The chemical composition of commonly used chemotherapy drugs can be altered so that they only become active when they come into contact with palladium, and cancer patients could one day experience fewer side effects from chemotherapy since this discovery opens the door for more targeted treatments.
For patients in general hospital settings, a routine web-based mental health screening is feasible and acceptable.
New recommendations have been issued for the diagnosis and management of valvular heart disease (VHD) in adults.
The hope that newborns can be "cured" of HIV with early, aggressive drug treatment was bolstered this week with the announcement that a second baby appears to be free of the virus following therapy that began just four hours after her birth.
Sangamo BioSciences has announced that its genome editing technology has been safely engineered to imitate a naturally occurring genetic mutation that provides resistance to HIV infection.
More than 20% of young non-athletes have electrocardiogram (ECG) patterns that can be considered potentially pathological.
Yoga may improve menopause-related quality of life (QOL) in women with vasomotor symptoms.
Moderate alcohol intake, particularly wine consumption, is associated with reduced risks of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes.
Surgical treatment reduces long-term mortality among men with localized prostate cancer compared with those who undergo watchful waiting.
A prototype blood-based assay shows high specificity for variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (vCJD).