference, which was also live-streamed, was “Celebrating Our Voices,” and featured presentations and discussion panels that shed light on the gender disparities that exist...

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16
May

Quantitative MRI can detect subtle differences in the brain structure of premature babies

Source: Premature babies who develop abnormalities like autism and cerebral palsy as teenagers have subtle differences in brain structure that can be detected on quantitative MRI (qMRI), according to a new study in the journal Radiology. These findings show the potential for qMRI, which obtains numerical measurements, to help improve outcomes for the growing numbers of...

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13
May

UNC researcher working with NASA to study blood clot formation in astronauts during space missions

Source: A new publication in Vascular Medicine shows the results of an occupational surveillance program spurred by the development of a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) in the jugular vein of an astronaut. UNC School of Medicine’s Stephan Moll, MD was consulted by NASA when the discovery of the blood clot was made during the astronaut’s mission on the International...

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11
May

Image-based mechanical simulations improve accuracy in gauging healing progress of bone fractures

Source: As soon as you break a bone, the body will send out an inflammatory response, cells will begin to form a hematoma around the injured area. A few weeks later, that blood clot is replaced with a soft material called callus that forms a bridge of sorts that holds the fragments together. Over months,...

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05
May

Indigenous Doctors lead groundbreaking program to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Specialist Trainees

Source: A new program aimed at the increasing number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander doctors interested in undertaking non-GP specialist medical training, has secured funding in a first for the Australian medical workforce. This will see Indigenous non-GP medical specialists in Australia supported through a unique specialist trainee network, as well as a range...

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30
Apr

Developmental Dysplasia of the Hip: Navigating the Spectrum in Primary Care

Source: Early diagnosis of developmental dysplasia of the hip (DDH) in childhood presents challenges for the primary care provider. Many of the difficulties in diagnosis arise from an overly simplistic view of this complex problem. In contrast to the rare patient with a completely dislocated hip, most patients will have more subtle variations of this...

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26
Apr

Life events that influence Estrogen levels may be linked to woman’s dementia risk in later life

Source: Life events that influence levels of the female hormone Estrogen may be linked to a woman’s risk of developing dementia in later life, according to new research. The analysis found that some reproductive events – like an early or late start to menstruation, early menopause and hysterectomy – were linked to higher risk of...

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18
Apr

Artificial sweeteners linked with a 13% higher risk of cancer

Source: A new observational study has found an association between the consumption of artificial sweeteners, such as aspartame and acesulfame-K, to cancer. The worldwide artificial sweetener market is estimated at $22.2 billion and rising, a nearly three-billion-dollar increase in the last 2 years alone.

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15
Apr

Metastatic prostate cancer cases surge following USPSTF-recommended slowdown in screenings

Source: Metastatic prostate cancer cases surged following the issuance of U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations against routine screening for the disease, according to research published Monday. It was back in 2008 that the influential panel of experts urged against regular prostate-specific antigen testing among men older than 75, which spread to all ages by...

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