Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

May 14, 2016
Landmark Lions project to provide genome sequencing to hundreds of Aussie kids with cancer
Hundreds of Australian children with high-risk cancer will have access to new genome sequencing technologies that could guide their treatment, following the announcement today of substantial Lions Club funding for the Lions Kids Cancer Genome Project -- an important new component of the Zero Childhood Cancer Program for diagnosis and treatment of childhood cancer.

Broader definition of 'severe maternal morbidity' could identify women at risk for pregnancy complications earlier, Penn study finds
A new study suggests that widespread adoption of an expanded definition of SMM could identify more at-risk patients, leading to improved care and lives saved.

Program participation results in long-term weight loss
A new study from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, presented today at the 2016 Society of General Internal Medicine Annual Meeting, demonstrates the effectiveness of long-term participation in a national weight-loss program.

Very poorly controlled asthma highly prevalent in TENOR II cohort after more than a decade
Nearly half (48 percent) of patients with severe or difficult-to-treat asthma in The Epidemiology and Natural History of Asthma: Outcomes and Treatment Regimens follow-up study (TENOR II) still had very poorly controlled (VPC) symptoms after more than a decade of treatment, according to a new study presented at the ATS 2016 International Conference.

Two-minute video boosts pneumonia vaccinations
A two-minute video about pneumococcal vaccination sent to patients before a primary care visit tripled the likelihood they would get the vaccine.
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