Treatments & Techniques

New Imaging Technique May Enhance Screening for Stroke and Cardiovascular Risk

Volumetric multispectral optoacoustic tomography (MSOT) could foster accurate characterization of the makeup of arterial plaque in real time, according to scientists.


Developing a Precision Medicine Algorithm for Use During Space Exploration

As NASA prepares to send astronauts to Mars sometime in the 2030s, scientists are using the concepts behind precision medicine to develop a way to predict and prevent medical conditions during space missions.


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3D Mammography Reading: A Fast Learning Curve

Radiologists transitioned from reading 2D mammograms to reading 3D mammograms rapidly and with enhanced accuracy, according to a study in Radiology.

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Carving a New Medical Landscape

The combined magnitude of innovation’s impact on medicine sometimes hides behind the patchwork of advances in different areas of healthcare technology.


New Approach Extends Survival for Pancreatic Cancer Patients

Among the 35 percent of pancreatic cancer patients whose tumors have begun spreading into surrounding blood vessels and are often deemed inoperable, life-extending surgery may in fact be possible, according to a study published in Annals of Surgery.


Study: Chemo Plus Hormone Treatment for Breast Cancer Boosts Survival, Fertility

In the final results of a major international clinical trial, women with hormone receptor-negative breast cancer who received a combination of standard chemotherapy and hormone treatment were more likely to become pregnant and enjoyed a better five-year survival rate than patients who received chemotherapy alone.


Fueling the Debate on Mammography for Older Women

Research presented at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) adds to existing evidence that women age 75 or older benefit from continued mammography screening, expanding the debate about whether the age recommendations for these screenings should change.


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Study: Many Women Needlessly Avoid Hormone Therapy

Significant numbers of women for whom hormone therapy (HT) poses little risk stopped undergoing or did not initiate HT based on misinterpretations of a 2002 announcement about safety concerns, new research finds.

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Study of Cannabinoids’ Potential to Treat MS Symptoms Yields Mixed Results

Medicinal cannabinoids are likely safe for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), but the drugs’ efficacy in relieving symptoms appears to be slight, a recent systematic review and meta-analysis finds.


Zeroing In on Coffee’s Potential Use Against Neurodegenerative Disease

The health effects of coffee are not a novel field of research. A study in Comprehensive Reviews in Food Science and Food Safety in 2016 determined that the benefits of moderate coffee consumption among adults clearly outweigh its risks, and numerous studies have evaluated its possible neuroprotective effects.