Hundreds More Lead Hotpsots Are Identified As Trump Prepares To Gut Programs
BUFFALO, New York (Reuters) - Laicie Manzella lived in a rundown house on Buffalo’s east side when three of her children tested with dangerously high levels of lead in their blood. Her oldest son suffered nosebleeds, body rashes and a developmental disorder requiring speech therapy. Checking her apartment, county health inspectors found 15 lead violations, all linked to old paint in this blue collar city plagued by lead poisoning. A Reuters investigation found at least four city zip codes here where 40 percent of children tested from 2006 to 2014 had high lead levels, making Buffalo among the most dangerous lead hots...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 21, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Lead Poisons Children In L.A. Neighborhoods Rich And Poor
With its century-old Spanish-style homes tucked behind immaculately trimmed hedges, San Marino, California, is among the most coveted spots to live in the Los Angeles area. Its public schools rank top in the state, attracting families affiliated with CalTech, the elite university blocks away. The city’s zoning rules promote a healthy lifestyle, barring fast food chains. Home values in L.A. County census tract 4641, in the heart of San Marino and 20 minutes from downtown Los Angeles, can rival those in Beverly Hills. The current average listing price: $2.9 million. But the area has another, unsettling distinction, unk...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 20, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Researchers identify signal that could speed up healing
Researchers from the University of Southern California identified the signal that triggers stem cells to take action after an injury and showed how it could be used as a therapy to accelerate the body’s healing process. “Our research shows that by priming the body before an injury, you can speed the process of tissue repair and recovery, similar to how a vaccine prepares the body to a fight infection,” lead author Joseph Rodgers said in prepared remarks. Get the full story at our sister site, Drug Delivery Business News. The post Researchers identify signal that could speed up healing appeared f...
Source: Mass Device - April 19, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Research & Development Stem Cells University of Southern California Source Type: news

Opioid Use Common Even After Minor Surgery
This study shows that new chronic opioid use after surgery may be one of the most common complications after surgery,” said lead study author Dr. Chad Brummett of the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. “Given that the rates of new chronic use did not differ between major and minor surgery, this suggests that patients continue to use their opioids for reasons other than the pain from the surgery,” Brummett added by email. Addressing patients’ acute pain during their recovery from surgery may be a way to prevent them from becoming a statistic in the opioid epidemic, he suggested. About 50 million pe...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 19, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

How to repair a failed implant site?
Both implants had been torqued to 40Ncm. My question is after removing this implant, how would you treat this case? (Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts)
Source: Dental Implants Discussed by Experts - April 19, 2017 Category: Dentistry Authors: osseonews Tags: Clinical Cases Surgical Source Type: news

Hundreds of women take legal action over vaginal mesh implants
Many women have experienced severe pain and discomfort from use of the implants Related items fromOnMedica MHRA ups its game on medical device safety MPs call for tighter safety on medical implants Pelvic organ prolapse Drug and Therapeutics Update Artificial mesh marginally better than tissue repair for vaginal prolapse (Source: OnMedica Latest News)
Source: OnMedica Latest News - April 19, 2017 Category: UK Health Source Type: news

Amniox Medical lands DoD contract for Neox, Clarix products
Amniox Medical said yesterday it landed a Federal Supply Schedule contract for its Neox and Clarix regenerative product lines with the US Military Health System. The Neox wound allograft is designed for use as a wound covering for dermal ulcers and defects, while its Clarix regenerative matrix is indicated for use as a surgical covering, wrap or barrier during orthopedic surgery and soft tissue repair, Atlanta-based Amniox said. Amniox said that the contract will serve all US Department of Defense institutions, and the company will partner exclusively with veteran-owned small business Alliant Healthcare to provide the...
Source: Mass Device - April 18, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Regenerative Medicine Amniox Medical Source Type: news

Protein primes mouse stem cells to quickly repair injury, study finds
Like drag car racers revving their engines at the starting line, stem cells respond more quickly to injury when they've been previously primed with one dose of a single protein, according to a study. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Taking the sting out of bone repair
Spherical biodegradable carriers support scalable and cost-effective stem cell expansion and bone formation for tissue engineering. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 18, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Trusting their instincts: Family finds help for laryngeal cleft
For some kids, the hospital can be a scary place, where even doctors with the best intentions poke, prod and serve up yucky-tasting medication. But for three-year-old Jack Steinberg, a visit to Boston Children’s Hospital is worth the trip from his home in Great Neck, New York. “No, it’s really fun,” Jack’s mother, Jessica, recently overheard him telling his older brother, Henry, who isn’t a fan of doctor visits. “They give you toys and stickers there!” Jack’s cheerful attitude seems at odds with his recent health challenges. In fact, says his father, Noah, “If you...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - April 18, 2017 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Jessica Cerretani Tags: Diseases & Conditions Our Patients’ Stories Center for Airway Disorders Dr. Reza Rahbar laryngeal cleft Source Type: news

