January 31, 2012
Pediatricians' Group Urges More Input From
When children are sick,
family participation is central to their treatment, says a new
policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics, which
calls for patients, their parents and pediatricians to become
partners at every level of care.
Study Compares 3 Common Prostate Cancer
Experts comparing three
leading prostate cancer therapies find external beam radiation
therapy to be more toxic and expensive than either surgery or a
more localized form of radiation therapy known as
Stem Cells May Further Hepatitis C Research
Using stem cells to create
liver-like cells for laboratory research may advance efforts to
find out why people respond differently to hepatitis C infection,
Alternative to Colonoscopy Spots Cancers, Too
Physicians can boost their
chances of finding signs of colorectal cancer in patients with a
second flexible sigmoidoscopy test, which is a less invasive
procedure than a colonoscopy, a new study shows.
U.S. Advisers Explain Request to Censor Bird Flu
Concerns that research into
a genetically mutated form of bird flu could escape from labs or
fall into the hands of bioterrorists led U.S. scientific advisers
to ask two prominent journals to withhold key details of the
groundbreaking research, the advisers explained Tuesday.
Second Breast Cancer Surgery Sometimes Needed
Almost one-fourth of women
who opt for breast-conserving surgery instead of mastectomy as an
initial treatment for breast cancer need a second surgery to ensure
all of the cancer cells are removed, a new study says.