Ken Morley: 'A solid piece of blood fell into the toilet' - star on shock sign of cancer
CORONATION STREET legend Ken Morley has cheated death three times after a string of life-threatening ailments. Having recently spoken out about his battle with prostate cancer, it became clear that the star also suffered from a burst appendix, angina and a quadruple heart bypass. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - June 8, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Report: U.S. needs $100M annually to study low-dose radiation
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicin...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: CT patient positioning plays key role in radiation dose reduction Radiation doses in swallow studies remain high in the U.K. 7 ways to optimize CT radiation dose PET reduces radiation therapy dose for throat cancer Low-dose CT works just as well as standard to diagnose appendicitis (Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines)
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - June 2, 2022 Category: Radiology Source Type: news

Antibiotics Less Effective in Kids With More Appendicitis Pain Antibiotics Less Effective in Kids With More Appendicitis Pain
Children with more painful acute appendicitis appear to have less success with antibiotic treatment instead of surgery, researchers report.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Gastroenterology Headlines - May 5, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Infectious Diseases News Source Type: news

Factors ID'd for Failure of Nonoperative Treatment of Pediatric Appendicitis
WEDNESDAY, May 4, 2022 -- For pediatric patients receiving nonoperative management of uncomplicated appendicitis, higher pain level at presentation is associated with an increased risk for in-hospital treatment failure, according to a study... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 4, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

More Intense Pain Tied to Failed Appendicitis Treatment in Kids
(MedPage Today) -- Kids reporting higher levels of appendicitis pain at presentation were more likely to struggle with a non-operative approach during hospitalization, a secondary analysis of a prospective study found. Among 370 pediatric patients... (Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Pediatrics - May 2, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Source Type: news

The New Science of Forgetting
A baby zebrafish is just half the size of a pea. A recent look inside its transparent brain, however, offers clues to the far bigger mystery of how we remember—and how we forget. In an experiment that yielded insights into memory and the brain, a team of researchers at the University of Southern California taught the tiny creature to associate a bright light with a flash of heat, a temperature change the fish responded to by trying to swim away. Using a custom-designed microscope, the team then captured images of the animals’ brains in the moments before and after they learned to associate the light and the hea...
Source: TIME: Health - April 28, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Corinne Purtill Tags: Uncategorized feature healthscienceclimate Neuroscience Source Type: news

Chronic Appendicitis: Two Case Reports Chronic Appendicitis: Two Case Reports
These two cases highlight the challenges of diagnosing and treating chronic appendicitis, an uncommon and sometimes controversial condition which is often misdiagnosed.Journal of Medical Case Reports (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 26, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care Journal Article Source Type: news

Study Debunks COVID Vaccine Side Effect?
(MedPage Today) -- The mRNA vaccines for COVID-19 were not associated with appendicitis in a Danish population-based study. Among over 4 million vaccinated individuals, those who received the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines did not have any... (Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology)
Source: MedPage Today Gastroenterology - April 25, 2022 Category: Gastroenterology Source Type: news

No Increased Risk for Appendicitis Reported With mRNA COVID-19 Vaccination
MONDAY, April 25, 2022 -- The risk for appendicitis is not increased in association with mRNA COVID-19 vaccination or with diagnosis of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), according to a research letter published online... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - April 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR] Roche reports good sales growth in the first quarter of 2022
Basel, 25 April 2022Group sales increase 11%1 at constant exchange rates (CER) and 10% in Swiss francsPharmaceuticals Divisionsales up 6%; continued strong sales of new medicines for severe diseases. Impact of biosimilars decreases as expected.Diagnostics Divisionsales grow 24% due to good momentum in base business and continued high demand for COVID-19 tests. After a strong first quarter, significant decline in COVID-19-related testing expected.Highlights in the first quarter:FDA approval of Vabysmo (severe eye diseases); CHMP recommends EU approval of Polivy combination (aggressive form of blood cancer), Tecentriq (early...
Source: Roche Media News - April 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

[Ad hoc announcement pursuant to Art. 53 LR] Roche reports good sales growth in the first quarter of 2022
Group sales increase 11%1 at constant exchange rates (CER) and 10% in Swiss francsPharmaceuticals Divisionsales up 6%; continued strong sales of new medicines for severe diseases. Impact of biosimilars decreases as expected.Diagnostics Divisionsales grow 24% due to good momentum in base business and continued high demand for COVID-19 tests. After a strong first quarter, significant decline in COVID-19-related testing expected.Highlights in the first quarter:FDA approval of Vabysmo (severe eye diseases); CHMP recommends EU approval of Polivy combination (aggressive form of blood cancer), Tecentriq (early-stage non-small cel...
Source: Roche Investor Update - April 25, 2022 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Peritoneal Mesothelioma HIPEC Program Comes to Alabama
Patients in Alabama diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer no longer need to leave the state in pursuit of optimal care and long-term survival. The best possible mesothelioma treatment is now closer to home. The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Alabama at Birmingham recently launched a complex treatment program for several abdominal malignancies that combines extensive cytoreductive surgery with hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, also known as HIPEC. This combination, used only at select specialty centers throughout the U.S., has been especially effective for peritoneal mesothe...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 21, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Treatment Source Type: news

Complicated Appendicitis During Pregnancy: Surgery May Be Best Complicated Appendicitis During Pregnancy: Surgery May Be Best
Pregnant women who underwent immediate surgery for complicated appendicitis had fewer complications than those who received nonsurgical treatment or delayed surgery.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 18, 2022 Category: Surgery Tags: General Surgery News Source Type: news

Study Finds Benefits to Second Peritoneal Mesothelioma Surgery
Patients with peritoneal mesothelioma cancer can survive considerably longer if they are willing and able to undergo a second aggressive surgery following tumor recurrence. History has proven that an incentive for a repeat surgery is there. A recent 30-year retrospective review at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center has shown how beneficial the combination of cytoreductive surgery and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy, or HIPEC, can be for several cancers with peritoneal metastasis. “People often think it’s a one-and-done procedure,” Wake Forest Baptist surgical oncologist Dr. Edward Levine told The M...
Source: Asbestos and Mesothelioma News - April 13, 2022 Category: Environmental Health Authors: Fran Mannino Tags: Clinical Trials/Research/Emerging Treatments Source Type: news

Wake Forest Baptist team receives $2.5M NCI grant to research treatment options for rare form of cancer
Researchers at Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist ’s Comprehensive Cancer Center will use the grant from the National Cancer Institute to help improve treatment options for cancer of the appendix. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - April 12, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Daniel Finnegan Source Type: news