July 21, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Oxygen Therapy Revives Brain of Toddler Who Nearly Drowned

By Alan MozesHealthDay Reporter Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — In one of the first such confirmed cases, an Arkansas toddler who suffered severe brain injury after nearly drowning has had that brain damage reversed, using a new treatment. The treatment is known as hyperbaric oxygen

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July 21, 2017 by Contributor in Neurology
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Scans May Show Consciousness in ‘Comatose’ Patients

Latest Neurology News THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Sophisticated brain scans might be able to detect consciousness in brain injury patients who appear unconscious in the intensive care unit, a new study says. “Early detection of consciousness and brain function in the intensive care unit could allow families

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July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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Many Terminal Cancer Patients Remain in Denial

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Nearly 10 percent of patients with terminal cancer don’t want to know they’re dying, which can make their final days more difficult, a new study finds. Unwillingness to face poor prospects can lead to unnecessary treatments and keep patients from

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July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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Doctors’ Group Offers Ideas for Easing Cancer Costs

Latest Cancer News WEDNESDAY, July 19, 2017 (HealthDay News) — New cancer drugs routinely cost $100,000 a year or more, and older cancer drugs are rising in price, too. Now, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has some suggestions for easing patients’ money woes. The proposals include allowing Medicare

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July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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Insured, But Still Barred From Top-Tier Cancer Centers

By Dennis ThompsonHealthDay Reporter Latest Cancer News THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — Choosing a cheaper health plan could cost you access to cream-of-the-crop cancer doctors and facilities, a new study reports. Less-expensive “narrow network” health plans are much less likely to cover treatment by doctors at centers affiliated

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July 20, 2017 by Contributor in Cancer
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More Patients OK’d for Cancer Trials Under Obamacare: Study

THURSDAY, July 20, 2017 (HealthDay News) — The Affordable Care Act has enabled more privately insured patients to enroll in clinical trials for new cancer treatments, a new study contends. Latest Cancer News Speedy approvals are important for patients who want to participate in clinical trials, said study author Dr.

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