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Newly developed blood tests may lead to personalized cancer treatments
Date: 2010-02-21 20:08:33
Researchers from the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center have recently developed genome-based blood tests for cancer patients that may be capable of monitoring tumor levels after therapy. ... Full Story

Hospitals need to be aware of deadly heart rhythm condition AHA statement: Hospitals need to be aware of deadly heart rhythm condition
Date: 2010-02-09 23:20:12
A recent joint scientific statement issued by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology is urging healthcare providers to be aware that certain medications can cause a life-threatening heart rhythm disturbance called Torsade de Pointes (TdP). The condition is associated with a drop in blood pressure that can cause fainting or sudden cardiac arrest. ... Full Story

Hypertension may predict dementia for some seniors Hypertension may predict dementia for some seniors
Date: 2010-02-09 18:29:20
A recent study has found that high blood pressure may predict dementia in older adults suffering from impaired executive function, which is the inability to organize thoughts and make decisions. Contrary to the results of separate studies, researchers found that hypertension was not an indicator of dementia in seniors with memory dysfunction. ... Full Story

Blood test may help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis before symptoms appear Blood test may help diagnose rheumatoid arthritis before symptoms appear
Date: 2010-02-01 18:52:42
Results of a new study have suggested that a simple blood test may be able to predict rheumatoid arthritis and can act as an early warning sign of the disease long before symptoms appear. ... Full Story

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