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Coronary calcium level is a better predictor of blocked coronary arteries at risk for a heart attack Testing a patient's coronary calcium levels is a better predictor of blocked coronary arteries at risk for a heart attack, claims a new...
Two studies from the  University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center show that abdominal hysterectomy has better outcomes for cervical cancer Two studies led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center discovered that minimally invasive radical...
A new antibiotic is as effective as the current preferred option for treatment of complicated urinary tract infections There may be a new weapon on the anvil against drug resistant bacteria, suggest results of a phase 2 randomised trial. A new...
Antipsychotic medications are ineffective for treatment of delirium in critically ill patients in ICU Critically ill patients do not benefit from antipsychotic medications that have been used to treat delirium in intensive care units (ICUs), according to a study released...
Biopsy using a blood test can identify mutations better and is not invasive Liquid biopsy by blood test identifies treatable cancer mutations more than tissue biopsy alone. Liquid biopsies use circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) - shed by tumors and circulating...
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Genome sequencing could completely replace time consuming standard resistance testing in drug-resistant tuberculosisA new study published in the current issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, has shown that genome sequencing can improve tuberculosis treatment. It can replace...
Targeted plasticity therapy doubles rate of movement recovery in stroke patients A new rehabilitation technique called targeted plasticity therapy (TPT) could double movement recovery in stroke patients. The novel technique invented by researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has...
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