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(MedPage Today) -- The National Lung Screening Trial found that CT scans were highly sensitive in detecting lung cancer in smokers but weren't very specific in ruling out the malignancy.
ORLANDO (MedPage Today) -- Fecal transplant for Clostridium difficile infection is a safe and effective treatment and can alter patients' fecal microbiota to resemble that of donors over time, studies reported here affirmed.
PHILADELPHIA (MedPage Today) -- The investigative agent riociguat increased distance walked by patients diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension, researchers reported here.
(MedPage Today) -- SILVER SPRING, Md. -- The novel insomnia drug suvorexant, which targets wakefulness areas in the brain, won the backing of an FDA advisory panel, which agreed that the drug was generally safe and effective for treating sleep maintenance and latency.
(MedPage Today) -- Most patients infected by the novel avian H7N9 influenza have required intensive care and more than a quarter of them have died, Chinese researchers reported.
WASHINGTON (MedPage Today) -- The CDC is partnering with five leading physician groups to encourage smokers to talk to their doctor about quitting the habit, and launched a national television and online ad campaign at an event here Wednesday.
(MedPage Today) -- Six weeks of treatment with the antidepressant escitalopram (Lexapro) resulted in a lower rate of mental stress-induced chest pain in patients with stable coronary heart disease, a small randomized study found.
PHILADELPHIA (MedPage Today) -- Women are significantly less likely than men to be treated at a trauma center after suffering a fall or motor vehicle accident causing severe injury, Canadian researchers reported here.
PHILADELPHIA (MedPage Today) -- The anatomic site where an infection originates predicts mortality among patients diagnosed with septic shock, researchers reported at the American Thoracic Society conference.
(MedPage Today) -- The rising prevalence of stroke in an aging population is likely to more than double the cost of stroke care over the next two decades, the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association warned.