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Vitamins do little to prevent recurrent stroke

... 6.3 percent of patients on the high dose. Overall deaths from any cause totaled 5.4 percent of the high-dose group compared to 6.3 percent of the low-dose group. Just after the start of VISP, folate fortification of the U.S. grain supply began (which increased folic acid in breads and other foods containi...

UF study: World shark attacks sink again, may signal long-term trend

...cent during the 1990s. Last year there were four deaths from shark attacks compared with three in 2002, four in 2001 and 11 in 2000. They occurred in the United States, Australia, South Africa and Fiji. The most highly publicized attack involved Deborah Franzman, a 50-year-old woman who was mauled to ...

New advance to combat antibiotic-resistant pneumonia and malaria

.... Pneumonia was responsible for more than 61,000 deaths in the US in 2001, according to the National Center for Health Statistics. Appearing in the January 23 Journal of Biological Chemistry, the study examines the mutations responsible for disease's tolerance toward atovaquone (ATV), a drug prescribed ...

BRCA mutations do not increase risk of colorectal cancer

...he adds. Colorectal cancer is the leading cause of deaths from cancer in Israel and the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Over 2,000 people are diagnosed with colorectal cancer in Israel each year, bu...

Americans speak out on cancer

...m treatment costs, lost productivity and premature deaths from cancer. "I am living proof of the value of successful cancer research without it I would not be here today," said testicular cancer survivor and champion cyclist Lance Armstrong. "Other cancer survivors deserve the same opportunity to overcome...

Early identification of kidney disease cost-effective only when directed at high-risk patients

... one new case of end-stage renal disease and seven deaths per 1 million people per year. However, for thos...ly 14 new cases of end-stage renal disease and 104 deaths per million people per year. "Physicians must incorporate a variety of considerations into decisions...

Purdue biologists expose the inner workings of viral machine

...ample, are responsible for approximately 1 million deaths annually in developing countries where water shortages can make rehydration difficult for victims. The research, which appears in the December issue of "Nature Structural Biology," was performed by a team of Purdue researchers, including first author...

Novel approaches to current cellular therapies continue progress toward disease prevention

...ceived adoptive therapy developed CMV disease. No deaths due to CMV were observed in this group. In the 10 transplant recipients who received adoptive therapy with anti-Aspergillus T-cell clones, nine had Aspergillus antigen activity immediately following the transplant, and five of the nine had Aspe...

Hope available for patients with anemia and myelodysplastic syndrome

... overall survival is 18 months. Treatment-related deaths occurred in seven percent of patients. Grade 3 4 non-hematologic toxicities occurred in 77 of 103 patients (77 percent), largely comprised of infection or fever associated with neutropenia (decrease in white blood cells). A total of 103 p...

Even more 'couch potatoes' in Brazil than in the United Statesbut theyre starting to move

...havior is responsible for approximately 12% of all deaths and about one third of all deaths caused by ischemic heart disease, colon cancer, and diabetes. The toll from illness and premature de...

Effects of maternal myasthenia gravis on pregnancy and birth examined

... medical care should complications arise. Neonatal deaths did not rise significantly among MG mothers, nor was there a higher rate of prematurity. A related Neurology Patient Page on the study, which also provides an in-depth description of Myasthenia Gravis, and its symptoms, diagnosis and treatment option...

Wanted: Innovations to feed the hungry

...estimates that food deficits cause about 6 million deaths per year, or 14 percent of the total. Surprisingly, most people who die from hunger are actually farmers not by choice, but by necessity. They are born in rural areas, and have no other resources with which to earn a living. When a farm family's ...

Complement inhibitor decreases heart attacks and death in men following cardiac surgery

...eading to a significant reduction in post-surgical deaths and heart attacks. Results of a Phase II trial of AVANT's soluble complement inhibitor, TP10 (sCR1), were presented today by principal investigator Harold L. Lazar, M.D., Boston University School of Medicine at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Am...

U. of Colorado team developing 'Flu Chip' for fast, accurate diagnosis

...amatic impact on humans, with an estimated 500,000 deaths worldwide each year and significant economic impact resulting from direct and indirect loss of productivity during infection. "For comparison, the corona virus that caused the recent outbreak of SARS has claimed less than 1,000 lives to date," said R...

Scripps scientists link ozone to atherosclerosis

...ol and Prevention statistics for 2000 list 878,471 deaths from heart disease and stroke, followed by 553,091 for cancer. The name of the disease comes from the Greek athero (which means gruel or paste) and sclerosis (which means hardness). And, as the name implies, it is a disease that is characterized by ...

Studies show preventive value of food supplements

...state cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths among American men. Transgenic adenocarcinoma of the mouse prostate (TRAMP) mimics tumor progression in human prostate cancer, and thus provides a relevant pre-clinical model for determining treatments and prevention techniques. "We are finding th...

New therapies under development promise improved relief for Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma cancer patients

...tes are affected by NHL and it causes about 23,000 deaths each year in the U.S. alone," says Technical Insights Analyst Al Hester. "This has created a greater need for advanced NHL therapies." Rituxan (rituximab), from the California-based IDEC Pharmaceuticals, was the first monoclonal antibody approved by ...

Intraepithelial neoplasia may be a leading risk factor for prostate and ovarian cancers

...s second among gynecologic cancers and causes more deaths than any other cancer of the female reproductive system. More than 14,000 women will die from ovarian cancer this year....

UCSD, VA and Cal-(IT) wireless technology to enhance mass casualty treatment in disasters

... died. Medical personnel later reported that most deaths were due to lack of vital signs monitoring at the scene and an inability to organize care to determine who was breathing and who wasn't. Lenert noted that an example of contamination from weapon "hot zones" is the 1995 Sarin nerve-gas attack in a Tok...

Experimental hantavirus vaccine elicits strong antibody response in primates

...lenge survivors were infected with Andes virus, no deaths were observed. "Aside from the immunogenicity of the vaccine in nonhuman primates, the most exciting thing about this was the indication that post-exposure prophylaxis might work--even five days out from exposure," Hooper commented. "When we adminis...

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