Repairing torn rotator cuffs
Stem cells grown on a polymer scaffold helped repair torn rotator cuff tendons in rats. The findings could lead to improved methods of repairing rotator cuff tears in people. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 18, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

3D-bioprinted cartilage cells successfully implanted in groundbreaking study
This study expands our understanding in using stem cells for the treatment of osteoarthritis. We welcome any research that brings us closer to finding a treatment for osteoarthritis, and that will help people to break free from the limits of their condition. "As a charity, we are committed to funding exceptional science, finding the breakthroughs that help people push back the limits of arthritis. Work at the Arthritis Research UK Tissue Engineering Centre brings together doctors and scientists from the fields of engineering, biology and material science with the aim of regenerating bone and cartilage by using the pat...
Source: Arthritis Research UK - April 17, 2017 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Groundbreaking study reveals high-intensity interval training may be the key to slowing aging
(Natural News) High-intensity interval training was found to inhibit cellular ageing, and in some cases helped the cells rejuvenate to repair damages in the body, according to a recent study. To carry out the study, researchers examined more than 70 participants and classified them into two age groups. The participants were instructed to undergo a... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 16, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

PARP Inhibitors: The Cornerstone of DNA Repair –Targeted Therapies
PARP inhibitors are an active, novel, and exciting class of anticancer agents. They have shown clear patient benefit in gBRCA, HR-deficient, and other ovarian cancers. (Source: CancerNetwork)
Source: CancerNetwork - April 15, 2017 Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Elise C. Kohn, MD Jaydira del Rivero, MD Tags: Breast Cancer Oncology Journal Ovarian Cancer Review Article Prostate Cancer Source Type: news

Trump Rolls Out First Set of Obamacare Fixes
But industry experts say most important repair to health insurance marketplaces is still missing (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

These personal financial emergencies will wipe out most households – Part II
(Natural News) In Part I of this series, we talked about some of the most common economic calamities that could strike at virtually anytime, leaving you and your family heavily in debt and economically devastated, perhaps for years. Some of those potential economic emergencies include loss of job/employment, an unexpected car repair, major health crisis,... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - April 14, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

9 Signs You Should Break Up With Your Therapist
Therapy is a wonderful thing ― if you’ve got the right therapist. Research suggests that the therapist-patient relationship is important for the efficacy of the treatment. And in a perfect world, you’d walk in for your first appointment and that would be it. No need to look any further. But let’s say, for example, you picked your therapist while you were in the midst of a crisis and now you feel like you’re too far into your treatment to leave. Or maybe you’ve gone a few times but you’re not really sure that you’re getting what you need from the interaction. There are many r...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 13, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smithfield Makes Move On Market For Pig-Human Transplants
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans. Routine pig-human organ transplants are years away, but recent scientific advances are breaking down barriers that frustrated prior attempts to use pigs as a ready supply of replacement parts for sick or injured people, making it an attractive new market. “Our bread and butter has always been the bacon, sausage, fresh pork - very much a food-focused operation,” Courtney Stant...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Smithfield Makes Move On Market For Pig-Human Transplants
Smithfield Foods, the world’s largest pork producer, has established a separate bioscience unit to expand its role in supplying pig parts for medical uses, with the ultimate goal of selling pig organs for transplantation into humans. Routine pig-human organ transplants are years away, but recent scientific advances are breaking down barriers that frustrated prior attempts to use pigs as a ready supply of replacement parts for sick or injured people, making it an attractive new market. “Our bread and butter has always been the bacon, sausage, fresh pork - very much a food-focused operation,” Courtney Stant...
Source: Science - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

