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Earlier puberty in Swedish boys only partially due to higher BMI

(HealthDay)—There is a secular trend for earlier pubertal timing among Swedish boys, according to a study published online July 22 in JAMA Pediatrics. Claes Ohlsson, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Gothenburg in Sweden, and colleagues collected heights and weights from school health records for boys born consecutively starting in 1947 and every five years

Treating stroke patients just 15 minutes earlier can save lives

Initiating stroke treatment just 15 minutes faster can save lives and prevent disability, according to a new UCLA-led study, published today in JAMA. The research also determined that busier hospitals—those that treat more than 450 people for stroke each year—have better outcomes than those that treat fewer than 400 stroke patients per year. Researchers at

Earlier diagnosis and treatment assessment of tuberculosis achieved with pet/ct

Research presented at the Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging’s 2019 Annual Meeting shows that molecular imaging with 18F-FDG positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) can evaluate tuberculosis at the molecular level, effectively identifying diseased areas and guiding treatment for patients. According to the World Health Association, tuberculosis is one of the top 10 causes

Competition between GP surgeries could diagnose cancers earlier

Encouraging doctors to COMPETE to refer more patients for cancer testing ‘could save thousands lives’ Letters telling GPs other surgeries refer more patients could spur them on Below-average referrers sent 10 per cent more patients for tests after being told Experts say UK cancer survival rates are held back because of late diagnoses Encouraging doctors

Surveillance intensity not associated with earlier detection of recurrence or improved survival in colorectal cancer

A national retrospective study led by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center found no association between intensity of post-treatment surveillance and detection of recurrence or overall survival (OS) in patients with stage I, II or III colorectal cancer (CRC). Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the study is