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Study shows risk of cardiac death after radiation for breast cancer has dramatically decreased

... don't get radiation, but we have to theorize that maybe it's due to concerns over toxicity," Giordano says. "This study should reassure all patients that radiation has become safer and there is little, if any, risk of future ischemic heart disease due to having received radiation."...

Using the internet's power and anonymity to reduce problem drinking

...it's something that just piques their interest, or maybe it will motivate them to actually speak with a counselor about the difficulties they're having. Of course, there's nothing in any of this that would preclude the individual from seeking additional services."...

A new method for early detection of disease outbreaks

...more detailed geographical information, the latter maybe be better able to detect outbreaks not primarily related to place of residence but, for example, school or workplace. With their new "space time permutation scan statistic," they found four highly unusual clusters of diarrhea cases, three of which he...

Herb used to treat diabetes works like modern-day prescription drugs, study suggests

...s in this study took the herb with their meal, but maybe taking it before eating would be even more effective." The researchers also want to study the effects of Salacia oblonga in people with diabetes. "A lot of studies show that lowering blood sugar levels reduces the risk for all kinds of diabetes-relat...

Nanoscale diagnostic sets sights on Alzheimer's

...it's been possible to validate the prediction, and maybe even set the stage for creating the first clinical lab test for Alzheimer's disease. " -- William Klein, Northwestern University Institute for Neuroscience Comments from NSF: "The researchers have pioneered a promising new technology in the emergin...

Genes in the interferon system important in SLE

...iscover the mechanisms behind the disease SLE, and maybe other autoimmune diseases at the molecular level," says Professor Lars Rnnblom. "It is remarkable that by studying only eleven of the some 200 genes that are seen as belonging to the interferon system, we were able to identify two genes with such cle...

Endoscopic sinus surgery is safe, effective in older patients

...orgia Sinus and Allergy Center. "We thought that maybe the endoscopic sinus surgery wouldn't be as effect...urs with age, but that wasn't the case. We thought maybe other medical problems, might make surgery less safe and effective, but that wasn't the case either,...

Study explores antibiotic misuse

... less than 10 percent are necessary; sore throats, maybe up to 10 to 15 percent of these patients need an antibiotic," says Dr. Jim Wilde, pediatric emergency medicine and infectious disease physician at the Medical College of Georgia. "Ninety to 95 percent of all infections are viral or low-acuity bact...

Scientists identify protein critical to melanoma growth

... different in the development of melanocytes, then maybe the requirement for CDK2 in melanoma is different than in other cancers," he says and the new findings confirm this idea. The fact that melanoma cells, unlike other cancer cells, become "overdependent" on the CDK2 protein while normal cells don't ne...

Silent risk of osteoporosis in men with prostate cancer

... treated for prostate cancer using hormone therapy maybe under-recognized for their risk of developing osteoporosis, according to a new study. Researchers writing in the January 15, 2005 issue of CANCER (http://www.interscience.wiley.com/cancer-newsroom) , a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer So...

Study reveals link between cardiovascular risk and cognitive decline

...g more strokes and heart disease and diabetes, but maybe it will [mean] a lot more people having dementia." The study participants, both with and without the syndrome, were all mentally healthy at the beginning of the study and showed no signs of cognitive problems. All started out with high scores -...

Study of Big Ten football injuries shows NCAA rule change did not reduce injury rates

... "If you accept that this is a violent sport, then maybe you can justify the risk of injury for the educational and performance benefit that each player gets from the spring practices," Albright said. "That's a philosophical question that I don't have an answer to. "However, if the NCAA is truly interested...

News tips from the Journal of Neuroscience

...was restored. This is good news for these mice and maybe for the therapeutics of these disorders. 2. FGF and Cortical Laminar Development. Hiroshi Hasegawa, Shizuko Ashigaki,Masako Takamatsu, Rika Suzuki-Migishima, Norihiko Ohbayashi,Nobuyuki Itoh, Shinji. The ...

Children with ADHD benefit from time outdoors enjoying nature

...thing, and doesn't have any side effects -- except maybe splinters!" There are a number of exciting possible ways in which "nature treatments" could supplement current treatments, she said. Spending time in ordinary "urban nature" -- a tree-lined street, a green yard or neighborhood park -- may offer ad...

Drug to fight virus in transplant patients moves forward in trials

...had not been effective in killing cancerous cells, maybe they would instead work to block replication of virus cells without killing healthy cells. In fact, that was the case for the class of compounds to which maribavir belongs. Maribavir works differently than other CMV treatments. It inhibits the functi...

Optimal time to treat migraine pain with Relpax; is early in the attack, new study finds

...hance that the pain wouldn't get any worse or that maybe it wasn't a migraine this time. Of course, it usually got worse," said Vanessa Simmons, a 26-year old migraine sufferer. "Taking my doctor's advice, I've gotten in the habit of treating as soon as I feel an attack coming on and I am still amazed at...

Women's health research registry aims to improve women's health for future generations

...esearch Registry TM will in some way help her and maybe myself later along the way." Another Registry participant's interest was piqued after hearing Dr. Bairey Merz cite several studies showing that women often don't receive the same levels of preventative or symptom-related medical treatment as men. ...

Dad's death helps national expert evaluate end-of-life care

...We usually think of hospice in terms of cancer, or maybe heart failure but dementia is different, because the prognosis is so uncertain. But as he got sicker, my father did not want any life-prolonging therapy. He wanted aggressive symptom management, and if possible to say in his own home surrounded by f...

Food displays, food colors affect how much people eat

...instead of gaining 10 pounds at the end of a year, maybe we'd lose 10 pounds. Small factors, like the type of candy bowl in your office, might add five more Hershey's Kisses a day to your diet," he said. "People may say: 'What's the big deal? Five more chocolates isn't that significant.' But five more ...

Some infants recognize, respond to social eating cues

...atrics at U-M Medical School. "This study suggests maybe there are some babies who are much more tied in to those social cues than others. Maybe these kids are much more cued in to how people around them are eating. With the obesity epidemic, that could be significant as these infants grow up." As p...

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