Fourth West Nile Death, Breast Cancer Surgeries
Fourth West Nile Death
|Updated: 9/12/2012 5:39 pm
||Published: 9/12/2012 4:49 pm
A fourth person has died from the West Nile virus in Arkansas.
That's according to the Arkansas Department of Health.
The number of West Nile cases is now 37.
West Nile virus is a disease spread by mosquitoes.
The condition ranges from mild to severe.
Most victims are elderly or very young - with underlying health issues.
The state health department recommends using repellent when you go outside.
Breast Cancer Surgeries
A new device meant to help surgeons determine if they removed all cancerous tissue during a lumpectomy may help reduce repeat surgeries.
Researchers randomly assigned whether nearly 500 breast cancer patients would get a device called a margin-probe.
The device detects cancer cells near the surface of a sample giving surgeons the ability to remove additional tissue in the same procedure.
After two months of patient follow up more than twice as many people - who did not use the margin-probe - needed additional surgery.
This device is not yet available in the U.S.
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