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Study shows use of budesonide reduced the risk of asthma related events by 40% in children

...the familiar wheeze. Although each person reacts differently to the factors that may trigger asthma, it can be a life-threatening disease if it is not properly managed. According to the American Lung Association, more than 4,200 Americans died from asthma in 2001.2 About AstraZeneca AstraZeneca is a major i...

Protein that helps skin cancer spread identified by Stanford researchers

... could not spread. Khavari noted that cells behave differently when they are in a lab dish versus growing as part of an animal. With that in mind, he and his group transplanted some human skin cancer cells onto mice. As expected, those cells formed skin cancers that would kill the mouse if left unchecked. But wh...

Cardiologists underestimate racial and ethnic disparities in care

...nly 5 percent said their own patients were treated differently depending on their race or ethnicity. "The most striking finding was the really big disconnect between what physicians report about the system in general and what they report in their own hospital and in the patients they treat," said lead investigat...

New study shows how very low-carb diets take off the pounds

...r or because the carbohydrate calories are treated differently by the body than fat or protein calories," said Guenther Boden, MD, a Laura H. Carnell Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of endocrinology/diabetes/metabolism at Temple University School of Medicine. "All the weight loss was in fat," sai...

Gender gap for lung cancer rates narrowing

...r findings suggest that women and men are affected differently by their tobacco use. For example, nearly half the women (44.7%) developed adenocarcioma, while the men were most likely to develop squamous cell carcinoma (36.3%)." The study also found that women had significantly higher rates of survival at eve...

Jefferson Lab medical imager spots breast cancer

... and built the PEM unit. He says PEM imaging works differently than mammography. It reveals breast tissue that is showing higher metabolism than other areas. "The imager we built is a functional imager. That is, it indicates something about physiology, which can be different from anatomy," he says. To fuel rapid...

Is caesarean section linked to postnatal depression?

... or those at high risk of depression to be managed differently with regard to mode of delivery, say the authors. Even if emergency caesarean section or assisted vaginal delivery is required, women can be reassured that there is no reason to believe that they are more likely to experience postnatal depression....

Brain activity of men and women during hostile or impulsive acts differs less on nicotine

...new evidence that men's and women's brains respond differently to the same stimuli -- a result sure to fuel the ongoing debate over fundamental variations in brain function based on gender. Since these differences are present even in non-smokers, they appear to be inherent differences in brain metabolism and fun...

Teaching a less obvious medical skill -- Ethical decision-making

...ed on individual values and reasoning, may respond differently in similar situations, just as different families respond variously to the same situation. Family members should listen carefully when a doctor makes a recommendation and invite the doctor to explain the rationale for the approach if one is not forth...

Women's heart risk underestimated by doctors, resulting in less preventive care than in men

...rvey to investigate whether physicians treat women differently than men with respect to cardiovascular disease preventive therapy. Specifically, the researchers were interested in differences in preventive recommendations for men and women with the same heart risks, and if physicians followed national guideli...

New research could help physicians tailor asthma therapy in children

...ays. Leukotriene receptor antagonists treat asthma differently by blocking substances in the lungs called leukotr...There is increasing evidence that children respond differently to the various treatment options for asthma," noted James Kiley, PhD, director of the NHLBI Division...

Researchers map the sexual network of an entire high school

...e that these adolescent networks may be structured differently than researchers previously thought. The results showed that, unlike many adult networks, there was no core group of very sexually active people at the high school. There were not many students who had many partners and who provided links to the rest...

Baby talk: Infants have much to say if adults will only listen

...arned and why children who hear from birth respond differently to noises and speech from children who were born with severe hearing impairments. "When a normal hearing infant hears a sharp, sudden noise, the baby looks in the direction the sound came from," said Dr. Houston. "Children born deaf who receive coch...

Mayo Clinic discovery on nature of rheumatoid arthritis lung disease may offer patients therapy

...chers report that RA lung disease may operate much differently from other forms of lung disease. If further studies support this finding, it could change the way RA lung disease is treated as well as the design focus of drugs developed to treat it. The Mayo Clinic research paper describes a staining method the ...

Size of myocardial infarct measured using MRI

...or, as atoms in varying tissues and organs respond differently when excited by the magnetic field. This creates patterns that can be reproduced on a display screen. According to the latest statistics from the American Heart Association, in 2001, there were an estimated 565,000 new cases of heart attack in the...

Researchers describe how human blood stem cells transform themselves to repair injured animal hearts

... the many vessels of the heart, however, developed differently in this experiment, Yeh says. More than 97 percent of endothelial cells with a human X chromosome showed no evidence of mouse DNA, which means that, once in the heart, they transdifferentiate, or morph directly into endothelial cells. "This is a fair...

First blood test to diagnose paralyzing, blinding disease

...diagnosis is important because NMO is best treated differently than multiple sclerosis. Treatment requires immune suppressive medications in the first instance, rather than the immune modulatory treatments typically prescribed for MS. Therefore, a patient who has NMO, but is misdiagnosed with MS, may not receive...

New study in NEJM suggests levodopa may slow progression of Parkinson's disease

...ing nerve degeneration of Parkinson disease, and a differently designed clinical study will be necessary to address this concept." A follow-up study is already in the planning stages. Drs. Fahn and Shoulson further cautioned, "The high dose required for the best effect produced more undesirable side effects, su...

New molecular classification of breast cancer predicts response to chemotherapy

...ferent molecular subtypes of breast cancer respond differently to chemotherapy, a research team from The Universi... at whether these molecular subgroups also respond differently to chemotherapy that is delivered before surgery. The research team obtained tumor tissue biopsies ...

November/December 2004 Annals of Family Medicine tip sheet

...d that elements of family history may be perceived differently by patients and clinicians and thereby affect perceptions of disease risk. Whereas clinicians include in their assessment of family history the number of affected relatives and their age at illness and death, patients' perception of risk also include...

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