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Targeted Biopsy Technique Linked With Increased Detection of High-Risk Prostate Cancer

Among men undergoing biopsy for suspected prostate cancer, targeted magnetic resonance/ultrasound fusion biopsy, compared with a standard biopsy technique, was associated with increased detection of high-risk prostate cancer and decreased detection...
22-Jan-2015 2:00 PM EST

Survey Indicates Willingness of General Population to Donate Tissue Samples to Biobank

A survey of nearly 1,600 individuals found that the majority were willing to donate tissue samples and medical information to a biobank for research and that most were willing to donate using a blanket consent, according to a study in the January 27...
22-Jan-2015 2:55 PM EST

Community-Wide CVD Prevention Programs Linked with Improved Health Outcomes

In a rural Maine county, sustained, community-wide programs targeting cardiovascular risk factors and behavior changes were associated with reductions in hospitalization and death rates over a 40 year period (1970-2010) compared with the rest of the...
9-Jan-2015 11:00 AM EST

Rate of Investment in Medical Research has Declined in U.S., Increased Globally

From 2004 to 2012, the rate of investment in medical research in the U.S. declined, while there has been an increase in research investment globally, particularly in Asia, according to a study in the January 13 issue of JAMA.
9-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Breast Cancer Diagnoses, Survival Varies by Race, Ethnicity

Among nearly 375,000 U.S. women diagnosed with invasive breast cancer, the likelihood of diagnosis at an early stage, and survival after stage I diagnosis, varied by race and ethnicity, with much of the difference accounted for by biological...
9-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Asthma Associated With Increased Risk of Obstructive Sleep Apnea

Participants in a sleep study who had asthma had an increased risk for developing obstructive sleep apnea, with this association stronger with having had asthma longer, according to a study in the January 13 issue of JAMA.
9-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Use of Surgical Procedure to Facilitate Child Birth Declines

Between 2006 and 2012 in the U.S., there was a decline in rates of episiotomy, a surgical procedure for widening the outlet of the birth canal to make it easier for the mother to give birth, according to a study in the January 13 issue of JAMA.
9-Jan-2015 12:00 PM EST

Comprehensive Care for High-Risk, Chronically Ill Children Reduces Serious Illnesses

High-risk children with chronic illness who received care at a clinic that provided both primary and specialty care and features to promote prompt effective care had an increase in access to care and parent satisfaction and a reduction in serious...
18-Dec-2014 6:00 PM EST

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