Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

November 01, 2008
Landmark UCLA study finds aggresive, personalized treatment increases kidney cancer patient survival
A study of nearly 1,500 patients treated for kidney cancer at UCLA in the last 15 years shows that an aggressive, tailored treatment approach results in better survival rates and uncoveres subsets of kidney cancer that behave differently and need to be treated accordingly.

ENT doctors release national guideline on treatment for common cause of dizziness
The American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery Foundation will issue a comprehensive clinical guideline to help healthcare practitioners identify and treat patients with benign paroxysmal positional vertigo, one of the most common underlying conditions that cause dizziness.

Mayo Clinic's new imaging technology accurately identifies a broad spectrum of liver disease
A new study shows that an imaging technology developed by Mayo Clinic researchers can identify liver fibrosis with high accuracy and help eliminate the need for liver biopsies.

Study links primary insomnia to a neurochemical abnormality in young and middle-aged adults
A study in the Nov. 1 issue of the journal Sleep is the first demonstration of a specific neurochemical abnormality in adults with primary insomnia, providing greater insight to the limited understanding of the condition's pathology

Pakistan introduces vaccine to prevent top child killer
With financing from the GAVI Alliance, Pakistan is introducing a new 5-in-1 vaccine that will protect its children against the bacterium Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and four other common childhood diseases.

News from the November 2008 Journal of the American Dietetic Association
November is American Diabetes Month and the Journal of the American Dietetic Association takes a closer look at how family income can have an affect on a child's risk for the disease.
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