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Experts Recommend Tumor Removal as First-Line Treatment for Cushing’s Syndrome

The Endocrine Society today issued a Clinical Practice Guideline (CPG) on strategies for treating Cushing’s syndrome, a condition caused by overexposure to the hormone cortisol.

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Hospital Penalties Based on Total Number of Blood Clots May Be Unfairly Imposed, Study Shows

Johns Hopkins researchers say their review of 128 medical case histories suggests that financial penalties imposed on Maryland hospitals based solely on the total number of patients who suffer blood clots in the lung or leg fail to account for clots that occur despite the consistent and proper use of the best preventive therapies.

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New Drug for Blood Cancers Now in Five Phase II Clinical Trials

Researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have established the safety and dosing of a new drug for treating blood cancers.

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Diagnostic Tests in Less Than 15 Minutes

‘A lab at the tip of your finger’: New technology is the first of its kind to utilize only a single drop of capillary or whole blood

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Access Denied: Leukemia Thwarted by Cutting Off Link to Environmental Support

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A new study by researchers at University of California, San Diego School of Medicine reveals a protein’s critical – and previously unknown -- role in the development and progression of acute myeloid leukemia (AML), a fast-growing and extremely difficult-to-treat blood cancer. The study was published July 23 in Cell Stem Cell.

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Stem Cell Transplantation for Children with Rare Form of Leukemia Improves Outcomes

Researchers in the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation at CHLA have shown greatly improved outcomes in using stem cell transplantation to treat patients with a serious but very rare form of chronic blood cancer called juvenile myelomonocytic leukemia (JMML).

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New Target to Treat Depression, Sound Waves to Combat Tumors, and Improving Blood Vessels with Age, Top Stories 22 July 2015

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New Drug Combination Treats Hepatitis C Patients Also Infected with HIV

Researchers at the University of California, School of Medicine found a new combination that effectively treats hepatitis C (HCV) patients co-infected with human immunodeficiency virus type 1 (HIV).

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Blood Vessels Can Actually Get Better with Age

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Although the causes of many age-related diseases remain unknown, oxidative stress is thought to be the main culprit. Oxidative stress has been linked to cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases including diabetes, hypertension and age-related cancers. However, researchers at the University of Missouri recently found that aging actually offered significant protection against oxidative stress. These findings suggest that aging may trigger an adaptive response to counteract the effects of oxidative stress on blood vessels.

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Lower Risk Treatment for Blood Clots 'Empowers' Patients, Improves Care

Indiana University School of Medicine emergency room physicians compared treatment between rivaroxaban and warfarin for deep vein thrombosis or pumonary embolism and found advantages for the patient and improved outcomes from rivaroxaban.