Treatments & Techniques

Study Underscores the Difficulty of Diagnosing Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is often misdiagnosed, with potentially far-reaching consequences, but early referral to a specialty clinic for a second opinion can help alleviate the problem, according to a new study.


Prostate Cancer Incidence and Mortality Rates Are Declining, According to Study

Results presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2019 show prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates are stabilizing or decreasing in many countries around the world.


Sound Used to Treat Metastatic Breast Cancer

Researchers at Tohoku University have found a new form of targeted drug release for metastatic breast cancer patients using sound waves.


Pharmaceutical Combo Provides New Options for AML Cancer Therapy

Researchers at Rice University have discovered what may become the most effective way to fight acute myeloid leukemia.


Surgery May Be Unnecessary for Certain Humerus Fractures, Study Finds

Surgical and nonsurgical treatments offer similar functional outcomes for elderly patients with two-part proximal humerus fractures, according to a multinational research group.


That's News

Surgery Counteracts Effects of Acute Flaccid Myelitis

Young patients with acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) — a subtype of transverse myelitis — regained arm function after undergoing nerve transfer surgery, according to the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS).

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Heart of the Matter

Worldwide, nothing kills more people than cardiovascular disease, which causes approximately one-third of all deaths. The statistics below tell part of that story.


Study May Alleviate Concerns About Long-Term PPI Use

Observational studies have linked proton pump inhibitors (PPIs) to a litany of health conditions. A recent randomized controlled trial undermines many of those associations, finding PPIs to be largely safe to use for at least three years.


Weighing the Risks and Benefits of Adolescent Bariatric Surgery

New research finds that following bariatric surgery, severely obese adolescents are more likely than their adult counterparts to experience complete remission of key comorbidities.


New Imaging Technique May Enhance Screening for Stroke and Cardiovascular Risk

Volumetric multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) could foster accurate characterization of the makeup of arterial plaque in real time, according to scientists.