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Radio-wave therapy is safe for liver cancer patients and shows improvement in overall survival

Radio-wave therapy is safe for liver cancer patients and shows improvement in overall survival

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Researchers at Wake Forest School of Medicine have shown that a targeted therapy using non-thermal radio waves is safe to use in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), the most common type of liver cancer. The therapy also showed a benefit in overall survival. The study findings appear online in 4Open, …

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Researchers uncover new understanding of cancer cell telomere survival mechanisms

Researchers uncover new understanding of cancer cell telomere survival mechanisms

Human chromosomes (grey) capped by telomeres (white). Credit: PD-NASA; PD-USGOV-NASA Research published in Science Signaling identifies new ways that telomeres regulate the aggressiveness and survival of tumors, making them potentially vulnerable therapeutic targets for killing cancer. The discovery was made by a team of researchers at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Case Western Reserve School …

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Freiburg surgeons develop new treatment method to improve survival after cardiac arrest

Freiburg surgeons develop new treatment method to improve survival after cardiac arrest

Around 50,000 people suffer sudden cardiac arrest in Germany every year. When occurring outside a hospital, the chances of survival are only ten percent. Survivors often suffer from severe permanent neurological damage. On July 21st, 2021, researchers from the Faculty of Medicine – University of Freiburg, Germany, published together with German and US colleagues a …

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Survival for babies born with congenital anomalies depends on place of birth

Survival for babies born with congenital anomalies depends on place of birth

Jul 19 2021 Survival for a baby born with a birth defect – otherwise known as a congenital anomaly – is dependent on where you are born, a new study reveals. Survival for a baby born with a birth defect depends on where you are born. Image Credit: University of Birmingham Babies born with birth …

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Survival for babies born with a birth defect—a 'post-code lottery'

Survival for babies born with a birth defect—a ‘post-code lottery’

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Survival for a baby born with a birth defect—otherwise known as a congenital anomaly—is a “post-code lottery”, according to scientists from 74 countries. A study published today in The Lancet, led by researchers from King’s College London, examined the risk of mortality for nearly 4000 babies born with birth defects in …

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Obesity increases survival in advanced prostate cancer

Obesity increases survival in advanced prostate cancer

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Obese patients with a form of advanced prostate cancer survive longer than overweight and normal weight patients, new research has found. The study, presented today at the European Association of Urology congress, EAU21, followed more than 1500 patients over three years. Patients classed as obese—with a BMI over 30—had a ten …

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Baseline frailty can help better predict survival after critical care

Baseline frailty can help better predict survival after critical care

Frailty is a better predictor than factors such as age when determining how older adults fare one year after receiving critical care. A team led by researchers from the University of Waterloo analyzed data from more than 24,000 community-dwelling older adults receiving home care in Ontario who were subsequently admitted into an intensive-care unit (ICU). …

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Near-death experiences, a survival strategy ?

Near-death experiences, a survival strategy ?

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Near-death experiences are known from all parts of the world, various times and numerous cultural backgrounds. This universality suggests they may have a biological origin and purpose, but exactly what this could be has been largely unexplored. A new study conducted jointly by the University of Copenhagen (Denmark) and the University …

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Convalescent plasma associated with better survival in blood cancer patients with COVID-19

Convalescent plasma associated with better survival in blood cancer patients with COVID-19

Convalescent plasma therapy was associated with better survival in blood cancer patients hospitalized with COVID-19, especially in sicker patients. The findings by the COVID-19 and Cancer Consortium (CCC19) are newly published in the peer-reviewed journal JAMA Oncology. The Mays Cancer Center, home to UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson, is part of the CCC19. The …

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Study finds survival is more important than a chronic medical condition in prioritizing medical care

Study finds survival is more important than a chronic medical condition in prioritizing medical care

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain The concept of rationing medical resources during the height of COVID-19 pandemic created tremendous anxiety in the patient and healthcare communities. In planning for that possibility, Massachusetts created a triage scoring system focusing on an acute survival score that considers chronic life-limiting medical conditions of the patient, but it does not …

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