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Released: 4-Mar-2019 8:05 AM EST
Potential Treatment for Cancer in Butterfly Disease
Thomas Jefferson University

New research lays foundation for upcoming clinical trial for patients with epidermolysis bullosa

Released: 1-Mar-2019 11:35 AM EST
Permitting First-Year Doctors to Work Longer Shifts Does Not Create Chronic Sleep Loss or Reduce Patient Safety
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Two large national studies show that patient safety was unaffected and residents showed no signs of chronic sleep loss regardless of shift length.

Released: 5-Mar-2019 10:40 AM EST
New Small Molecule Inhibitors Show Potential for Treatment of Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Cancers
Wistar Institute

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have created a drug candidate for cancers associated with Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), the virus that causes infectious mononucleosis.

Newswise: Cancer Most Frequently Spreads to the Liver. Here’s Why.
Released: 4-Mar-2019 11:05 AM EST
Cancer Most Frequently Spreads to the Liver. Here’s Why.
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

When cancer spreads to another organ, it most commonly moves to the liver, and now researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania say they know why.

Released: 4-Mar-2019 6:00 PM EST
Bone Fractures Increasing as Seniors Walk Dogs to Stay Active
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Between 2004 and 2017, dog-walking-related fractures in people 65-or-older more than doubled

Released: 28-Feb-2019 1:00 PM EST
Disclosing Bed Bug Infestation to Potential Tenants Improves Public Health and Leads to Savings for Landlords
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Laws that require landlords to disclose bed bug infestations help combat the spread of the insects and protect the health of potential tenants. According to a new study, these laws also lead to cost savings, on average, for landlords within five years. Researchers in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania published their findings today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

Newswise: NCCN 2019 Annual Conference Includes Focus on Patient Experience with Innovative Therapies, Plus Updates on Biomarkers, Biosimilars, and the Latest Research on Cancer Care
Released: 4-Mar-2019 9:20 AM EST
NCCN 2019 Annual Conference Includes Focus on Patient Experience with Innovative Therapies, Plus Updates on Biomarkers, Biosimilars, and the Latest Research on Cancer Care
National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)

More than 1,500 cancer care professionals are meeting in Orlando, Florida, March 21-23, for the NCCN 2019 Annual Conference, presented by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®)—an alliance of 28 leading cancer centers.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 4:05 PM EST
SCAD: What's Overlooked Can Be Fatal
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Recent research suggests heart attacks are becoming more common among women of younger ages. For decades, little was understood about SCAD -- the leading cause of pregnancy-associated heart attacks.

Newswise: Researchers Use Health Data Tools to Rapidly Detect Sepsis in Sick Newborns
Released: 28-Feb-2019 2:30 PM EST
Researchers Use Health Data Tools to Rapidly Detect Sepsis in Sick Newborns
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Automated programs can identify which sick infants in a neonatal intensive care unit have sepsis hours before clinicians recognize the life-threatening condition. A study team tested machine-learning models in a NICU population, drawing only on routinely collected data available in electronic health records.

Released: 28-Feb-2019 2:05 PM EST
Online Reviews After 'Tummy Tuck' – Cosmetic Results Aren't the Only Factor Affecting Positive Ratings
Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins

For patients undergoing "tummy tuck" surgery (abdominoplasty), satisfaction with the aesthetic outcome is the main factor affecting whether they write a positive or negative online review for their plastic surgeon, reports the March issue of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery®, the official medical journal of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS).



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