Latest News

Filters:

  • (Press "esc" to clear)

Medicine

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

UNC Scientists Discover Hidden Subpopulation of Melanoma Cells

Dudley-tumorimage.jpg

UNC researchers discover a subpopulation of melanoma cancer cells in blood vessels of tumors. These cells, which mimic non-cancerous endothelial cells that normally populate blood vessels, could provide researchers with another target for cancer therapies.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Early Palliative Care Can Cut Hospital Readmissions for Cancer Patients

Doctors at Duke University Hospital have developed a new collaborative model in cancer care that reduced the rates at which patients were sent to intensive care or readmitted to the hospital after discharge. The Duke researchers shared their findings today at the Palliative Care in Oncology Symposium sponsored by the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Fecal Blood Test May Save More Lives Than Colonoscopy

State public health programs could screen nearly eight times as many individuals and prevent nearly twice as many CRC cases by using fecal immunochemical testing, or FIT, instead of colonoscopies, finds a new study in Health Services Research.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Keywords:

Osteoporosis Screening Guidelines Miss Many Younger Post-Menopausal Women

A new study finds that the United States Preventive Services Task Force strategy to predict the risk of osteoporotic fractures among women aged 50 to 64 failed to detect nearly 75 percent of those who went on to experience major fractures within 10 years.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Study Finds High Percentage of Recalled Dietary Supplements Still Have Banned Ingredients

About two-thirds of FDA recalled dietary supplements analyzed still contained banned drugs at least 6 months after being recalled, according to a study in the October 22/29 issue of JAMA.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Study Examines Differences Between Types of Physician Practice Ownership and Expenditures

From the perspective of the insurers and patients, between 2009 and 2012, hospital-owned physician organizations in California incurred higher expenditures for commercial health maintenance organization enrollees for professional, hospital, laboratory, pharmaceutical and ancillary services than did physician-owned organizations, according to a study in the October 22/29 issue of JAMA.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

More Competition Among Physicians Related to Lower Prices Paid By Private PPOs

An examination of the relationship between physician competition and prices paid by private preferred provider organizations (PPOs) for common office visits finds that more competition is associated with lower prices paid to physicians in 10 large specialties, according to a study in the October 22/29 issue of JAMA.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Effect of Hospital Conversions to For-Profit Status

Hospital conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status in the 2000s was associated with better subsequent financial health but had no relationship to the quality of care delivered, mortality rates, or the proportion of poor or minority patients receiving care, according to a study in the October 22/29 issue of JAMA.

View | Comment

Medicine

Channels:

Making Health Services Prices Available Linked to Lower Total Claims Payments

Searching a health service pricing website before using the service was associated with lower payments for clinical services such as advanced imaging and laboratory tests, according to a study in the October 22/29 issue of JAMA.

View | Comment

Science

Channels:

Keywords:

Expert Explains the Hows and Whys of Pesticides

View | Comment