The Best Food And Drinks To Fight The Cold And Flu
There’s nothing fun about having a cold or the flu. Weak muscles, headaches, a stuffy nose and feeling sick to your stomach is common. But according to the experts, just drinking water is not enough to rebound quickly from a nasty bug.  “Your body is under stress from the infection,” Zhaoping Li, director of the Center of Human Nutrition at the University of California-Los Angeles, told The Huffington Post. “We need to repair or support [the immune system].”  Luckily, there are a handful of foods and drinks that may help bolster and replenish your body while it fights ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conmed ’ s SurgiQuest loses $12m to Lexion in false advertising case
Conmed (NSDQ:CNMD) said today that a jury today returned a $12.2 million verdict against it and its SurgiQuest subsidiary in a false advertising case with Lexion Medical. The jury in the US Federal District Court for the District of Delaware found SurgiQuest liable for $2.2 million in compensatory damages and an additional $10 million in punitive damages, according to a press release from the Utica, N.Y.-based company. “While we are disappointed in the jury’s verdict, we intend to pursue all post-trial and appellate remedies. This litigation will have no impact on the availability of, or Conmed’...
Source: Mass Device - April 12, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Legal News ConMed Corp. Lexion Medical Source Type: news

[Editors' Choice] NLS protects DNA damage protein
A single motif targets a protein to the nucleus and directs its deubiquitylation, promoting high-fidelity DNA damage repair. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Nancy Gough (mailto:ngough at aaas.org) Source Type: news

Six Things to Know About DNA and DNA Repair on Biomedical Beat
(Source: NIGMS New on the Site)
Source: NIGMS New on the Site - April 11, 2017 Category: Research Source Type: news

New protein regulated by cellular starvation
An unexpected role for a protein has been found, involved in the DNA repair mechanism. The protein SHPRH not only helps to fix mistakes generated during DNA replication, but also contributes to the generation of new ribosomes, the cell's “protein factories.” The newly discovered task depends on the nutritional state of the cell and might be associated with aging and anemia. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Brain cell therapy 'promising' for Parkinson's disease
Scientists believe they can make replacement cells to repair the damage caused by this debilitating illness. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - April 11, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Conscious sedation is a safe alternative to general anesthesia for heart valve procedure
FINDINGSUCLA scientists have found that conscious sedation — a type of anesthesia in which patients remain awake but are sleepy and pain-free — is a safe and viable option to general anesthesia for people undergoing a minimally invasive heart procedure called transcatheter aortic valve replacement.In the study, patients who underwent conscious sedation had a similar rate of adverse events to those who underwent anesthesia, but those who were given conscious sedation had shorter stays in the intensive care unit (30 versus 96 hours for those with general anesthesia) and shorter hospital stays (4.9 days versus 10....
Source: UCLA Newsroom: Health Sciences - April 11, 2017 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

NLS protects DNA damage protein
A single motif targets a protein to the nucleus and directs its deubiquitylation, promoting high-fidelity DNA damage repair. (Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment)
Source: Signal Transduction Knowledge Environment - April 11, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Mushegian, A. A. Tags: STKE Editors ' Choice Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Undescended testicle ? repair or wait?
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: My 6-month?old son was born with an undescended testicle. His pediatrician said we should consider having it surgically repaired in the next few months, but I have read that treatment isn?t always necessary. Would it be reasonable to wait until he?s a bit older to see if it changes on its own? [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - April 11, 2017 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

ConMed licenses KFx rotator cuff repair patents
 KFx Medical has inked a new licensing agreement with ConMed (NSDQ:CNMD) related to its knotless double row rotator cuff repair patents. Through the agreement, ConMed and its subsidiaries will have the right to market products and techniques for knotless double row rotator cuff repair. The companies said that approximately 1/3rd of the rotator cuff repairs in the US use the technique for the anatomic reattachment of tendons. “We are proud to have our innovation recognized by ConMed. Previously we announced our licensing agreements with Smith & Nephew, Inc. and Mitek, a Johnson & Johns...
Source: Mass Device - April 7, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Orthopedics ConMed Corp. KFx Medical Source Type: news

Facing a tight deadline, state outlines initial repair plans for broken Oroville spillway
State officials said Thursday that they hope to sign a contract for reconstruction of the heavily damaged Lake Oroville spillway by April 17.“We’re working very fast,” said Bill Croyle, acting director of the Department of Water Resources, which is under intense pressure to get the spillway in... (Source: Los Angeles Times - Science)
Source: Los Angeles Times - Science - April 7, 2017 Category: Science Authors: Bettina Boxall Source Type: news

