(Reuters Health) – Many patients could be screened less often for certain cancers to minimize their risk of receiving unnecessary follow-up tests or treatment for tumors that are unlikely to become harmful, U.S. doctors recommend. Less frequent screening for some malignancies, as well as starting tests later in life and ending them earlier in old […]

(Reuters Health) – While it’s often suggested that women with dense breasts get ultrasound or other extra screenings after a mammogram, a new study suggests those added tests may only help certain women. Breast density increases breast cancer risk and can mask tumors during mammograms, the researchers explain in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In […]

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla., May 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — A South Florida-based urologist today has issued a stinging report critical of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decision to approve robotic surgery for treating prostate cancer on the basis of only some low-level and irrelevant gallbladder studies. Dr. Bert Vorstman is a proponent of focal therapy in certain […]

Vials of blood samples are seen during a blood donation drive for medical staff at a hospital in Fuzhou, Fujian province, January 27, 2015. Reuters/Stringer Genome pioneer J. Craig Venter’s company has signed a broad collaboration agreement with the Cleveland Clinic to sequence and analyze de-identified blood samples from the health system’s patients, the two […]

LAS VEGAS, May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — DigiPath, Inc. (OTCBB and OTCQB: DIGP), the independent cannabis testing, media, digital pathology, and education firm, announced the filing of its quarterly report on Form 10-Q for its second fiscal quarter ended March 31, 2015, with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “DigiPath ended the quarter with $3.9 million of […]

A woman smokes outside a club in the trendy nightlife district of Hongdae in Seoul, May 8, 2015. Picture taken May 8, 2015. Reuters/Thomas Peter (Reuters Health) – Want to increase the odds that someone will quit smoking? Make them pay money up front – money they could lose if they relapse – and give […]

HOPKINTON, Mass., May 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Unfors RaySafe, a Fluke Biomedical company and the leading manufacturer of real-time dose monitoring solutions for high-dose labs, will showcase the RaySafe i2 real-time dose monitoring system at the 36th annual Heart Rhythm Society Conference (HRS). Coinciding with the conference theme of “Shaping Our Tomorrow,” RaySafe will exhibit at […]

BISHOPS STORTFORD, England, May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Dotmatics, the leading provider of scientific informatics solutions and services for the pharma, biotech, chemicals, agrochemicals and academia announced today that it has appointed LABINDIA as a distributor in India. LABINDIA will be promoting Dotmatics world-leading scientific informatics solutions and services, including its integrated platform for facilitating […]

The average cost in the U.S. for a total knee replacement is $31,124 and the average cost of a total hip replacement was $30,124. But costs for each could be $40,000 higher or $20,000 lower depending on the market, according to a study by the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Photo: MANJUNATH KIRAN/AFP/Getty Images […]

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) is continuing its buying spree, announcing late Monday that it has acquired a minority equity interest in Dutch biopharma AM-Pharma Holding BV in an attempt to add its acute kidney injury technology, recombinant human Alkaline Phosphatase (recAP), to its ever-growing specialty pipeline. It also snapped up an exclusive option to acquire the […]