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2012-01-03 22:12:56

Doctors have known for years that the incidence of deadly liver cancer is on the rise, but what is causing that trend has remained a mystery. Two recent Mayo Clinic studies published in the January issue of Mayo Clinic Proceedings offer a clearer picture of the rise of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), or liver cancer, which has tripled in the U.S. in the last three decades and has a 10 to 12 percent five-year survival rate when detected in later stages. "The studies illuminate the...

Study Gauges Emotional Toll Of Direct-to-consumer Genetic Testing
2011-10-04 04:38:49

[ Watch the Video ] Among the latest health care trends seeking to advance "individualized medicine" are private companies marketing genetic testing directly to patients. The mail-in kits, with price tags as high as $2,500, use a saliva specimen to identify small variations in the human genome (called "single nucleotide polymorphisms" or "SNPs") associated with heightened risk for diseases such as diabetes and prostate cancer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has raised concerns about...

2011-08-30 15:15:48

Mayo Clinic has identified a new benefit of social media and online networking: a novel way to study rare diseases. Through patient-run websites dedicated to heart conditions and women's heart health, a team of cardiologists led by Sharonne Hayes, M.D., is reaching out to survivors of spontaneous coronary artery dissection, also known as SCAD, a poorly understood heart condition that affects just a few thousand Americans every year. Study recruitment through social media and online...

2008-07-08 15:00:12

To: NATIONAL EDITORS Contact: John Murphy of Mayo Clinic, +1-507-284-5005 (days), +1- 507-284-2511 (evenings), newsbureau@mayo.edu ROCHESTER, Minn., July 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A great deal of scientific evidence shows that cholesterol-reducing medications known as statins can help prevent coronary artery disease. Although the safety of these medications has been well documented, as many as 40 percent of patients who receive a prescription for statins take the drug for less than...

2005-10-25 14:30:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research confirms that cellular telephones can interfere with medical equipment such as bedside monitors, but it also shows that recent technological advances have changed the electromagnetic interference "landscape" for the better. Researchers tested 16 different medical devices with six state-of-the-art mobile phones representing the different cellular technology protocols currently available, including digital and analog systems. Dr. Jeffrey L. Tri and...

2005-10-25 14:30:00

NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - New research confirms that cellular telephones can interfere with medical equipment such as bedside monitors, but it also shows that recent technological advances have changed the electromagnetic interference "landscape" for the better. Researchers tested 16 different medical devices with six state-of-the-art mobile phones representing the different cellular technology protocols currently available, including digital and analog systems. Dr. Jeffrey L. Tri and...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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