Dentsply Sirona Prosthetics Introduces the First High Impact Pourable Acrylic Denture Base
York, Pennsylvania, April 4, 2017  – Dentsply Sirona, The Dental Solutions Company™, announced the introduction of Lucitone® HIPA (High Impact Pour Acrylic).Lucitone®HIPA is a high impact pourable acrylic denture base. It is the first pourable acrylic denture base on the market to exceed both of the required ISO standards for improved impact resistance. Lucitone HIPA was introduced in the United States in January and launched globally at the IDS Meeting in Cologne.Catherine Bonser, Dentsply Sirona Director of Prosthetics Global Removable Products, commented “Lucitone HIPA truly provides solut...
Source: Dental Technology Blog - April 5, 2017 Category: Dentistry Source Type: news

Benefits of Endovascular Treatment for Stroke Last at Least 2 Years (FREE)
By Kelly Young Edited by Susan Sadoughi, MD, and Richard Saitz, MD, MPH, FACP, DFASAM The functional benefits of endovascular repair after acute stroke appear to be sustained after 2 years, according to a follow-up … (Source: Physician's First Watch current issue)
Source: Physician's First Watch current issue - April 5, 2017 Category: Primary Care Source Type: news

Stem Cells Plus Scaffold May Spur Repair Of Torn Tendons Stem Cells Plus Scaffold May Spur Repair Of Torn Tendons
A combination of advanced scaffold material and adult stem cells improves the healing of rotator cuff tendon tears over surgery alone, a study in rats suggests.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Transplantation News Source Type: news

Endologix inks $170m credit facility with Deerfield
Endologix (NSDQ:ELGX) said this week it inked a credit facility worth up to $170 million with Deerfield Management. Money in the facility will be provided through a $120 million 6-year secured term loan and a $50 million 3-year secured asset-based revolving line of credit, the Irvine, Calif.-based company said. Under the loan facility, Deerfield will provide Endologix with $120 million or gross proceeds in funding, with Endologix agreeing to pay Deerfield a yield enhancement payment equal to 2.25% of the principal amount at the time of funding. Endologix can, at its option, repay the loan at any time. The company said...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Business/Financial News Endologix Source Type: news

Trumpcare ’ s prospects dim, but not too dim to hit stent graft makers
The push on Capitol Hill to revive Trumpcare stalled yesterday, but not before the chatter out of Washington instigated a slide for stent graft makers’ stocks. The Affordable Care Act covers a 1-time screening for abdominal aortic aneurysms in men who smoke or smoked in the past, listing the test as an “essential health benefit.” The GOP’s healthcare reform proposal would do away with the AAA screening coverage, shifting the cost of the test to patients, which could in turn affect AAA repair procedure volumes. Investors reacted by pushing share prices down yesterday on Wall Street for Lombard M...
Source: Mass Device - April 5, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Healthcare Reform Stent Grafts Wall Street Beat C.R. Bard Capitol Hill Endologix Lombard Medical Technologies Source Type: news

Pearls From: Ted Feldman, MD
(MedPage Today) -- Percutaneous repair or replacement for mitral regurgitation? (Source: MedPage Today Surgery)
Source: MedPage Today Surgery - April 4, 2017 Category: Surgery Source Type: news

Stem cells plus scaffold may spur repair of torn tendons
(Reuters Health) – - A combination of advanced scaffold material and so-called adult stem cells improves the healing of rotator cuff tendon tears over surgery alone, a study in rats suggests. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Materials may lead to self-healing smartphones
Taking a cue from the Marvel Universe, researchers report that they have developed a self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves. The material is stretchable and transparent, conducts ions to generate current and could one day help your broken smartphone go back together again. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - April 4, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Researchers find clue to repair of aging DNA
A compound called NAD+ plays an unexpected role in DNA repair. The findings suggest novel strategies to help protect against cancer, chemotherapy, radiation, and even certain aspects of aging. (Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH))
Source: NIH Research Matters from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) - April 4, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Mitralign Safe for Tricuspid Repair in Early Data
(MedPage Today) -- Reduction in tricuspid regurgitation not significant, however (Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics)
Source: MedPage Today Geriatrics - April 3, 2017 Category: Geriatrics Source Type: news

Worse Outcomes Seen With Epidural Analgesia After Elective Ventral Hernia Repair Worse Outcomes Seen With Epidural Analgesia After Elective Ventral Hernia Repair
Postoperative epidural analgesia does not appear to improve pain control and may worsen several outcomes in patients undergoing elective ventral hernia repair, according to a new study.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines)
Source: Medscape General Surgery Headlines - April 3, 2017 Category: Surgery Tags: Family Medicine/Primary Care News Source Type: news

