Annual chest x-rays fail to reduce death rate from lung cancer

chest xray

Best strategy for discovering lung tumors are the more costly CT scans.

Chest X-rays done annually didn’t significantly reduce the death rate from lung cancer in a study involving more than 150,000 patients that reflects the challenges of using early detection to save lives in the battle against malignancies.

 

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Internal External Defibrillator Offers Safer Way To Jump Start Ailing Heart

Internal External Defibrillator Offers Safer Way To Jump Start Ailing Heart 

 A new implantable defibrillator uses electrodes that don’t have to be inserted into the heart.

Six people in New Zealand have become the first to be implanted with a novel form of cardiac defibrillator that could radically change the way that people with life-threatening heart conditions are treated.

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Symptons Of Heart Disease Attributed To Stress More Frequent In Women Than Men

Symptons Of Heart Disease Attributed To Stress More Frequent In Women Than Men

Research presented at the 20th annual Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) scientific symposium, sponsored by the Cardiovascular Research Foundation (CRF), found that coronary heart disease (CHD) symptoms presented in the context of a stressful life event were identified as psychogenic in origin when presented by women and organic in origin when presented by men. The study could help explain why there is often a delay in the assessment of women with heart disease.

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iStan: Medical Dummy Mimics Live Patient

iStan: Medical Dummy Mimics Live Patient 

 iStan Medical Dummy

If your knowledge of America’s medical training technology is comprised only of that disembodied torso of a dummy you practiced CPR on back in high school, you might think that we’re a little behind other nations, such as Japan and its high-tech professional toys. Not so, however – just take a look at the iStan. When a firefighter or medical professional reaches you during an emergency, advanced dummies like the iStan make sure they won’t be practicing on you. They’ll already know what to do.

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