New News information at Practical Patient Care New and updated information from News listed on www.practical-patient-care.com http://www.practical-patient-care.com/ en-us http://www.practical-patient-care.com/ New News information at Practical Patient Care http://www.practical-patient-care.com/content/images/logo_big.gif Image problem – the CERN EndoTOFPET-US project http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsimage-problem-the-cern-endotofpet-us-project-5756081 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsimage-problem-the-cern-endotofpet-us-project-5756081 by <br/> <br/> <img height='60px' width='60px' src= ' /Uploads/NewsArticle/5756081/thumbnail.gif'/></a>Because pancreatic cancer is nearly always detected at a late stage, there is a pressing need for better diagnostic techniques. The EndoTOFPET-US project based at CERN has developed an endoscopic PET scanner that could be used to find biomarkers of early-stage pancreatic cancer, thus improving the prognosis. Abi Millar speaks to Dr Paul Lecoq, a physicist at CERN, about what this technology entails and what it means for the future of medical imaging in cancer treatments. Sat, 09 Dec 2017 00:00:00 GMT Reducing radiation dose for paediatric CT http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsreducing-radiation-dose-for-paediatric-ct-4180742 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsreducing-radiation-dose-for-paediatric-ct-4180742 by <br/> <br/> Radiation dose, always a concern in CT, is particularly risky for children. Luckily, there is a new way to reduce the dose without adversely affecting image quality, according to a study published online in Radiology. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:27:00 GMT Heart can heal using own immune cells, say US researchers http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsheart-can-heal-using-own-immune-cells-say-us-researchers-4424274 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsheart-can-heal-using-own-immune-cells-say-us-researchers-4424274 by <br/> <br/> The heart contains its own pool of immune cells capable of helping it heal after injury, according to new research in the US. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 07:27:00 GMT EWMA 2016 Conference announced http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsewma-2016-conference-announced-4716085 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsewma-2016-conference-announced-4716085 by <br/> <br/> The European Wound Management Association (EWMA) has announced that the 26th EWMA Conference will take place in the German city of Bremen from 11-13 May 2016. Tue, 10 Nov 2015 14:42:00 GMT Tim Kelsey to say farewell to NHS technology community at EHI Live 2015 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newstim-kelsey-to-say-farewell-to-nhs-technology-community-at-ehi-live-2015-4701910 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newstim-kelsey-to-say-farewell-to-nhs-technology-community-at-ehi-live-2015-4701910 by <br/> <br/> Departing NHS England patient and information director to deliver swansong speech at UK’s largest digital health show. Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:10:00 GMT Fluorescent dyes 'light up' brain cancer cells http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsfluorescent-dyes-light-up-brain-cancer-cells-4503074 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsfluorescent-dyes-light-up-brain-cancer-cells-4503074 by <br/> <br/> New fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells may revolutionise the way in which brain tumours are diagnosed and treated. Agents known as CLR1501 and CLR1502 have been shown to able to differentiate potentially malignant growths from normal brain tissue in mice in a study performed by Dr John S. Kuo and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, US. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 12:37:00 GMT FDA approves drug to treat binge eating disorder http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsfda-approves-drug-to-treat-binge-eating-disorder-4503171 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsfda-approves-drug-to-treat-binge-eating-disorder-4503171 by <br/> <br/> A new drug that treats moderate-to severe binge eating disorder (BED) in adults has been approved by FDA, The Obesity Society (TOS) has reported. The prescription drug, lisdexamfetamine dimesylate, under the brand name Vyvanse, is the first of its kind specifically indicated for BED.<br />BED is an eating disorder that affects only a portion of those with the medical disease obesity. While as many as 30% of people seeking obesity treatment may report some degree of binge eating, those who meet clinical criteria for BED likely represent only 7-10% of all obesity treatment seekers. Tue, 03 Feb 2015 09:00:00 GMT Report finds growth in UK childhood obesity is slowing http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsreport-finds-growth-in-uk-childhood-obesity-is-slowing-4500990 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsreport-finds-growth-in-uk-childhood-obesity-is-slowing-4500990 by <br/> <br/> A study by researchers at King's College London has found that childhood obesity among young children has started to level off.<br /><br />The team analysed trends in data from electronic health records for 370,544 children aged two-15 years, from 37 general practices in England, for the report published in the Archives of Disease in Childhood. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:30:00 GMT Researchers double the storage life of joint donor tissue http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsresearchers-double-the-storage-life-of-joint-donor-tissue-4499821 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsresearchers-double-the-storage-life-of-joint-donor-tissue-4499821 by <br/> <br/> A method for preserving donor joint tissue has been developed by researchers at the University of Missouri (MU) School of Medicine. <br />The technology, called the Missouri Osteochondral Allograft Preservation System (MOPS), more than doubles the storage life of bone and cartilage grafts from donors compared with the preservation method currently used by tissue banks. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:11:00 GMT New research reveals antibiotics could help treat cancer http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsnew-research-reveals-antibiotics-could-help-treat-cancer-4498756 http://www.practical-patient-care.com/news/newsnew-research-reveals-antibiotics-could-help-treat-cancer-4498756 by <br/> <br/> A researcher inspired by a conversation with his young child has discovered a means of eradicating cancer stem cells, using common antibiotics. <br />Professor Michael P Lisanti, director of Manchester University’s Breakthrough Breast Cancer Unit, was discussing cancer cures with his daughter Camilla, when she asked him why antibiotics aren’t used as they are for other illnesses. Wed, 28 Jan 2015 16:29:00 GMT