Kim Kardashian Gives Up On Carrying A Third Child
Kim Kardashian’s hopes of having a third child just got a harsh reality check. On “Keeping Up With The Kardashians” Sunday, the reality star underwent unsuccessful surgery to repair her uterus and was told carrying another baby would be too dangerous. “Not only has this been really painful, but now hearing that I can’t carry any more kids, it couldn’t get any worse,” she said, per E! News. “I mean, f**k, like I really tried everything and I really want this and it’s just not going to happen for me.” “I give up,” she said, per People. The news prompted ...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - April 3, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Transosseous technique may reduce pain following arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
Data published online in The American Journal of Sports Medicine suggest that postoperative pain may decrease more quickly after transosseous hardware-free suture repair compared to single-row anchor fixation for rotator cuff repair.  (Source: Orthogate - Latest News)
Source: Orthogate - Latest News - April 1, 2017 Category: Orthopaedics Tags: Featured Editors Choice News Source Type: news

Study: Neuro-implants restore motion to quadriplegic patient ’ s arm
This study is groundbreaking as the first report of a person executing functional, multi-joint movements of a paralysed limb with a motor neuro-prosthesis. However, this treatment is not nearly ready for use outside the lab. The movements were rough and slow and required continuous visual feedback, as is the case for most available brain-machine interfaces, and had restricted range due to the use of a motorised device to assist shoulder movements… Thus, the study is a proof-of-principle demonstration of what is possible, rather than a fundamental advance in neuro-prosthetic concepts or technology. But it is an excit...
Source: Mass Device - March 29, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Fink Densford Tags: Clinical Trials Neurological Prosthetics Source Type: news

RepliCel touts tendon regeneration data for its fibroblast therapy
RepliCel Life Sciences (OTC:REPCF) touted data this week from its Phase 1/2 tendon repair study evaluating its type I collagen-expressing, hair follicle-derived fibroblasts as a treatment for Achilles tendinosis. The clinical trial established a complete safety profile for RepliCel’s RCT-01 at 6 months and showed no serious adverse events related to the treatment or injection procedure. All of the treated patients showed clinically relevant improvements in tendon composition, blood supply, physical function and pain sensation after receiving the company’s therapy. Get the full story at our sister site,&nbs...
Source: Mass Device - March 29, 2017 Category: Medical Equipment Authors: Sarah Faulkner Tags: Clinical Trials Drug-Device Combinations Orthopedics Regenerative Medicine Wall Street Beat RepliCel Life Sciences Source Type: news

New research explains why even targeted therapies eventually fail in lung cancer
(Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory) New research shows the accumulation of genetic diversity in cancer cells with damaged DNA repair mechanisms contributes to the occurrence of resistance after the exposure of the cells to drugs used to treat tumors. A corollary to this discovery is that killing cancer cells that are more genetically unstable in the earlier stages of tumorigenesis could result in improved outcomes in currently used cancer treatments. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - March 29, 2017 Category: Global & Universal Source Type: news

Less Sexual Dysfunction After Open Repair of Inguinal Hernia Without Tacking Mesh Less Sexual Dysfunction After Open Repair of Inguinal Hernia Without Tacking Mesh
Sexual dysfunction is less common after repair of inguinal hernia with the Onstep technique, which does not fix mesh to the surrounding tissue, than with the Lichtenstein technique, which does, researchers from Denmark report.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Medscape Today News Source Type: news

Potential drugs and targets for brain repair
Researchers have discovered drugs that activate signaling pathways leading to specific adult brain cell types from stem cells in the mouse brain, according to a new study. The results may open new avenues for drug development aimed at treatment of degenerative brain disorders. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Protein identified as potential druggable target for pancreatic cancer
A protein known as arginine methyltransferase 1 (PRMT1) may be a potential therapeutic target for pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC), the most common type of pancreatic cancer, and one of the most deadliest with a less than 10 percent, five-year survival rate. PRMT1 is involved in a number of genetic processes including gene transcription, DNA repair and signaling. (Source: ScienceDaily Headlines)
Source: ScienceDaily Headlines - March 28, 2017 Category: Science Source Type: news

Most patients get priority surgeries within target wait times: report
Three out of four Canadians received a hip or knee replacement, cataract surgery, hip fracture repair or cancer radiation therapy within the recommended wait times for those priority procedures, although there was often wide variation from one province to another, researchers say. (Source: CBC | Health)
Source: CBC | Health - March 28, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: News/Health Source Type: news