Chemo followed by radiation therapy improves survival for brain cancer patients; Global diagnostic imaging market to hit $27 billion by 2018;

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> Chemotherapy following radiation therapy improved progression-free survival and overall survival in patients with low-grade gliomas compared to radiation therapy alone, according to a study presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting. Patients receiving chemotherapy lived 5.5 years long than patients who received radiation alone, according to the study. Announcement

> The global diagnostic imaging market is expected to grow at a rate of 4.7 percent annually and reach $27.1 billion by 2018, according to a report from MarketsandMarkets. Factors such as the increasing application of diagnostic imaging systems, and increasing healthcare expenditures in emerging markets will drive growth. Announcement

> German researchers have, for the first time, tested X-ray dark-field radiology on a living organism in order to diagnose lung disease. With X-ray dark-field radiology, physicians can monitor wave changes during tissue transmission to create higher resolution images. Announcement

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> The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services must lead efforts to develop a "robust" national health information infrastructure via provider adoption of interoperable electronic health records, according to a new report from the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST). Article

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> Texting helped teenage chronic disease patients to be more efficient in managing their condition, according to new research out of the University of California, San Diego. Article

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