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Saturday, December 7, 2013

12/7/13 Health News: Keeping Holiday Treats Safe, Aggressive Prostrate Tumors, Medical Lab Implanted the Skin

The holiday season is in full swing. Ugly sweater party invitations have been sent out, and New Year’s plans are underway. Recipes calling for raw eggs are plentiful during the holidays. Think of all the eggnog, eggs Benedict and no-bake cookies being served at parties, brunches and being delivered to your doorstep. Are those foods... Continue Reading

Investigators Hone in on Aggressive Prostate Tumors
Investigators an ocean apart are proposing very different strategies for determining which prostate tumors are cause for worry and which can be pretty much left alone. Aggressive metastatic prostate cancer cells express high levels of the NAALADL2 (N-acetyl-L-aspartyl-L-glutamate peptidase-like 2) protein, which can serve as a diagnostic and prognostic biomarker for prostate cancer.continue reading

The Medical Lab Implanted Under the Skin That Can Automatically Phone a Doctor Before You Fall Ill

A blood laboratory small enough to be implanted under the skin could revolutionise healthcare, researchers claimed.  Measuring just 14mm long, it uses a mobile phone to send medical staff updates on a patient's health. The team at the École polytechnique fédérale de Lausanne say the gadget could be invaluable for patients undergoing chemotherapy, and could even warn of an impending heart attack by monitoring key chemicals in the bloodstream.continue reading

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