Tag: "years" at medical news
Sexual lifestyles vary among ethnic groups in Britain
...estyles, involving 12,110 men and women aged 16-44 years
resident in Great Britain, to investigate the variations in sexual behaviours and adverse sexual health outcomes among white, black Caribbean, black African, Indian and Pakistani groups. They found variations in the number of sexual partnerships by e...
Hormonal treatment improves survival in high-risk prostate cancer patients
...003, the median follow-up for all patients was 7.6 years
and for surviving patients, 11 years. At ten years...rcent, respectively. The local failure rate at ten years
for the adjuvant arm was 23 percent and 38 percent for the observation arm and the ten year rates fo...
Chronic pain treatments more effective when taken together, new study shows
...condition that has puzzled health care workers for years
because it is often experienced in areas of the body which appear uninjured." Results of the study will be published in the March 31 edition of the New England Journal of Medicine. Also on the team from Queen's are Joan Bailey (Anesthesiology), Dong...
Late developers may run higher risk of infection than sexually mature younger teens
...d started having periods within the preceding five years
or were aged 17 years
and under. The young women were screened for genital infections, including chlamydia, wart virus (h...
International breast cancer prevention study launches in the United States and Canada
...ive year period. To be eligible, women must be 35 years
of age or older and have an increased risk of deve...esults of the trial could be available within four years
and study investigators hope to see as much as a two-thirds reduction in the incidence of breast can...
Physicians may not be accurate in their confidence levels of their diagnoses, says Pitt study
...ernists with faculty appointments and at least two years
of post-residency experience. Each subject worked on nine cases. For each case, subjects were asked to provide a diagnosis and a measure of their confidence in the diagnosis. "Focusing on the residents and faculty physicians, what we found was that ...
Pitt marks 50th anniversary of its Salk polio vaccine with reunion, scientific symposium
... staff, caregivers and volunteers who during those years
devoted their lives to the effort. Together, their involvement paved the way for the largest U.S. clinical trial ever to be conducted, with 1.8 million children from 44 states taking part. Making a special appearance will be Mickey Rooney, who was o...
Unexpected benefit seen in treating HER-2 breast cancer with new preoperative drug combo
...come. As in all such studies, we will need to wait years
to follow the progress of our patient participants," Buzdar says. Details of the trial result, slated for the June issue of the journal, were posted online Feb. 28 because of interest in the study. Preliminary results of the trial were presented in J...
Consumers with disabilities empowered by American Disabilities Act
...o evaluate whether conditions hadimproved over the years
1994-1998 in public transportation. A study publi... evaluate whether conditions had improved over the years
1994-1998 in public transportation, public facilities/theaters/stores, public attitude toward the di...
Lack of clinical trial participation may contribute to lower survival rates
...ssue and bone sarcomas, patients between 15 and 45 years
demonstrated the least improvement. In this group,...s. In contrast, for KS, patients between 30 and 44 years
demonstrated the greatest survival increase. In this group, the greatest clinical trial participatio...
Primary care office strategies may increase colon cancer screening
...n in the article. Up to fifty percent of people 50 years
or older have been screened for CRC by fecal occult blood test (FOBT) or lower endoscopy. Clinician advice for CRC screening can be a major force in a patient obtaining screening tests; however, clinicians face a complicated series of recommended tes...
Professionalism and professional ethics in medicine
...ine is one of the JAMA/Archives journals. "Several years
ago, a study conducted by a group at Vanderbilt University demonstrated that unsolicited complaints about physicians correlated with physicians whowere rude to patients and families, and who did not show respect to the patient and family," writes Phi...
Economist: Cuba's state-run baseball doesn't go to bat for players
..."that defections and 'early retirements' in recent years
have improved balance in the Cuban League although I doubt the typical Cuban baseball fan would find much consolation in this."...
Raw food vegetarians have low bone mass
...y could involve following large groups of them for years
to look at fracture rates. Other, more imminent studies will involve using micro MRI to get a 3-D look at bone architecture and structure. Those studies could begin soon. In the meantime, Fontana isn't telling people to follow such an extreme diet. "...
Fat may promote inflammation, new study suggests
...dy included 20 post-menopausal women from 50 to 70 years
old who were overweight or obese and had waists larger than 35 inches. Women in this age group are at increased risk for metabolic syndrome, a cluster of symptoms that increases the risk for heart disease. The syndrome is diagnosed when someone has a...
Corrected metabolism leads to health benefits and weight loss
...in has worked in general practice for more than 30 years
and is medical consultant to SureSlim Canada, whic... When he began consulting for the company five years
ago, SureSlim was known primarily as a weight loss clinic, where clients lose an average of 15 to 22...
Novel therapy tested in mice could chase away cat allergies
...perts estimate that 14 percent of children 6 to 19 years
old are allergic to cats. The treatment comprises a molecule that loosely tethers a feline and a human protein together. The feline end is the notorious protein (called Fel d1) found in cat dander and saliva that causes so much misery in allergy suf...
Researchers search for first sign of congestive heart failure
...stive heart failure the heart for reasons such as years
of working against elevated pressures inside blood vessels becomes oversized, inflexible and incapable of properly pumping blood to the body. But pumping is not the real, or at least not the first problem, Dr. Kapuku says. Like loosening the belt t...
Hopkins begins human trials with donor adult stem cells to repair muscle damaged from heart attack
..., be referred by a physician, be between 21 and 85 years
old, and have no pre-existing heart condition that...rchers will monitor the patient's progress for two years
to ensure that patients safely tolerated the infusion, determine any side effects and assess any dif...
New estimates for the causes of child deaths worldwide
...ributions of deaths in children younger than age 5 years
by cause for the six WHO-defined regions. Among deaths in children, 42% occur in the WHO Africa region, and an additional 29% occur in the south-east Asia region. The authors state that the causes of child deaths can be addressed through existing, a...
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