Breast Cancer: Test Reveals Who Can Skip Chemo After Surgery

By Robert Preidt and Ernie Mundell HealthDay Reporters FRIDAY, Dec. 3, 2021 (HealthDay News) — A genetic test can identify older breast cancer patients who can forgo chemotherapy after surgery, even if the cancer has spread to nearby lymph nodes, a large international clinical trial shows. “For decades, women with breast cancer that had spread … Read more

Talk, Test, and Take Control: Living With Pancreatic Cancer

Four months. From the time my dad was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer to the time that he died was just 4 months. It’s hard to believe that more than 21 years have passed since that experience and how it changed my personal and professional passion to create a world where pancreatic cancer patients can thrive. … Read more

Blood Test Spots Rare Inherited Diseases

By Robert PreidtHealthDay Reporter MONDAY, Nov. 8, 2021 (HealthDay News) — Whole genome sequencing of blood samples improves detection of rare genetic conditions called mitochondrial disorders, British researchers report. These disorders are inherited and affect about 1 in 4,300 people, causing progressive, incurable diseases. Though they are among the most common inherited disorders, mitochondrial disorders … Read more

A Faster, Cheaper Test to Gauge the Risk of Premature Delivery?

The researchers found that among 365 pregnant women, the test helped spot those at higher risk of preterm birth. Overall, 73 women delivered prematurely, and those who’d shown changing and diverse vaginal microbiomes, along with inflammation, were at increased risk. The findings were published online recently in the journal Nature Communications. More … Read more

IIIT-Bhagalpur’s software for Covid test gets ICMR nod – ET HealthWorld

BHAGALPUR: The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has approved the Artificial Intelligence (AI) based software technology ‘COVZN’, developed by the IIIT-Bhagalpur for detection of Covid-19, tuberculosis and other severe chest infections at low cost and in less time. The ICMR has given its nod to use it at hospitals and laboratories across the country. … Read more

Surgeon explains pig kidney-human transplant test

US surgeons say they have successfully transplanted the kidney of a genetically modified pig into a brain-dead human. The two-hour operation took place at the New York University Langone Health medical centre and, according to experts, is the most advanced experiment in the field so far. Lead investigator, Dr Robert Montgomery, explains the procedure. Read … Read more