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Progress Made on Genetic Test for Anal Cancer

May 26, 2017. 7:00 PM EST. But research is still in early stages Read article

OTHER JOURNAL ARTICLES

Factors Raise Risk of Pregnancy-Related Stroke in Preeclampsia

May 26, 2017 Infections, clotting disorders, chronic hypertension all found to increase risk

No Proof Special Diets, Supplements Work for Autism

May 26, 2017 Analysis of 19 trials turned up little evidence they actually work; more definitive research needed

Streptococcal Throat Infection Linked to Mental Disorders

May 26, 2017 Risk of mental disorders up, especially OCD, tics with streptococcal and non-streptococcal infection

Reduction in Post-Op Delirium With mHELP Program

May 26, 2017 Modified Hospital Elder Life Program could help reduce risk for seniors having abdominal surgery

Cognitive Decline Linked to Visual Field Variability

May 26, 2017 Decrease in Montreal Cognitive Assessment linked to increased visual field variability over time

Riboflavin Shows Positive Effect for Migraine in Adults

May 26, 2017 Data from five clinical trials show consistent positive therapeutic effect in adults

Technology Can Help Patients Facing Routine Decisions

May 26, 2017 Use of technology makes appointments more productive, helps patients engage in the decision

Some Benefit for Curcuminoids in Knee Osteoarthritis

May 26, 2017 Reduced knee pain, improved quality of life versus placebo; less so than ibuprofen

Hospitals Vary Widely in Moving Stroke Patients to Comfort Care

May 25, 2017 Doctors more apt to suggest it sooner for older, white, female, and uninsured patients

Peri-Op IV Acetaminophen May Reduce Post-Op Pain in Sinus Sx

May 25, 2017 Reduction in immediate postoperative pain after endoscopic sinus surgery, but results inconclusive

Location of Body Fat Can Indicate Obesity-Related Cancer Risk

May 25, 2017 Where fat is carried is as strong a predictor as BMI, researchers suggest

Remission Up for Mepolizumab in Eosinophilic Granulomatosis

May 25, 2017 Significantly more weeks of accrued remission for mepolizumab treatment versus placebo

Cannabidiol Promising for Seizures in Dravet Syndrome

May 25, 2017 Greater reduction in convulsive-seizure frequency, higher rates of adverse events than placebo

Blood Test for Earlier Detection of Pancreatic Cancer Feasible

May 25, 2017 Test uses chip technology that analyzes circulating tumor-derived extracellular vesicles

Two-Dose HPV Vaccine Effective Against Genital Warts

May 25, 2017 Findings in keeping with new recommendations from the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention