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New Italian Guidelines On Bladder Cancer, Based On The World Health Organization 2004 Classification

August 11, 2020

UroToday - The Association of Italian Urologists (formerly the Association of the Non Academic Urologists) was founded in 1993, and is now comprised of more than 500 urologists throughout Italy. The scientific and educational activities of the association rely on the annual national meeting, on a spring meeting based on live surgery demonstrations, on several other courses and, ultimately on the preparation, printing and distribution of guidelines. The complete guidelines, edited by AURO.it, c...

Vision Tests For Older Drivers Not Proven To Prevent Crashes

August 10, 2020

Recent automobile accidents with tragic results have prompted questions about the eyesight of elderly drivers, but researchers say they are unable to determine whether vision tests actually lead to fewer fatal crashes. "We have this hypothesis that [as years pass] you have more age-related eye conditions," said lead reviewer Sayed Subzwari. By this line of reasoning, elderly drivers are theoretically more accident-prone. However, the review found little evidence to make that case. The new review...

The Cell Phone Boom In Africa Can't Trump Dire Need For Schools, Roads, Power, Water

August 09, 2020

The fast-growing use of cell phones in Africa - where many people lack the basic human necessities - has made headlines worldwide the past few years. The surprising boom has led to widespread speculation - and hope - that cell phones could potentially transform the impoverished continent. But new research by economists Isaac M. Mbiti and Jenny C. Aker finds that cell phones - while a useful and powerful tool for many people in Africa - cannot drive economic development on their own. Mbiti, at...

Access To Urologists And Prostate Cancer Screenings Lead To Better Outcomes For Patients

August 08, 2020

Men with greater access to prostate cancer screenings and treatment have better outcomes from the disease, a new study shows. Urologist population density was directly related to increased numbers of screening programs and decreased mortality rates from the disease. Researchers from the University of Alabama, Birmingham, presented data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirming the relationship. The data will presented t...

TV Chef Lawrence Keogh Launches Tasty Cookbook For World Kidney Day

August 07, 2020

On Thursday 12th March more than 100 countries celebrated World Kidney Day, a global health awareness campaign that focuses on the importance of our kidneys and reducing the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide. In celebration of World Kidney Day, renowned TV chef Lawrence Keogh, from BBC One's Saturday Kitchen and head chef at Roast restaurant in London's Borough Market will launch the Rediscovering Food & Flavours Cookbook. The cookbook has been...