Archive: 03/1/2010

Thiopurine therapy improves quality of life

Patients with inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs) such as Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis do perceive a benefit from thiopurine treatment. A report in the open access journal BMC Gastroenterology has demonstrated improv ...

Mar 01, 2010
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Prostate cancer surgeons 'feel' with their eyes

Robotic surgical technology with its three-dimensional, high-definition view gives surgeons the sensation of touch, even as they operate from a remote console. A new study describes the phenomenon, called intersensory integration, ...

Mar 01, 2010
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Program delivers healthy behaviors door-to-door

In underserved areas like North Philadelphia, existing research shows a nearly 10 percent higher smoking rate than in the general population, with a lower quit rate to boot. The consequences of this public health problem ...

Mar 01, 2010
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Hospices not deactivating defibrillators in patients

Researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine have found that patients admitted to hospice care who have an implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD) are rarely having their ICDs deactivated and are receiving electrical ...

Mar 01, 2010
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