Saturday, March 21, 2015

Patient Safety in the News February through March 2015

The editors at medGadget discussed a study appearing in the journal Inorganic Chemistry regarding research at Bielefeld University in Germany which demonstrated a new method of disrupting the spread of cancer using molecules that bind to DNA.

Sarah Knapton, with The Telegraph, discussed research published in JAMA about a new stem cell treatment which is reversing the symptoms of multiple sclerosis.

Robert Preidt, for Health Day, discussed a study performed by Cancer Research UK, which demonstrated that obesity raises the risk of cancer in women 40%. 

Jane Brody, for the NYT, reported on a study appearing in The Lancet which described a constellation of symptoms which appear to foretell a diagnosis of Parkinson's disease, including tremors, balance problems, constipation, low blood pressure, dizziness, erectile and urinary dysfunction, fatigue, depression and anxiety.